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  • Police Thought Cotton Candy Was Meth. She Spent 3 Months in Jail for Their Mistake.

    11/29/2018 5:54:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 80 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | Mihir Zaveri
    A Georgia woman spent more than three months in jail on drug charges after sheriff’s deputies mistook congealed cotton candy they found in a car she was riding in for methamphetamine. A state crime lab eventually showed that they were wrong. Now, she’s suing. In the lawsuit, filed this month, Dasha Fincher alleges that she was wrongfully arrested and incarcerated in December 2016, when she and her boyfriend were pulled over by Monroe County sheriff’s deputies. The deputies found a blue, crystal-like substance in a bag on a floorboard in the car and evaluated it using a roadside test kit,...
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • 73-year-old was worried about the meth she was smoking, so she took it to her doctor

    11/19/2018 8:47:31 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 39 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | November 15, 2018,
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – An elderly woman is accused of taking her methamphetamine to the doctor for testing after she became concerned about the drug’s effect on her. Barbara Lee Ray, 73, of Polk County, Fla., asked her doctor to test the meth because she was worried it was doing harm, the Miami Herald reported.
  • Matthew Shepard: The legacy of a gay college student 20 years after his brutal murder.

    10/26/2018 8:11:28 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-26-2018 | ROBERT ZEPEDA & EMILY SHAPIRO
    Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was a "smart, funny" 21-year-old, no different than any other young man that age. He was an "ordinary kid who wanted to make the world a better place," his parents remembered. But in October 1998, that all changed, when the openly gay college student was abducted, beaten and tied to a fence in Wyoming. His life ended a few days later, and with it came a widespread awareness of the dangers that members of the LGBTQ community face every day. The homophobic brutal killing also served as a catalyst for progress in America's laws and...
  • 13... Sinaloa Cartel Arrested, Nearly $11M Worth of Drugs Seized: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office...

    10/09/2018 4:59:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | October 9, 2018 | Cindy Von Quednow and Kimberly Cheng,
    he investigation began last September, when members of a task force began looking into a Los Angeles County resident who was suspected of dealing bulk amount of drugs to people in Ventura County. Omar Rangel, 29, was eventually identified as the leader of an L.A.-based drug trafficking organization suspected of moving "substantial quantities of narcotics" for the Sinaloa cartel and distributing it in the two counties. Detectives ended up seizing 161 pounds of methamphetamine, 121 pounds of cocaine, 13 pounds of heroin, nearly 7 pounds of fentanyl, 600 fentanyl pills, 12 firearms and more than $353,000 in drug sales proceeds,...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    08/26/2018 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies
    https://www.palmbeachpost.com ^ | July 15, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, ALA. — An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.
  • 13-year-old beheaded after witnessing grandmother's slaying, investigator testifies (cartel)

    08/25/2018 8:04:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies
    al.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | Ashley Remkus
    A 13-year-old Huntsville girl was beheaded after she witnessed her grandmother assaulted with a knife and left to die on the ground in a cemetery, court testimony revealed. The grandmother was associated with the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug-trafficking organization, a Madison County sheriff's investigator testified today. Just days before Oralia Mendoza and her granddaughter, Mariah Lopez, were killed, Mendoza and three others went to pick up a batch of methamphetamine, Investigator Stacy Rutherford told a judge. After one of her drug cohorts became suspicious, the situation turned deadly.
  • POLICE: Ind. dad refused to call 911 as child died from accidentally eating meth

    08/03/2018 12:57:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    WDRB ^ | August 3, 2018 | WDRB
    Police say the boy was hungry and may have mistaken the methamphetamine for cereal. OUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Seymour, Indiana, man is facing several felony charges after investigators say he refused to call 911 while his 8-year-old son died from eating his stash of methamphetamine. According to a probable cause affidavit, the incident took place on June 21, 2018, in Jackson County, Indiana. Police say they were called to a home in the 10800 block of East Country Road 400 North in Seymour, after someone reported that there was a child not breathing. That child was immediately taken to...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • 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.
  • Charleston woman was observed spray-painting anarchy, anti-cop graffiti on area homes,[tr]

    01/09/2018 8:57:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | 1/8/2018 | Michael Majchrowicz
    City police arrested and charged a Charleston woman they said spray-painted anti-police and anarchy messaging on a slew of area residences, businesses and at least one church. Makenzie Leigh Ruppe, 22, of Reid Street, has been charged with six counts of damage to real property, police said. Ruppe is accused of spraying the intimidating messaging, such as "Kill capitalism, kill cops," on the exterior of three houses located on Washington and Charlotte streets, a TD Bank on Calhoun Street, Cobbs Architects on Washington Street and the New Tabernacle Fourth Baptist Church on Elizabeth Street, according to an incident report. A...
  • He stole his mom’s car to pick his dad up from jail. Now they’re both behind bars.

    05/13/2017 4:54:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/13/17 | Alex Harris
    Vladimir Sanchez spent more than four years in prison for a slew of insurance-fraud charges. He was released on Thursday, but his freedom was short-lived. Sanchez, 45, is back behind bars after his ride home ended with a police chase, a shooting and a school lockdown at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Little Havana. Miami police said it all started on Thursday when Sanchez’s 16-year-old son, Alexander, stole his mother’s 2013 Nissan Altima to pick his father up from jail. The next day, police spotted the car on Northwest 27th Avenue and pulled it over.
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • [Article from January 5, 2015] Meth seizures rise at U.S.-Mexico border

    09/09/2016 6:59:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    Associated Press via thonline.com ^ | From January 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S. Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Diego field office accounted for nearly two-thirds -- 63 percent -- of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the fiscal year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show a 300 percent increase in meth seizures at California ports of entry from fiscal 2009 to 2014.
  • Fairfax City mayor arrested in connection with alleged meth-for-sex scheme

    08/05/2016 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 37 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth and Justin Jouvenal
    The mayor of Fairfax City has been arrested and charged in connection with what authorities say was a methamphetamine-for-sex scheme. Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested as part of an undercover operation by police, authorities announced Friday. The scheme involved offers of meth in exchange for group sexual encounters with men, police allege.
  • Nigerian agents arrest 4 Mexicans allegedly helping build meth 'super lab'

    03/20/2016 2:02:31 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 13 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 14, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    The four Mexicans apparently wanted to be pioneers of sorts. But they were breaking the law in a big way, Nigerian officials say, to achieve that distinction. Nigerian drug agents say they have arrested four Mexicans who were helping to build a methamphetamine "super lab." It is believed to have had the potential to rake in billions of dollars, the nation's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said Monday. Spokesman Mitchell Ofoyeju said it was the first industrial-scale production of crystal meth found in West Africa, and possibly on the continent. "The Nigerians invited the Mexicans in to leverage their expertise...
  • Burning Man 2016 Ticket Information

    02/04/2016 10:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    tickets.burningman.org ^ | 2/4/2016 | unknown
    Welcome to the 2016 Burning Man Ticket Page. This is the official source for information about Black Rock City 2016 tickets. For more background information about changes this year, please read the post on the Burning Man Journal.
  • Woman with pistol in vagina charged with unlawful carry

    09/09/2015 10:02:23 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 126 replies
    WFAA ^ | September 8, 2015 | Josh Davis
    WACO, Texas – Officers searching a woman after a traffic stop found a fully-loaded pistol in her vagina, Waco police said. Just before 11 p.m. Monday, officers stopped a 1998 Toyota Land Rover at 15th and Blair in north Waco for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, Gabriel Garcia, 30, was allegedly had 2.7 grams of methamphetamine under his driver's seat. A further search of the car allegedly uncovered another 29.5 grams of meth and weighing scales in the purse of the female passenger, Ashley Cecilia Castaneda, 31. Because the traffic stop occurred...
  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites ‘race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a “race war.” ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams — Flanagan's on-air name — first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • Washington Post: ‘We Are All Dylann Roof’ and 'Southern Whites Are Monsters'

    06/23/2015 8:02:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 23, 2015 | 9:36 PM EDT | Bryan Ballas
    Following tragedies such as this mass murder in South Carolina, most people resort to prayer for the families of the victims. On The Washington Post website on Friday, Baltimore City Paper writer Baynard Woods was preoccupied with transforming the murderous rampage of a single person into a discourse on the collective guilt of white racism in the most over-the-top manner as possible. Woods, a self-described white South Carolinian, contended that there is only one way to fix this racial violence fostered by white supremacy, “it is up to white people to rescue white people from our own worst selves, from...