A recent arrest of an alleged drug kingpin in Texas is turning heads. Most of the time we expect to see a male running the dope game, but this time it is a female. What makes this particular arrest interesting is not only the cute mug shot of the accused, but also the fact that her father is one of the top officials for the Texas DEA.
Sarah Furay, 19, was arrested at her upscale apartment in College Station after a search of her apartment revealed that the teen was dealing heavy drugs. Police found “31.5 grams of packaged cocaine, 126 grams of high grade marijuana, 29 ecstasy tablets, methamphetamine and 60 doses of a drug similar to LSD” according to a police probable cause affidavit.
Her father is Bill Furay, the head of the Beaumont, Texas, office of the Drug Enforcement Agency. For years, Bill Furay has been a scourge to drug dealers and was once quoted as saying “You don’t see many drug traffickers retire. Either they wind up in prison or they wind up dead.” As a top DEA official he was responsible for leading major operations in Texas that took down Mexican drug cartels and low level dealers.
Sarah Furay now faces felony charges that could lead to a sentence of up to 215 years in jail and a $30,000 fine with Texas having some of the harshest drug laws in the nation. Despite the very real possibility that she could spend years in a Texas prison, she is smiling in her mug shot. She later posted $39,000 in bail and was out of jail the next day. Furay is listed as a dean’s list student at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.