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Georgia Firefighters Helped Drug Dealers, Feds Say

June 17, 2014  | 

Two Spalding County, Ga., firefighters — including a battalion chief — have been indicted, accused of warning drug dealers about police activity, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dwayne Tyrone Coggins, 47, and Michael Owens, 37, were arraigned Monday before a magistrate in federal court after a grand jury indicted them Wednesday.

"When called upon to assist the police, Coggins and Owens' first instinct was to call the drug dealers to warn them," United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said today following the arraignment. "Now, they face federal charges for protecting drug dealers."


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Capt.Crunch @ 6/18/2014 11:58 AM

Well they could say good bye to their careers, what a couple of real idiots.

S.S. @ 6/18/2014 12:49 PM

Hope these a-holes get what they deserve. They betreyed everything and everyone they worked for. They're just as bad if not worse than the maggot drug dealers they were protecting.

Timberwolf @ 6/20/2014 8:56 PM

That's just horrible that these firefighters would do something like this. How many drug dealers got away because they were tipped off by these guys? I hope the investigation reveals just how much drugs were able to hit the streets because of these firefighters working with the drug dealers.

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