Bolivar Police Officer Charged in Federal Court for
OCT 21 -- Jackson, TN - William Patrick JORDAN, 37, of Bolivar, Tennessee, was charged in a federal complaint Friday, October 17, 2008, announced Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and Rodney G. Benson, Special in Charge (SAC) of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Atlanta Field Division (AFD). JORDAN was charged with knowingly, unlawfully, and intentionally possessing hydrocodone, with the intent to distribute in violation of Title 21, USC, Section 841 (a)(1). Violation of this statute carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
According to the complaint, in July 2007, the Bolivar Police Department received information that Officer JORDAN was selling hydrocodone to young girls at the Sonic Drive-In in Bolivar, Tennessee. Subsequently, the DEA received information from a confidential informant revealing that the informant had been delivering approximately 50 to 70 pills of hydrocodone to JORDAN, twice a week for five or six months. The complaint further cited that on October 16, 2008, the confidential informant spoke with JORDAN and made arrangements to deliver 40 hydrocodone tablets on the following day. On October 17, 2008, the confidential informant received 40 tablets from agents of DEA and made the delivery to JORDAN. As further stated in the complaint, JORDAN was handed the bottle of hydrocodone and the informant received $120 from JORDAN as payment. JORDAN was subsequently arrested by agents. He was released on bond and his probable cause hearing has been scheduled for October 29, 2008.
This case is being investigated by the DEA Memphis Resident Office, with assistance of the Bolivar Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jerry Kitchen is handling the case for the government.
DEA AFD SAC Benson encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justthinktwice.com and www.dea.gov. DEA.gov takes you directly to the Diversion Control and Prescription Drugs link.