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Two Tennessee police officers accused of selling drugs in school zones while on duty

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Two Tennessee police officers are accused of selling and using drugs both on and off duty. In some cases, TBI agents said some drug transactions happened in school zones.

Mountain City Police Lieutenant Ronald Glen Shupe, 44, and Sergeant Elmer Kenneth Lane, 61, are facing a slew of charges after a TBI investigation showed they two obtained, distributed and used controlled substances both on and off duty.

Shupe was busted for being in possession of Oxycodone pills while on duty during an undercover operation on Monday by both the TBI, THP and FBI. He was arrested and is now in federal custody.

Shupe is charged with possession of schedule II drugs with intent to deliver in a school zone, conspiracy to possess schedule II drugs with intent to deliver in a school zone, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, three counts of official misconduct, solicitation to commit assault, accessory after the fact, release of confidential information, simple possession of schedule II drugs, casual exchange of schedule VI drugs and theft of property valued at $1,000 or less. He's being held in Washington County Jail.

Lane is charged with conspiracy to possess schedule II drugs with intent to deliver in a school zone, solicitation to commit delivery of schedule II drugs and simple possession of schedule II drugs. He was arrested and booked into the Johnson County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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