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Two Entire Police Depts Shut Down During FBI Raids Over Massive DEA Drug Ring Conspiracy


"They're basically treating these buildings like crime scenes."

Tangipahoa Parish, LA — A massive raid was carried out by the FBI on Thursday of  Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office and the Hammond Police Department. The raids were part of a year-long investigation into a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency task force accused of a massive conspiracy to rob drug dealers and profit from selling the stolen narcotics.

According to the Advocate, two former members of the New Orleans-based task force — both of whom worked for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office — are facing federal charges, and one pleaded guilty earlier this year to state drug conspiracy charges.

During the raids on Thursday, both departments were completely shut down as FBI agents seized computers, cellphones and case files. The raids involved an earlier investigation the Free Thought Project reported on in March.

After Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy and DEA task force member Johnny Domingue took a plea deal and began rolling over on his co-conspirators, the FBI has nabbed more crooked cops.

Before he started selling out his fellow criminal DEA cops, Domingue acknowledged that drugs had been stolen "with the dual purpose of ingesting them and selling them for profit." He also admitted to selling cocaine that had been stored in evidence bags at the DEA's office in Metairie.

During the raid on Dominque's house in January, authorities found a whopping 300 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, oxycodone pills, methadone, Xanax and "a voluminous number of manila envelopes that contained additional prescription medications," according to court documents.


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