“Former Crockett County Sheriff’s Office deputy Calvin Fields pleaded guilty to counts of distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm during drug trafficking in U.S. District Court on Friday.
As part of the plea agreement, Fields waived his right to appeal his sentence, meaning the sentence he is given will not change.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents became aware of possible public corruption in Crockett County in January, according to the facts presented in the case.
Fields was accused of using his patrol car to provide mobile security for a person identified as a Gangster Disciples member, according to court documents. The person was not identified in court records due to fear of retaliation.
Court documents say Fields provided security and protection for the gang member as they moved narcotics throughout Crockett County, and in exchange received cash payments between $100 and $800.
Fields also drove his patrol car behind the person’s vehicle to ensure the drugs were delivered safely, according to court documents.
A meeting between an informant and Fields was arranged at a gas station in Crockett County to see if Fields would assist the person in delivering two ounces of cocaine to a location in Bells in exchange for $400, which was photocopied money, according to court documents.
Fields was wearing his Crockett County Sheriff’s Office uniform and had a handgun at the time of the meeting, according to court documents.
He was later arrested and admitted his actions to agents.”