Officer Clorenzo Griffin was a Florida Deputy US Marshal who was caught in Yuba City, California stealing 24 pounds of marijuana at gunpoint and then speeding off, leading police on a high-speed chase that eventually ended in Griffin’s surrender. Filming Cops reported:
Officer Clorenzo Griffin has been a police officer in Miami for four years.
He was a hardcore advocate for the US government’s War on Drugs.
His reason for becoming a cop was so that he could “counsel children,” he said, “about the dangers of drugs.”
Surprisingly — or perhaps expectantly, depending on how you look at things — Officer Griffin has been caught speeding with 24 pounds of marijuana packed into his car after he was involved in a drug deal.
It began in the parking lot of a motel in Yuba City, California.
Although he was supposed to be off-duty at the time, Officer Mack was fully decked out in his police gear, sources say.
At the Best Western Inn parking lot on Highway 99, Officer Griffin and two of his accomplices were supposed to meet a dealer and pay for marijuana, but instead used guns to rob the dealer and take off with all of the marijuana.
Some surmise that Officer Griffin wore his police costume to make the dealer think that he was being busted, unaware that Officer Griffin was actually after the drugs for his own personal use and profit.
After robbing the dealer at gunpoint, Officer Griffin and his two accomplices then packed the stolen loot into a Jeep and took off speeding, according to reports.
At one point they ran a red light, and that’s when a Highway Patrol officer who happened to be nearby became alert to their presence.
The CHP officer turned on his lights and motioned them to pull over, but Officer Griffin and his two accomplices accelerated and led the CHP on a chase.
Moments later, the three men abandoned the Jeep and began running on foot.
Witnesses then saw Officer Griffin run into a property and pull out his handgun.
A deputy nearby began firing at Officer Griffin but missed.
At that point Officer Griffin surrendered his weapon and was captured along with his two accomplices.
He said he became a cop so that he could help kids avoid drugs. It’s a little ironic that he ended up using his official uniform and guns to force those pot dealers to readily give up their product.
I wonder what an ardent supporter of the war on drugs was doing fueling the war on drugs? He probably saw the financial potential in dealing with an illegal plant substance.