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  • Judge undercuts ex-D.A.[CA] Jackie Lacey’s initial decision not to charge Ed Buck in fatal overdose

    03/27/2021 6:43:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | MARCH 26, 2021 6 AM PT | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, JAMES QUEALLY
    A federal judge has ruled that Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies acted properly when they seized drugs and other evidence from the West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck after a man was found dead there in 2017. Buck... asked U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder to bar prosecutors from using as evidence syringes, drug paraphernalia and nearly two grams of methamphetamine deputies discovered in what Buck called an illegal search of his apartment. Snyder denied the request. In a ruling Wednesday, she wrote that Buck effectively invited law enforcement into his home when he called 911 to report...
  • 'Deadliest Catch' Star Nick McGlashan Dead at 33

    12/28/2020 11:26:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/28/2020 6:48 AM PT | Staff
    Nick McGlashan, a 7th generation fisherman who starred in "Deadliest Catch," has died ... TMZ has learned. The Medical Examiner and family tell TMZ ... Nick passed away Sunday in Nashville. The cause of death has not been determined. Nick appeared on the show for years ... from 2013 - 2020, in 78 episodes. Nick's family has a storied tale of the sea. His great uncle worked on the first boat in the U.S. crab industry. Two of his aunts were crabbers ... one of who was lost at sea after the boat sank. As for Nick ... he started...
  • Driver of truck that killed 5 bicyclists on Nevada highway had high level of meth in his system, prosecutors say

    12/17/2020 11:38:41 AM PST · by Meatspace · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | 12/17/20
    The driver of a box truck that struck and killed five bicyclists on a stretch of Nevada highway last week, and told investigators he fell asleep at the wheel, had a high level of methamphetamine in his system, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jordan Alexander Barson, 45, of Kingman, Arizona, faces 12 felony charges, including driving under the influence and reckless driving, in a criminal complaint filed in Las Vegas. "Choices have consequences," Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said after a Las Vegas judge issued a warrant for Barson's arrest in the Dec. 10 crash on U.S. 95 between Boulder City...
  • 5 dead after truck runs into group of bicyclists near Las Vegas

    12/10/2020 9:38:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 172 replies
    msn ^ | 12/10/2020 | David K. Li and Josh Cradduck
    A group of cyclists were riding and had a Subaru hatchback "safety car" assigned to trail them when they were hit about 9:30 a.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 95 near Mile Marker 36, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka. A southbound truck "entered into the group of bicyclists, some of them were traveling behind the safety vehicle, they were struck, the safety vehicle was also struck as well as some the bicyclists in front of the safety vehicle," Smaka said. The five cyclists were pronounced dead at the scene, south of Boulder City and north of Searchlight. One...
  • Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    10/26/2020 1:11:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    The Body ^ | Oct. 20, 2020 | Larry Buhl
    Persistent use of methamphetamine is the single biggest risk factor for HIV seroconversion among gay and bisexual men, according to a new study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Using subjects from across the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Guam, researchers found that over 12 months of follow-up, 14% of study participants reported using meth, and 2.5% tested positive for HIV (115 new infections). More than a third of study participants (36%) seroconverting for HIV were persistent users of methamphetamine.
  • Montrose Resident Sentenced To More Than Twelve Years In Federal Prison For Role In Drug Conspiracy

    09/12/2020 2:06:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | September 12, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Colorado
    Defendant is first to be sentenced in large prosecution on the Western Slope DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Joseph Davis of Montrose, Colorado was sentenced to serve 151 months (over 12 years) in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  The sentence was pronounced by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello earlier this week.  The Denver Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration joined in today’s announcement.According to court documents, including the stipulated facts contained in the defendant’s plea agreement, as well as facts presented at sentencing,...
  • 'OUTRAGEOUS’ Fury as photos show African-American hair products LOCKED UP on supermarket shelves but those for white customers aren’t

    06/10/2020 2:53:46 PM PDT · by familyop · 121 replies
    The Sun ^ | June 10 2020 | Henry Holloway
    The images of hair care products at Walmart are said to show items targeted at African American shoppers locked up behind a glass cabinet, while those more commonly advertised as being for white people's hair are left untouched. He wrote: "It's more than just the police." The pictures have sparked fury as many claim it is an example of bias against black people in their day-to-day lives. ... One user said: "Damn. All the times I've walked past this at Walmart and never even put two and two together. Holy hell this makes me sad I've never recognized all the...
  • Chemist? MD? Please check my micro-math. Thank you!

    06/07/2020 3:31:30 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 53 replies
    Vanity | 07 June 2020
    The George Floyd autopsy states he had 19 ng/mL of Meth in his blood. Reference sources say that a fatal dose of Meth begins around 2.5 mg/L. So - I did a two step conversion. First - 2.5 mg would be 2,500,000 ng/L. Second - 2,500,000 ng/L would be 2,500 ng/mL. So - a fatal dose of Meth would be around 2,500 ng/mL, which is more than 100 times the level George Floyd had in his blood. Is that correct? Thanks again.
  • 2 officers involved in George Floyd death were rookies, attorney says 1 was on his 4th day

    06/05/2020 11:10:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-5-20
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (FOX 9) – One of the police officers arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the murder of George Floyd was on his fourth day on the job when the incident occurred. According to Earl Grey, the defense attorney for Thomas Lane, the rookie officer was on his fourth day on patrol. “What would your state of mind be if you work your rear end off to become a cop and four days on the job, you’re accused of murder?” Grey asked, arguing that his client did not aid in a murder. Lane, along with Tou Thao and...
  • Minneapolis Disaster: Fentanyl, Methamphetamine & Excited Delirium

    06/03/2020 11:34:27 PM PDT · by Penelope Dreadful · 78 replies
    Law Officer ^ | June 3,2020 | Law Officer
    The death of George Floyd after an interaction with the Minneapolis Police Department has rocked the world and while everyone reading this believes that an officer that put his knee in the back of Floyd’s neck for close to nine minutes was the cause of death, the facts and evidence are anything but that. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine says that “Excited delirium is characterized by agitation, aggression, acute distress and sudden death, often in the pre-hospital care setting. It is typically associated with the use of drugs Subjects typically die from a heart attack and the majority of...
  • Bloggers & Personel

    04/13/2020 9:15:56 AM PDT · by Trouble4US · 23 replies
    Restaurants Are Toast - Not Satire This is totally devastating for all of the United States. Speaker Pelosi made an error when she voted down the fourth traunch of the Care Act because she thought that not all small businesses had bank relationships. The fact is that the only small business that do not have a relationship with a bank are drug dealers.Restocking their freezers and rent have to be included in the Care ActCall your congress person and you senators today and tomorrowWe need to work together with the Dems and rid this country of hate and haters.
  • Coronavirus pandemic drives up price of heroin, meth and fentanyl

    03/28/2020 7:50:15 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 28, 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    The coronavirus pandemic is driving up the price of heroin, methamphetamine and fentanyl as Mexican cartels scramble to get their hands on Chinese-manufactured chemicals now in short supply. “The cartels are having a lot of difficulty producing drugs right now, and when the supply is low the price always goes up,” a US federal law enforcement source told The Post. “China has pretty much stopped production on the chemicals they need to do business.”
  • What’s Next For Andrew Gillum? 5 Times Politicians Rebounded From Scandals Worse Than His

    03/19/2020 6:01:50 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 47 replies
    NewsOne ^ | 16 March 2020 | Bruce C.T. Wright
    s tragic as the story of Andrew Gillum‘s involvement in a situation that included the unfortunate collision of drugs, a male escort and a hotel room in Miami Beach may be, history has shown that it doesn’t necessarily spell a political downfall from which he can’t return. While all the details surrounding the suspected crystal meth incident on early Friday morning had yet to be fully sorted out, Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, announced he would be retreating from public life and entering a rehab facility for help for the “alcohol abuse” and “depression” that he has suffered from...
  • Andrew Gillum entering rehab, stepping back from politics following Miami hotel incident

    03/15/2020 7:45:44 PM PDT · by Conserv · 86 replies
    Former candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum, who was named in a police report Friday saying he was “inebriated” and initially unresponsive in a hotel room where investigators found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine, announced Sunday that he will enter rehab and step back from politics for the time being. "After conversation with my family and deep reflection, I have made the decision to seek help, guidance and enter a rehabilitation facility at this time. This has been a wake-up call for me. Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse....
  • Proposed California bill would pay meth users to stay sober

    02/29/2020 10:09:30 AM PST · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 29, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A newly proposed California bill would provide financial benefits to methamphetamine users who stay sober. SB-888, introduced by San Francisco Democrat State Sen. Scott Wiener, would expand Medi-Cal treatment options, including programs that motivate meth users to stay sober by offering vouchers or cash.
  • Florida man attempts to hide underwater from cops, gets arrested after coming up for air, police say

    01/27/2020 11:23:50 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/20/2020 | Stephen Sorace
    A Florida man attempted a “not so great escape” last week when he tried hiding from deputies underwater in a pond – an “action movie” stunt that officials easily foiled when he came up for air, authorities said. Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, had warrants out for his arrest in Baker County for selling methamphetamine, the Suwanee County Sheriff’s Office wrote Wednesday on Facebook. When a deputy attempted to arrest Booth at his job at a solar power plant, the sheriff’s office said, the 36-year-old ran away and dove into a pond. “Now we can only assume that Mr. Booth has...
  • Ed Buck hit with another wrongful death civil suit

    01/12/2020 5:06:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/09/20 | Ben Feuerherd
    The family of a man who Democratic donor Ed Buck allegedly killed by supplying him with methamphetamine filed a wrongful death suit in civil court against him, a report said. In the suit, sisters of Timothy Dean claim Buck “forcibly and repeatedly injected Mr. Dean with crystal methamphetamine” against his will, NBC reported. Dean died of a meth overdose in Buck’s West Hollywood home in January 2019. Buck pleaded not guilty in October to federal charges that he caused the overdose deaths of Dean and another man, Gemmel Moore. In their suit, Dean’s family claim Buck has, “a history of...
  • Buttigieg: No Jail Time for Possession of Any Drug — Including Meth, Cocaine

    12/26/2019 2:15:16 PM PST · by rktman · 189 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 12/26/2019 | pam key
    On Monday, during an interview with the Des Moines Register, 2020 presidential hopeful mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg said drug possession should not result in jail time. Buttigieg said, “Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession. What I have seen is while there continues to be all kinds of harms associated with drug possession and use, it is also the case that we have created in an effort to deal with a public health problem, we have created an even bigger problem — a justice problem, and it’s own form of a health problem when...
  • $4.9M worth of heroin seized in largest bust on Polk County record (FL)

    12/02/2019 3:51:03 PM PST · by chajin · 13 replies
    WFLA ^ | Dec. 2, 2019 | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Seven people were arrested in what authorities are calling the “largest seizure of heroin” by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, it all started when deputies learned someone was sending methamphetamine to Polk County by mail from southern California. Detectives began working with a task force in Bloomington, California and had undercover detectives buy 100 pounds of “Mexican methamphetamine” from a supplier based in California.
  • APD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrests 10 people in undercover Walmart operation (California)

    10/10/2019 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    ABC 7 KRCR News ^ | September 17, 2019 | Adam Robinson
    ANDERSON, Calif. — On Monday, the Anderson Police Department's (APD) Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrested 10 people after conducting an undercover enforcement operation at the Anderson Walmart to target retail theft and criminal activity. During the operation, 10 total arrests were made for theft, possession of stolen property, fraud, drug paraphernalia possession, illegal narcotic possession, and active warrants. The following is a summary of the arrests made by APD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit: Paige Poor, 27 of Oroville, was seen stealing pants from inside the store. Poor was found to be on searchable probation and in possession of stolen property...