Sarah Furay’s Dad is Head of TX DEA
Early this month Texas college student, Sarah Furay, was arrested after the College Station Police found a large amount of drugs and drug dealing accouterments in her apartment as well as a series of incriminating text message that discussed her various drug deals. Her chipper mugshot garnered her a lot of attention with hilarious headlines written about her that quickly earned her the title of “adorable drug kingpin.” Well, there’s even more to this story. In a plot twist straight out of a bad Law and Order episode, we now know that Sarah’s father is none other than Special Agent Bill Furay of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
A Lesson in Irony
Death and Taxes was the first to report this new informational gem after covering Sarah’s initial arrest for being a college drug dealer. The report said, “New information brought to the attention of Death and Taxes reveals that Furay’s father is Bill Furay, a supervisory special agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He is currently serving as the DEA’s diplomatic attache at the U.S. Ambassador’s office in Panama City, Panama, and was previously Resident Agent in Charge at the DEA office in Galveston, Texas.”
Furay was the haughty face of many major drug cases in the state as the DEA’s resident head honcho. He was known for being boastful during press conferences and aggressive in his mission to target “criminal organizations, gangs, trying to hit them where they live and breathe” as the “scourge of drug dealers” in Texas. Little did he know that his own daughter would one day be lumped into the same category as those he worked to put behind bars.
Furay has always been a big proponent of team work when it comes to cracking down on drugs in Texas, too. He even said as much after a 2009 drug bust, “It’s so important that the different agencies have small pieces of the pie as far as the information goes, we’re able to strike a blow and get an entire organization.” There’s a sweet touch of irony here since it looks like the College Station Police took his advice when they worked together with a confidential informant, the CSPD Special Investigations Unit and the College Station Municipal Court to get Sarah in cuffs.
Daddy’s Little Drug Dealer
It appears that Sarah may have overlooked the fact that her father was a major player in the DEA and spent most of his days throwing drug dealers in the slammer. Surely this topic had to come up during discussions around the family dinner table at some point, right? It’s also possible that she was just trying to stick it to her old man by venturing into the very profession he fought against.
Regardless of her motivations, she meant business as the substantial supply of drugs found in her apartment clearly demonstrated. According to the police report, officers on the scene found “31.5 grams of cocaine, 126 grams of marijuana, 29 ecstasy tablets and 60 dosage units of 25C NBOME (LSD like substance).” Police also found undisclosed amounts of hydrocodone, Xanax, promethazine syrup and methamphetamine. The incriminating icing on Sarah’s drug dealing cake came when police found $2,573, two digital scales, various materials used to package drugs and handwritten inventory list with the prices listed.
Sarah was arrested and taken to the Brazos County Jail on November 6, where she waited until her $39,000 bail was posted the following day. She currently faces one state jail felony charge due to the large amount of marijuana in her possession, which means she’s looking at up to two years in jail and $10,000 in fines. Sarah’s also looking down the barrel of two first-degree felony charges and one second-degree felony charge of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance. She’ll certainly have to develop a taste for prison food if she’s convicted of these three charges just in case she gets the maximum 215 year sentence.
Those are some pretty intense, but she doesn’t seem the least bit fazed by them if the Cheshire cat grin she’s sporting in her mugshot is indicative of how she’s feeling. Perhaps she’s just confident that her DEA agent daddy will be able to get her off the hook with a mere flash of his badge.
It’s a bit too early to know for sure what Sarah’s fate will be, so we’ll just have to wonder if her father’s connections to the state and federal criminal justice system will tip the scales in her favor when the punishments for her crimes are dealt out.