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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Hamilton County judges voted Tuesday to fire William Greenaway from his position as a superior court magistrate, officials said in a statement.

Senior Judge Jeffrey Eggers was appointed to fill the opening in Courtroom 2 beginning April 1.

Greenaway, 50, previously only faced paid suspension amid felony drug charges.

He remained hospitalized Tuesday at Community Hospital, according to the Hamilton County Reporter.

A special judge from Tipton County ordered the former magistrate to be booked into jail immediately upon release from the hospital.

Greenaway is accused of buying meth from an undercover police informant, attempting to conceal the plastic bag of drugs from authorities by swallowing it and biting a detective who tried to pry his mouth open to retrieve the evidence. 

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