This Is our Village

Thursday, January 27, 2011

drug fugitive pinched in CV

just finished reading about safety/investigations/illegal renting of units in the Reporter - and lo and behold, a breaking news popped up on my computer from Palm beach post ----a drug trafficker in our midst!
quote from PB post:
"After three decades on the lam, Mark Steven Phillips' days on the run ended today at a rented condo at Century Village in suburban West Palm Beach.
U.S. Marshals from West Palm Beach and Miami arrested the now-62-year-old former member of the "Black Tuna" gang at about 10 a.m. today at the retirement village, according to a release"
Quite a shock!


  1. I think I heard once that when our Investigations does a criminal background check, reports come back from only some of the 50 states. Is this true, and if so, does anyone know what states do NOT participate? I'm not necessarily suggesting any tie-in with the Mark Steven Phillips situation.

  2. Someone else may be able to respond to this better than I, but I have heard since asking the above that we get responses from all but about a dozen states. It isn't that these states won't provide the information: it's that they refer you to the counties for county-by-county response. So suddenly the task changes from that of contacting 50 jurisdictions to contacting hundreds, a much more costly, time-consuming business, not feasible for our Investigations.


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