LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Former Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell was indicted in federal court Tuesday on five charges, including obstructing an investigation and aiding a special deputy in his department who sought to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.
The indictment was unsealed in U.S. District Court Wednesday.
Greenwell was arrested and appeared in federal court Wednesday. Among other charges, he is accused of “arranging a secret meeting” and informing a special deputy identified as “C.M.” that he was the subject of a narcotics investigation and giving him the names of a potential witnesses.
Greenwell also allegedly told C.M that his business was under surveillance and provided information that investigators had obtained under wire tapping, according to the indictment.
Greenwell pleaded not guilty to all charges, said his attorney, Scott C. Cox. “There are serious charges and I look forward to contesting them,” Cox said.
While “C.M.” is not identified, a former Bullitt County Sheriff’s special deputy named Chris Mattingly pleaded guilty last year to being part of a drug cell in Kentucky that had ties to Mexico and distributed drugs and large sums of cash across the country.