“You don’t see many drug traffickers retire,” gloated Bill Furay, head of the DEA’s office in Beaumont, Texas, following the arrest of a wealthy couple from a tiny neighborhood in Pearland. “Either they end up in prison, or they end up dead.” Furay apparently never had time to give that lecture to his teenage daughter, Sarah — who was arrested earlier this month on drug-trafficking charges that could result in decades behind bars. For many years, Furay has styled 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. “Basically, we’re targeting criminal organizations, gangs, trying to hit them where they live and breathe,” Furay boasted following a large-scale bust following “Operation Blood Loss” in 2009. “Operation Agent Orange” in June 2010 propelled Furay into the spotlight yet again: A multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force staged a massive operation spanning several counties to arrest 60 people allegedly involved in a drug-trafficking ring tied to Mexico’s Sinaloa narcotics cartel. US Attorney Malcolm Bates described the narcotics operation as the “United Nations of drug trafficking.” Like most initiatives of its kind, Agent Orange began with information sweated out of low-level dealers seeking a “downward departure” in sentencing in exchange for leniency. The crackdown netted dozens of suspects, including “Mexicans, Hondurans, Mexican-Americans, African-Americans, Anglos and at least one Pakistani and one Israeli citizen,” according to the Houston Chronicle. “People with first names such as Jesus and Omar are accused of doing business with Mohammad, Shannon, Heather, and Ken.”New Twist in Arrest of TX Teen Dubbed 'The Adorable Drug Kingpin' | Fox News Insider
We're learning more about the 19-year-old who was dubbed the "adorable drug kingpin" because of the happy-looking mugshot that followed her drug arrest in Texas. It turns out that Sarah Furay is the daughter of a longtime DEA agent who once headed up the federal agency's office in Galveston, Texas. Furay's father, Bill, is now reportedly working for the DEA in Panama. Sarah Furay was busted last month for selling large amounts of pot, ecstasy, cocaine and methamphetamine out of her College Station apartment. Furay was arrested after cops found 31.5 grams of packaged cocaine, 126 grams of high grade marijuana, 29 ecstasy tablets, methamphetamine and a 60 doses of an LSD-like drug. Officers also found digital scales and a written list of drug prices. Furay was released from jail after posting a $39,000 bond.