Social media was abuzz when Death and Taxes posted an article reporting the arrest of “adorable drug kingpin” Sarah Furay, a 26-year-old arrested for slinging drugs in College Station, TX. She had drugs in variety, according to the site. Furay was busted for the alleged “possession and delivery of 31.5 grams of cocaine, 126 grams of high-grade marijuana, 29 tablets of Ecstasy, an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and 60 hits of LSD.” It was reported that Furay faced serious prison time:
Because of the amount of marijuana police found, that charge is a state jail felony, which can garner up to two years in jail and $10,000 in fines. Furay also faces two first-degree felony charges and one second-degree felony charge for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. If convicted of the three charges, she can face a sentence of 215 years in prison and up to $30,000 in fines.
However, it doesn’t seem likely that Furay will receive anymore than a slap on the wrist. It is being reported that her father, Bill Furay, is a special agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). According to Death and Taxes, the dope dealer’s dad has been an agent since 2008 and “is currently serving as the DEA’s diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Ambassador’s office in Panama City, Panama, and was previously Resident Agent in Charge at the DEA office in Galveston, Texas.”
The status of Furay’s father, as a DEA agent, and her mother, who is a school principal and educator of 20 years in the greater Houston area, could e the reason she was released on $38,000 bond. This sum is insanely low for for distribution. The privilege afforded her by her (now-divorced) parents’ stature in the community could be a reason she was cheesing so hard in her mugshot. Seems like she’ll be a good informant for her father. She clearly knows a plug or two in the bustling Texas drug market.
Death and Taxes has issued an apology for making so light of Furay’s hustling while the same lightheartedness isn’t afforded people of color knocked for the same thing. It can be read here.