ATLANTA (AP) - Federal authorities have filed charges against a Georgia sheriff's deputy they say sold marijuana to an undercover law enforcement agent. Darrell Mathis had his initial court appearance Friday. A lawyer was appointed to represent him and he was granted $25,000 bond. An FBI agent's sworn statement filed in federal court in Atlanta says the Newton County sheriff's deputy sold marijuana to an FBI confidential source and to an undercover agent.
The FBI says the source had seen several large bags of marijuana in Mathis' apartment during a social visit. On more than one occasion, Mathis arrived at a meeting in his patrol car, wearing his uniform and his police gun as he sold the source marijuana. The FBI also says Mathis sold marijuana to an undercover agent on several occasions.