Federal officer faces federal charges in Texas drug case

On Behalf of | Sep 18, 2020 | Federal Crimes

Most people would agree that it is a difficult job being a law enforcement officer both at the local and federal levels. Often, these people put their lives on the line for little pay and no recognition. Unfortunately, federal officials have focused an operation that has resulted in the arrests of at least seven law enforcement members. The most recent person arrested, a former DEA officer, recently appeared before a magistrate in Texas on federal charges.

The case involves a man who served as a federal task force officer in another state. Officials claim that in July, the man starting to negotiate the purchase of 4 kilograms of cocaine for $100,000. He also allegedly agreed to transport an additional 4 kilograms.

Federal law enforcement officers believe that the man traveled to Texas in September to pick up the drugs with the intention of distributing them to buyers. The drugs, according to claims, were hidden in a secret compartment in a vehicle. He is charged with possession with the intent to distribute.

The man was reportedly arrested as part of an operation called Blue Shame. Despite the charges stemming from the Texas incident, many details regarding his arrest are unclear, including how and why he first came to be under investigation. If convicted, however, he could spend up to 10 years behind bars and face a $10 million fine. Even though the man likely has experience with the criminal justice system due to his job as a DEA officer, the prospect of facing such charges alone, with no guidance, is likely a daunting one. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can help him decide how to best proceed.