Police Officer & Wife Arrested on Federal Weapons & Drug Charges

Police Officer & Wife Arrested on Federal Weapons & Drug Charges

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    Police Officer & Wife Arrested on Federal Weapons & Drug Charges

    Police Officer, Wife Arrested On Federal Weapons, Drug Charges - News Story - WFTV Orlando

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    Altamonte Springs police officer, wife arrested on federal drug, weapons charges -- OrlandoSentinel.com

    An Altamonte Springs police officer - recently kicked out of a countywide drug task force -- and his wife have been arrested on federal drug and weapons charges. Authorities said he also was planning to kill a former drug unit supervisor.

    Clay T. Adams, 36, a master patrolman, was arrested by a task force of agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fireams and Explosives; the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. His wife, Robyn, also was charged.

    Adams has been suspended without pay, said Altamonte Springs Police Chief Robert Merchant.

    "I am extremely upset," he said. "We work very, very hard to build our reputation only to have it brought down by (Adams') actions."

    Adams was arrested as he reported for duty at 7:30 p.m., said Altamonte Police spokesman Tim Hyer. He said a press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the department's headquarters. The couple will have a bail hearing in federal court later today.

    They are being held without bail at the Seminole County Jail.

    A complaint filed by ATF agent Timothy Gunning charges that Adams was a cop gone bad, who ran a marijuana grow-house operation which supplied distributors in Tallahassee and dealt illicit prescription drugs. It also said Adams provided weapons to an informant who is a convicted felon and who tipped authorities about the scheme earlier this month.

    The informant, who recorded numerous conversations with the couple, said Clay provided him with driver's license photos, undercover and real names of drug agents of Seminole's City-County Investigative Bureau, their vehicle descriptions and techniques used by them.

    Adams joined CCIB earlier this year to learn investigative techniques used to detect marijuana growing operations, Gunning wrote. But he was forced out of the unit last month.

    "Clay was extremely upset a month ago when he was reprimanded by a supervisor," Gunning wrote. "As a result of the reprimand, Clay was removed from CCIB. Clay advised [the informant] that he will let the issue cool off for a couple of months and then "take [the supervisor] out" when he least expects it, utlizing a .308-caliber rifle equipped with a silencer," Gunning wrote.

    CCIB Capt. Sammy Gibson said Adams served in the unit from March to June, when Adams transferred back to his agency. He referred inquiries about the case to federal authorities.

    The complaint gives this account of the investigation: On July 7, ATF interviewed the informant, who had known Adams for years since he joined the Altamonte force in 1999. The informant said Adams secretly was addicted to OxyContin, a powerful pain reliever, and that he observed Adams at an Orlando pain clinic. He said Adams feared his job would be in danger if his employer discovered his addiction.

    Adams' wife, Robyn, is employed by an orthopedic surgeon and obtained OxyContin for him. She also had a mail box in her name to obtain marijuana seeds shipped in her name over the Internet from the Netherlands, Gunning wrote.

    The informant said Adams approached him with an offer to "get rich" from a $5,500 investment in a marijuana grow-house operation -- including $2,000 for the purchase of an assault rifle to protect the grow-house. On July 9, the informant gave the money to Adams and was instructed to find a home for the operation and steal a license plate for vehicles driven to the site. Meanwhile, Adams went to various stores to buy hydroponic equipment.

    Adams, who carried multiple firearms, had a hidden room in his home with several assault weapons, shotguns and grenades, the informant said. He provided the informant an Uzi-type semi-automatic rifle for $2,000.

    Adams told the informant that "he would never lose his job and go to jail without a fight and that he would kill anyone who [messed] with him," the complaint said. Robyn Adams also told the informant she would kill anyone who exposed the operation.

    The officer bragged to the informant that he mastered the thwarting of employment polygraph examinations by taking Valium pills to reduce his blood pressure and avoid deceptive readings.

    Eventually, the informant and investigators leased a home for Adams to set up the marijuana growing site. On Sunday, Adams told the informant he and his wife set up the growing operation over the prior few nights. Police raided the home after the arrests.

    The couple is charged with several firearms violations including possessing firearms in a drug-trafficking offense, unlawful transferr of a machine gun and conspiracy.
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    This goes to show that just because they got a badge with a gun doesn't mean that there aren't bad cops and this guy was totally rotten,even targeting a supervisor for murder,I hope they enjoy prison
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    He is going to have a looooong and tough jail tour. His wife may not get hit so hard.

    Can you wave 'Bye-Bye'?

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    Unlawful transfer of a machine gun? That won't stick if the article is accurate... "He provided the informant an Uzi-type semi-automatic rifle for $2,000."

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    His mug shot - he does NOT look like a happy camper! Sad case, but dishonesty and corruption happens in every field.
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    Buh Bye!

    I'm sure he'll do all his time in segregation! But oh what a long time that should be!
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