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"Three charged with Hartsfield drug smuggling"
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Three charged with airport drug smuggling
United Press International
ATLANTA, (UPI) -- A U.S. grand jury has indicted three Georgia men on
charges relating to a drug-smuggling operation at Atlanta's
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
U.S. Attorney David Nahmias identified one of the men as an employee of the
U.S. Transportation Security Administration and another of Delta Air Lines,
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a news release.
The indictment charges TSA employee Jon Patton, 44, and Leslie Adgar, 42,
with conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin. Andre Mays, a Delta Air
Lines employee, is charged with drug conspiracy and attempting to distribute
Investigators allege Patton brokered a deal with a confidential DEA source
to move 4.4 pounds of cocaine from Atlanta to New York. He allegedly
enlisted the help of Mays to get a carry-on bag with the cocaine to Adgar
who boarded a Delta flight for New York and handed it to the DEA source, the
DEA release said.
"This indictment should serve as a cautionary tale for others who would
betray the trust the public places in the front-line workers at our nation's
airports," Nahmias said.
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