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  • Parents' house seized after son's drug bust

    09/15/2014 8:48:59 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 78 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/8/14 | cnn
    Parents' House Seized Over Son's $40 In Drugs The rare moments Christos Sourovelis can take a break from running his own painting business, he can be found toiling away on his family's dream house in the suburbs of Philadelphia. "I'm a working guy. I work every day, six days a week, even seven if I have to," Sourovelis says. One day this past March, without warning, the government took his house away, even though he and his wife, Markella, have never been charged with a crime or accused of any wrongdoing...
  • Court docs reveal why Birmingham Planned Parenthood closed, plus two docs in trouble

    05/18/2014 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    For months the Birmingham, Alabama, Planned Parenthood has maintained a shroud of secrecy surrounding its “temporary” closing in December 2013. The abortion giant is only now coming clean after the Alabama Attorney General and Alabama Department of Health filed a legal brief on May 13 revealing exactly why the Birmingham Planned Parenthood shut down. Ironically, the brief was necessary only because Planned Parenthood was one of two abortion providers that sued to block a law enacted in Alabama in 2013 that forced abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. A trial date was set for May 19, inducing the...
  • Meth Lab Discovered Inside Chamblee Hotel (Georgia)

    01/26/2014 6:18:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta ^ | Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 | WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
    Meth lab discovered inside Chamblee hotel DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. Investigators dismantled meth lab found at a DeKalb County hotel Saturday night. Channel 2 Action News was at the scene as the Georgia Bureau of Investigations began their investigation. Our crews watched them, armed with search warrant, go inside and investigate the meth lab. The owner of the Lodge on Buford Hotel only meant to evict a tenant who hadn't paid his bill, but he found himself calling Chamblee police. When the officer got here, the tenant had actually left. He went inside with the owner of facility and found...
  • Massachusetts State Police Bust 'Obama Care' Heroin

    12/20/2013 5:42:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    tpm ^ | eric lach
    Massachusetts State Police on Friday confiscated 1,250 bags of heroin during a traffic stop -- and many of the bags were labeled "Obama care." Other bags were labeled "Kurt Cobain." The traffic stop was made in the town of Hatfield, Mass. "During the stop, evidence of illegal narcotics led to a request for a State Police K9," the state police said in a statement on the agency's Facebook page. "Trooper David Stucenski and K9 Frankie located 1,250 individual bags of heroin in the vehicle. Four people were taken into custody and charged with narcotics violations."
  • Deputies say man has crack in buttocks after dog sniffs rear

    03/01/2011 1:24:15 PM PST · by jda · 60 replies · 1+ views
    TCPalm ^ | 28 February 2011 | Will Greenlee
    "A man deputies found with crack in his buttocks was arrested after a drug sniffing dog noted a 'narcotic odor coming from his rear,' according to a recently released St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office report. . . . "The deputy believed he felt something tube-like in Colbert's caboose. A drug sniffing dog was brought in, and the deputy got a 'positive alert for the presence of narcotic odor coming from his rear,' a report states. "A deputy extracted the tube from the 'crack of Colbert's buttocks' and found 12 crack cocaine rocks. Deputies also found $145 on Colbert.
  • Weed Express BUSTED! 11 Railroad Cars of Marijuana!

    12/16/2010 4:43:32 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 16th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Special Agent-in-Charge of ICE, Gary J. Hartwig, said "ICE will continue identifying and dismantling criminal organizations that smuggle drugs across our borders and into our communities." Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the DEA, Jack Riley, said "The estimated $22 million dollars worth of marijuana seized in this joint investigation translates to a significant blow to the availability of marijuana in the region, as well as a denial of illicit proceeds back to those responsible for this shipment."
  • Drug Bust Went Down Next Door [Tulsa, Oklahoma]

    03/02/2010 7:20:53 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 36 replies · 1,134+ views
    Personal Account ^ | Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | Star Traveler
    Well, for the second time in my life, I watched one of these "live busts" into someone's house, with law enforcement rushing the place with guns drawn and ready for a shoot-out... The first one many years ago I called the police, which resulted in the bust, but with this one, I was just an observer, watching it go down in the house next door. But, the police all congregated in our front yard before they rushed the house next door. Our house was the only "cover" that they had on four sides of the house they were rushing, so...
  • Barney Frank present during marijuana bust

    11/17/2009 10:21:26 AM PST · by maine-iac7 · 45 replies · 1,654+ views
    My FOX Boston ^ | 07 Nov 2009, | Alison Bologna
    BOSTON (FOX25, myfoxboston) - FOX25 has learned that Congressman Barney Frank was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready's home in Ogunquit, Maine. Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank. According to a police report, police charged Ready with marijuana possession, cultivation and use of drug paraphernalia in August of 2007. Ready admitted to civil possession and paid a fine. The remaining charges were dismissed in 2008. Sources tell FOX25 that when Frank was questioned he told police that he did not live in the house and that he only smoked cigars.
  • Authorities Crack Down on Campus Drug Ring (75 students arrested)

    05/06/2008 11:40:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies · 87+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 06, 2008 | JACK DATE, JASON RYAN, PIERRE THOMAS and THERESA COOK
    Police have arrested 96 people 75 of them students in a drug bust at San Diego State University, law enforcement sources say. Police picked up the individuals for charges stemming from possession and sales of cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and other drugs. Authorities say among those arrested was a student who worked as an employee of the campus police and was one month away from graduating with a masters degree in Homeland Security. Another suspect found with 500 grams of cocaine and two guns is a criminal justice major. As part of the investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency and...
  • Suspected drug kingpin caught with his pants down

    09/10/2007 10:31:29 PM PDT · by yorkie · 6 replies · 359+ views
    CNN ^ | September 10, 2007
    BOGOTA, Colombia - An alleged drug kingpin was captured in his underwear Monday, hiding in a bush outside a house in western Colombia, government officials said in Bogota. Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez was captured in his underwear, hiding in bushes, Gen. Mario Montoya Uribe said. 1 of 2 Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez, now 47 the FBI says, was taken into custody early Monday, Minister of Defense Juan Manuel Santos told reporters. "He was considered the most sought-after narcotrafficker in the world," Santos said. The FBI had been seeking Montoya, known as "Don Diego," for seven years and had him on...
  • Police break up $31 million Hazleton cocaine ring (Hazleton, PA)

    09/06/2007 6:33:14 PM PDT · by yorkie · 43 replies · 1,441+ views
    Associated Press with Centre Daily ^ | September 6, 2007 | Michael Rubinkam
    A northeastern Pennsylvania cocaine ring that allegedly rang up sales of more than $31 million over three years was broken up Thursday as law enforcement officials announced charges against 40 suspects. The arrests came after a seven-month undercover investigation launched after two confidential informants approached police with information about the sale of crack cocaine in the Hazleton area. State Attorney General Tom Corbett said that some of the suspects are believed to be illegal immigrants - a disclosure that is sure to add fuel to the debate over Hazleton's now-defunct Illegal Immigration Relief Act. According to a criminal complaint, undercover...
  • Justice Department Announces $45 Million Multi-Ton Drug Bust Targeting Mexican Organization

    02/28/2007 2:58:57 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 722+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 28, 2007
    Justice Department Announces $45 Million Multi-Ton Drug Bust Targeting Mexican Organization February 28, 2007 By Liza Porteus The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the largest drug bust in 10 years as it rounded up more than 400 members of a Mexico-based cartel distributing tons of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines in the United States. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced the roundup Wednesday during a press conference in San Diego. "Operation Imperial Emperor" targeted the Mexico-based Victor Emilio Cazares-Gastellum, a.k.a. "Victor Emilio Cazares-Salazar," drug trafficking organization, which Justice says has been responsible for supplying multi-ton quantities of cocaine, as well as...
  • Los Alamos confirms data breach

    10/28/2006 7:59:52 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 1,071+ views
    LAT ^ | Oct. 26, 2006 | Ralph Vartabedian
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's key nuclear weapons research centers, confirmed Wednesday that it experienced a potentially major security breach discovered last week when police found three laboratory computer drives during a drug arrest at a New Mexico trailer park. Police reports released Wednesday identified the owner of the trailer, where officers found a sizable amount of drug paraphernalia associated with methamphetamine use, as Jessica Quintana. Law enforcement officials said Quintana was a former contract employee at the lab. The FBI executed a second search of the trailer in Los Alamos on Friday but sealed the...
  • Ring Allegedly Hid Meth in Elmo Dolls

    10/25/2006 12:32:22 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 12 replies · 358+ views
    Newsday & AP ^ | 10/25/06 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    <p>DENVER -- Drug agents broke up an aggressive northern Colorado ring that shipped methamphetamine hidden in Elmo dolls and other toys, authorities said Wednesday.</p> <p>The alleged ringleader was among 19 people in custody, authorities said. Agents said they seized more than 45 pounds of what they described as high-quality methamphetamine worth $864,000 and capable of supplying 4 million doses.</p>
  • Canada-U.S. drug raid nets 46 arrests

    06/29/2006 6:32:26 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 334+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Kim Bolan
    Canada-U.S. drug raid nets 46 arrests Kim Bolan Vancouver Sun (via National Post) Thursday, June 29, 2006 BELLINGHAM, Wash. - An unprecedented two-year U.S.-Canada investigation into cross-border smuggling using helicopters and planes has led to 46 arrests in both countries and the seizure of three aircraft, more than 3,600 kilograms of marijuana and another 800 kilograms of cocaine, plus more than $1.5 million US. Law-enforcement officials from Canada and the U.S. called the probe - Operation Frozen Timber - a major blow to organized crime groups who had developed a sophisticated scheme to move large quantities of B.C. marijuana...
  • Mail carrier's discovery leads to Lowell drug bust

    04/07/2006 9:51:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 643+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | April 4, 2006 | JACK MINCH
    LOWELL -- Santana Baez and Luis Carmona didn't want to keep any illegal drugs in their apartment in case it got raided, police said. So they put their stash inside their mailbox at 11 Allen St., Unit 302, in the city's Belvidere neighborhood, apparently forgetting the postal carrier comes on Monday, said Police Sgt. James Trudel. According to police, the carrier thought the boxes were outgoing mail but then found heroin in one and cocaine in the other.
  • Seized seeds could have produced 42 million joints: RCMP

    02/28/2006 12:52:02 PM PST · by proud_yank · 66 replies · 943+ views
    CBC ^ | Feb 28, 2006
    RCMP officers in Montreal have dismantled an international operation that they allege was selling marijuana seeds over the internet. INDEPTH: MarijuanaInvestigators claim they seized 200,000 seeds, enough to run 500 grow operations if planted and nurtured correctly. That many plants would have the potential to generate about 42 million joints, reporters were told as police displayed the seized material Tuesday. See-through envelopes each held half a dozen tiny khaki seeds, and carried labels displaying names such as Thai Tingler. Police also showed stacks of high-denomination bills, some bars of gold, several computers and a black T-shirt printed with the URL...
  • Nanny Arrested In Dobbs Ferry Drug Bust

    09/27/2005 5:47:04 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 17 replies · 830+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 27, 2005
    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. A Westchester nanny has been arrested for delivering 14 pounds of marijuana while driving her employers' sport utility vehicle with their one-year-old son inside. Westchester County Police say 24-year-old Sanjay Rodrigues was arrested after police got a tip that the woman was going to deliver pot. Police say they staked out a Dobbs Ferry home about 8 a-m yesterday and saw Rodriques, who worked at that home, pick up a cardboard box from the front of the house. Later in the afternoon, police saw her place the boy in a child seat in the back of the...
  • Major Cocaine Bust During Traffic Stop (driving Chevy Meriva)

    09/26/2005 3:14:45 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 5 replies · 733+ views
    KABC 7 ^ | 9/26/05 | various
    Whittier police officers discovered more than $1 million worth of cocaine hidden in the floor boards of a car during a routine traffic stop, it was reported today. Ceasar Najar Vojorquez, 36, of Sonora, Mexico, was tailgating and swerving through traffic in a Chevrolet Meriva when a traffic officer stopped him near Esperanza Street and Whittier Boulevard at 9:50 a.m. yesterday, Whittier police spokesman Alan dela Pena told the Whittier Daily News. A K-9 officer was called to the scene, and a drug-sniffing dog alerted the officers to the vehicle's floorboards, dela Pena told the newspaper. After getting a search...
  • CA: Drugs found on SENTRI driver - Prescreened motorist in drug bust at U.S.-Mexico border ...

    06/24/2005 6:27:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 640+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/24/05 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO A prescreened driver who passed a security background check was arrested with drugs in her car as she attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Customs officials said Friday. A suspicious Customs official stopped 21-year-old Jhuliana Aramis Cohen of Tijuana, Mexico in one of the SENTRI lanes at San Diego's San Ysidro crossing. Cohen was jailed Wednesday after a search turned up 202 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of her car. About 80,000 pay up to $129 each to enroll in SENTRI, or Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection. Adele Fasano, field operations director for...
  • Woman stopped at Logan with $46,950 sues DEA

    06/23/2005 5:25:35 AM PDT · by Cagey · 401 replies · 6,227+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 6-23-2005 | Shelley Murphy
    A Quincy woman who tried to board a plane at Logan International Airport in February with $46,950 stuffed inside her bra says she was heading to Texas for plastic surgery on her buttocks and breast. But, in a lawsuit filed yesterday, Ileana Valdez said a male Drug Enforcement Administration agent told her she had a ''nice body" and didn't need any surgery -- then seized the cash, claiming it was drug money. Valdez, 26, a single mother who was born in the Dominican Republic and is a US citizen, is petitioning to get the cash back in the suit filed...
  • Major Drug Bust (18.5 kilograms seized)

    05/20/2005 1:48:45 PM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies · 714+ views
    WSPD-AM- Radio ^ | May 20, 2005
    Major Drug Bust Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre says early Thursday morning, Armondo Palma-Loya and Rene Garcia-Torrez from Mexico were arrested along the 7400 block of Airport Hwy., after a drugs-for-money swap was made with undercover officers. The seizure netted 18.5 kilograms of heroin, with an estimated street value between 4-6 million dollars. Navarre says that was the result of a year-long investigation by local and federal agencies, and it's considered to be the largest ever drug bust in the Toledo area. John Sommer with the state's National Drug Control Policy Office, says it's also considered to be the largest...
  • Trooper Finds Marijuana Bricks On I-435 Semi 2 Taken Into Custody

    05/04/2005 9:21:37 AM PDT · by PreviouslyA-Lurker · 27 replies · 875+ views
    TheKansasCityChannel.com ^ | May 2, 2005 | unknown
    OLATHE, Kan. -- A routine traffic stop on I-435 turned into a major drug bust Monday morning, KMBC's Dan Weinbaum reported. At about 6 a.m., a Kansas state trooper pulled over an 18-wheeler with a broken headlight near Highway 69. After talking with the semi driver, the trooper became suspicious and asked to search the truck's load. The trooper found a large stash of marijuana bricks, officials said.
  • Dumb Move at Walgreen's (vanity)

    01/31/2005 3:09:50 AM PST · by SLB · 10 replies · 442+ views
    Self | Jan 31, 05 | SLB
    I had to stop at Walgreen's last night to fill a prescription for my mother-in-law. The time was about 8:45 or so. As we pulled into the parking lot we noticed a Kentucky State Police car and a local police car in the parking lot. Thought it strange, but went in to fill the prescription. At the pharmacy there was a guy of about 30 or so with his hands in cuffs. Seems he had gone to the local hospital ER and received a prescription for a controlled substance. He then altered the refill informaion and tried to get it...
  • REMEMBER MICHAEL FAY, CANING IN SINGAPORE TEN YEARS AGO?

    05/06/2004 6:04:41 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies · 1,515+ views
    The Associated Press | 2 April 1998
    WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) -- The young man who was caned in Singapore four years ago for allegedly vandalizing cars has been arrested in Florida on drug charges. Michael Fay, 22, was arrested at his apartment Tuesday by a deputy responding to neighbors' complaints about loud music. Fay, a student at Valencia Community College, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and less than 20 grams of marijuana. He was released Wednesday after posting $500 bond. ``I'm not going to lie to anybody. It was my mistake. I was smoking marijuana,'' Fay said later. In May 1994, Fay was flogged...
  • Top 3 in Mexican drug gang targeted in U.S. indictment

    07/31/2003 11:01:45 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 1, 2003 | By Jerry Seper
    <p>The leader of a major drug trafficking organization in Mexico has been indicted in a smuggling operation that delivered nearly $50 million in cocaine to buyers in New York, New Jersey, Chicago and California during a 10-month period, Attorney General John Ashcroft said yesterday.</p>
  • Transcript of Press Conference by Mexican Attorney General on Results of U.S./Mexican Drug Operation

    07/31/2003 11:16:53 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 218+ views
    Transcript of Press Conference by Mexican Attorney General on Results of U.S./Mexican Drug Operation 7/31/03 1:57:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Miguel Monterrubio of the Embassy of Mexico, 202-728-1650 WASHINGTON, July 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a transcript of a press conference by AG Marcial Rafael Macedo de la Concha on the outcomes of the coordinated operation between Procuraduria General De La Republica and DOJ, where Manuel Medina Campas and three more Ismael Zambada Garcia cartel4s associates were apprehended: Mexico City, July 31, 2003. Good morning, friends from mass media. Today we have summoned you to...
  • Browsing while the busts started - Two busts on my block tonight

    05/15/2003 10:07:28 PM PDT · by Havoc · 606 replies · 696+ views
    havoc | havoc
    The sound of a grenade is not something one is exposed to on a daily basis. I heard my first one earlier this evening as I browsed the web. I opened my front door to investigate and found my block covered in red and blue lights and well armed policemen. Mostly hovering a few doors down, a major drug bust was happening. I put on a pot of coffee and went outside to peruse the goings on. Swat had been called in and enough squad cars to effectively shut down the entire block. The words "Search warrant for 1010" rang...
  • SAS (Australia) nabs N Korea drug ship

    04/20/2003 6:20:55 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 7 replies · 217+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 21, 2003 | Ian Gerard, Michelle Gilchrist, Amanda Keenan and Caitlin Fitzsimmons
    ELITE special forces launched from a navy frigate seized a North Korean cargo ship off the NSW coast yesterday in the dramatic end to a five-day, $80 million heroin bust. In a joint Customs, police and military operation, 29 crew and the captain of the Pong Su were bundled ashore and arrested in Sydney yesterday, cracking what authorities believe to be a major international drug ring. Authorities believe the Tuvalu-flagged vessel, which allegedly dumped $80 million of high-grade heroin near the Victorian west coast resort town of Lorne last Wednesday, is the "mother ship" of the cartel. It is believed...
  • (Grateful Dead) Concert drug bust figures released

    08/11/2002 5:30:38 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 19 replies · 247+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug. 10, 2002 | LEAH THORSEN
    Concert-goers at last weekend's reunion of surviving Grateful Dead members surprised people with their good behavior at Alpine Valley, but the two-day festival did generate drug seizures, as well as citations and arrests in connection with drug-related offenses. Among the totals released late last week by the Walworth County Sheriff's Department's drug enforcement unit were: 269 county citations for marijuana possession, which usually means a $407 fine for less than an ounce; 80 arrests for 132 state violations, which carry heavier penalties than county citations; and 10 people charged with possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms and referred to the district attorney. Police...