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Camden County, Mo. — A Miller County deputy caught in possession of methamphetamine has lost his job after being arrested by the Missouri Highway Patrol. Paul E. Hill, 29, of Rocky Mount, is being held in the Camden County Jail on $10,000 bond. Hill was arrested on Wednesday, June 20 after being involved in a traffic accident while responding to a call.


This is the vehicle Hill was driving at the time of the accident.

The accident was reported around 5 p.m. The county car Hill was driving sustained moderate damage to the front passenger side. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol arrest report, Hill was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated-drugs, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident.  Hill was formerly charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. The charges were filed by the Missouri County Prosecuting Attorney. The accident is believed to have occurred near the intersection of Highways 54/52 near Eldon in the vicinity of Aurora Springs and Hayes Roads. The details of the accident will not be released until the highway patrol completes their investigation. A crash report will be released at that time. Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott said Hill was fired from his position on Thursday after being placed on administrative leave immediately following the accident. Abbott said the sheriff’s department “dealt with it” immediately. It is the policy of the sheriff’s department that if there is an incident involving an officer, it will be investigated by an outside agency. “This type of behavior is unacceptable in any law enforcement agency and absolutely will not be tolerated in Miller County,” Abbott said.



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