Anderson County sheriff’s deputy fired

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — An Anderson County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after the State Law Enforcement Division accused him of misconduct.

Thirty-four-year-old Ronald Shane Thompson was arrested late Monday afternoon after an interview with SLED agents.

He’s accused of being involved in a number of illegal drug transactions while on duty. SLED spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson said the incidents occurred between November 2010 and April 2012.

Thompson had worked for the sheriff’s department since 2005. He previously had worked for the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department and the Iva Police Department.

It was not clear if Thompson has an attorney.

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