In early November, a 19-year-old Texas woman named Sarah Furay was arrested while allegedly toting an eye-popping array of pharmaceuticals. Several news stories referred to the woman, Sarah Furay, as “adorable.” While apologizing for that word choice, Death and Taxes has also uncovered the less-adorable fact that Furay’s father is, according to them, an agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Where can we TiVo this excellent-sounding show?

Furay was arrested at her home in College Station, according to local TV station KCEN, whilst carrying enough uppers and downers to kill several horses:

College Station Police went to Furay’s apartment with a search warrant and found five different types of drugs, packaging material, two digital scales and a handwritten drug price list in her bedroom.

According to the probable cause statement, officers found 31.5 grams of packaged cocaine, 126 grams of high grade marijuana, 29 “ecstasy” tablets, methamphetamine and a 60 doses of a drug similar to LSD.

Death and Taxes referred to Furay as “adorable” based on her hilariously chipper mugshot, language that was echoed by Complex and Barstool Sports. The D&T post both went viral and soon attracted criticism for using language that’s rarely (never) used for non-white defendants. Editor in Chief Brian Abrams penned a sincere apology for the word choice, writing, “I’m grateful to those of you who called us out, and I hope you accept our apology.”

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And now, in a very interesting followup, Abrams writes that oh, by the way, turns out Furay’s father is a supervisory special agent for the DEA:

New information brought to the attention of Death and Taxes reveals that Furay’s father is Bill Furay, a supervisory special agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He is currently serving as the DEA’s diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Ambassador’s office in Panama City, Panama, and was previously Resident Agent in Charge at the DEA office in Galveston, Texas.

Abrams notes that Furay was booked and released in a single day on a $39,000 bond. Maybe that smile is a little more understandable now.


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Furay’s booking photo via Brazos County Sheriff’s Office