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Sheriff Ordered to Stop Making Crack Cocaine

January 05, 1992|Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A sheriff who said he made crack to guarantee a supply for undercover operations has been told to stop by a state appeals court.

"The sheriff of Broward County acted illegally in manufacturing crack," Judge Mark Polen wrote in Friday's decision. "The police agencies themselves cannot do an illegal act, albeit their intended goal is legal and desirable."

Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro said he would comply because his anti-crime strategy, started in 1989, has eliminated much of the area's drug activity.

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