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Police Officer Headed To Prison For Distributing Heroin

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 01 October 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Heroin

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A municipal police officer in the city of Baltimore, Maryland is headed to prison for selling heroin.

Daniel Redd, who is just 41 years old, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing heroin while he was on duty in full uniform.

Redd received an additional 5 years of supervised probation to begin once he completes his 20 year sentence.

Wonder if Redd thinks it was all worth it!

Call me naïve, but who knew that the very individuals entrusted to clean up our streets, were actually adding to the filth?!

According to the United States Department of Justice website,, Redd sold no less a kilogram and as much as 200 kilograms of heroin, armed with a firearm, while on duty, and in uniform.

Not to sensationalize the facts, but that’s what our tax dollars paid for.

This comes as a shock, particularly for those of us who were under the impression that police officers were employed to uphold the laws, not break them, not to mention corrupt the moral fiber of society and add to the increasing epidemic of addiction to illicit substances like heroin.

No judgment, just the facts! By the way, do you wonder what else police officers are getting away with?

Weigh in and let us know what you think.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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