LA: Deputy Sheriff Fired for Selling Synthetic MarijuanaBy Phillip Smith | StopTheDrugWar.org January 22, 2013
JEFFERSON, LA — A Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy was fired last week when a Sheriff’s Office investigation determined that he had been selling synthetic marijuana online after it was outlawed in Louisiana.
Scott Sigur is alleged to have made at least three sales of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 after it was banned in August 2010 and to have profited to the tune of $50,000 to $80,000.
Sheriff Newell Normand said that the results of the investigation had been forwarded to the district attorney’s office and that criminal charges were pending.
“We’ve been able to determine that there are in fact three sales that occurred in Louisiana after the date that the substance JWH-018 was actually outlawed in Louisiana,” Normand said.
Detectives began investigating Sigur in April 2012 following a tip that the deputy was selling marijuana.
Sigur was fired on Thursday, ending nearly ten months of investigation.busted