Fulton fire capt. busted for selling cocaine in Fayette

Fri, 03/30/2007 - 10:33am
By: John Munford

A captain with the Fulton County Fire Department was arrested by undercover drug agents Thursday night for selling powder cocaine, officials said.

Bruce Bostick, 56, was arrested around 6 p.m. at a gas station in north Fayette County after selling powder cocaine to an undercover agent of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department’s Drug Task Force.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Pruitt said the DTF had been working the case for about a month and was aware of his employment, which extends for 20-plus years with the Fulton County Fire Department “instead of being a regular old street dealer.”

Bostick, who lives in Clayton County, faces one felony count of selling cocaine. Pruitt declined to detail how much cocaine was bought by the undercover agent in the transaction that led to Bostick’s arrest.

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Submitted by timada on Wed, 10/29/2008 - 7:45am.

It’s shocking that a fire captain was taking drugs and even selling them, he has a very big responsibility for a lot of people’s safety. If he was incapacitated during a crises lives could be lost that didn’t need to be. I hope he is now receiving appropriate drug treatment and a strong enough example has been made out of him to discourage actions like his being undertaken by other members of the emergency services.

Submitted by Swoozy on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 3:22pm.

Does anyone know if you can ever work for the city again after being arrested in this manor? Maybe after extensive drug rehabilitation and community service? I'm sure there is no way he could ever be employed in a firefighting capacity, but I wonder about working for the city in some other aspect. A friend of mine says it's just not possible. It's a shame either way. Throwing away 20 years worth of working with the department.

Submitted by gordman on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 9:42am.

I find it shocking, a captain involved in a drug business leaves no hope for this society. Who know how many people his statute are still undiscovered... Frightening but true, it's quite hard people of any kind. I just glad he is busted, perhaps this way several youngsters are saved from drug addiction. Too bad my little brother had to face drugs, now he is in a drug treatment center for full recovery.

Submitted by NinaLynn on Sun, 04/01/2007 - 2:18pm.

Oh great...A Fire Department Captain from Fulton. Why do the low life's from Fulton and Clayton have to come here? STAY HOME ! Thanks go to Fayette Sheriff's Dept. Shocked)

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Submitted by DragNet on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 4:58pm.

This might explain the sad condition of Fulton and Clayton County, if the cops are in the drug business what are to expect from the gansta that populate those streets!!

Making you think twice......

Submitted by theguy on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 6:25pm.

Hey, the article clearly states that the dope dealer was a FIRE Captain, NOT a cop. I wish people would quit blaming the cops for everything!

There are bad seeds everywhere.

Submitted by RuKiddin on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 3:58pm.

Say, that wasn't Matt Mosely was it? I guess you don't have to fly up to a crane to get HIGH nowadays. If its true about this joker coming down to Fayette to do some business, then I bet all his brothers are feeling embarrased right about now. Welcome to the wonderful world of being a cop.

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Submitted by cowtipn on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 11:43am.

I hope this gets in the press that we don't tolerate crack-heads in Fayette! Way to go boys!

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 11:57am.

The Atlanta area is a major hub now for dope from Mexico. It is a major distribution point, including Fayette County. Fayette is even the LARGEST grower of Mary Jane in the southeast! Remember the 30 or so houses they raided lately?
In general the feds catch about 3-4 percent of the dopers, Fayette County maybe catches 1% if somebody tells them the address.
We need to decide if catxching a small amount of them is worth the effort or just make the stuff legal and tax it in grocery stores.
Or, spend billions more and catch maybe 4-5%.
Reminds me of prohibition in the 20s, it generated more cheap liquor by bootleggers.

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Submitted by Enigma on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 6:43pm.

Okay, so now you are saying that Fayette County leads the entire southeast US in pot growing. Wow. And you know this obscure unproven trivia to be factually correct. Wow.

To top all that off, you proclaim that Feds catch only 3-4% of dopers and Fayette County catches a miniscule 1%. Wow. You have amazing insight.

And you also want to put it in grocery stores. Next to the carrots and lettuce I suppose? You sound like you already have plenty at your house - so why would you?

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 6:54pm.

If you can't take enough of your valuable time to check any statistics, just criticize everyone else's, at least use your common sense of deduction.
If one adds up the dope convictions for a year and comes up with a number; then compares that to the quantity of dope coming into any given area (millions of pounds as opposed to finding thousands of pounds), it is not difficult to deduce that very few are being caught...at least not until they have been at it for years.
It is like speeding: even less than 1% of speeders are caught. Did you know that?
It is also like people like you who know squat, and don't really want to.

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Submitted by Enigma on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:10pm.

Gee, you are telling me that Mean median, Mode and Standard Deviation were all a bunch of crap I guess. Sum, Sigma and the two tail test for validity was all for not. Survey and imperical data are all a waste of time? I should have just had you valadate the research on my Master's Thesis.

I could have just pulled the stats out of my butt like you do 98.56872% of the time. Wow.

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 8:04pm.

You will never get a doctorate! Maybe at Phoenix University.
Statistics can be made to say whatever one wants them to say. I am familiar with those terms you threw out, except for the two tail test. I expect that is an odd deviation to a bell curve, but I'm not sure. Similar to a one tsil test, maybe.
One can drown in water that averages 1/16 th of an inch!
Bush can look at statistics garnered as you subscribe and say the public wants him to bomb again. He simply discounts ignorant democrats.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:12pm.

He keeps the stats in his head and we know where he keeps his head.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

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Submitted by Enigma on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:19pm.

I knew I liked you. I was a popeye lover growing up. I'll gladly pay you Wednesday for a burger today- Ha! Only problem was - 71% of all red blooded American men couldn't understand why popeye liked Olive Oil....she whinned too much and had the figure of a stick man. Anyway, 99.9687% of all bloggers think $aday is mentally and morally bankrupt.

Primos Eos squid Eye-wink

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 8:12pm.

We have a lot of Wimps around now, don't we? My great grandkids will never pay our debt that Reagan and Bush have made. Guess we are in for devaluing the dollar someday and dumping our bond buyers.
Some won't remember that Wimpy ate the hamburgers that could be paid for later.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 7:42pm.

It's been soooo many years since I've been called a squid. This is one squid that figures ole dollar had to be a draftee and the worst serviceman that ever put on a uniform.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 8:07pm.

Nope, I joined for Korean war for Ike and Harry. Not for McArthur however, he was a nut by then like Marlon Brando in Viet Nam movie.

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Submitted by hutch866 on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 8:17pm.

If he was a nut then I would have thought ya'll would have gotten along fine.

I yam what I yam...Popeye

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Submitted by cowtipn on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 3:12pm.

What was I thinking? I must have been on my "happy" pills earlier.

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