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  • The Latest: Dayton shooter’s friend will stay in jail

    08/15/2019 5:38:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2019 | Associated Press
    A friend of the Dayton gunman...Kollie is charged with lying on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the attack...Dr. Kent Harshbarger said during a Thursday news conference that two people shot Aug. 4 by Betts were also shot by police but that none of the shots were lethal...The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts’ system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie carrying cocaine was found on Betts’ body.
  • Coroner says Dayton gunman had cocaine and alcohol in his system during the shooting that killed 9

    08/15/2019 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUG. 15, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ...The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts’ system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie with cocaine were found on Betts’ body.
  • Screen all adult patients for drug abuse, national panel urges

    08/13/2019 8:58:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/13/2019 | Jan Hoffman
    A national panel of health experts recommended Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the US Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups. The panel, appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services but operated independently, said that its proposed guidelines are intended to combat alarmingly high rates of substance abuse in the United States. It cited a 2017 federal survey that found 1 in 10 Americans ages 18...
  • Mike Tyson says he burns through $40,000 of weed at his ranch every month

    08/14/2019 11:37:39 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/14/2019 | Scottie Andrew
    (CNN) — Mike Tyson isn't shy about his love for marijuana. On Monday's episode of his podcast, aptly named "Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson," the former heavyweight champion shared just how much he spends on the psychoactive drug. "What do we smoke a month?" he asked his co-host, former NFL player turned marijuana advocate Eben Britton. "Is it $40,000 a month?" "We smoke 10 tons of weed at the ranch a month," Britton said, referencing Tyson Ranch, the boxer's forthcoming 40-acre marijuana farm and "resort." "Is that crazy?" Tyson asked, though it seemed he already knew the answer. His guest, rapper...
  • Drug Charges Dropped After 'Cocaine' On College Quarterback's Car Turns Out To Be Bird Crap

    08/10/2019 6:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | August 9, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    A case out of South Carolina is highlighting the fact once again the drug-testing kits used by local police officers can be wildly inaccurate. On Thursday, drug charges were dropped against Shai Werts, Georgia Southern University's starting quarterback, after he and his attorneys battled against accusations from Saluda County police earlier this summer that a white substance found on the hood of his car was cocaine. It turns out, it was bird crap. Werts was traveling after 9:00 pm in early July when police pulled him over speeding. Since it was late at night and on a dark country road,...
  • ...Dayton shooter's demonic notebook scrawls reveal...craved marijuana and speed...[Truncated]

    08/09/2019 12:41:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2019 | BEN ASHFORD
    The frightening pages were revealed by a former friend who paints a confounding picture of Betts as a frequent methamphetamine smoker who played violent video games - but was never a racist or interested in weapons...Himes can testify, however, to the fact that Betts was a frequent drug user, taking methamphetamine, cocaine - or 'whatever upper he could get his hands on' in days-long binges...'But he was very consistent with the methamphetamine. I don't know if he got into slamming with needles, but he was pretty much smoking it every day when we were hanging out. 'Coke was also a...
  • Feds: Honduran Drug Dealers Carpooled Into Tenderloin To Sell Heroin, Fentanyl And Cocaine

    08/07/2019 8:07:09 PM PDT · by thecodont · 45 replies
    CBS / Associated Press | August 7, 2019 at 6:56 pm | KPIX 5’s Andria Borba contributed to this report
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — A drug pipeline into San Francisco’s crime-ridden Tenderloin District, fueled by Honduran nationals who lived in the East Bay, has been busted up by federal agents who have arrested 32 suspects, authorities announced Wednesday. Chris Nielsen, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Francisco, told reporters that an investigation was launched in late 2017 in cooperation with San Francisco and Richmond police and uncovered two independent drug operations stretching from Mexico to Seattle. The drugs hitting the streets according to the DEA were methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. “These are small...
  • Ogg adds 10 to staff investigating botched Harding Street raid (Houston, TX)

    07/31/2019 11:14:26 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies
    KPRC - TV2 ^ | July 31, 2019 | Aaron Barker
    Ogg adds 10 to staff investigating botched Harding Street raid By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor Posted: 10:56 AM, July 31, 2019 Updated: 10:56 AM, July 31, 2019 KPRC HOUSTON - Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg is adding 10 people to her staff investigating the deadly botched Harding Street raid. Ogg made the announcement Wednesday after a 5-0 vote by the Harris County Commissioners Court that approved funding for the additional staff in the DA’s Civil Rights Division. The seven prosecutors and three investigators, which Ogg said in June would cost about $2 million, will more than double...
  • Delta Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of Intoxication Ahead of Flight to San Diego: Report

    07/31/2019 7:16:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The pilot allegedly left a security line when he noticed Transportation Security Administration officers conducting additional screening. The officers noticed and reported him, prompting airport police to conduct sobriety tests. One test determined he was under the influence of alcohol, while results from the second are pending, KSTP said. An airport spokesperson told the station an alcohol bottle was found on the man. The pilot was released about three hours after his arrest, pending a formal complaint and final toxicology results,
  • Former Mexican police officer indicted for trafficking enough fentanyl to kill 10 million

    07/27/2019 7:39:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 26, 2019 | Matthew Watkins
    A federal grand jury in Amarillo has indicted a former Mexican municipal police officer for fentanyl trafficking, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox announced Friday... He was allegedly discovered with about 33 kilograms of the drug, likely enough to kill more than 10 million people, according to DEA experts... After being read his rights, Contreras-Martinez allegedly admitted he was paid $6,000 to transport the drugs from California to Florida. He said this was his second such trip. During the interview, Contreras-Martinez also allegedly stated that before his unlawful immigration to the United States seven months...
  • Federal grand jury hears testimony from Houston police officers about botched Pecan Park raid

    07/25/2019 1:51:53 PM PDT · by abb · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2019 | St. John Barned-Smith
    Two Houston police officers testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury regarding the botched drug raid that left two homeowners dead — the first sign that federal prosecutors are pursuing criminal charges in the controversial case. Houston Police Officers’ Union Vice President Doug Griffith confirmed that the two officers appeared before the grand jury, though their testimony is secret by law. Grand jury investigations can last weeks or months. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he was unaware of officers being called by federal authorities to appear before a grand jury.
  • Mother arrested for allegedly giving marijuana to her young children

    07/23/2019 10:27:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KESQ ^ | 07/23/2019 | Jesus Reyes
    A Desert Hot Springs mother was arrested for allegedly supplying marijuana to her young children earlier this month. According to the Desert Hot Springs Police Department, several concerned citizens sent a video that was spread through social media to police on July 10. Police detectives took over the investigation and on July 17, served a search warrant in the 66600 block of Third St. Solomon added that she fears the recent legalization of marijuana might lead to a more "lax" attitude when it comes to parents and pot: “I’m sure it’s going to be something that’s going on that a...

    07/23/2019 9:30:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 7-17-2019 | Ann Coulter
    If the left has its way in the next few years, there won't be anyone left in prison because, you see, they're overflowing with innocent black men locked up for "nonviolent drug crimes." All of them! Over the weekend, NBC News investigative reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell appeared on MSNBC's "Kasie DC" to tell the story of Bill Underwood, loving parent and prison mentor, who has already spent nearly 30 years in prison for a nonviolent drug crime. Caldwell reported: "William Underwood, now 65 years old, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonviolent drug-related crime. It was...
  • Wasp spray used as meth alternative in West Virginia: cops

    07/17/2019 9:01:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    N Y Post ^ | July 17, 2019 | Tamar Lapin
    “From what we’re being told, if you use it, you know, you might use it one or twice and be fine, but the third time when your body hits that allergic reaction, it can kill you,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin told WCHS. “It’s a cheap fix, and you don’t know what their overall result of their usage of this is going to be,” Sutphin added. Physical effects of using the wasp spray include erratic behavior and extreme swelling and redness of the hands and feet. Stores in Boone County on Friday sold nearly 30 cans of the wasp spray, according to...
  • El Chapo is sentenced to life behind bars and told to forfeit $12.6 BILLION

    07/17/2019 10:22:20 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/17/19 | JENNIFER SMITH
    His wife will not be allowed to visit him behind bars and Wednesday was likely the last time they will ever see each other. María Consuelo Loera Pérez, his mother, was denied a humanitarian visa by the US government so could not attend the hearing. Guzman will now be sent to a supermax prison to live out his days.
  • Teen violin prodigy is latest casualty of ‘Calvin Klein’ drug craze

    07/16/2019 10:32:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | uly 12, 2019 | Jackie Salo
    Teen violin prodigy dies of apparent drug overdose in London mansion A lethal cocktail of drugs known as “Calvin Klein” has swept the nightclub scene amid reports that a 17-year-old London-born violin prodigy died from the dangerous combination. Experts warn that “Calvin Klein” binges, which involve ketamine and cocaine, “wreak havoc on the brain’s chemical system and can greatly impair overall brain functioning,” according to a site dedicated to treating ketamine substance abuse. The party drug — with Calvin standing for cocaine and Klein referring to ketamine — produces a euphoric high similar to ecstasy, users claim. The US National...
  • Tons Of Cocaine Was Caught From The Ship Owned By Jp Morgan

    07/15/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    In one of many largest drug busts in U.S. historical past, federal authorities in Philadelphia seized practically 20 tons of cocaine—worth about $1 billion— last month from a ship owned by JP Morgan’s asset management arm. JP Morgan didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Forbes. U.S. Lawyer William McSwain mentioned in a tweet that the sheer quantity of cocaine may have killed “hundreds of thousands” of individuals. A federal criminal investigation into the alleged smuggling working is ongoing. “This is among the largest drug seizures in the United States historical past. This quantity of cocaine may kill...
  • Sens. Manchin & Braun Attempting to Practice Medicine Without a License—& Fighting Wrong War

    07/13/2019 5:27:23 AM PDT · by GailA · 120 replies
    Cato ^ | 7/12/19 | Jeffery Singer
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) are still trying to address the fentanyl and heroin overdose crisis—soon to be joined by a methamphetamine and cocaine overdose crisis—by denying chronic pain patients access to pain relief. They have just introduced a bill they call The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act, which would “prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from allowing opioids to be labeled for intended use of ‘around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment’ until a study can be completed on the long-term use of opioids.” Set aside the fact that most pain specialists agree that, in some cases, long-term...
  • Marijuana legalization gets bipartisan support in 'historic' hearing

    07/11/2019 11:19:58 AM PDT · by Mariner · 106 replies
    Fox Business via Yahoo ^ | July 11th, 2019 | Unattributed
    “I believe we can get this done.” Those were the words from Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Wednesday in support of removing marijuana from the Schedule I classification as labeled by the Controlled Substances Act. A group of experts testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday in favor of changing federal laws to allow for the legal sale and use of marijuana, which was largely embraced by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle throughout the hearing. Topics ranged from racial disparities among incarceration rates for possession, to the economic impact of legalizing the plant's use. Cannabis Trade Federation CEO Neal Levin, who...
  • US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs

    07/09/2019 4:04:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies ^ | gina heeb
    Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have seized a container ship operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co. and owned by JPMorgan Asset Management. That came weeks after authorities found more than $1 billion worth of cocaine on the vessel in what was one of the largest drug busts in American history. At least a half a dozen crew members have been arrested, according to Homeland Security Investigations, and the investigation is ongoing. Visit Markets Insider for more stories. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have seized a container ship operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co., weeks after authorities found more than $1 billion worth...