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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Meth Dealing Sheriff

Winn Parish sheriff indicted on federal methamphetamine charges
Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 6:05 PM
By The Associated Press
The top law officer in Winn Parish faces a possible life prison sentence following his indictment on federal charges tied to the distribution of methamphetamine in northwestern Louisiana.
Sheriff Albert Little and four other people were arrested Tuesday and taken to Shreveport for initial court appearances after an indictment was unsealed, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
Finley said three other people were arrested in late June, one person is in custody on unrelated state charges and two defendants are being sought by authorities.
The charges stem from the organized distribution of methamphetamine in Winn Parish and the Shreveport area, Finley said.
In the most serious charge, Little is accused of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. That charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum sentence of life, plus as much as a $10 million fine.
I've been watching the old t.v. series The Shieldabout a special unit of Los Angeles police called The Strike Force. The show is so well written and produced and the actors are so good you root for cops who do whatever it takes to get criminals off the street, and as a sideline take bribes from drug dealers and even do a little dealing themselves. The show is based on a real life unit that operated in the Ramparts section of L.A. Denzel Washington got an Oscar for his role in Training Day, which was based on the same gang unit.

I firmly believe that 95% of law enforcement officers are honest. Some cities and precincts and counties have disproportionate number of the bad element. Texas is so big, with so many counties, and there is no central state authority to police them, that there is a lot of opportunity for corruption. Having Mexico, which has turned into a hell on earth because of the drug gangs, on our border, makes it that much worse.

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