The Jackson County Sheriff, Denny Peyman says it's his top priority to
tackle what he refers to as thirty years of corruption and a deep rooted drug problem across the county.
"Through buying and sending different people in to buy stuff. We were able to buy off just about anybody. Cause there are a lot of arrests we have made. We have made about 80 arrests in a week," says Peyman.
Sheriff Peyman tells WKYT that thirty-two-year-old, Carrie Fee, a former Jackson County employee and ex-wife of the former sheriff was arrested on Monday on a drug charge. The current sheriff tells WKYT that Fee faces a trafficking of a controlled substance charge.
"The way I look at it is everybody is the same. It doesn't matter if you're elected official. You're still, a drug dealer is a drug dealer," adds Peyman.
The sheriff tells WKYT that Carrie Fee likely won't be the only Jackson County official who finds them self on the other side of the law.
"What we're looking at now is that it's not the stereotype. It's the business man, it's the elected official. It's the person that doesn't fit that that are involved in trafficking. They've been doing it for a long time, they've been protected for a long time," Peyman says.
But Sheriff Peyman says that's all about to change, "Those days aren't around anymore. We've got investigations that are going now. Some state, some federal level that are going to expose a lot of things. It is a door that has been opened here recently that is not going to get shut."
Former Jackson County Sheriff, Tim Fee tells WKYT that he and Carrie Fee are divorced.