Bill Furay is the head of the DEA’s office in Beaumont, Texas, and as far as the DEA world goes, he’s apparently a pretty big deal.
According to Raw Story, Furay’s worked hard to “style himself the implacable scourge of drug dealers, becoming a familiar presence at triumphant DEA press conferences announcing mass arrests and seizures of contraband and proceeds.”
In 2009, Furay led a large-scale drug bust called “Operation Blood Loss,” and he propelled himself to DEA fame when he led another huge operation in 2010, this time targeting the Sinaloa drug cartel’s activity in the U.S.
He’s apparently been playing up his hotshot image ever since.
More recently, he’s talked up his drug-busting game by telling reporters that, “you don’t see many drug traffickers retire. Either they end up in prison, or they end up dead.” The obvious implication here is that it’s guys like him that put the hurt down on drug dealers.
Apparently greatness runs in the family: Furay’s 19 year old daughter, Sarah, is also a pretty big deal in her own industry.
The funny thing, though, is that she’s on the opposite side of the drug world than her dad.
Sarah Furay has recently been dubbed the world’s most “adorable drug kingpin” after being arrested for possession and distribution of all sorts of things.
When cops raided her bedroom, they found “31.5 grams of packaged cocaine, 126 grams of high grade marijuana, 29 ‘ecstasy’ tablets, methamphetamine and 60 doses of a drug similar to LSD.”
The bad thing for Sarah is that, thanks to people like her old man, Texas is known for doling out notoriously tough punishments for drug-related crimes.
Sarah is facing at least three felony charges that could carry some serious prison time. Raw Story reports that she could face up to 215 years in prison and a fine of $30,000.
This is one weird family story that leave us wondering if Bill Furay’s feelings about the war on drugs have changed now that it might be sending his own daughter to prison.