Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kentucky police chief faces federal drug charges

It really is time to stop kidding ourselves about this. The fact is that drugs are propping up right-wing corruption in Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is becoming a narcorepublic - perhaps even a narcodictatorship - run by drug lords in high places.

Now Police Chief Jackie Stewart of Lynch, Kentucky, and his girlfriend Rettie Morris have been arrested on federal charges of illegally distributing drugs - including cocaine, meth, and Suboxone. The couple is also accused of selling a gun and ammo to a convicted felon. They may each face up to 60 years in prison and almost $3 million in fines.

It also turns out that there was a burglary at the police department just before the police chief's arrest. Money and evidence were stolen.

And people wonder why we can't trust anyone.