Good O' Boy Roundup Report - March, 1996

a) Drug distribution

One Ocoee resident alleged that in approximately 1987 he brought three prostitutes into the campground hoping to exchange sex for drugs. [ / While these women may or may not have been prostitutes, there was no claim that they solicited anyone or that they engaged in sexual activity with anyone. ] He claimed that he and the three women entered the campground sometime between midnight and 12:30 a.m. during a Roundup and walked around until three men approached them. He did not know these men and said he would not recognize them if he saw them again. He said these men asked the women to come to their campground and asked him, "What's it going to take?" He admitted replying, "Some nose candy or something good for the head," sniffing his nose. He claimed his group then moved to a picnic table at the side of the campground while one of the men left and returned a few minutes later carrying a mirror with four lines of cocaine powder on it. He said he and each of the women snorted a line of cocaine from the mirror. The group then sat at the table and talked for approximately forty minutes.

He claimed that no one had sex with the women and that he and the women were not asked to pay for the cocaine. During their forty-minute conversation, the topic of law enforcement did not come up, and none of the three wore any clothing that would indicate that they worked in law enforcement. He said he thought one of the men worked for DEA merely because he wore gold chains and gold rings. Nothing about these chains or rings referred to any law enforcement agency.

The second allegation of drug distribution came from a local woman. "Affiant A" [ / To distinguish between the two anonymous affiants we will refer to them as "Affiant A" and "Affiant B." ] alleged in her Senate affidavit that in 1990 she attended a party the "Good Ol' Boys" were sponsoring at Grumpy's. She said that after midnight the bar was closed to the public and those remaining were present by invitation only. [ / We were able to confirm that for several years the Roundup attendees would stay on after Grumpy's closed at midnight. They would bring kegs of beer up from the campground for the group because Grumpy's could not sell beer past midnight. Those inside when Grumpy's closed were generally permitted to stay but no new people could enter. We could not determine which years these private gatherings were held. ] She said she was curious to see "how law enforcement behaved at this [R]oundup," so she went to the party. During this party, she claimed a man who identified himself as a "drug enforcement officer" approached her. Shortly after they began to dance he allegedly asked her to step outside with him because he "'has the best drugs available' and we'd do some." He did not specify which type of drugs he was allegedly offering and she did not see any. She said she asked him how he could take drugs as a drug enforcement officer. He allegedly replied that that was why he had the best drugs. In an interview several days after the Senate hearing, she substantially repeated these allegations, but stated in an affidavit the following day that she did not know the man's employer and had no information that he worked for DEA. In a further interview she told us she went to Grumpy's while it was open to the public, as opposed to when it was a private Roundup party, and a man at that time asked her to dance, told her he worked with "drug enforcement," and asked her to go outside. When she asked him why, he said, "I have some drugs." She said she never saw the man display any identification from a law enforcement agency, nor did she claim that he wore any clothing or other item that would suggest affiliation with any law enforcement agency or the Roundup. She did not tell anyone at Grumpy's that evening or the police about the alleged encounter and offer. [ / The local sheriff told us he had never received any complaints about the Roundup or Roundup-related complaints at Grumpy's since he has been in office beginning in 1990. While his office has made some arrests at Grumpy's for drug law violations, these were all local civilians or civilians from surrounding counties, not law enforcement personnel. ] In a significantly later interview with an investigator from the Treasury OIG, she claimed for the first time that the man who supposedly offered her drugs said he worked for DEA.