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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #759)
Drug War Issues

A tweaked out former Oklahoma police chief cops a plea, a Mississippi cop admits to running interference for supposed drug traffickers, and a Louisiana narc goes to prison for stealing guns and money. Let's get to it:

In Jackson, Mississippi, a former Jackson police officer pleaded guilty last Wednesday to charges he accepted bribes to protect drug shipments. Anthony Payne is one of three officers charged in the case; the other two have already pleaded guilty. They made the fatal error of mistaking an FBI undercover agent for a drug dealer and fell for his sting. Payne pleaded guilty to one count of bribery and faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced in January.

In Valley Brook, Oklahoma, the former Valley Brook police chief pleaded guilty last Friday to meth possession. Former Chief Melvin Fisher Jr. was arrested in September 2011 when police found cocaine and marijuana in his car during a traffic stop. He was originally charged with drug trafficking, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, but ended up copping to the single count of meth possession. He was given a 10-year suspended sentence.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a former Baton Rouge narcotics officer was sentenced last Friday to two years in state prison for stealing three shotguns and more than $27,000 in cash that was to be used as evidence in drug cases. Michael Thompson, 29, must also repay the stolen cash. He copped to one count of felony theft for repeated thefts between September 2010 and April 2011.The thefts were discovered when an upcoming narcotics case was being prepared for trial and investigators noticed money to be used as evidence was missing. Thompson was the narcotics officer assigned to that case. Prosecutors said some drug cases have had to be dismissed because the evidence was missing. Thompson said he was strung out on pain pills when he committed the thefts.

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TOM WRIGHT (not verified)

This is the first time iv ever chimed in on this subject.It is time for the Government to realize that the people of this Great nation are very smart and know that pot ,weed, what ever you want to call no schedule one drug.If alcohol kills people daily,since iv been in high school i have seen friends die from drinking,I  HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE SEEN A FRIEND  DIE FROM SMOKING POT.But have lost more than i can count  due to drinking,,Does this make since to anyone ,,,NO Really does it.The people have opened a can of worms that will change nothing if regulated properly by the government.  We are the government,,,you and me...they need to change the laws now and focus all there money and assets on real problems....This was a mistake to make pot a schedule one drug,,we know that now,,rite,,So lets move on and get it rite this time. I am a casual smoker since my back operations in 2003.I do not drink but do enjoy smoking ,this to me and many others is an acceptable thing now. We do not need to be persecuted for relaxing after work like millions of other Americans drinking it is JUST NOT RITE ANYMORE.

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:19pm Permalink
kickback (not verified)

So the deal is , if you`re a evidence room cop or narcotics cop and you get busted for stealing , blame it on a pain pill addiction . You will get a suspended sentence and treatment instead of the hard time that you deserve . What a deal . The D.A. needs you ,  remember ?

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 1:12am Permalink
David Allen M.D. (not verified)

I have a great story of corrupt cops. Jackie Trussell planted false evidence in my case and was exposed during trial. he reciently went bizerk and fired his gun at the feet of another drug officer and nicked him. He now is charged with misdemeanor assault. In effect in Mississippi you can shoot at and nick an officer and the charge will be a misdemeanor. David Allen M.D. 510 421 6179

Sun, 11/18/2012 - 1:41pm Permalink

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