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Amazing Race: Detective Louie Stravato Possibly Linked To Cocaine Drug Ring

April 07, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd

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Rhode Island-based detective Louie Stravato, and his partner, fellow detective Michael Naylor, have been dominating on the current season of CBS‘ The Amazing Race, but his professional life might be in disarray. According to a recent report on TMZ, Stravato has been linked to a cop-related cocaine ring investigation. Keep reading for more details on Stravato’s punishment and what he has to say about the reports…

TMZ reports that Louie Stravato, a competitor on the ongoing season of CBS‘ The Amazing Race, is being investigated in relation to a cop-related cocaine ring in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. The drug trafficking ring, coined “Operation Deception” by investigating officers, has resulted in the arrests of three Providence, Rhode Island police officers. Reports are circulating that although Louie Stravato has not been arrested, his name did come up in the investigation. As a result, he has been pulled from the streets and assigned to desk duty, along with four other officers.

Captain David S. Neill of the Rhode Island State Police confirms that Louie Stravato‘s name came up in the investigation and that he has been moved to desk duty as a result. Beyond that, Captain Neill would not comment on The Amazing Race star’s involvement. Louie Stravato himself, however, is speaking out and shooting down the rumors.

The Amazing Race star posted the following statement via Facebook: “There is so much I want to say but I CAN’T for now, due to an ongoing investigation, of which I have NOTHING to do with. My family, friends and peers know the man that I am and that’s all that counts. Thanks for the overwhelming support, I am truly blessed.”

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