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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina sheriff dealt drugs from his police SUV and when state and federal agents gave him a list of possible drug dealers in his county, he immediately started calling to tip them off or extort money to get them off the list, according to the FBI.
The FBI tapped then-Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin's phone starting in March, and caught him saying he was going to arrange for a traffic stop on a drug dealer, take some of the coc aine he expected to find for himself and use the rest as evidence, according to a sworn statement from an FBI agent released Monday.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
When I was in high school many years ago, I saw this very same activity.
It was local city police though. They would practically run the drug game up front.
There are so many weird ways they would run the game, buying selling confiscating extorting blackmailing etc etc.
You name it, they were doing it.
Oh and the Drug Task Force, omg, don't get me started...
I have seen it with my own eyes. It's real. And it's widespread, Obviously.
[edit on 4-5-2010 by muzzleflash]
Originally posted by ItsTheQuestion
Melvin's the guy with the gold watch.