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Officials: NC deputy fired for trading drugs for sexual favors

Robert Keith Whisnant, 45. (WSOC)

Robert Keith Whisnant, 45. (WSOC)

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Officials said a Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputy was fired after being accused of trading prescription pills for sexual favors.

WSOC reported that Robert Keith Whisnant, 45, was arrested Monday. The drugs involved one and a half tablets of hydrocodone, according to an arrest warrant.

The sheriff’s office said it received information about three weeks ago that a deputy was trading pills for sexual favors and the State Bureau of Investigation started investigating.

Officials said Whisnant had been in law enforcement for 18 years and seemed to be well-liked by the community.

Whisnant was charged with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver a schedule III controlled substance. He has court planned for Wednesday morning.

Source: WSOC.

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