Boone County Sheriff’s Office explains footage thought to show bags of discarded ballots

Boone County Sheriff’s Office explains footage thought to show bags of discarded ballots
Boone County Sheriff's Office explains footage believed to show deputies handling discarded ballots. (Source: BCSO)

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - The Boone County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Monday to clarify footage circulating on social media appearing to show deputies handling bags of mail in Hebron.

According to the sheriff’s office, the video shows deputies removing large bags of mail from a wood line off North Bend Road, leading some to reason the deputies were collecting discarded ballots.

The sheriff’s office called the assertion “false."

What actually happened, the sheriff’s office says, is deputies responded to a report of discarded Amazon packages found near the road in Hebron. The report stated the packages had been torn and/or opened and were stuffed into several large bags.

Deputies found five such bags in the woods at the reported location, the sheriff’s office says.

A representative from Amazon responded to the scene and confirmed the packages in the bags had come from a local Amazon facility, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputies returned the packages to the Amazon facility, and so the investigation came to an end, the sheriff’s office says.

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