Tulia, Texas
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Tulia, Texas
Tulia is a small town in Texas that has fallen victim to economic hard times in recent decades; unemployment is high, and drug use is on the rise. In 1998, an undercover police detective named Thomas Coleman began an operation designed to shut down Tulia's drug dealers, and on July 23, 1999, his project climaxed with the arrest of 46 people in the wake of a massive sting operation involving cocaine trafficking. With plenty of support in the local media, prosecutors won convictions against nearly all those who stood trial, with sentences ranging from 20 to 99 years behind bars, while many… More