Fox31 Denver (KDVR) has reported that a Colorado corrections officer at Buena Vista Correctional Facility has been accused of smuggling a burrito filled with drugs into the prison. Trevor Martineau, 27, was arrested on July 2nd, 2019. This is the second case of a Colorado law enforcement officer being investigated for ties with some sort of drug smuggling operation.
Martineau was already under investigation for smuggling drugs into the prison after accusations were made by an inmate. When they accused him of smuggling drugs, they found 91 grams of meth, 26 grams of heroin, and 46 strips of suboxone. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Martineau is charged with first-degree introduction of contraband and three charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Without a doubt, these cases represent the incontrovertible truth that mankind will always be morally flawed. It is human nature to abuse one’s power once it is obtained. Luckily, checks and balances have ousted these bad actors who lived within the ranks of those who are entrusted to protect us by enforcing the rule of law and promoting justice.
It is the inherent hypocrisy among the judicial system to not convey this reality clearly in their enforcement of the law. When the judicial system processes the average citizen, the prosecutors constantly rely on the respect of the badge to make their arguments. Even when they know that the police were wrong. Without a doubt, these cases took pressure from multiple people to force an investigation. A lot of times, the low-hanging fruit ends up taking the charge, while the ringleader remains active. Furthermore, it proves that the war on drugs has been a complete failure–not even prisons can stop the flow of illegal drugs. Wash, rinse, repeat.
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