Skip to comments.NY Man Arrested Buying Drugs With Slaughtered Pig
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.
This is my first FR post.
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.
I ham baffled by this case...
I think I’d prefer stay off the drugs and high on bacon.
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Man, I would thinkg half a pic woluld be worth more than 50 bucks
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!
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They do a lot of slaughtering, but not piggies.
That’ll loin him for starting it...
Everything tastes better with bacon...
Probably not... Muslims are forbidden from eating pork... but then again... they don't always follow the rules...
Are they sure it wasn't this guy?
Yet you must admit this perp had some chops...
(Yep folks, I’ll be here all week - try the pulled pork.)
I suppose barter beat going into hock.
Maybe a little prison time will cure him.
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