Sheriff Asa Buck Sets The Record Straight

Carteret County's Sheriff responded to recent allegations Friday surrounding former deputies charged with embezzling funds intended for drug investigations.

In a press conference Sheriff Asa Buck said he would like the public's cooperation in this proceedings.

He said, the department has been bombarded with questions since the investigation broke involving former Sheriff Ralph Thomas Jr .and four former deputies.

A federal indictment filed charged Frank Galizia, Boyce Floyd Jr., Thomas Farlow and Chris Cozart with conspiring to embezzle and intentionally misappropriate drug funds from Carteret County.

In the press conference, Buck wanted to make clear he knew nothing of this act prior to taking office.

Sheriff Buck told us the investigation is still ongoing.

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