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Deputy Allegedly Took Bribes To Run Drugs

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Texas deputy has been charged with taking bribes to escort cocaine shipments through Laredo.

Eduardo Garcia, 44, was arrested Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. He faces years in prison if he is convicted of bribery and unauthorized access to the law enforcement computer system.

Federal prosecutors in Houston say Garcia, a Webb County deputy whose duties in 2007 and 2008 included driving a prison van, was paid $500 a trip to drive a load of cocaine from south to north Laredo. In 2008 the dealer he allegedly worked for became an informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Garcia allegedly made additional trips, not realizing the cocaine was fake. Also allegedly, at the informant’s request, Garcia got another law enforcement officer to run license plates through the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System.

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    This isn’t news. What makes it worse is the fact that it has trickled down to small towns across America. Odds are that if you have a drug problem in your town (especially a small town) and ‘law enforcement’ can’t seem to get a handle on who’s doing what, you might as well assume that lots of $ is changing hands.
    The lure of easy money is like a drug, and it takes character and the will to see bad people get what they deserve to protect yourself from surrendering to it. Perhaps it would help if the kids of those in law enforcement got hooked in the process. Then maybe law enforcement posers could grow a spine and make the job more important than $.

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