Former sheriff deputy found on opposite side of the law

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A former Covington County sheriff deputy recently found himself on the opposite side of the law.

John Hunter Mooney, 26, was arrested by Gulfport Police on October 18 and was charged with controlled substance violations and impersonating a police officer or employee acting under authority of the State of Mississippi.

Covington County officials said Mooney was terminated from the Covington County Sheriff's Department on July 31. While there, officials said Mooney was a part-time sheriff deputy. No word on why he was terminated. Mooney bonded out the next day.

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