September 9, 2016 – Jeremy Drewery (center) is seen leaving after his court hearing in U.S. District Court in Memphis.(Photo: Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal)Buy Photo
Errick Bearden said he was a longtime drug dealer selling marijuana, Xanax and promethazine syrup, when he was arrested by then-Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Drewery in August 2016.
According to Bearden, who testified this week in federal court in Memphis, the deputy asked him if he wanted to work as an informant by setting people up and turning them in.
“I told him I can’t do that, and he got mad, started rubbing his beard,” Bearden said. “(He) asked ‘how much does it mean to you then?'”
Former Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Drewery is on trial in federal court in Memphis charged with extorting a drug dealer in a church parking lot in Cordova last year, with unlawfully taking money from a person in 2013 and with trying to have a witness killed. Wochit
The two men negotiated