Skip to comments.Lubbock Sheriff severing ties with DEA (Texas)
Posted on 02/20/2014 8:43:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
It's a partnership meant to keep drugs and the people who deal them off the streets. But now, the Lubbock County Sheriff says he doesn't want his office working with these federal agents.
Our investigation has uncovered a letter written by Sheriff Kelly Rowe, terminating the county's relationship with the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The issue stems from a massive drug bust which was executed on February 4th, 2013. The month-long investigation took law enforcement from Lubbock down to Odessa and up to Borger.
"All in all, we ended up seizing two homes, obviously all of the drugs, the cash...ten weapons that were seized," Rowe said.
Rowe tells us his deputies led the charge and were assisted by DPS, the DEA and other local agencies.
(Excerpt) Read more at kcbd.com ...
DEA = not a good partner in drug busts.
And that was the County Sheriff’s conclusion after the DEA released information that could place his officers at risk.
Goes bad, it's the fault of the locals.
I’ve seen the DEA and their response on a number of ‘joint’ ops. The BP didn’t like them, the Sheriff’s office didn’t like them much because they reneged on handling drugs after a bust. Other Cal State entities wouldn’t do anything with them. On the other hand, state agencies loved the federal sentencing hammer.
Nice kiss off by Sheriff Rowe. Few now days will even attempt to jerk a chain or strike a standard with these unserious actors who wear an enforcement badge, but look more for a camera and applause.
As I recall, a sheriff has jurisdiction in all cases and federal agencies are required to get a local sheriff’s permission before conducting any operations with the sheriff’s jurisdictional area. This man has the legal authority to put a monkey wrench into the DEA’s activities.
The “War on Drugs” has accomplished one thing only: the militarization of our local police forces and psychologically preparing them to dissociate from their communities morally and ethically which would allow them to cooperate bloodily with the military in a martial law/police state scenario.
You would be smart to watch the recent documentary “How to Make Money Selling Drugs”.