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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kenneth R. Douglas, Former SFO Worker, Guilty of Smuggling Cocaine Out of Airport

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM

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The city of Pittsburgh perennially ranks as one of the nation's most livable and affordable. So, leave it to our unlivable and unaffordable city to provide Pennsylvanians with nefarious goods on which to spend their surplus earnings.  

Kenneth R. Douglas, a 66-year-old former San Francisco Airport worker, was today found guilty of taking part in a large drug ring smuggling cocaine out of SFO and into Steel City. 

Douglas was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of coke and money-laundering. The Hayward man was accused of secreting drugs through security when he worked at the airport and delivering them to a Robert Russel Spence of Corapolis, Penn., who allegedly ran the operation. 

Twenty men were indicted in 2012 for their alleged roles in the drug-trafficking ring. Sixteen men have subsequently been convicted — including Spence, who, in June, was also found guilty on charges of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of cocaine and money-laundering. Two men were acquitted. 

Douglas will be sentenced on Dec. 17.

A background check revealed no prior criminal record. 



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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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