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Constable Kenneth Downey arrested on drug trafficking charges

After receiving a tip from the jail, the Columbia Police Department arrested Kenneth W. Downey, 45, of Columbia, this morning on the heels of a joint investigation between the Police Department and the Adair County Regional Jail.

Downey, who works for the Adair County Road Department and is also an elected Adair County Constable, was giving Class D State Inmate workers illegal drugs while they were on work details at the County Road Garage.

Downey was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, Promoting Contraband 1st degree, and official misconduct.

He was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.

s/ Mark D. Harris, Chief
Columbia Police Department

This story was posted on 2005-04-11 11:22:53
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