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Feds Might Have Caught Voice of Local Sheriff's Captain on Narcotics Wiretap

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A narcotics wiretap might have caught the voice of a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Captain, reports the Los Angeles Times.Bernice Adams, who is in charge of the sheriff's Carson station, has been on leave from the sheriff's department from April. But Los Angeles Times was only able to confirm with anonymous sources in today's paper that Adams has been on leave, because her voice is suspected of being on a narcotics wiretap. Adams' niece, a sheriff's custody assistant named Chantell White, was also put on leave in April.

Authorities are still trying to confirm that the voice is Adams' and what, if any, relationship she has to the other man on the line, who is at the center of a drug ring the FBI has been investigating:

Earlier this month, investigators from the FBI and other federal agencies arrested people accused of being members of the alleged Compton-based drug ring that was the focus of the wiretapping. Authorities say Dion Grim, the man accused of being the group's leader, is a Front Hood Crips associate who operated a walk-up drug house in Compton and illegally shipped Xanax and other prescription medications from Los Angeles to Louisiana. Abram said in a brief interview that she didn't know why she was on leave. She also said she'd never heard of Grim. Her niece referred all questions to Sheriff's Department headquarters.

Authorities are trying to determine whether the female voice heard in several recorded conversations with Grim is Abram's. One source described the conversations as extensive but did not provide details about what was discussed.