Oct 7, 2002
Eight people – cops and other Detroit Police Department employees – have now been indicted in the theft of cocaine from the property room of police headquarters.
In March this year, the Detroit police reported that some 35 kilos – or 12 million dollars worth – of cocaine had disappeared, replaced with flour and powdered sugar.
The deputy chief of police has now admitted that the amount of cocaine missing was "substantially more than we originally believed." But the room with the evidence is such a mess that the police say they cannot tell how much is missing.
Where did the cocaine go? It was way too much to snort – even for Detroit cops. So was it sold by cops on the street? Or was it used to frame up someone the cops wanted to convict? Or both?
It comes as no surprise that there are some big criminals down at police headquarters – on the supposed "right side" of the law!