Thomas walked into his department's evidence room in the cramped fourth floor of the county courthouse last February to get some cocaine to use in a sting operation with the FBI.Whoops! Damn. I hate it when that happens.
He couldn't find it.
The disappearance of two packages of cocaine exposed the Sheriff's Department's inadequate procedures for handling narcotics: There were no procedures.
Friday, September 22, 2006
Cocaine missing from LaSalle Sheriff's Office
I'm always misplacing my hat or sunglasses, so I can empathize with LaSalle County Sheriff Robbie Thomas. He has trouble losing things, too. Reported the San Antonio Express News ("Missing cocaine has sheriff under scrutiny," Sept. 6):