$173K drug bust on I-40

Jun 11, 2008 Full story: Amarillo.com 8

State troopers seized more than four pounds of methamphetamines during a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 40.

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Greenville, NC

#1 Jun 11, 2008
With all the drug bust on I 40 I wonder how much money & or drugs the troopers take for their personal gain. I bet it is very high.

“I'm not your friend, buddy.”

Since: Apr 08

Amarillo, TX

#2 Jun 11, 2008
drug bust wrote:
With all the drug bust on I 40 I wonder how much money & or drugs the troopers take for their personal gain. I bet it is very high.
I know the money goes back into the department for "personal" use such as new equipment and stuff. As for what percent of that money goes into the arresting officer's pocket, I don't know. Do they deserve a little extra, tax-free spending money? I say yes. Sometimes, people that put their lives on the line and don't get well compensated for it deserve to have a little reward for doing a good job, just like everyone else. I'm not advocating curruption, but, you know, if the money's coming from a drug dealer, who more than likely will spend that same money on more drugs, or shiny new rims, or weapons, then "finders keepers."
Cheating Heart

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jun 19, 2008
You are advocating corruption. You are just as bad as the drug dealers.

“I'm not your friend, buddy.”

Since: Apr 08

Amarillo, TX

#4 Jun 20, 2008
Cheating Heart wrote:
You are advocating corruption. You are just as bad as the drug dealers.
Good guys win, bad guys go to jail...how's that a bad thing?
vic mackey

Palm Harbor, FL

#5 Dec 2, 2008
those shady cops always seem to guess right some how. its pretty sad that if you are black or mexican YOUR GONNA GET PULLED OVER FOR NO REASON WHAT SO EVER ON I40. JUST THE FACTS!!!! panhandle cops are shady!!!!! try it sometime and i GUARANTEE YOU WILL GET PULLED OVER FOR SOME MADE UP REASON!!!!
vic mackey

Palm Harbor, FL

#6 Dec 2, 2008
its pretty sad that blacks and mexicans cant drive across our "free" country without getting pulled over and messed with because of their race!!!!! CONSTITUTION!!!
The truth

Euless, TX

#7 Apr 28, 2012
Police mobile X-ray van i 40 that's how they are getting huge bust isnt that unconstitutional.
AHHHman

United States

#8 Apr 29, 2012
Sounds like yall gonna be a little dry this month

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