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NY Man Arrested Buying Drugs With Slaughtered Pig
The Post-Standard (Syracuse) ^ | June 05, 2009 | Robert A. Baker

Posted on 06/05/2009 6:36:01 PM PDT by fours

High on the hog: Slaughtered pig traded for crack, Syracuse police say by Robert A. Baker / The Post-Standard Friday June 05, 2009, 3:44 PM

Syracuse, NY -- A Fulton resident was arrested Thursday for drug possession after police witnessed a drug transaction that was paid for, in part, with a half of a slaughtered pig, Syracuse police said.

Police were conducting surveillance about 7:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Merriman Avenue when they saw the two men conduct a drug transaction including the half of pig, Lt. Joe Cecile said.

The half of pig and $10 were used to buy a $50 bag of crack cocaine, police said.

The accused buyer, Angelo Colon, 45, of 303 Honeyhill Road, Fulton, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Colon told police this was not the first time he drove into Syracuse with a slaughtered pig to trade for drugs, Cecile said.

The accused seller, Omar Veliz, 42, of 232 Merriman Ave., was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony. Veliz also was charged with a felony and a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Veliz told police the pig was for a celebration for a relative being released from jail, Cecile said.

As police arrested the pair, a crowd gathered around them. When the officers turned from the suspects, the pig was gone, Cecile said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: crack; pig
Also at: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hFRlfL_c2ZFOOfxq5TCb-rlKSDYwD98KRII00

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1 posted on 06/05/2009 6:36:03 PM PDT by fours
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To: fours
Oops, just realized it's my second, and I still haven't figured out how to make the links work ...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hFRlfL_c2ZFOOfxq5TCb-rlKSDYwD98KRII00
2 posted on 06/05/2009 6:39:37 PM PDT by fours
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To: fours
The half of pig and $10 were used to buy a $50 bag of crack cocaine, police said

Even crackheads are concerned about the economy. The guy was going to pay the whole $50 in cash, but the dealer insisted he back up the worthless fiat paper with something tangible.

3 posted on 06/05/2009 6:42:35 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender

MUZZIE?


4 posted on 06/05/2009 6:45:11 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: fours

I ham baffled by this case...


5 posted on 06/05/2009 6:45:19 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: fours

I think I’d prefer stay off the drugs and high on bacon.


6 posted on 06/05/2009 6:46:49 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: fours
Sorry do not have any recipes for crack cocaine.. Bring a 5 pound Boston butt to room temperature and rub it with salt, black pepper, and a half-and-half mixture of vinegar and hot-pepper sauce. Build a charcoal fire in a kettle grill and let it burn down to low heat. Have a separate bed of warm coals nearby to replenish the main fire. Add some water-smoked hickory chips to the main fire to create heavy smoke. Put the shoulder meat on to cook, turning every 30 minutes to assure uniform cooking. Damp the fire and meat with a water-vinegar solution (7 to 1) if it gets too hot. Strive for a slow, steady fire. After about 3 hours, the meat should be getting tender. Cook it between 3 and 4 hours, basting once in the last hour with your choice of sauce. Have more warm sauce available for individual application at the table. This much meat should make 6 to 8 big sandwiches................................................ Lexington Barbecue Dip (a la Craig Claiborne) 3/4 cup distilled white or cider vinegar 3/4 cup ketchup Salt to taste, if desired Freshly ground pepper to taste 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup water 1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. 2. Remove from the heat and let stand until cool. Spoon a small amount of the sauce over barbecued meats and poultry.
7 posted on 06/05/2009 6:47:00 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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8 posted on 06/05/2009 6:47:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 137 of our national holiday from reality.)
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Man, I would thinkg half a pic woluld be worth more than 50 bucks


9 posted on 06/05/2009 6:47:20 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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My God! You have a profile page???

There are FReepers who have been here a decade, and never had the time/ability/courage/courtesy to post a word about themselves!

Nicely done...


10 posted on 06/05/2009 6:51:01 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 137 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: outhousepatrol
MUZZIE?

*ahem* *cough* "NY Man Arrested Buying Drugs With Slaughtered Pig<"/i>

They do a lot of slaughtering, but not piggies.

11 posted on 06/05/2009 6:51:04 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: GnuHere
I ham baffled by this case...

... but then a key witness gave a full statement: the pig squealed!

Uh oh, everyone’s not going to trotter out their pig puns.
12 posted on 06/05/2009 7:00:07 PM PDT by fours
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That’ll loin him for starting it...


13 posted on 06/05/2009 7:02:15 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 137 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: fours

Everything tastes better with bacon...


14 posted on 06/05/2009 7:04:22 PM PDT by KansasCanadian (Joe the Plumber is the man!)
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To: outhousepatrol
MUZZIE?

Probably not... Muslims are forbidden from eating pork... but then again... they don't always follow the rules...

15 posted on 06/05/2009 7:09:40 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: fours

Are they sure it wasn't this guy?

16 posted on 06/05/2009 7:16:50 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: null and void

Yet you must admit this perp had some chops...

(Yep folks, I’ll be here all week - try the pulled pork.)


17 posted on 06/05/2009 7:23:43 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: null and void

Obama?

18 posted on 06/05/2009 7:24:33 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: GnuHere

I suppose barter beat going into hock.


19 posted on 06/05/2009 7:31:08 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 137 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: null and void

Maybe a little prison time will cure him.


20 posted on 06/05/2009 7:39:51 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: fours
As police arrested the pair, a crowd gathered around them. When the officers turned from the suspects, the pig was gone, Cecile said.

I'm sure it wen to good use.


21 posted on 06/05/2009 7:44:04 PM PDT by OCC
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To: fours

Headline of the Day


22 posted on 06/05/2009 7:53:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: GnuHere

Only if he’s hung.


23 posted on 06/05/2009 8:16:21 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 137 of our national holiday from reality.)
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