HARRODSBURG - A Mercer County employee has lost his job because of a drug conviction in Mercer District Court.
Mercer Fiscal Court decided to terminate Michael A. "Tobo" Moore, who worked for the road department.
Judge-Executive John Trisler used his ability to vote on all votes taken by the court and voted yes to Moore's firing. The decision was made in a special called meeting Wednesday to discuss personnel.
Moore was convicted earlier this week on a charge of criminal facilitation to trafficking in 8 or more ounces of marijuana. The charge was reduced from trafficking in 8 or more ounces of marijuana.
He was sentenced to 12 months in jail; he is to serve 90 days and will be on supervised probation for two years, Trisler said. The judge also said the crime was not committed on county work time. He said Moore will be paid through Friday and will be paid for accrued vacation time.