Greenville County Deputy Demoted

Accused of throwing evidence away

Patrick Gentry
July 08, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Authorities say a South Carolina sheriff's deputy who threw away a wallet that was evidence in drug case has been demoted and suspended for eight hours.

The drug case was also dismissed after Wes Arflin, who was then a master deputy in Greenville County, was captured on surveillance video.

The sheriff's office started an investigation after a defense attorney noted evidence in reports was not in the evidence room.

Danny Mullinax was arrested in June 2018. Deputies said he was near a backpack containing methamphetamine, marijuana, cash, two handguns and drug paraphernalia.

Reports say officers also took a wallet with two IDs. Mullinax's lawyer says he should have had a chance to know who that other person's ID belonged to.

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