Fired Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Planting Drugs on Innocent People

Wester was originally charged with planting drugs on 12 people, but he was only convicted on three cases: that of Joshua Emmanuel, Teresa Odom, and Steven Vann. His M.O. was to pretend to smell drugs, then act like he legitimately found meth or marijuana in the victim vehicles, prosecutors said.