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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...
  • 1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Miami High-Rise Shooting(FL)

    11/20/2010 4:47:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 19 November, 2010 | NA
    MIAMI (CBS4) ― Twenty-four-year-old Kyree Edwin Wallace was charged with armed robbery and attempted murder for his part in a shooting at The Grand apartment complex in downtown Miami. But police are looking for another suspect. The shooting happened as part of a drug deal, Miami Police said. Miami Police said the shooting occured in apartment 2852 on the 28th floor of the building on the 1800 block of Bayshore Drive. According to Miami Police, Wallace and another man were in front of room 2852 when Wallace pulled out a gun and pulled a shank from the witness' right pocket...
  • Three human heads found in front of government building in northern Mexico

    11/12/2010 8:47:04 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 20 replies ^ | Nov 12, 2010
    ZACATECAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Three human heads were found in front of a government building on Friday in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, officials said. At about 6:00 a.m. local time, a group of young students were walking towards their school when they discovered the heads of three individuals in the garden in front of the government building of Chalchihuites town, about 215 kilometers from the state capital city of Zacatecas. The headless bodies were found approximately one kilometer away from the heads, in a highway. Two messages were found next to the bodies indicating that the crime...
  • Kindergarten Teacher Accused of Running Drug Operation

    11/12/2010 11:51:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/12/2012
    A kindergarten teacher in Brevard County and her boyfriend are accused of operating a drug-trafficking and counterfeiting operation, Palm Bay police said today. Ashley Denielle Webb, 24, is a teacher at Westside Elementary School. "At this time there is no indication the illegal activity impacted the school environment," Palm Bay officials said in a statement. Her boyfriend is Curtis Phillip Gallagher, 31. Get the day's top stories in your inbox. Click here to sign up for the Midday Update newsletter They face felony charges involving counterfeiting, trafficking controlled substance, possession of controlled substance and other drug and counterfeiting related charges,...
  • Obamacare and the War on Drugs

    11/11/2010 7:23:06 AM PST · by bassmaner · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/11/2010 | David Rittgers
    Some conservatives outraged by Obamacares individual mandate had helped pave the way for it through the war on drugs. If the generation of limited government lawmakers freshly chosen to man the trenches in Washington wishes to be taken seriously, the butchers bill must include some of the social conservatives sacred cows. Starting with the War on Drugs. Many conservatives have long argued that the federal government is broadly empowered to prosecute the drug war under Congresss authority over interstate commerce. In the name of the drug war, they have been willing to allow federal law-enforcement officers to prosecute seriously ill...
  • State bans 'blackout in a can' caffeinated alcohol drinks

    11/10/2010 11:42:56 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 1+ views
    seattle times ^ | Nov. 10, 2010 | Andrew Garber
    OLYMPIA The state Liquor Control Board on Wednesday approved an emergency ban of caffeinated alcohol drinks, the type of beverage that sickened nine Central Washington University students last month during an off-campus party. In the unanimous vote, commissioners said they took the action because of public health and safety concerns. The ban will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 18 and remain in place for 120 days while the board goes through rule-making procedures for a permanent ban. Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to hold a news conference shortly regarding the ban. In a news release last month,...
  • Extraordinary X-rays show how 150-year-old dolls were used to smuggle drugs during U.S. Civil War

    10/28/2010 10:28:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1+ views
    dailymail. ^ | 28th October 2010
    Two 150-year-old dolls have been x-rayed in a bid to discover if they were used by Confederate soldiers to smuggle medical supplies past Union blockades during the U.S. Civil War. It is thought the large dolls - Nina and Lucy Ann - had their hollowed out papier-mache heads stuffed with quinine or morphine for wounded and malaria-stricken Confederate troops. The Union blockade lasted from 1861 until 1865 and was intended to thwart the delivery of weapons, soldiers and supplies such as medicine to the South....
  • New Drunk driving classication,(we are all guilty!)

    10/06/2010 7:44:45 PM PDT · by only the truth · 115 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 10/06/10 | Mike Ward
    A campaign to create a new category of driving while intoxicated is being promoted at the Capitol as one way to curb growing problems in Texas' system of punishing drunken drivers. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, among the supporters of the change, said the idea behind a new offense of "driving while ability impaired" DWAI would cover drivers whose blood-alcohol content is between 0.05 and 0.07
  • Anyone Notice The War Next Door?

    09/29/2010 3:54:26 AM PDT · by Shane · 10 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 9/28/2010 | IBD Editorial
    Border: Remember when al-Qaida targeted tribal leaders and local officials to assert power in the Iraq War? Today, the story repeats itself on our own doorstep. But incredibly, the Beltway crowd doesn't seem to care. Mexico's war against drug and alien-smuggling cartels grows ever more similar to the horrors of Afghanistan and Iraq. Beheadings, stonings, car bombs and terrorist attacks about their actions says they mean to take over.
  • Murder Suspect to Plead Insanity by Caffeine

    09/20/2010 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2010
    (AP) A Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife is poised to claim excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left him so mentally unstable he couldn't have knowingly killed his wife, his lawyer has notified a court. Woody Will Smith, 33, is scheduled for trial starting Monday on a murder charge in the May 2009 death of Amanda Hornsby-Smith, 28.
  • Prosecutor: Video Shows Tot Had Smoked Before

    09/16/2010 4:41:41 AM PDT · by TSgt · 13 replies
    WLWT ^ | 15 Sept 2010 | WLWT
    CINCINNATI -- A grand jury indicted a Springfield Township woman accused of giving marijuana to her toddler daughter and videotaping it, and prosecutors said it likely was not the first time. "It is disturbing to think that a parent would provide their 2-year-old child with marijuana," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. "It is beyond disturbing when you watch the video and see a baby easily manipulating a marijuana joint and realize that she has probably done this on more than one occasion." Jessica Gamble, 21, was indicted Wednesday on one count each of corrupting another with drugs, child endangering...
  • The Drug War: Time To Wake Up?

    09/14/2010 2:26:24 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 09/14/2010 | Karl Denninger
    From the WSJ: The growing tendency here to question U.S. drug policy has nothing whatsoever to do with ideology or an affinity for drugs. Rather, it is an acknowledgment that while the "war on drugs" has done nothing to curb the U.S. appetite for mind-altering substances, its unintended consequence has been to empower organized crime networks. These gangs, which aggressively target children as customers and low-level employees on both sides of the border, are undermining the economy and the quality of life in the binational El Paso-Jurez metropolitan region. Right. Just like Prohibition did nothing to curb the people's desire...
  • Is Mexico at threat from a drugs insurgency?

    The National Security spokesman in Mexico said violence in both countries "was fueled by the enormous demand for drugs in US".
  • [Mexico:]Several reportedly dead in Reynosa violence

    08/25/2010 2:48:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    The Monitor ^ | August 25, 2010
    REYNOSA At least six people are reportedly dead after several vehicles exploded during an apparent shootout Tuesday evening. Gunfire and explosions erupted about 5 p.m. Tuesday along the highway between Monterrey and Reynosa on the citys far west side, near the Anzalduas International Bridge, sources said. Apparently slain in the battle were two Mexican army soldiers and four suspected drug cartel members who were burned to death inside an SUV. A woman was also reportedly shot in the rear end and was rushed to an area hospital for surgery, a source said. The apparent explosions along the Reynosa-Monterrey highway...
  • [Juarez:]Federal Agent Dismembered

    08/25/2010 2:25:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KTSM ^ | August 24, 2010 | Ben Swann
    By Ben Swann - Main Anchor Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:45pm The body of a federal police agent was found dismembered in Juarez, Tuesday. The agent was found just a few feet from the border between Juarez and El Paso. The man's body had been found dismembered with body parts spread out across street. His head was left on top of a Nissan Xterra.
  • Investing For Mexicos Social And Economic Collapse

    08/13/2010 3:31:44 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 8-13-2010 | Sean Brodrick
    Investing For Mexicos Social And Economic Collapse Politics / Mexico Aug 13, 2010 - 08:05 AM By: Sean Brodrick There is a war next door, and our neighbor may be losing. Im talking about Mexicos ongoing battle with violent drug gangs. The northern parts of Mexico are becoming lawless, and the drug gangs are taking steps to set themselves up as de facto governments. This could have big implications for Mexico and for its oil production. And Mexico is our number 2 supplier of imported oil. Does the fallout from Mexicos collapse extend beyond oil? Heck, yeah! The U.S. share...
  • BREAKING: Multiple Ranches in Laredo Texas Taken Over By Los Zetas (HOAX)

    07/24/2010 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 282 replies · 11+ views ^ | 07/24/2010 | Digger
    ... The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW of I-35". Whether it is lone members or squads is not certain. Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable...
  • Legislators Appeal To Constitutional Court To Stop U.S Warships From Entering Costa Rican Waters

    07/19/2010 7:08:57 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 7 replies ^ | July 9, 2010 | staff
    Legislators Appeal To Constitutional Court To Stop U.S Warships From Entering Costa Rican Waters The decision authorizing the patrol of Costa Rican waters by U.S. warships is being contested by a group of legislators, headed by Gloria Bejarano, who filed an action of unconstitutionality with the Sala Constitucional (Costa Rica's constitutional court). The legislators believe the authorization that was voted on and granted last week for the entry of 46 naval warships, 200 helicopters, war planes and 7.000 Marines as confirmed by the president of the Legislative Assembly, Gerardo Villanueva, violates Costa Rica's Political Constitution.
  • Violence in El Paso prompts letter to president

    07/03/2010 2:41:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Violence spilling on to U.S. soil from the border of Mexico was a major reason for tougher immigration laws in Arizona. Now - with seven stray bullets striking the El Paso City Hall from the Mexican town of Juarez, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has written a letter to President Barack Obama demanding "action." LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - There were no injuries in the shootings, and was the likely result of Mexico's warring drug cartels. Abbott's letter, reprinted in the El Paso Times, read in part: "The time for talk has passed. The time for action is now....
  • Dad Gave Bong to Baby, Police Say

    06/29/2010 4:11:16 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/10
    Julio Cesar Garcia, 20, of Grapevine, Texas, allegedly inhaled smoke from the bong and passed it to the toddler, who put his mouth on the end of the device and played with marijuana in the bowl, according to a witness.
  • Donald Duck arrested on drug charges after crash in Massillon

    MASSILLON, Ohio,- Police in Ohio say the fifth arrest of a "frequent flier" named Donald Duck on drunken driving charges is nothing to quack at. The Massillon Police Department said Donald Norman Duck, 51, who has four previous drunken driving convictions, was arrested Saturday after allegedly bumping another car at a drive-through Saturday, WJW-TV, Cleveland, reported Tuesday. Police said Duck's eyes were red and glassy and he smelled of alcohol when they arrived. Officers said a bag of marijuana fell out of the motorist's vehicle when he opened the door. "He's a frequent flier," Capt. Joe Herrick said. "He's got...
  • Sergio "El Shaka" Vega Murdered Hours After Denying Reports of His Death (narcocorrido singer)

    06/28/2010 12:15:07 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 28, 2010 1:19 PM | Caroline Black
    Sergio "El Shaka" Vega, a Mexican musician famous for his songs about drug barons, was murdered Saturday night while driving in his red Cadillac to a concert in Sinaloa state in northwest Mexico. Only hours before the attack, the 40-year-old Mexican singer had publicly denied rumors that he had been murdered, reports the BBC. "It's happened to me for years now, someone tells a radio station or a newspaper I've been killed, or suffered an accident," Mr Vega told entertainment website La Oreja according to the BBC. ...the musician was gunned down by unknown men who were following him while...
  • End of the Culture Wars

    06/28/2010 9:56:29 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 23 replies · 3+ views
    NY Post ^ | 062710 | KYLE SMITH
    You know something is changing in American mores when the supposed leader of the culture wars from the right, Sarah Palin, declares that smoking pot is a minimal problem and that if somebodys gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in.
  • The Art of the Potentially Deadly Deal: Marketing Heroin on the Street

    06/23/2010 1:49:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2010 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    The empty glassine packets can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond, scattered on streets and sidewalks with only obscure slogans or graphic images to suggest their former use. At one time they contained heroin and the markings stamped on the packets were meant to differentiate strains of varying purity or provenance. To some they are crime evidence. Addicts may see them mainly as a vehicle to fulfill a dangerous urge. For a group of artists who have been collecting them they are cultural artifacts that are equally unsettling and compelling. On Wednesday a weeklong show called Heroin Stamp Project...
  • Narco rappers earn cred with songs of death (rap music funded by drug cartels)

    06/23/2010 12:38:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2010 11:40 a.m. EDT | Karl Penhaul
    ...Cano tells me they compose many of their songs by special request... "With some of the songs, they send me lists and they ask for a song about this and that and we do it. But I don't anything about how the narcos work," Cano grins. And he's certainly not about to tell me who "they" are. But listen to the music and it's clear. "They" are members of the Gulf Cartel. Since the start of this year, the Gulf Cartel has been fighting its former hit squad, the Zetas, for control of Reynosa and a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Mexican Gangs Maintain Permanent Lookout Bases in Hills of Arizona

    06/22/2010 8:40:56 AM PDT · by Cheesel · 67 replies · 2+ views ^ | 6/22/2010 | Adam Housley
    Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on American soil, maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona from which their scouts can monitor every move made by law enforcement officials, federal agents tell Fox News. The scouts are supplied by drivers who bring them food, water, batteries for radios -- all the items they need to stay in the wilderness for a long time.
  • Thousands arrested in U.S. over Mexican drug cartels

    06/11/2010 1:43:39 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies · 366+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/11/2010
    More than two thousand people have been arrested on suspicion of their involvement with Mexican drug cartels. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that 2,266 people have been arrested as part of a 22-month investigation targeting Mexican drug traffickers. Holder called it the extensive and successful law enforcement effort targeting the cartels. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Called Project Deliverance, Holder announced the success of the inter-agency cross-border investigation. Holder says the operation resulted in the seizure of more than $150 million in U.S. currency, and large amounts of drugs, 2.5 tons of cocaine, 69 tons of marijuana,...
  • Sting and Soros Hook Up For A Duet Of Pro-Drug Stupidity

    06/11/2010 11:39:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies · 447+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 11, 2010 | Kurt Schlichter
    Seeing that George Soros and Sting are working together to end the drug war puts me in mind of a story an Army buddy who works in the DEA told me about busting in the door of a drug house only to find three occupants the oldest four years old, having been left in charge while his parents went out to score meth. Yeah, drug use is a victimless crime if you ignore the victims. Apparently not content to subsidize the whining of the nonentities at Media Matters, Soros is taking a break from his adventures in currency...
  • FARC Cashes in on Mexican Drug War

    06/08/2010 5:48:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 33+ views ^ | June 8, 2010 | Ryan Mauro
    Mexicos drug war is still raging, with over 22,000 people having been killed since 2006. Now, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, often referred to as the FARC, are teaming up with the drug lords. The Marxist terrorist groups ties to Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and other organizations make the conflict to the south a major threat to the United States. The violence in Mexico is severe. In the first two days of May, 25 people were killed in Chihuahua, with several of the murders happening in Ciudad Juarez. As the month of May began, 62 people had been killed...
  • Marijuana Legalization in California

    06/04/2010 6:51:03 PM PDT · by grand wazoo · 46 replies · 779+ views
    The Cato Institute ^ | May 27, 2010 | Jeffrey A. Miron
    In November 2010, California voters will consider a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state. The proposed law includes restrictions on sale and use, such as a minimum purchase age of 21, but the bill gives marijuana roughly the same legal status as alcohol. Early polls suggest the measure will pass, although full-scale debate has not yet occurred. Marijuana legalization is a far bigger step than decriminalization or medicalization, which have already occurred in California and other states. Decriminalization legalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, but it does not eliminate the underground market or permit easy taxation....
  • Colombian Cocaine Production Fell to 11-Year Low Last Year (Down to 390 Metric Tons)

    05/30/2010 10:44:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 279+ views ^ | Monday, May 17, 2010 | Joshua Goodman
    Colombian cocaine production fell to an 11-year low in 2009, the Interior Ministry said, citing preliminary findings by a study conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The country produced 390 metric tons of the drug last year, down 9 percent from 430 tons in 2008, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Land dedicated to production of coca, the base ingredient of the drug, fell to 68,025 hectares last year, an 11-year low, according to the study based on satellite monitoring of fields of coca.