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Resource ID: #18526
Subject: Drugs
Source: WKMG-TV (Orlando, Fla.)
Date: March 26



WKMG-TV investigates the connection of Captain Victor Thomas, a high-ranking sheriff's official, to a drug murder and rip-off. The story describes the circumstances at which Thomas was arrested trying to smuggle 18 kilos of cocaine. The reporters find that "instead of quickly putting the case of one bad cop behind it, the sheriff's office and FBI continued to pursue leads down the same trail WKMG was trolling, at times crossing investigative paths, but ultimately winding up with a scandal that claimed six careers, put two cops in jail and revealed the seamier side of a law enforcement star out of control."

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