Trafficking cops

Among law enforcement officials, border agents hardly have a monopoly on trafficking.
In Oklahoma, Trooper Timothy Timmons and Patrolman Kyle Sherman were arrested last October in connection with a massive steroid and drug ring that included 31 people.

In Texas, 18-year Houston Police veteran Gilberto Zertuche was busted in February 2004 while providing protection for a deal that involved a kilo of cocaine and 100 pounds of marijuana. He was sentenced to 20 years.

In California, Los Angeles cop Ruben Palomares admitted last October to conspiring with 20 fellow officers to stage fake raids as pretexts for armed robbery. Before his confession, Palomares was already serving 15 years for cocaine trafficking.

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