I’m guessing that not everybody was quite clear on the plan…
Members of the Interstate Interdiction Unit pulled over a tractor trailer on Feb. 10 that contained 1,700 pounds of marijuana, according to a Memphis Police Department travel memo obtained under Tennessee’s public records law.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials asked that the load be delivered to its destination in Louisville while officers trailed the shipment. MPD officers and two Shelby County sheriff’s deputies accompanied the load, according to the memo.
OK, I see where they’re going with this. Their idea is apparently to let the shipment continue under close guard and then try to arrest the people who receive it.
So I guess the way this would go down is that they’d deliver the truck, keep an eye on it, and when the bad guys arrived to take over the shipment, they’d move in and nab them.
Let’s see how it went…
According to law enforcement officials with knowledge of the delivery, officials watched the tractor trailer travel to its intended destination. Soon after, several vehicles pulled up, left and then came back. They stayed several hours and then left. When officials later checked the tractor trailer, the drugs were gone.
Federal agents are on the hunt for more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana that disappeared during a controlled drug delivery from Memphis to Kentucky.
Yeah, um, no, I don’t think that’s the way the plan was supposed to go…
I’m sure they can explain what happened…
“DEA is conducting an investigation into drug trafficking, and I can’t comment any further than that,” said Keith Brown, resident agent-in-charge of the Memphis DEA office.
Tom Gorman, assistant special agent-in-charge of the Louisville district office of DEA, also had no comment. […]
Harvey Kennedy, chief administrative officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said he has no records related to the case. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Shular referred calls to the local office of the DEA.
Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin said he didn’t think it was appropriate to comment on an ongoing DEA investigation and referred questions to the local federal office.
Well, it looks like they got Plan B down perfect: No Comment.