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Ex-Nash deputy faces cocaine charge

Posted June 2, 2011

— A Nash County sheriff's deputy lost his job after being charged with possession of cocaine by the State Bureau of Investigation Wednesday.

Deputy George Thomas Kurney, 50, of N.C. Highway 581 in Bailey, and Donald Earl Bullock, 46, of Sims School Road in Sims, were charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Both men were placed in the Wilson County jail under separate $1,000 secured bonds.

Cap. P.J. Joyner, with the Nash County Sheriff's Office, said that Kurney has been relieved of his duties.

The SBI, Nash County Sheriff's Office and Tarboro and Wilson police departments conducted the investigation, and the SBI filed the charges, Joyner said.


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  • legend4life95 Jun 2, 2011

    Julius peppers father?

  • bombayrunner Jun 2, 2011

    the SBI? they are still in business? The LEOs should stop whining and be glad these trouble makers are removed from their honorable ranks.

  • thepeopleschamp Jun 2, 2011

    "WRAL seems to be massaging the timeline a bit. Is that to appease law enforcement?" bigpinkstork

    Wral appeasing law enforcement? Lol! Good one.

  • bigpinkstork Jun 2, 2011

    Right or wrong, speeding is a perk of the job; possession of cocaine isn't. That's why the LEO's who buzz past you on I-40 are still employed and this guy is now an ex-deputy.

  • Windmill Tilter Jun 2, 2011

    As far as the Troopers are concerned, I love it when they go whizzing past. It is the one that is driving behind me at the same speed I am that makes my heart beat increase.

  • Windmill Tilter Jun 2, 2011

    The sheriff did what he was suppose to do, and the system worked. End of story.

  • bigpinkstork Jun 2, 2011

    The headline suggests that an ex-deputy got in trouble, so I was thinking, "so what?" Then I realized that the deputy only became "ex" after the arrest. Therefore, at the time of the possession charge, he was an active duty deputy. WRAL seems to be massaging the timeline a bit. Is that to appease law enforcement?

  • thepeopleschamp Jun 2, 2011

    dwr1964, you deduce that 3 Troopers going 10 over = the entire SHP is corrupt? That is a mighty wide brush you painting with. Kyle Busch got a speeding ticket, does that also mean each and every NASCAR driver is a danger to society? Also, what do all these speeding Trooper stories have to do with this article?

  • dwr1964 Jun 2, 2011

    On the drive to and from the Charlotte race this past weekend, I had the pleasure of watching all of the SHP officers that were being "borrowed" from other districts. I set my cruise control at 3 MPH over the limit. Every one of these officers flew by me like I was standing still. Usually in groups of 3 and occasionally one by himself, but each and every one of them was going at least 10 MPH over the limit. When I called to complain, I was told that those men and women were on a job and they had the right to go this fast. It is total bull....They were going to check into hotel rooms and were not being used until several hours later. The entire SHP is corrupt. From the chief on down, they overlook the things they want to, and enforce those things the want to. Total bogus LEO's.

  • Holy Carp. Jun 2, 2011

    "journey, wral has updated this story to include that the charged person is also the father of NFL player Julius Peppers. Does that mean that all the fathers of NFL players are criminals??? Because you have clearly implied that when one officer breaks the law that means all officers are criminals." thepeopleschamp

    I guess that would depend on which Logic class you were taking in college. That is like one of those questions you get- "If the sidewalks are wet is it raiing?"