Court Drug Coordinator Emily Cayton, of Scappoose, Oregon has been arrest for allegedly leaking information to drug dealers. Cayton is accused to tipping off dealers about warrants secured by the police. Obviously, such information could have resulted in fatalities for officers carrying out such warrants.
Police also claim to have found meth, drug records and suspicious documents in Cayton’s home. She is also charged with stealing a court laptop.
She certainly took a remarkably happy looking mug shot under the circumstances.
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6 thoughts on “Court Drug Coordinator Arrested as Mole for Drug Dealers”
The decriminalization of a lot of the drugs would be the best course, but I don’t think you will see Congress taking that controversial step
It would certainly turn the economy around.
Imagine the taxes and sin taxes the government could levy on Marijuana or Hasish sales. Imagine the boon to the American farming communities if they could all supplement their produce with Marijuana. It would remove a huge burden on the govt for ailing farms and fill the coffers with money from new tax revenue.
And it would be like a match program, dollar for dollar, because it would also remove the federal funding to combat its use, plus helping reduce our prison populations.
It would be a gold mine from an national economic standpoint.
So obviously we can’t have that.
I am pretty sure that Reefer Madness was also a movie in the black and white film days that was used to scare people about the evils of Marijuana. The decriminalization of a lot of the drugs would be the best course, but I don’t think you will see Congress taking that controversial step.
Spindell’s right –
I saw a television show once that did a comparison between the U.S. drug laws and those in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam the use of drugs is not ‘encouraged’, but there is no outright ‘war’ on them either. They had, at the time, a handful of heroin addicts, and a needle exchange program that made it perfectly safe for addicts to exchange their used needles for clean ones without fear of prosecution. The comparison between societies was remarkable, the U.S. plagued by ghettos and crack houses and crime and urban plight, and Amsterdam with a clean, safe and productive society with very few addicts. There’s a great book called “Reefer Madness” that looks at the ridiculous drug laws enacted here in the U.S.
I know this person and I am very saddened it has gone this far and ended up this way for her, she could of had an amazing career and life. Money and vanity truly can be the root of all evil.
Back in the 50’s J. Edgar Hoover came out and said there was no Mafia. Hoover was a horse racing enthusiast who often sat in the boxes of people intimately connected to organized crime. Similarly today local Narcs, the DEA, police and prosecutors nationwide find themselves on drug dealers payrolls. That is why most busts you see on the TV News are of lower level dealers and have inflated values of the drugs seized. This doesn’t even touch on the politicians who have received money from drug dealers.
The real problem is the criminalization of drugs and the ill named “War on Drugs.” The US spends untold billions on eradicating this problem with no discernable effect. Meanwhile the people running the drug business rake in probably 100 times the amount spent to put them out of business. Like Prohibition, which by it’s conclusion had actually firmly established organized crime in the US, it is folly to try to erase people’s personal weakness and disease by making them illegal.
The answer is decriminalization of drugs, which will take much of the profit out of it and putting the money saved into effective drug treatment and/or maintenance of addicts. It won’t happen though, because I suspect that the politicians who are most adamant against decriminalization are knowingly, or unknowingly the ones reaping the highest political contributions. All I know is that if I were the head of a drug cartel I would want the most draconian laws possible on the books. The more draconian the law, the greater the profit to be gained.
Whoever hired this person may want to double check their vetting process. Kind of scary that the drug dealers are setting up “their” people on the inside!
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