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TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:05 pm

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Drug agents have arrested a TSA security officer Wednesday who worked at Orlando International Airport on drug and weapons charges.
Agents found 40 grams of cocaine, a scale used to weigh and measure the drugs and 65 grams of marijuana all packaged up for sale.
Agents also seized numerous weapons including a shotgun, several handguns and a Keltec pistol. Police say he had the ammunition to go with it, along with the proceeds from drug sales.

Dont know where to start with this one. Let 'em have it guys....

http://www.wftv.com/news/19130582/detail.html

[Edited 2009-04-09 15:12:53]
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:04 pm

Ah yes. One of America's finest.  Yeah sure
Reminds me of that TSA sketch on Saturday Night Live a while back.
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:07 pm

Drug dealer. Off to jail.

It's about the only way to lose a government job.
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:14 pm

Where's the person that defended the TSA in another thread? If I remember correctly, he was very defensive when the TSA was accused of rifiling through people's bags and stealing their belongings. I believe he said they were a group of 'highly trained indivduals' who put their lives on the line everyday for the travelling public. Hmm, looks like this is a perfect case in point....
 
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:37 pm



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 3):
Where's the person that defended the TSA in another thread?

A jail in Orlando maybe? Big grin
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:54 pm



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 3):
I believe he said they were a group of 'highly trained indivduals' who put their lives on the line everyday for the travelling public.

You only need a high school diploma to do this job!!!

Highly Trained Individuals?! Oh, puhlease!!!!  sarcastic 
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:54 pm

I am not defending the TSA, in fact I wish they would go away and stop the theater...

But what profession doesn't have their bad eggs?

Police that get paid off or are charged with Domestic Violence
Fire Fighters charged with arson
EMS/Medics charged with sexual misconduct
Pilots charged with being intoxicated
Ramp/Gate agents charged with theft/drugs/guns
IT Professionals charged with corporate espionage
it goes on and on....

Fire the guy and any associates they can connect him to and do the same with the power tripping STL agent and all of the other problem agents. Until the TSA admin starts being proactive this will continue.

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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:56 pm



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 3):
Where's the person that defended the TSA in another thread?

So in an organization of thousands, 1 person is a drug dealer, that proves your point?

Hardly.

The reality is that before 9/11, security was handled by private contractors who had lower hiring standards than the TSA. It doesn't mean that everyone who works for the TSA is great, but things were worse before.
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:01 am

He lived in county too. More info here:

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/...0408033&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

Enjoy. Personally, I hope this guy is black listed on the government do not hire list.

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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:16 pm

The first article didn't make it clear what the weapons charges were, but the second one does:

Quote:
A Brevard County Circuit Court judge today set a bond of $743,000 for a Transportation Security Administration employee who has been charged with selling drugs from his Palm Bay house.

Monroe, 41, was held without bond at the Brevard County Detention Center on Wednesday. He faces charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of paraphernalia.

Now it makes sense.
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RE: TSA Worker Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges

Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:22 pm



Quoting IAD51FL (Reply 6):
But what profession doesn't have their bad eggs

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Just have to weed out the bad ones, as in the case of any large company or organization.

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