RACE RELATIONS BLOG: Lutcher, Louisiana Police Chief Accused Of Dealing Drugs

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Lutcher, Louisiana Police Chief Accused Of Dealing Drugs

LUTCHER, La. -- Lutcher Police Chief Corey Pittman was arrested by federal drug agents Wednesday on drug-dealing charges.
The Drug Enforcement Agency said an undercover drug operation has been ongoing for the past three months, during which time undercover agents allegedly bought drugs from Pittman on five different occasions.
The DEA said the sales of crack cocaine and the prescription painkiller hydrocodone netted Pittman $5,200.

Pittman is a former St. James Parish sheriff's deputy who was elected police chief in October 2002. He was a popular first-term chief, and residents said a crackdown on drug dealers was one of his campaign promises.
"I think it's dirty, because people we looking up to to protect and serve us, they going out and selling the dope," said one resident.


Blogger Saidi_saidi_Aswani said...

He looks like Louie Armstrong.

10:37 AM  

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