MACHIAS — The sheriff in Maine’s easternmost county is once again crossing swords with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s director, dubbing it a “rogue agency” and calling for the director’s ouster by the incoming administration in Augusta.

Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith cited several incidents including an agent’s misuse of a stun gun while transporting a prisoner, $3,000 in missing drug buy money that was later repaid, and a video showed an agent flash his badge, drink some beer and then drive away.

MDEA Director Roy McKinney didn’t immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.

“It’s a rogue agency that has a director that doesn’t want to deal with anything,” Smith told the Bangor Daily News. “The way I feel is that I hold my own inmates to a higher standard than Roy McKinney holds his agents.”

Two years ago, Smith threatened to stop cooperating with the drug agency after the video surfaced showing a drug agent driving after swilling some beer. Smith later backed down.

Maine Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan said some of the incidents mentioned by Smith are up to four years old. She said they’ve been dealt with, and she considered them to be closed. She describes McKinney as “an incredibly well-respected and highly qualified MDEA director.”

The MDEA director is appointed by the public safety commissioner.

Gov.-elect Paul LePage plans to announce his nominee for public safety commissioner on Wednesday.