This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Florida 2010 Officer of the Year goes down, so do a Georgia police officer and a Georgia jail guard. Let's get to it:

In Boynton Beach, Florida, last year's Officer of the Year was indicted Tuesday on serious federal methamphetamine charges. Officer David Britto, 28, is charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of meth. He was caught up in an ongoing investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, led by the DEA. Last year, the Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Boynton Beach Police Department named him Officer of the Year, noting that he was an instructor at the department's Teen Police Academy and a volunteer at the Florida Community Alliance. No word yet on bail or his current employment status.

In Savannah, Georgia, a former Savannah-Chatham Metro police officer was arrested June 27 on a raft of drug-related charges. Floyd Sawyer, 44, went down after federal authorities got information last year that a Savannah police officer working off-duty security at a local night club was extorting drugs from dealers in the club and selling them for his own benefit. The feds set up a sting with an informant posing as a dealer. The fake dealer entered the club with a cell phone, a bottle of fake Oxycontin pills, and other items. The fake dealer was soon detained by Sawyer and another officer and taken to a secluded area of the club, where they took his drugs and phone, then threw him out of the club. Sawyer is charged with drug trafficking conspiracy, extortion, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, and lying to federal agents. Sawyer is out on $25,000 bail. He was fired after the sting went down last year.

In Brunswick, Georgia, a former Glynn County Detention Center officer was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation after he was caught smuggling Oxycodone and Armodafinil, both prescription opioids, into the jail. Robert Woodcock, 36, pleaded guilty last week to possession of prescription drugs with the intent to distribute, crossing county prison lines with narcotics, and violating his oath of office. He was arrested in May when sheriff's deputies found the drugs on him and in his car when he entered the jail.

Permission to Reprint: This article is licensed under a modified Creative Commons Attribution license.
Looking for the easiest way to join the anti-drug war movement? You've found it!

Armodafinil is not an opioid

Its a stimulant,

please edit article to correct this.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <i> <blockquote> <p> <address> <pre> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <br> <b>

More information about formatting options

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Drug War Issues

Criminal JusticeAsset Forfeiture, Collateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Court Rulings, Drug Courts, Due Process, Felony Disenfranchisement, Incarceration, Policing (2011 Drug War Killings, 2012 Drug War Killings, 2013 Drug War Killings, 2014 Drug War Killings, 2015 Drug War Killings, 2016 Drug War Killings, 2017 Drug War Killings, Arrests, Eradication, Informants, Interdiction, Lowest Priority Policies, Police Corruption, Police Raids, Profiling, Search and Seizure, SWAT/Paramilitarization, Task Forces, Undercover Work), Probation or Parole, Prosecution, Reentry/Rehabilitation, Sentencing (Alternatives to Incarceration, Clemency and Pardon, Crack/Powder Cocaine Disparity, Death Penalty, Decriminalization, Defelonization, Drug Free Zones, Mandatory Minimums, Rockefeller Drug Laws, Sentencing Guidelines)CultureArt, Celebrities, Counter-Culture, Music, Poetry/Literature, Television, TheaterDrug UseParaphernalia, ViolenceIntersecting IssuesCollateral Sanctions (College Aid, Drug Taxes, Housing, Welfare), Violence, Border, Budgets/Taxes/Economics, Business, Civil Rights, Driving, Economics, Education (College Aid), Employment, Environment, Families, Free Speech, Gun Policy, Human Rights, Immigration, Militarization, Money Laundering, Pregnancy, Privacy (Search and Seizure, Drug Testing), Race, Religion, Science, Sports, Women's IssuesMarijuana PolicyGateway Theory, Hemp, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Marijuana Industry, Medical MarijuanaMedicineMedical Marijuana, Science of Drugs, Under-treatment of PainPublic HealthAddiction, Addiction Treatment (Science of Drugs), Drug Education, Drug Prevention, Drug-Related AIDS/HIV or Hepatitis C, Harm Reduction (Methadone & Other Opiate Maintenance, Needle Exchange, Overdose Prevention, Pill Testing, Safe Injection Sites)Source and Transit CountriesAndean Drug War, Coca, Hashish, Mexican Drug War, Opium ProductionSpecific DrugsAlcohol, Ayahuasca, Cocaine (Crack Cocaine), Ecstasy, Heroin, Ibogaine, ketamine, Khat, Kratom, Marijuana (Gateway Theory, Marijuana -- Personal Use, Medical Marijuana, Hashish), Methamphetamine, New Synthetic Drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Stimulants), Nicotine, Prescription Opiates (Fentanyl, Oxycontin), Psilocybin / Magic Mushrooms, Psychedelics (LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Salvia Divinorum)YouthGrade School, Post-Secondary School, Raves, Secondary School