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Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Sex and drugs! Sex and drugs! That's our law enforcement corruption theme this week as a gaggle of hormonally-challenged Southern cops let it all hang out above and beyond the call of duty. Let's get to it:

In Lebanon, Tennessee, a state trooper fired for letting a dope-toting porn star go free in exchange for a sex act turned himself in at the Wilson County Courthouse Tuesday morning to face a series of criminal charges for his special deal. Trooper Randy Moss, 40, stopped porn actress Barbie Cummings (real name: Justis Richert) for speeding on May 7 and found illicit drugs in the car. He wrote her a speeding ticket, but Richert claimed on her blog that she negotiated the sex act to avoid drug charges. Moss resigned after Cummings went public, although it appears he was undone by his own urge to brag. Cummings did not name Moss in her original blog post, and says a day later Moss asked her permission to tell some of his co-workers about his exploit, which is how she believes the information got out. He now faces one count of tampering with evidence, four counts of official misconduct, and one count of official oppression from the May incident. It apparently wasn’t his first time. He also faces four counts stemming from a similar incident in September 2006.

In Atlantic Beach, South Carolina, an Atlantic Beach police officer was arrested last Friday for receiving a sex act from a woman in return for not arresting her on drug charges. Officer Terence Wiggins, 45, allegedly caught a woman with crack cocaine while on duty, did his thing with the woman, then gave her crack back. He was arrested after an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division and is now charged with misconduct in office. He is now out on bond with no court date yet set.

In Aiken, South Carolina, the last remaining Aiken County narcotics officer has resigned. Investigator Brian Owens quit Wednesday after five years with the agency. He had been suspended earlier this month at the same time his four fellow narcs in the squad were fired for taking a county-owned vehicle to bars and because one of them committed a sex act with a woman in the car on the way to a motel. The entire unit is now under investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division for possible misuse of government money, misconduct in office and improper destruction of evidence. Prosecutors said as many as 275 drugs cases could be jeopardized depending on what the SLED investigation finds.

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Cops on Drugs

Can anyone tell me why the gov't likes to refer to the 'drug alcohol' as alcohol instead of the drug it is?

Why do they seemingly qualify alcohol by saying "Drugs AND Alcohol"?

Alcohol is a drug... they should be saying "Drugs INCLUDING Alcohol"!

Another shining example of how Government illegally makes one group, drinkers, 'more equal' then another group, smokers!

Monumental hypocrisy despite empirical evidence... isn't that the true nature of Gov't & Religion?

RELIGION

You need to check out the interfaith site on "religious" people who are fighting to stop the hypocrisy of the drug war! Your last statement is not, 100%, true, as far as "religion" goes! I guess we, all, have our biases! If I behaved like some people, I would stop coming to this site to talk, because I find that is offensive. But, I don't get offended, that easily, by ignorant statements. I try to educate, instead.

Drugs and Alcohol

I agree with you completely...however, the reason they qualify it because alcohol is LEGAL unlike cannabis. I wish people would remember that "drugs" include anything from caffeine to ritalin to heroin.

cops gone bad

As an individual who is looking forward to becoming a SC Highway Trooper, I must say, officers need to remember the oath and know that the law is for them also, not to bend to allow them to do what they would like, but stay focus on why they became an officer in the first place. A gun and badge does not give you a get out of jail free card.The law is for everyone. When you decided to cross the line from a law person to a law broker, you have made a bad decision. Now the law which you took an oath to up hold, will now be you down fall.

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