Cherokee County deputy arrested

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) reports the arrest of a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy who is accused of exchanging drugs for sex with a female, confidential informant.Troy Edward Cooper, 56 years old, of Gaffney is charged with Misconduct in Office (Common Law). According to SLED Agents, Cooper was a Cherokee County Deputy when he provided marijuana, money and contraband to the confidential informant in exchange for sex between March 2008 and August 14, 2009.
SLED investigated this case at the request of Sheriff Bill Blanton.The Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office is assisting with this investigation.
Misconduct in Office(Common Law)is an offense punishable at the discretion of the court.

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