A Clay County constable has been convicted of selling pain pills and illegally possessing a gun.
A federal jury convicted Jackie "The Tireman" Roberts, 50, on Thursday after hearing testimony for two days, according to a news release from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Roberts, who got his nickname because he owns a tire store, sold two pain pills to an undercover informant at the store in July, according to the charges against him.
The next day, police found a pistol at a place where Roberts had stayed. A family member said it belonged to Roberts, according to a court document.
Roberts was not supposed to have a gun because he had been convicted of felony robbery and domestic violence charges.
He also had other convictions, including assault, theft and welfare fraud, according to the ATF release.
Roberts was elected constable last year despite those convictions.
His criminal record will qualify Roberts for an enhanced sentence, according to the news release.
Roberts' wife, Jennifer, pleaded guilty to selling pills.
ATF, Operation UNITE and Manchester police investigated the case against the two.
The couple are to be sentenced in March.