Cops Plead Guilty to Stealing and Selling Drugs, Flex Blue Privilege—Will Not Go To Jail

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

In a blow to justice and a nail in the coffin that is police accountability, two drug dealing cops avoid any real punishment for pleading guilty to drug conspiracy.

By Matt Agorist
TheFreeThoughtProject.com
August 8, 2017

Fresno, CA — In a massive blow to justice and a nail in the coffin that is police accountability, two former cops who pleaded guilty to arresting people for drugs, stealing those drugs, and selling them for themselves, will not see a single day behind bars.

As the Free Thought Project reported in May, former sheriff’s deputies Logan August and Derrick Penney pleaded guilty to a massive conspiracy in which they would arrest people for selling drugs only to turn around and use those drugs to enrich themselves.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California, August and Penney conspired with a former detective to steal several pounds of cannabis from storage and sell it through a confidential informant.

“According to court documents, between June 2014 and October 2014, while sworn peace officers working with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), August and Penney abused their positions of trust and authority by conspiring with former Bakersfield Police Department detective Patrick Mara and an individual who previously worked as a confidential informant for August, and others, to steal marijuana from a KCSO storage unit and sell it for unlawful personal gain.”

August and Penney pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, and they were facing a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. However, as yesterday’s sentencing showed, they will spend no time in jail and will pay no fines.

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