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Alabama sheriff accidentally buys 24,000 rolls of toilet paper for jail

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 16 2018 12:48 PM

NOTE:   The current Sheriff got beat in the election. He is still the Sheriff until on or about January 15, 2019. The new budget year started in October. So when the new Sheriff takes over the reigns his budget will be gone.

QUESTION:   How can someone that the people once trusted be so sorry to do this to the county who elected him for one or more terms? Even though you did  not get re-elected, actions like this shows this person should have never been the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the county anyway.


Officials in an Alabama county have a financial mess to wipe up after the sheriff’s department mistakenly ordered 24,000 extra rolls of toilet paper.

WAFF-TV reports the Marshall County Sheriff's Office mistakenly spent $22,000 on toilet paper and another $9,000 for 450 cases of trash bags. That's a big problem, because its entire budget for janitorial supplies for next year is only $15,000.

County commissioners have negotiated a bill of more than $30,000 down by about half, but there's another problem: Storing an extra two years' worth of toilet paper.

While the Sheriff's Department isn't commenting, Commission Chairman James Hutcheson says workers realized the mistake when a notice came in from the vendor.


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