Arrested Wilcox County deputy faces 3 felony charges

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Wilcox County deputy James Carlile was arrested Wednesday. (Courtesy: Wilcox County Sheriff's Office)

ABBEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Wilcox County deputy was arrested around 4:30 Wednesday after a narcotics investigation.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputy James Carlile was booked on felony charges of conspiracy to purchase narcotics, use of a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction and violation of oath of office.

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Carlile was off duty when he was arrested.

The release adds that the drug investigator became aware of the deputy’s involvement during a separate investigation.

“Drug use will not be tolerated by any citizens but our law enforcement officers will be held to higher standards,” Sheriff Robert Rodgers said.