Phillip Smith, AlterNet
04 Apr 2015 at 08:49 ET
In Fresno, California, the Fresno deputy police chief was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of heroin, oxycodone, and marijuana.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee, a Catoosa County sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with possession of hydrocodone and tramadol, unauthorized distribution of a controlled substance, and violating the oath of an officer.
In Prescott Valley, Arizona, a Prescott Valley Police commander was charged he was stealing drugs discarded by the public as part of a drug take-back program.
In North Haverhill, New Hampshire, a Grafton County jail guard was charged with delivering heroin to prisoners.
In Huntsville, Tennessee, a Scott County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday for allegedly breaking into the evidence room and stealing drugs.
In Miami, an NYPD officer pleaded guilty to providing security for a $200,000 cocaine deal that turned out to be a federal drug sting.
In Washington, Pennsylvania, a state court judge pleaded guilty last Friday to stealing cocaine.
In Washington, DC, an FBI agent pleaded guilty to charges related to stealing heroin from evidence bags.
In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a Dona Ana County jail guard pleaded guilty Tuesday to plotting to distribute heroin, cocaine, and meth within the jail.
In Miami, a Miami-Dade police internal affairs lieutenant pleaded guilty Tuesday to working with cocaine smugglers to smuggle guns through airport security and helped plot the execution of two rival drug dealers.
In Birmingham, Alabama, a Winston County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced last Friday to nearly four years in federal prison for threatening a woman with an arrest warrant unless she agreed to cook meth for him.
In Bridgeton, New Jersey, a Bayside State Prison guard was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in state prison for selling drugs to inmates.
In Titusville, Florida, a Titusville police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison for arranging drug deals.
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How much of this corruption will we tolerate before we call a halt to this drug war? Previous generations saw this same corruption in the roaring 1920's with alcohol prohibition -- and they stopped it after a decade.
How much more damage will we accept to the fabric of our society before we gain the courage to stop this nightmare?