TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 29, 2015

Melvin Bayless, former director of the Eighth Judicial District Drug Task Force, was sentenced to five years of probation after being convicted of two counts of official misconduct and one count of theft over $10,000, Claiborne Progress reports. District Attorney General Jared Effler terminated the employment of Bayless on April 23. Bayless was ordered to pay $21,872.91 in restitution to the drug task force, which consists of law enforcement agencies from Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union counties.