Details of Cop's Alleged Drug Deals Revealed! 

Details of Cop's Alleged Drug Deals Revealed! 
Posted by FoM on December 22, 1998 at 11:28:55 PT

Joseph Miedzianowski sold crack cocaine--often by the duffel bagful--in a church parking lot, outside a grocery store and behind the station house where he worked as a Chicago police officer, an FBI agent testified in federal court Monday.
In fact, Miedzianowski, 45, a 22-year veteran of the force, sold up to 330 pounds of crack cocaine to one drug dealer during an 18-month period, said FBI Special Agent Patrick J. Loll.Arrested Wednesday, Miedzianowski, a gang crimes specialist, and 11 others are charged with narcotics conspiracy. More counts against the officer are expected in the coming weeks.He has pleaded not guilty.During a probable cause hearing in federal court Monday, Loll revealed that at least three of Miedzianowski's co-defendants already are cooperating with authorities.One of those men, Joseph DeLeon, 33, of the 3700 block of North Bernard, told authorities that he bought up to 2 kilograms of processed crack cocaine from Miedzianowski every week to 10 days for about 18 months, Loll testified. That could equal up to about 330 pounds.The deals between Miedzianowski and DeLeon occurred at any of three places, Loll testified: a grocery store parking lot near Miedzianowski's home, a nearby service station or the parking lot of a church, which authorities identified as St. Joseph Ukrainian Catholic Church, 5000 N. Cumberland.DeLeon told authorities he got the crack in a duffel bag, Loll said. Miedzianowski's attorney, Phillip A. Turner, tried to poke holes in those stories, noting that law enforcement officials never saw Miedzianowski with drugs and have no other physical evidence.Loll also testified that another cooperating defendant in the case, Marvel L. Passley, 29, said he bought 3 ounces of crack from Miedzianowski just two weeks ago. The deal, Loll alleged, took place ``behind the police station'' where Miedzianowski worked--Homan Center, 3340 W. Fillmore. About four weeks ago, Passley bought 2 pounds of marijuana from Miedzianowski, Loll said.Authorities also revealed Monday that they seized 50 weapons from Miedzianowski's home last week, including a sawed-off Winchester rifle and a Dillinger pistol found in the bedroom of Miedzianowski's 15-year-old son. Loll said the number of weapons seized exceeded the number of guns registered to Miedzianowski, but he wasn't specific. DeLeon and at least one other drug dealer have told authorities that they obtained guns and ammunition from Miedzianowski. DeLeon said he got a dozen guns and frequently six to eight boxes of ammunition from him, Loll said. In turn, Loll said, the guns and bullets went to members of a street gang. The hearing is set to resume today.
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Comment #1 posted by S.R. on September 27, 1999 at 05:18:07 PT
it's nice to see that finally a cop has gotten caught for what we know they all do to. stop being hypocrites!!
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