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  • OxyContin bust nets 56 Miami-Dade government employees
    an estimated street value of 400 000 prosecutors said OxyContin is a popular painkiller delivering an instant high when it is crushed or dissolved and ingested The scam began in January 2003 when six recruiters enlisted a group of people most of them employees of local government to participate in the ring according to prosecutors Those employees provided their health insurance identification information and with that information they obtained unnecessary prescriptions for OxyContin from another codefendant who was a physician authorities said The defendants filled those prescriptions at pharmacies and sold the pills for cash to another codefendant authorities said In addition prosecutors said the defendants submitted claims to their insurance companies for reimbursement for the OxyContin prescriptions There can never be an excuse for helping put dangerous drugs onto our streets said Katherine Fernandez Rundle Miami Dade state attorney When public employees are a part of the problem and when public medical benefits are used to make the scheme work these are shameful events They are also crimes Among those arrested according to authorities were 17 Miami Dade County Public Schools bus drivers 10 Miami Dade County Public Schools bus attendants Six city of Miami Department of Solid Waste

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/oxycontin_bust.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Drug Cop Convicted For Cocaine, Meth Thefts
    of cocaine and methamphetamine from drug dealers U S attorney s spokesman Thom Mrozek said Wednesday that Huntington Park police Sgt Alvaro Murillo of West Covina was convicted of two drug conspiracies one count of extortion and one count of submitting a false tax return The 44 year old faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison The police force suspended him in 2006 Murillo was accused of

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/drug_cop.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Cops' Use of Illegal Steroids a 'Big Problem'
    Bay Area Lab Co Operative that supplied numerous athletes with steroids and other banned substances said it wouldn t surprise him if as many as a quarter of police officers were using some kind of performance enhancing drug Seem high While there are no empirical studies on the prevalence of steroids in law enforcement the recent revelations that 248 police officers and firefighters from 53 agencies were tied to a Jersey City N J physician gives some credence to Conte s estimate The monthslong investigation by The Star Ledger of Newark also found that taxpayers often footed the bill for the drugs since many were prescribed There s debate as to what dangers doped up officers pose to the public South Bend police Capt Phil Trent for one would rather not take a chance Tony Macik once a well respected member of the South Bend police force was arrested for assault years before a steroids investigation led to a 300 day jail sentence earlier this year First we have an officer who is a drug dealer Trent said Second you always hear about the bizarre side effects of steroid use If they are taking these drugs and it turns them into a raving lunatic that s something we should be concerned about in law enforcement Conte said the psychological effects of steroids including mood swings and so called roid rage are often overblown and can depend on how much of the drug is used The same is true for the other side effects such as liver damage depression and high blood pressure I think overall it s kind of like alcohol Conte said If you re a jerk when you re sober you re going to be more of a jerk when you re using Joseph Santiago a former police director in Trenton N J told The Star Ledger that Trenton had a significant amount of excessive force complaints When you looked at these records you start to see where there might be a correlation Santiago told the newspaper Is it absolutely clear No Would a complaint have been there regardless of steroids Those are issues that need to be addressed A lawyer for an 84 year old Florida man who had his neck broken in September when he was thrown to the ground sought to get the Orlando police officer involved in the incident tested for steroids The request was denied by the department which claimed the test would violate the officer s rights Testing in law enforcement much the way it is in professional sports is a touchy subject Like pro ballplayers officers are usually protected by unions and drug testing is often used as a bargaining chip A majority of departments have random testing for street drugs like cocaine and heroin but few also test regularly for steroids Obviously we have zero tolerance for any kind of drug use said Jim Pasco executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police an organization that has about 350 000

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/cop_steroids.html (2016-02-14)
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  • LMPD probes detectives who tipped off prosecutor under investigation
    to represent the state in court He is hopelessly compromised Katz said The first investigation In early 2008 Louisville police received information that Matthew Conway might be involved with illegal drugs prompting Detective Wilson to tell Louisville attorney Scott Roby who in turn notified Conway the records show Wilson told department investigators on March 25 that he had informed Roby of the complaint against Conway because the two attorneys knew each other I was asking him man do you think this is true Wilson said Roby who was not interviewed by police declined to comment when contacted by The Courier Journal Conway and Wilson both of whom attended St Xavier High School at about the same time and are longtime acquaintances they told investigators After first evading the question Wilson eventually acknowledged to the investigators that he allowed Conway to read the complaint accusing him of drug involvement Wilson also acknowledged that after telling Conway he wanted to search his home he waited two days to conduct the search rather than that day or the following day as he initially told investigators Nothing incriminating was found Upon hearing Wilson s admission about his handling of the case Sgt Rick Polin of the department s Public Integrity Unit told him That s a problem Scott It s the same in my opinion as as telling him hey you know watch your back there s a drug complaint on you It s kinda like clean your I ll be over there in two days When Wilson finally conducted the search Polin said it stands to reason there was nothin there Wilson said he notified Conway before searching his home because he was skeptical of the allegations It just seemed like it the complaint was a BS domestic kind of issue Conway was involved in a divorce in late 2007 and early 2008 Someone answering the telephone at a number listed for his former wife hung up when a reporter called She did not respond to subsequent messages The second investigation During a March 10 interview with investigators Detective Russ initially denied being the source of the second leak to Matt Conway But roughly 30 minutes after the questioning ended Russ returned and acknowledged that he warned Conway when he encountered him in the courthouse in January Matt whatever you re doing you need to quit cause if you don t you re gonna get caught And I said if you ain t doing nothing you don t have nothing to worry about according to the records Russ told the investigators that he had no idea why he made the disclosure to Conway adding I m sure that my working in narcotics is probably over I just hope that my career s not over About a week before Russ met with investigators Jack Conway received a telephone call from a supporter businessman Charles Alexander According to the records he told Conway that he had been in a downtown restaurant where he heard Detective

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/prosecutor_tipped_off.html (2016-02-14)
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  • LAUSD police officer admitted fabricating shooting story, source says
    gunman The source added that Stenroos protective vest showed obvious signs of having been struck by a bullet and the officer also suffered bruising on his chest Detectives later raised questions about whether the officer shot himself accidentally and then fabricated a story or concocted the whole scenario The source declined to say whether additional arrests would be made in the case Obviously it s as shocking to us as

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/fabricated_shooting.html (2016-02-14)
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  • TSA Agent Arrested at LAX
    drugs at an after hours party TSA officials say a videotape of the party was of poor quality and the employees were not in uniform but 4 employees were tentatively identified All 4 were tested for drugs One came back positive and that employee was fired The Federal Security Director at LAX Larry Fetters released the following statement TSA s internal affairs team discovered video evidence that potentially depicted a

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/i_am_god.html (2016-02-14)
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  • TSA employee charged with helping drug dealers at airport
    an investigation at the airport There has been an arrest said Earl Gould spokesman for the Buffalo FBI office Walker works for the Transportation Security Administration a Homeland Security agency whose workers conduct the security screening of passengers and baggage passing through the Buffalo airport law enforcement officials said TSA officials had no immediate comment on the arrest when contacted by The Buffalo News Walker has been watched and followed

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/tsa_drug_dealers.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Ex-Cop Sentenced Seven Years For Stealing Nearly 100 lbs of Drugs From Evidence Locker
    cop he violated the public s trust and the trust of each and every one of the officers who wage a dangerous battle on the streets everyday against drug abuse This country spends millions and millions taking drugs off the street Judge Linares told a weeping Souto in court during his sentencing The disgraced officer read a statement to Linares owning up and taking responsibility for what he did I ruined my life and more importantly the lives of others because of my selfishness he told the judge as tears rolled down his face I violated my oath and disgraced my badge and disgraced myself forever The 19 year veteran of the Sheriff s Department is a former Haledon councilman and trustee on the Board of Education He pleaded guilty in December 2008 to a single count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance In entering the guilty plea he admitted stealing 43 kilograms 94 6 pounds of cocaine and one kilogram 2 2 pounds of heroin between November 2007 and February 2008 Souto covered his tracks by replacing the drugs with cane sugar Souto 40 also came clean about receiving more than 250 000 as his cut of the drug sales the Associated Press reports All of my community service including saving lives as well as my charitable work have been negatively tainted forever Souto said I will always be remembered as a dirty cop and a thief as well as a drug distributor Souto was just months shy of retirement before his arrest Miles Feinstein Souto s attorney asked the judge to let his client serve his sentence in a minimum security prison because of his background in law enforcement Judge Linares denied that request saying he s going to leave the decision up to the Federal

    Original URL path: http://www.911omissionreport.com/cop_stole_drugs.html (2016-02-14)
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