Washington County sheriff calls for ousting of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency chief

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — The sheriff in Maine's easternmost county is crossing swords with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Roy McKinney.

Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith is calling for McKinney's ouster. In an e-mail, he says McKinney has both covered up and allowed misconduct.

Asked about the e-mail, Smith told the Bangor Daily News that the MDEA is a "rogue agency." He cited several incidents including an agent's misuse of a stun gun, $3,000 in missing drug buy money and a video that surfaced showing an agent flash his badge, drink some beer and then drive away.

Maine Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan disagrees. She describes McKinney as "an incredibly well-respected and highly qualified MDEA director."


Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

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incredibly well-respected

Maine Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan . . . describes McKinney as "an incredibly well-respected and highly qualified MDEA director."
Does this mean she thinks the claim that he is well respected is incredible?


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