News FBI Sting snagged cops protecting drug shipments in NC

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  1. Limo Wreck

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    Feds say 13 current or former officers in Eastern Carolina snagged in FBI sting

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    Federal authorities say thirteen current and former law enforcement officers from Eastern Carolina have been caught in a public corruption case.

    Those indicted include a police officer from Bertie County.

    It's being called "Operation Rockfish", and the U.S. Attorney's Office says it is a "major undercover investigation of current and former law enforcement and corrections officers".

    The feds say seven current and former deputies from Northampton County, a Windsor police officer, three North Carolina corrections officers, two Virginia corrections officers, a Northampton County dispatcher, and two others were indicted.

    They are accused of protecting drug shipments along the east coast that actually were an undercover FBI operation.

    Officer Antonio Tillmon, a Windsor police officer, is indicted on 10 counts. In three counts, Tillmon is accused of accepting bribes from undercover officers in return for protection of drug shipments. Two other counts accuse the officer, and others, of attempting to possess a kilogram of a "substance containing a detectable amount of heroin."

    Tillmon is also indicted on two counts of carrying a firearm during drug trafficking.

    You can read the 62 page indictment by clicking on a link to the right of this story.

    The investigation began two years ago after a tip from neighboring Halifax County. "Early on from day one of this investigation, deputies had information on public corruption in Northampton County," said Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp. "It was immediately forwarded to the FBI and my deputies stayed with the investigation from the beginning to the end to where we're at today."

    Those indicted are:

    • Lann Tjuan Clanton, 36, a correctional officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections; former Wheldon Police Officer
    • Sgt. Ikeisha Jacobs, 32, Northampton County Sheriff's Office;
    • Captain Jason Boone, 29, Northampton County Sheriff's Office;
    • Former Deputy Wardie Vincent Jr., 35, Northampton County Sheriff's Office;
    • Adrienne Moody, 39, a correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety;
    • Former Lt. Cory Jackson, 43, Northampton County Sheriff's Office;
    • Lt. Jimmy Pair Jr., 48, Northampton County Sheriff's Office;
    • Deputy Curtis Boone, 31, Northampton County Sheriff's Office;
    • Officer Antonio Tillmon, 31, Windsor Police Department;
    • Alaina Sue-Kam-Ling, 27, a correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety;
    • Kavon Phillips, 25, a correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety;
    • Crystal Pierce, 31, of Raleigh, North Carolina; no known law enforcement affiliation
    • Alphonso Ponton, 42, a correctional officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections;
    • Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Allen II, 37, Northampton County Sheriff's Office; and
    • Tosha Dailey, 31, a 911 dispatch operator for Northampton County.

    U.S. Attorney Tom Walker says 14 current or former officers were arrested this morning. He says one group was nabbed at a Halifax County airport where they thought a drug shipment was coming in. Another group was arrested at a Rocky Mount warehouse where they thought those drugs would end up.

    The FBI says both the Northampton County Sheriff's Office and the Windsor Police Department learned of the operation just this morning and both pledged their full cooperation.

    Walker says their undercover operation moved cocaine and heroin along I-95, going to both Maryland and South Carolina.

    Federal authorities say none of the drugs, which they called "sham" amounts, ever reached the streets.

    http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/...forcement-corrections-officers-301829811.html
     
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    Opppppps there goes the war on drugs.
     
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    These poor cops didn't have a choice - I-95 does not go through Bertie County so they don't have another way to book some bonus pay by handing out speeding tickets like free samples at Costco to all those "Nawtheners" passing through their fair state.
     
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    I hope the FBI looks into Charm City gang/politicians/law enforcement shenanigans.
     
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    Nothing too see here. Cops being cops.
     
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    Two of the sheriff's deputies have the last name Boone
     
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    And i'm guessing they aren't related to Pat and Debbie.:coffee:
     
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    What you mean Willis
     
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    Wardie Vincents dad was (and may still be) Sheriff in North Hampton County. These thugs have been running wild for years over there. Im surprised they only caught that many.
     
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    in the movie traffic that one cartel guy told the fbi they only caught him because the rival cartel ratted him out
    and that the fbi in fact were actually working for the cartels to do away with the competition without ever actually
    denting the trade

    that scene has stuck with me-showing how pointless this silly war is--it could be the case here i suppose

    mostly traffic is an awful good movie
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure Obama will put his top people right on it.
     
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    Corruption out = corruption in :grad:
     
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    in othere news Beth just threw a lamp against a wall and started to cry

    yelling something about her next shipment not getting up her nose on time
     
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