An employee with the New Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office was not only fired, but arrested! He was accused of dealing drugs and admitted that he had been using his city-owned morgue van to buy and sell heroin.
Rodney “Sugar Man” Robinson, a familiar figure at crime scenes around the city for years, landed his job at the Coroner’s Office despite a prior conviction for dealing drugs. Guess he is a creature of habit! He also kept his job after he was accused of robbing a woman of her jewelry in the past, as well.
Robinson, 60, and several other men, were implicated by federal investigators. They were looking into an area drug trafficking group that had ties with Colombia, a major exporter of heroin.
Turns out several of these defendants were working together to run drugs from Houston to New Orleans for months, perhaps even longer. Robinson has been accused of working with the group.
New Orleans police arrested Robinson at the scene of a drug overdose death, where he confessed to dealing the person who died drugs.
“He advised us that he has been engaged in the sale of heroin and purchasing of heroin and that some of those sales were conducted from the coroner’s van that he uses for his job. He would break it down and package it for street-level sales,” the investigator said.
When Robinson was arrested, authorities also found a .380-caliber pistol and $700 in cash in his personal car.
Original article: New Orleans Coroner’s Office Employee Admitted He Dealt Heroin From Morgue Van
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