Brother of Carter County sheriff indicted on drug charges

Danny Lunceford, a former jail inmate work supervisor and brother of Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, has been indicted on drug charges in Wise County, according to court information. (MGN)

The brother of Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford is no longer working for him and is facing trial for illegally selling prescription drugs in Wise County, Virginia.

Danny Lunceford was indicted on those charges last month.

The sheriff announced today he allowed his brother to retire a few days before that indictment. Danny Lunceford had been working as an inmate work supervisor and had been with the sheriff’s department since 2015.

His trial is set in April in Wise County.

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