A corrupt Detroit police officer has been recently sent to prison by a federal judge. This police officer was one of fourteen co-defendants in a wide ranging and long-lasting illegal drug trafficking ring. This drug trafficking ring was estimated to have lasted for at least five years before they were indicted. The officers involved used their positions as police officers to help facilitate the sale of heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. The officer in this case specifically was involved in the sale of fentanyl. The amount listed in the indictment stated that the officer was found in possession of 400 or more grams of fentanyl.
Various amounts of drugs and money were found in the possession of many of these defendants. One defendant was found with six kilograms of cocaine in his possession. Another defendant was found with nearly one kilogram of heroin and just under 1/3 of a kilogram of fentanyl. Part of their conspiracy was to transport drugs via commercial airlines. They would have couriers take luggage to the airport, check their bags for the flight, but intentionally miss the flight. This would send the luggage to the destination where another courier would pick up the luggage. This technique is called a “check and miss.” The main officer in this case was said to be in a conspiracy with the others, supplying sensitive law enforcement information in furtherance of the crime. He was even allegedly paid $20,000 to stage a fake traffic stop of an associate to make their drug supplier believe that the cops had busted their drugs and money.