From the Lincoln County Journal (Lincoln County is 60 miles northwest of St. Louis):
The fallout following the arrest of a Winfield Police officer on a drug charge continues with the suspension of a police chief and investigation into cases involving the officer.
On May 21, 2010, investigators with the Lincoln County Narcotics Enforcement Team took a Winfield police officer into custody for attempting to purchase two grams of powder cocaine.
Net Team Investigators learned that officer, Bud Chrum and his brother, Tony Chrum, were attempting to purchase the cocaine in Troy city limits. According to the information they received, the cocaine was being purchased to replace some cocaine Bud Chrum had apparently removed from police evidence. According to the person providing the information, Tony Chrum would be the one to actually make the purchase.
the story continues:
Tony Chrum made arrangements with his brother over the telephone for them to meet at a Troy area apartment complex under the close supervision of the narcotics investigators. When Bud Chrum arrived at the pre-determined location to accept the cocaine from his brother, the narcotics investigators quickly moved in. Bud Chrum, who was in his police officer uniform at the time, immediately recognized one of the investigators and told him that he was only purchasing the cocaine to replace evidence he accidentally destroyed. He was taken into custody without incident.
Don’t they have SWAT teams for this kind of thing?
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…accidentally destroyed up his nose.