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Drug-Dealing Mo. Sheriff Faces Arson, Burglary Charges

Tommy Adams was sheriff of Carter County when the crimes allegedly occurred. He is accused of breaking into two homes. The arson charges allege that he set fire to his own home and two others


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Ex-Sheriff Gets 12 Years on Drug Charges in Mo.

Ex-Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams pleaded guilty to drug possession and distribution charges on Monday in a plea deal with the Missouri Attorney General’s office.


Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams

Ex Missouri Sheriff Could Get 10 Years for Stolen Firearms

Tommy Adams also faces state drug charges.


Osage copperhead photo by Tom R. Johnson, herpetologist, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Snake Bite Kills Southeast Missouri Man

The Carter County sheriff says a man died after being bitten by a copperhead.


Elk, Missouri Conservation Department 3, photo by John Brunjes

More Elk on the Way to Missouri

The elk are scheduled to arrive at the refuge area of Peck Ranch on May 18 from a capture site in eastern Kentucky.


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Ex-Sheriff Now Faces Cocaine and Meth Charges

Adams was arrested in April and resigned as sheriff a short time later.



Charges Dropped for Deputy Tied to Sheriff in Meth Case

Carter County Sheriff and chief deputy were both arrested in April.


Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams

Ex-Missouri Sheriff Accused of Dealing Meth Pleads Not Guilty

A former Missouri sheriff is free on bond.


Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams

Missouri Sheriff Accused of Distributing Meth

The 31 year-old is jailed on a $250,000 cash-only bond.



Elk Conservation Plan Proves Controversial

The state Conservation Commission has approved a plan to restore wild elk in a 346-square-mile protected zone.


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