Monday, May 16, 2011

CoCo Narcotics Officer Allegedly Stole From Prostitutes, Too?

by David Downs
Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:22 AM

That's the latest allegation in the now-made-for-Showtime story of police corruption in Contra Costa County.

Background: "Wielsch, 50, and Butler, 49, were charged in February with stealing drugs from evidence lockers in Contra Costa and selling them. "

How much drugs, you ask?

A pound of methamphetamine, 'roids, pills, and pot.

CoCo County Narcotics Cmdr. Norman Wielsch (left), charged with selling a pound of meth
  • SF Chronicle
  • CoCo County Narcotics Cmdr. Norman Wielsch (left), charged with selling a pound of meth
"Separately, Butler has been charged with arranging the false drunken-driving arrests of men who were targets of his investigations firm. Wielsch and Butler have pleaded not guilty."

Bonus: the requisite sleazy Dr. Phil and local TV clips featuring Butler "honeytrapping".

"The major police corruption scandals of the last several decades have had their roots in drug enforcement," notes Norm Stamper, at Law Enforcement Againist Prohibition.

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