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Bullitt County constable in jail for drug trafficking

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Bullitt County constable accused of drug trafficking did not get out of jail today. 

Clifton Hudson was arrested last night after police say he was selling prescription pills.

"They arrested Mr. Hudson on a traffic stop and followed up with a search warrant on his home," says Bullitt County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Mike Murdoch. "That's where they were able to find drug paraphernalia, many other pills and marijuana including a ledger showing money he's owed for prescription pain pills."

Hudson had been serving as constable in the Mount Washington area since 2011.

Bullitt County deputies say citizens complained about him selling drugs before he was even elected, but because of his position it was harder to capture him in the act.

Hudson was caught selling 10 prescription Percocet pain pills on Friday.

It brings back to light the fight over whether the constable position is even necessary.

Last year, Kentucky lawmakers considered eliminating the office after a Jefferson County Constable shot an accused shoplifter.

Last month a report from the State Secretary of Justice and Public Safety called the office outdated and irrelevant.

The elected law enforcement position requires no training.

Today, the state constable association is firing back, saying the acts of a few should not take away the more than 500 constable positions in the state.

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