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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #945)
Drug War Issues

A Texas border town cop gets nailed for helping a cartel, an Indiana cop prepares to head to federal prison for peddling dope in uniform, and more. Let's get to it:

In Lawton, Oklahoma, a Lawton Correctional Facility guard was arrested last Wednesday for smuggling methamphetamine into the prison. Darnell Buckley apparently ratted himself out, showing Lawton police where he had hidden 204 grams of speed. He also admitted that he was being paid money to smuggle the drugs in. He is charged with trafficking illegal drugs.

In Rio Grande City, Texas, a Rio Grande City police detective was arrested last Thursday for allegedly helping a drug cartel smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the US over a period of years by staging fake drug busts. Detective Ramon De La Cruz allegedly conspired with the Beltran Cartel to stage drug seizures and provide confidential police information to the gang. De La Cruz would allegedly set up busts where only some of the stash was seized, letting the rest get away.

In Brewton, Alabama, a Holman Correctional Facility guard was arrested Sunday for trying to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison. DeJuan Rudolph, 25, got caught with drugs, cell phones, and other contraband as he came to work. He is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime, and use of a position for personal gain.

In Indianapolis, a former Anderson police officer was sentenced Monday to eight months in federal prison for selling drugs while on duty and in uniform. Donald Jordan had been charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute Xanax and hydrocodone and pleaded guilty. He went down last December following a year-long investigation after he sold drugs to a snitch and an undercover FBI agent.

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John doe (not verified)

Haha that's not Anderson's only bad cop. I've seen video of the DTF leader go through individual's houses without warrants when they aren't home alone. I know this cause I seen theese said individual's surveillance video's. I didn't know that cops where allowed to make sandwiches and watch TV. Also know of police on payroll by drug dealing family member's giving them a heads up when DTF was about to hit. But in the city of Anderson you can be the prosecuting attorney and discharge a gun at a restaurant, drive drunk and get an escort home I've also witness this being done to judge's as well.
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:54am Permalink
sjr (not verified)

“use of a position for personal gain”

What a joke charge. Thus EVERY cop and law enforcement agent who advocates for continued criminalization of drugs is using their position for personal gain!

Arrest them all!

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:07pm Permalink
sjr (not verified)

For the record, before AND after reading years of these stories (thanks Phil & others), I do not consider all of them bad, or even corrupt. 

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:17pm Permalink
Suzy G. (not verified)

I think any government that forbids a citizen's right to anything God given is overstepping their bounds. It certainly violates (my interpretation of) The United States Constitution .
Mon, 10/10/2016 - 2:42am Permalink

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