Man sentenced for drug deal that killed police dog


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Submitted: Sat, 07/07/2012 - 5:43pm
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man charged in a cocaine bust that led to the death of a Brunswick County Sheriff’s K-9 will spend more than 11 years in prison.

A federal judge sentenced Jamie Gonzalez-Lopez, 33, of Mexico, to 135 months imprisonment. Gonzalez-Lopez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possession with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or
more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Prosecutor say on July 16, 2011, a government agent ordered a kilogram of cocaine from Gonzalez-Lopez, which he and another person delivered to an area in Ash. Gonzalez-Lopez hid the cocaine in a field prior to completing the sale. Law enforcement arrested Gonzalez-Lopez and his co-defendant after they had been shown the buy money.

Deputies sent K-9 Viper into the field to find the hidden cocaine. Viper found the cocaine, but ripped open the package and accidentally ingested some of the cocaine, which killed the dog.

The investigation reveled that Gonzalez-Lopez was responsible for distributing more than five kilograms of cocaine.

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78 Comments on "Man sentenced for drug deal that killed police dog"


Wilmington Observer
2015 years 8 months ago

Wxactly how much time did this jerk get for the death of the law enforcement officer? It sounds as if all of his sentence was drug related. He sould have received, at least, eleven years for the death of Viper!!

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Bo Hamburger
2015 years 8 months ago

Scooby Crack! Scooby Crack!

Red
2015 years 8 months ago

The judge gave this guy 135 months! He should have gotten 135 years!

Anonymous Coward
2015 years 8 months ago

the police just shoot the family dog as SOP.

alanwillingham
2015 years 8 months ago

Government agents sending a dog to find a dangerous substance instead of going after it themselves has once again resulted in a tragic and needless death. Children and dogs are not mentally developed enough to the point they should be forced to handle dangerous chemicals.