Vero Beach, Florida
Sheriff: Federal ‘EBT’ Cards ‘Ultimately Buying Drugs’
“Primarily you are looking at taxpayers’ dollars that provide EBT cards, that are ultimately buying drugs,” said Sheriff Deryl Loar, of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office tells WPEC-TV that career criminal Anthony Wheeler is not the first accused drug dealer found taking payment for drugs with taxpayer-funded electronic benefit cards.
According to a WPEC-TV report on Monday, a search at Wheeler’s Wabasso home yielded heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and 18 EBT cards issued in various names.
Happens quite a bit; you knock back a dope house and you wind up finding lots and lots of EBT/Link cards. Ironically, welfare benefits were put on cards way back when in order to prevent this sort of thing.
Now, for his sin of noticing things, Deryl Loar can now expect…
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