Ryans was charged with bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in connection with the case. He was reportedly trying to help his friend Willie Leggs who was a convicted drug dealer.
The jury deliberated on the charges for approximately two hours.
Ryans was accused of giving Huntsville Police Officer Lewis Hall cash to pay another officer who had arrested Leggs. That officer was then supposed to claim his search, which led to the discovery of drugs, was unlawful.
Hall pleaded guilty in the case. He agreed to surrender all law enforcement licenses and never take another job in law enforcement.