5 Crooked Drug War Cops Who Outraged Us This Week -- Sticky Fingered Narc Edition
Enforcing the drug laws leads to constant temptation for the men and women of law enforcement, and some are not strong enough to resist it. Week in, week out and year in, year out, there's a constant cavalacade of crooked and corrupt cops who seem to have lost their moral compass in the ethically ambigous arena of policing drug prohibition. Here's this week's bad apples:
1. In Washington, DC, an FBI agent was arrested last Friday on charges he stole hundreds of grams of heroin seized in drug raids, keeping it in his car, and occasionally using it. Matthew Lowry, 33, will plead guilty to 64 counts of obstruction of justice, heroin possession, and conversion of property, his attorney said. Lowry's larceny caused federal prosecutors to have to drop charges against at least 28 defendants in drug cases and to notify 150 more than Lowry had been part of their investigations.
This article produced in partnership with the Drug War Chronicle.