Deputy arrested after co-workers allegedly find meth at his home

Trenell Bullock (Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office)

Trenell Bullock (Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office)

A Gwinnett County sheriff’s deputy tasked to “develop officers of the highest caliber” was arrested Wednesday after colleagues found methamphetamine inside his home, authorities said.

Gwinnett jail records show Trenell Bullock, a 15-year veteran of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, was booked at about 1:20 p.m. on a single count of felony drug possession. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deputy Shannon Volkodav said Bullock’s arrest came after fellow deputies went to his Norcross home to serve him with “administrative paperwork.”

They “observed what appeared to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the residence,” Volkodav said.

Volkodav did not know how much of the drug was allegedly found. She said she was not at liberty to release information about the paperwork Bullock was being served.

Bullock has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, he remained in jail in lieu of $5,700 bond.

Volkodav said the deputy was assigned to the support services division. According to the sheriff’s office’s website, that division’s mission is “to develop officers of the highest caliber for the purpose of serving the citizens of Gwinnett County.”