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Former FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to 64 Criminal Charges Tied to Heroin Abuse

By Steve Neavling

A former FBI agent who stole heroin that was collected as evidence pleaded guilty Tuesday and warned of the powers of addiction.

The Washington Post reports that Matthew Lowry, who worked in the Washington Field Office, apologized outside of the D.C. federal courthouse.

“Today I informed the court of criminal acts of misconduct that I committed while trying to handle my pain medication,” Matthew Lowry told reporters. “I want to apologize and say I was wrong.”

The 33-year-old agent pleaded guilty to 64 criminal charges, including obstruction of justice, possession of heroin and tampering with evidence.

Lowry’s attorney said his client started using heroin after being given a powerful pain medication that he shouldn’t have been prescribed.

“Hopefully from this situation I’ll be able to stand as an example of how not to deal with prescription pain medication abuse and be able to help people understand how powerful and addictive and dangerous they can be,” Lowry said.

Asked how he was holding up, he paused and said, “I’m getting better.”



Suspect in Deadly Suspect in NSA Encounter, Who Had Criminal History, Is Identified

By Steve Neavling

A man who was killed after crashing a stolen SUV outside of the National Security Agency has a criminal history and has been identified.

The Washington Post reports that the suspect was Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27. He is accused of smashing a police cruiser with a stolen Ford Escape.

The Post identified the passenger as Kevin Lamont Fleming, 20.

The men were dressed as women “but not in an attempt to disguise themselves from authorities,” according to a prepared statement from FBI spokeswoman Amy J. Thoreson.

Authorities were still tight-lipped about the incident but said terrorism didn’t appear to be the motive.

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Molesting 5-Year-Old Girl

Jeremy Tyler Cole

By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent in Arizona is accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl while visiting his fiancé’s friend and her children, The Tucson News Now reports. 

Jeremy Tyler Cole, of Sierra Vista, was charged March 27 on one count of child molestation.

Cole was arrested by Chandler Police on Friday.

The CBP Tucson Sector released this statement Tuesday:

A Border Patrol agent assigned to the Douglas Border Patrol Station was arrested in a collaborative operation between the Chandler Police Criminal Apprehension Team and the Peoria Police Department on March 27, in Peoria, Arizona. The agent is being charged with one count of Child Molestation, and is currently in a leave with pay status pending additional criminal proceedings. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector are cooperating fully with the investigative agencies. Customs and Border Protection takes all incidents of misconduct seriously and will continue to work with outside investigative agencies to maintain the integrity of the workforce.