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  • Deputies Arrest Couple for Running Bar and Drug Operation in Garage

    JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A couple has been arrested for running a bar in their garage and dealing drugs. Sheriff's deputies tell Gary Frontz, and his wife, Lisa Frontz ,both 42, of Ripley, were arrested Friday and charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Click here to find out more! For several weeks, deputies were investigating, with the help of an informant, to make several controlled buys from the Frontz home along Carnian Road. Investigators say the couple was dealing prescription medication, marijuana and alcohol shots without a...
  • Police: Man Wearing Dress Exposed Self In Walmart

    07/20/2011 8:33:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    WTAE ^ | July 20, 2011
    CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. -- State police arrested a man who they say exposed himself to customers and employees at Walmart in Dunbar Township, Fayette County. Witnesses told investigators 58-year-old Nelson Falcone was wearing a dress tucked into a pair of pantyhose, exposing his genitals. Police say employees asked Falcone to leave the store and he was arrested at a nearby gas station where an employee followed him while waiting for police to arrive. Police say the incident was captured on store surveillance video cameras.
  • Ron Paul Bill Attacks Federal Marijuana War

    06/25/2011 1:50:46 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | June 24, 2011 | Alex Newman
    The federal war on drugs is coming under attack from multiple angles, most recently with the introduction of a bill in Congress by conservative Rep. Ron Paul and liberal Rep. Barney Frank that would end the national prohibition on marijuana and allow states to set their own policies.The “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011,” or HR 2306, would not “legalize” marijuana. If passed, the legislation would simply remove the plant from the federal list of “controlled substances.” States would then be free to regulate, tax, or prohibit it without U.S. government interference. One of the important issues the bill...
  • Report: Zetas gang recruits new members with gladiator games

    06/14/2011 9:33:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 June 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    The Houston Chronicle's Dane Schiller landed an interview with a member of one of Mexico's ruthlessly violent drug gangsters, and his revelations provide a chilling look at a crime-ridden underworld that operates with impunity in the country. The trafficker met Schiller in person in a restaurant in Texas on the condition that his identity remain entirely secret. He's referred to only as Juan, and described as wearing designer sunglasses and carrying bulging Nordstrom shopping bags. Juan, who says he pushes more than $5 million worth of cocaine into the United States each month, explained that members of the Zetas cartel...
  • Viva Mexico, Dos

    06/01/2011 11:40:18 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    For some time now, the schools in Mexico have been having shoot out drills along with the fire drills. In the shoot out drills, the children lay flat on the floor. The teacher will have them sing songs, etc. to help them not get too worried about all the gun fire outside and the bullets flying through the windows. Juarez across from El Paso, Texas, had three thousand deaths last year. In the last six years, the total has now reached over seven thousand. Since 2006 31,000 deaths in Mexico can be laid at the feet of the drug problem...
  • Mexican mayhem: Does the US have a duty to protect?

    05/16/2011 3:54:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2011 | Benny Avni
    If we have a "responsibility to protect" the people of Libya, who are dying by the thousands, how can that same re sponsibility not apply to our southern neighbor, where the war between the drug lords and the government has killed nearly 40,000 people and is even producing mass graves? Last week, in El Paso, Texas, President Obama tried to appeal to Hispanics by addressing issues like America's porous borders and his sympathies for Mexicans who come here in search of work. But his concern stopped at the border. The carnage in Mexico, including most prominently just a few miles...
  • Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near Border (Hezbollah in Mexico)

    05/04/2011 11:15:59 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 29 replies
    10NEWS (KGTV - San Diego) ^ | May 4, 2011 6:27pm | 10NEWS
    A terrorist organization whose home base is in the Middle East has established another home base across the border in Mexico. "They are recognized by many experts as the 'A' team of Muslim terrorist organizations," a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News. The former agent, referring to Shi'a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah, added, "They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings..." Now, the group is blending into Shi'a Muslim communities in Mexico, including Tijuana. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade... The agent, who has spent years...
  • Five Headless Bodies Found in Central Mexico

    05/04/2011 5:08:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    MEXICO CITY Five headless bodies were found Tuesday in Mexico state, which surrounds the Federal District and forms part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, state and municipal officials told Efe. The bodies and their respective heads were found in the early morning hours inside a BMW with Mexico City tags in the city of Cuautitlan Izcalli, a State Security Agency, or ASE, spokesman said. The victims were discovered in the San Antonio neighborhood and state prosecutors are conducting an investigation, the ASE spokesman said. The bodies were left in the automobiles back seat and trunk, while the heads...
  • New murder record in Mexico: More than 1,400 in April

    05/02/2011 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Flavius · 9 replies ^ | May 1, 2011 | By Franz Smets
    MEXICO CITY - The drug-war death toll for Mexico in April was 1,400, the highest of any month since the Mexican government began its war on illicit drug trade four years ago. The previous high was 1,322 in August 2010, the daily newspaper Milenio reported Sunday. Most of the murders in April occurred in northern Mexico, reflecting the trend of recent months as drug cartels battle each other over drug and migrant routes.
  • DHS Taking War on Weed to Morocco

    04/21/2011 11:12:59 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 19, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    What struck me most about this contract is that we are going to teach the Moroccans "critical thinking skills."
  • District Judge rules state medical marijuana rules unconstitutional

    04/09/2011 3:28:12 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 66 replies
    Press & Guide Newspapers ^ | April 9, 2011 | J. Patrick Pepper
    DEARBORN The citys chief judge last month made a ruling that could have big implications for the states two-year-old medical marijuana law. In an order denying a motion to dismiss a possession of marijuana case, Judge Mark Somers wrote, This court finds that in consequence of the lawful designation of marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act is rendered unconstitutional and void in its entirety by operation of the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution. The Controlled Substance Act is a federal statute that classifies drugs into five categories,...
  • Man accused of sharing medical marijuana with teen

    04/09/2011 3:20:51 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 19 replies
    NECN ^ | April 9, 2011 | Author Unknown
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A 29-year-old medical marijuana patient accused of sharing his pot with a 15-year-old girl in Missoula has been charged with a felony. Benjamin Levi Bartlett appeared in Justice Court on Friday on a charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. Bail was set at $25,000, and Bartlett has been ordered to surrender his medical marijuana card. Police say an officer riding his bike along a river trail in July saw the girl hide something beneath a rock, and a search turned up a pipe and a baggie of marijuana. Court records say Bartlett told the officer...
  • Former Mexican president urges drug legalization

    04/06/2011 11:53:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4/6/2011 | Sandra Dibble
    Legalization of drugs in Mexico would not only lead to lowered violence and drug consumption but also boost its economy, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Wednesday during a speech to a convention of newspaper editors from the United States and Latin America. Things are going very badly for Mexico with the issues of organized crime and violence, Fox said in Spanish. Were losing large volumes of tourists, if not in the interior, then at the border. Were losing a great number of investments. Fox a member of the conservative National Action Party, or PAN made history in...
  • US ambassador to Mexico quits amid WikiLeaks furor

    03/19/2011 8:18:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/19/11 | ALEXANDRA OLSON, Associated Press
    The U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigned Saturday amid furor over a leaked diplomatic cable in which he complained about inefficiency and infighting among Mexican security forces in the campaign against drug cartels. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Paris to meet with U.S. allies on Libya, said Carlos Pascual's decision to step down was "based upon his personal desire to ensure the strong relationship between our two countries and to avert issues" raised by President Felipe Calderon. Clinton didn't say specifically what she was referring to, but a furious Calderon has publicly criticized Pascual's cable, which was divulged...
  • Colombian military seizes 100-foot drug sub capable of holding 8 tons of cocaine

    02/15/2011 10:00:35 AM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    AP/NYDailyNews ^ | 2/15/11 | Philip Caulfield
    The Colombian military has nabbed a sophisticated, 100-foot long submarine capable of transporting eight tons of cocaine to the coast of Mexico, authorities said Monday. The fiberglass sub, which was seized in a jungle in Timbiqui, near the Colombia's southwestern Pacific coast, could carry a crew of four to six people, had two diesel engines and navigational equipment allowing it to remain fully submerged up to 30 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, navy officials said. It also had a 16 foot periscope and an air-conditioner to keep the crew cool during the trip. Authorities estimated it...
  • Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is remembered

    01/22/2011 4:09:48 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies · 1+ views
    KVOA ^ | Jan. 21, 2011 | Staff
    TUCSON - Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot to death while on patrol in the desert near Rio Rico on December 15th. The Tucson community, the Border Patrol community, and other law enforcement agencies came together to pay their respects Friday. ...Many who attended didn't even know Agent Terry, but came to pay their respects. Fellow Marine, Rich Richey says, "He was a brother, a Marine, that's all that counts." Sally Tombaugh says, "Our guys are out there keeping us safe." Pat Sexton, a Marine mother says, "It was an honor for us to be able to come out...
  • Police video shows how drug raid turned deadly [SWAT v. golf club]

    12/30/2010 4:19:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 275 replies · 1,061+ views ^ | 27 Dec 2010 | Erin Alberty
    Shouts break the evening silence. Police! Search warrant! Officers burst through the door. A man appears across the room. Metal glints from his clasped hands. Shots echo from a police-issue Glock 22. Todd Blair slumps to the floor. Five seconds, said Blairs mother, Arlean. In five seconds, he was dead. Officers entered Blairs home Sept. 16 during a drug raid when he stepped into the hall, wielding a golf club, police video shows. Ogden police Sgt. Troy Burnett shot Blair, 45, in the head and chest. The shooting was deemed legally justified.
  • 30,000 people killed in the Mexican drug war

    12/19/2010 5:19:59 PM PST · by thmiley · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | Monday, December 20, 2010
    "The death toll we have up until November 30 is 30,196 since the beginning of the government (of President Felipe Caldern)," said Attorney General Arturo Chavez, noting that violence has especially flared in 2010.
  • Willie Nelson Will Likely Go to Jail for Pot Bust, Expert Says (won't affect Thursday's concert)

    11/29/2010 7:23:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 156 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/10 | Hollie McKay
    Willie Nelson Will Likely Go to Jail for Pot Bust, Expert SaysBy Hollie McKay Published November 29, 2010 Willie Nelson was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas on Friday for possession of six ounces of pot. As a result, the country music legend faces as many as two years behind bars. If the Texas prosecutors do not reduce the charges, and the marijuana's weight is indeed six ounces, then he is dealing with felony and a potential minimum of 180 days in a county jail and a maximum of two years, with a $10,000 fine, explained former California-based prosecutor, Robin...
  • Mexican officer's bid to escape drug war, gain asylum to be heard today in Dallas

    11/25/2010 11:00:50 AM PST · by Radio Free American? · 8 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | By DIANNE SOLS
    The Alarcn case is believed to be the first on the crowded court dockets here and one of the few nationally involving a Mexican law enforcement officer Alarcn and his attorney must prove that as a municipal officer, he belonged to a social group that was persecuted and that the government was unable to protect him In fiscal 2010, asylum applications from Mexicans before immigration judges jumped to nearly 3,800, up about 35 percent from the year earlier and the highest level in five years. But less than 2 percent of those who in 2010 applied ultimately were...