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MESQUITE, NV - OCTOBER 02: A Mesquite Police Department vehicle blocks access in the Sun City Mesquite community where suspected Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock lived in Mesquite, Nevada on October 2, 2017 in Mesquite, Nevada. Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, allegedly opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the music festival, leaving at least 58 people dead and over 500 injured. According to reports, Paddock killed himself at the scene. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

The Washington Post is reporting that Florida police officer Zachary Wester is being charged with 52 counts racketeering, false imprisonment, possession, fabricating evidence and more.  He faces 30 years in prison for allegedly planting drugs like meth and marijuana on drivers during traffic stops.

While 119 people have had charges involving the officer dropped and eight inmates have been released, 263 other cases still remain under review.  One man even lost custody of his daughter over the “drug planting.”   Some plan to sue the sheriff’s office.  One mother told the Washington Post that Wester made her fear she was going to lose her children over a “drug bust” even though she never touched drugs.

Wester joined the Jackson County, Florida Sherriff’s Office in 2016 and something didn’t seem right about his inconsistencies in his reports.  It was also suspicious that his body camera was usually turned off right until Wester would “find the drugs.”  No one is sure why Wester planted drugs on innocent people or how and who he picked to “bust.”

Read more here.