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  • Woman tries to trick authorities with prescription for 'medical meth'

    03/08/2018 12:41:08 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    KOB ^ | March 06, 2018
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Everyone's heard of medical marijuana, but one Albuquerque woman claims she had a prescription for medical meth. Authorities didn't buy it. Ginger Sharpe was arrested for a probation violation after her parole officer said she tested positive for the drug. However, according to court documents, Sharpe said she was prescribed the meth by a doctor in Farmington, and even had a prescription bottle with a label for meth tablets. That bottle, it turns out, was an elaborate fake. Sharpe is being charged with forgery and identity theft.
  • Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence

    02/15/2018 7:09:16 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 12, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    With each mass shooting, calls rise from gun control advocates for tighter rules on firearms. The go-to policy prescription involves background checks. But a measure passed by the House and being considered in the Senate to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would not only fail to fix major flaws in the system but would also probably introduce new ones.
  • Parolee Fed 8-Year-Old Meth So He Could Rape Her

    01/06/2018 11:14:35 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 6 January 2018 | Holly Matkin
    Brett Pendleton raped an 8-year-old girl, and forced her to eat methamphetamine, police said. Washington, MO – A 48-year-old parolee confessed that he raped an 8-year-old girl, fed her methamphetamine, and forced her to smoke marijuana, police said on Wednesday. Brett Pendleton, 48, has been charged with sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The incident occurred at an American Inn hotel on Jan. 1, Washington Police Department (WPD) Detective Betsey Schulze told KTVI. According to WPD Detective Sergeant Steve Sitzes, the child was Pendleton’s relative, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The girl’s mother...
  • Boy discovered living in closet in west Harris Co. has meth in his system, investigators say

    01/03/2018 7:27:52 AM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    abc13 ^ | Jan. 2, 2018 | Kevin Quinn
    Tests run on a little boy allegedly forced to live in a closet in west Harris County show he was exposed to meth, according to an attorney appointed to represent the boy's interests...He told investigators he had been locked in this closet, and according to testimony in court was "...not allowed out of it for hours at a time." He also told investigators "...his friends..." were the "...rats and roaches..." that would visit him. "He can articulate some things that are really shocking and surprising that tell us he was in there for a quite a length of time," Leal-Hudson...
  • Marijuana firms in cloudy haze over banking woes

    12/29/2017 6:11:20 PM PST · by fluorescence · 11 replies
    Dec 29 (Reuters) - Zach Lazarus, chief executive officer of A Green Alternative, a marijuana dispensary in San Diego, California, has lost count every time he re-opened a bank account after it was closed because of his connection to the cannabis industry. Lazarus has had to play a game of "whack-a-mole" with banks, likening his frustrations to a popular arcade game in which a player repeatedly gets rid of something only to have it re-appear somewhere else. Lazarus and other marijuana business owners in the $8 billion industry resort to cash-only transactions for business and to pay employees because they...
  • Drunken date tore down Andy Warhol paintings at Houston attorney's home, prosecutors say

    12/28/2017 12:29:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12/27/2017
    Prosecutors say Layman was on a first date with attorney Anthony Buzbee late Dec. 23. Buzbee told police Layman was too intoxicated, so he called her an Uber when they returned to his River Oaks home. The woman allegedly refused to leave and hid inside the home. Buzbee located her and called her a second Uber, but the suspect allegedly became aggressive. She is accused of yelling obscenities while tearing down two original Andy Warhol paintings, estimated at $500,000 each, from the wall of the attorney's home. She then allegedly threw two sculptures, valued at $20,000 each, according to charging documents.
  • Man arrested after injecting pregnant girlfriend with meth

    12/26/2017 11:44:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - According to court documents, a man is facing charges after striking his girlfriend, who was 37 weeks pregnant, with a baseball bat. Court documents also say he injected her with methamphetamine. 21-year-old Kyle Wilson Stowers, is now facing charges of malicious wounding.
  • Naked, barking people rampage through a stunned small town, police say

    11/12/2017 10:05:56 PM PST · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 12, 2017 | ADAM DARBY
    Last weekend got downright bizarre in the eastern Missouri town of Sullivan, and police say they know why. Four people went on a rampage, barking and yelling, breaking into buildings, even stripping off their clothes and showering in soda water, police say. They suspect the synthetic drug flakka is behind the behavior. “We had multiple incidents this past weekend of people on some kind of substance acting out of their minds,” Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson told the Sullivan Independent News. “Barking like dogs, running up and down the street, or other farm animals, entering people’s homes, breaking into a...
  • Police: Man snapped woman's neck, ripped her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal

    11/08/2017 6:00:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | aol
    A Pennsylvania man was arrested after police say he murdered his female friend when she rejected his marriage proposal, according to NBC Philadelphia. Christopher Tucker, 34, has been charged with murder and criminal homicide for allegedly killing 19-year-old Tara Serino, who was last seen by her family early on the morning of October 30. According to local police, Tucker asked Serino to marry him at his home in Berks County, Pennsylvania, sometime between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon.
  • Crystal Meth Found In Child’s Candy [WI]

    11/01/2017 10:35:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | Updated: Oct 30, 2017 1:20 PM CST | Staff
    KESHENA, WI (WFRV) – The Menominee Tribal Police department is asking the community to check their children’s Halloween candy thoroughly after a substance found in a child’s candy has tested positive for meth. According to the police department’s Facebook page, the Menominee police received a complaint of a suspicious package located in a child’s Halloween candy. A small yellow Ziploc type baggy containing a crystalline powder was located, that was later identified as methamphetamine. The parent reported the child trick-or-treated in the Keshena area on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Police in the area are urging parents to check their children’s...
  • Travelers beware: Meth-laced 7Up reportedly causes death in Mexico

    09/24/2017 9:27:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | September 23 | Rachel Chason
    Mexican authorities have removed the soft drink from shelves in the Mexicali area, just south of the California border, and are investigating how the drug made its way into the soda, according to a news release from the Baja California Health Department and a Facebook post from the Baja attorney general on Monday. The reported cases were in the Mexicali Valley, about 120 miles from San Diego. Experts are warning travelers to the area to pay extra attention to whether the seals on their food and drinks are intact. Banner Health, which operates 28 hospitals in six U.S. states, says...
  • Muncie man accused of murder: ‘I took out a meth dealer

    08/12/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    WISH tv ^ | Vi Nguyen | 11 August 2017
    Muncie man accused of murder: ‘I took out a meth dealer!’ By Vi Nguyen Published: August 10, 2017, 7:32 pm Updated: August 11, 2017, 8:25 am MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A stabbing in Muncie on Thursday ended with a man dead and another arrested for murder. The 19-year-old suspect told police he would refer to himself as a martyr and wanted to purge the wicked. It happened a few minutes after noon Thursday at an apartment near South Franklin and West Seventh streets. Muncie police arrested Jaylin Ammon on a preliminary charge of murder. He was being held in the...
  • Gay Escort Found Dead of Meth Overdose at Home of Top Democrat Donor

    08/09/2017 10:21:43 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 43 replies ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    The L.A. County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of top Democrat donor and political activist, Ed Buck.
  • Sex, Politics, Meth and Death in West Hollywood

    08/09/2017 8:53:41 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    WEHO Times ^ | 8/7/2017 | Ryan Gierach
    The Los Angeles County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, Ed Buck. The youth’s death reportedly occurred just hours after he left his family in Texas in order to join Buck. While a case detail report filed by the medical examiner lists the manner of Gemmel Moore’s death as an “accident” and its cause as “methamphetamine use,” the deceased man’s mother told the WeHo Times that something more nefarious may have occurred in...
  • David Brooks: 'Trump-Bashing Has Become Educated-Class Meth'

    08/08/2017 3:28:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that the mind of David Brooks has been infected with the image of Donald Trump and he needs to take extreme measures to quit thinking about him. Perhaps Brooks could hang a pair of Barack Obama's pants in front of him and stare at its perfect crease for hours on end to take his mind off the Trump demon that has infected him. Yes, David Brooks in his August 8 column described his main problem in life as Getting Trump Out of My Brain:
  • Oregon Poised To Decriminalize Meth, Cocaine And Heroin

    07/09/2017 9:47:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 130 replies ^ | 7/7/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The Oregon legislature passed two bills Thursday decriminalizing small amounts of six hard drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk, HB 2355, decriminalizes possession of the drugs so long as the offender has neither a felony nor more than two prior drug convictions on record, according to the Lund Report. The second, HB 3078, reduces drug-related property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Republican State Sen. Jackie Winters claimed the war on drugs as it currently exists amounts to “institutional racism” due to how more frequently minorities are charged...
  • NSW Police raids uncover record drug haul worth estimated $650 million [Australia]

    06/28/2017 5:01:44 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    The West Australian ^ | June 28, 2017 | Keely McDonough and AAP
    A record 1.4 tonnes of the drug ephedrine has been found disguised as salt in a shipping container in NSW. The ephedrine, which is used to make the drug ice, has an estimated value of $650 million. After the discovery of the drug haul at Port Botany on Saturday, heavily armed police carried out 28 simultaneous raids on properties in the Sydney suburbs of Kurrajong, Glewood, Londonderry, Cabramatta, Canley Vale, George’s Hall, Merrylands, Minchinbury, Seven Hills, Fairfield and Penrith and the ACT suburb of Forde on Wednesday morning. Twelve people, aged between 23 and 44 were arrested as NSW top...
  • Ex-Science Teacher Pleads Guilty in Meth Case in New Mexico

    05/03/2017 5:34:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOB4 ^ | May 03, 2017
    in a case of life imitating art, a former New Mexico science teacher went the way of "Breaking Bad" character Walter White -- and it didn't work out for him either. Authorities say a former science teacher has pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamines in New Mexico. Prosecutors say a judge has ordered 56-year-old John Gose to undergo a 60-day diagnostic evaluation before sentencing.
  • Pharmaceutical Giants Caught Supplying Cartels With Tons of Bulk Ingredients to Produce Meth

    04/17/2017 10:45:52 AM PDT · by LTC.Ret · 144 replies
    Quote the article: "Prosecutors in Belgium have recently announced that executives with pharmaceutical companies based in the country will be charged with knowingly providing drug cartels with prescription drugs that were used to manufacture methamphetamine. . . . accused of providing the Mexican drug kingpin Ezio Figueroa Vazquez with several tons of ephedrine . . . seven executives who were charged with crimes . . . company made two shipments of two million pills containing pseudoephedrine in 2006 . . . big pharma drug Adderall is nearly identical to crystal meth . . .the only place to get massive quantities...
  • Sentencing set for ex-West Virginia sheriff in meth case

    03/28/2017 5:54:39 AM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) - A former West Virginia sheriff who admitted to being a meth addict is due back in court for sentencing in a case in which he was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker. Bo Williams faces up to 10 years in prison for his guilty plea to a felony charge of entering without breaking. Sentencing is set for Tuesday in Roane County Circuit Court.