A Littleton, Colorado, motorcycle policeman has been arrested in an FBI sting operation after purchasing 37 Ecstasy tablets and six grams of Ecstasy powder from an undercover agent. The policeman, a 22-year veteran and a former member of the now-disbanded South Metro Drug Task Force, faces a possible sentence of 49 years to life for possessing drugs for sale.
Cops on Drugs, Cops Dealing Drugs
Like doctors, lawyers, and anyone under stress, police are not immune to the temptations of drug use. Multiple surveys suggest that as many as 20 to 25 percent of police officers abuse drugs, twice the national average. Police who routinely deal with drug users and drug dealers are especially liable to begin using illegal drugs. However, some police go further – all the way into sales. An article entitled “How Drug Cops Go Bad” appearing in Reason magazine recently listed the following cases:
- Two policemen in Philadelphia pled guilty to a plan to steal heroin from a drug dealer.
- A former deputy sheriff in Texas pleaded guilty to stealing two kilograms of what he believed was cocaine. The drug, which was being used in a federal sting operation, was fake.
- The leader of a Narcotics Enforcement Team in California was charged with stealing drugs from evidence lockers and selling them on the street.
- Nineteen officers in Robeson County, NC, including the sheriff himself, were sent to federal prison for numerous drug-related charges.
No One Is Immune
If your Littleton loved one is a law enforcement officer or another authority figure and is struggling with drug abuse, they may be even more resistant to the idea of admitting they have a problem and asking for help. Contact us today to find out how they can take part in an anonymous treatment program starting now.
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