In Monterey County, California, Sheriff Scott Miller has been developing a reputation for giving his "buddies" jobs as cops without any background or fitness for duty scrutiny. With the current climate and concern over who should and who should not have guns, this story approaches absurdity. Sheriff Miller hired his good friend Max Houser as his Undersheriff. Houser was medically retired a number of years ago from his previous job as a narcotics detective after receiving an overdose of LSD during a drug lab raid. His exposure was equal to 1000 hits of LSD and it is a miracle he is alive. He has suffered permanent brain damage and years later still suffers from a variety of effects and flashbacks. He was recently featured in the National Geographic Channel's "Drugs, Inc." series, although his face was shadowed and his name was changed. A 2001 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine tells the same story with his real name. So, here is a guy who the California State Department of Justice says can no longer perform the functions of a law enforcement officer and has been receiving a medical retirement courtesy of the taxpayers ever since. Fast forward to 2011, and Sheriff Scott Miller gives him job, gun and a badge minus the prerequisite background, medical and psychological checks. Houser is even out doing traffic stops and backing up other deputies on dangerous calls. By his own admission, sometimes he cannot tell the difference between left and right. This story has so enraged a local youtuber that he posted a video about it. See this link
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