A judge says a state law used to charge Jefferson County Sheriff Boe Fontaine and a deputy with misdemeanors is unconstitutional, and has thrown out the charges. Special Judge Russell Rogers of Stuttgart said Wednesday that the state law under which the two were charged requires a law officer to ignore the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution as to probable cause and search and seizures. The law under which Fontaine and Deputy Dane Reed were charged requires sheriffs or deputies to arrest operators of suspected gambling operations as soon as the authorities know of their existence. Rogers said that strict compliance with the statute would result in cases being thrown out of court. The charges were brought last summer by a special prosecutor after a June 19th raid by the FBI, state police and Jefferson County prosecutors and the arrest of three people at a sports gambling site on US 270 between White Hall and Sheridan.