SC deputy admits tipping off drug dealers

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 9:18 AM
Last updated 6:59 PM
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — A former Colleton County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to tipping a friend off about a federal drug investigation.

Former Lt. Fred Allen Inabinett pleaded guilty Tuesday to making false statements to federal investigators.

Prosecutors say Inabinett gave two false statements to FBI agents during a drug investigation in Colleton County. Prosecutors say agents were investigating drug dealers in the area last year.

Prosecutors say Inabinett told one of the dealers that his operations were the subject of a grand jury investigation.

None of the dealers’ names have been released.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alston Badger says Inabinett and the suspect had known each other since school.

Inabinett has been fired.

He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced.

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soapy_725 10/31/12 - 09:36 am
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Thought at first this said CC deputy (-:
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Been there, seen it happen in Shadowmoor Subdivision. Fact.

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