Deputy accused of stealing meth will stand trial

Deputy accused of stealing meth will stand trial. (ABC 7 Amarillo)

A New Mexico judge has ruled that fired Curry County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Nolen will stand trial for multiple felony charges.

Nolen was terminated in April following a failed drug screening and then later arrested in June, after it was discovered that drug evidence was missing from a traffic stop he administered.

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According to court documents, Nolen seized approximately four grams of suspected methamphetamine, along with a gun and items of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on March 20.

Nolen is facing felonies for possession of a controlled substance, tampering with public records and perjury.

Jury selection will be held on November 27, and the trial will begin on November 30.

Clovis District Judge Matthew Chandler will preside over the case.

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