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Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #550)
Drug War Issues

A cop with a pain pill habit gets in trouble; so does yet another jail guard. Let's get to it:

In Elwood, Indiana, an Elwood police officer was arrested August 29 for stealing prescription pain pills from the department's evidence room. Officer Shaun "Andy" Murray, 28, is charged with official misconduct, theft and possession of a controlled substance after he admitted stealing 10 hydrocodone tablets from the evidence room. Police said he admitted taking pain pills on numerous occasions over the past year and that he had admitted he had a drug problem. Murray went on leave and entered a treatment program August 23.

In Alamance County, North Carolina, an Alamance County jail guard was arrested August 28 on charges she gave drugs to a county jail inmate. Detention officer Jo Ann Hensley, 58, is accused of providing marijuana to an 18-year-old inmate sometime between August 11 and 13. She is charged with drug distribution and possession of a controlled substance on a jail premise. She was fired the same day.

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Anonymous (not verified)

Cop with a drug problem, tell me will this officer finish his treatment program and return to duty, I hear swat has a lot of opening's.

Sun, 09/07/2008 - 7:09am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

legalize and tax it. Marijuana was criminalized to get the excess mexicans out of the country. Well, that didn't work. Now it provides a good living to prison companies. What ever happened to free trade? making the top cash crop illegal while letting people smoke tobacco, which kills 1,200 people A DAY in the U.S. alone and drink alcohol, which cause much death and suffering is legal why? NO ONE has ever overdosed from marijuana, and never will. It's getting old, all these "wars" that never end and are never won.

Wed, 09/10/2008 - 7:03pm Permalink

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