This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #1151)
Drug War Issues

A Michigan detective cops to dealing dope, a Missouri deputy was crazy for prescription pills, and more. Let's get to it:

[image:1 align:left]In Marietta, Georgia, a Cobb County sheriff's deputy was arrested last Friday for bringing drug contraband into the Adult Detention Center. Deputy Dyimond Johnson, 30, went down after an internal investigation at the jail. He is charged with "crossing guard lines with a controlled substance," violating his oath of office, making a false statement, and conspiracy to commit a felony. He is now a former deputy.

In Hillsboro, Missouri, a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy was arrested last Friday for allegedly stealing prescription drugs both on and off duty. Now-former Deputy Michael Filsinger, 35, used his access to the department's report management system to find reports involving prescription drugs, then reached out to people named in those reports claiming to be a detective following up on previous investigations and stole drugs during some of those interactions. He is charged with four counts of felony stealing, one county of misdemeanor stealing, and one count of misuse of official information by a public servant.

In Darlington, South Carolina, a Darlington County jail guard was arrested Tuesday after getting caught with contraband including marijuana, a cellphone, and pocket knife inside the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center. Devonte Rashawn Harrell is charged with misconduct in office and possession of marijuana. He has now been fired.

In Highland Park, Michigan, a former Highland Park police detective pleaded guilty last Friday to dealing fentanyl-laced heroin. Tiffany Lipkovitch, 46, a 10-year veteran of the department, worked together with another woman on drug deals, which the FBI recorded. In one deal, Lipkovitch introduced a drug buyer to her partner in crime to score dope, for which she received $300. Lipkovitch pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute controlled substances and is now looking at up to 40 years in prison.

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