Ex-Anderson Deputies plead to Drug Charges

Two former deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office have pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The Anderson Independent reported Saturday that 32-year-old Mark Miller and 35-year-old Shane Thompson were each sentenced to a year of probation.  They were both fired last year. A state investigator testified Thompson had regularly purchased methamphetamine while on duty and that Miller gave Thompson 60 pain pills that he’d gotten through his wife’s prescription. Both men were initially charged with official misconduct, but those charges were dropped. Thompson was given a lifetime ban from serving in law enforcement. Miller was given a 5-year ban.