Posts Tagged ‘Marijuana’

NASA discovers new planet covered with marijuana

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

NASA has announced this morning that they have discovered a planet completely covered with marijuana, a discovery that has completely taken scientists by surprise. Planet X637Z-43, discovered using NASA’s Kepler satellite, would also allegedly be one of the very few planets potentially habitable according to NASA experts, who have detected sufficient levels of oxygen and

Source: NASA discovers new planet covered with marijuana

NY couple arrested for stashing drugs, alligator

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Police in New York arrested a man and woman for allegedly stashing illegal handguns, drugs and an alligator in their Brooklyn home, authorities said.

Michael Volpe, 32, and Alisa Volpe, 25, were taken into custody Monday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, including two handguns and a shotgun.

They were also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and harboring an alligator, which is prohibited in New York.

Police discovered the 3.5-foot reptile while they executed a search warrant at about 5:30 a.m., the New York Daily News reported.

Other items found were a pair of brass knuckles and a stash of pills and marijuana.

Michael Volpe has had four prior arrests, including a weapons-possession charge, police said.

Information on attorneys wasn’t immediately available.

Ice cream man arrested, charged with selling weed

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

A Waldorf, Maryland, man faces charges after being busted for allegedly selling drugs out of an ice cream truck.

After receiving a tip through Crime Solvers, Charles County sheriff’s deputies found bags of marijuana and a stash of cash in a truck operated by 20-year-old Alexander Hoskins, authorities said.

“Ice cream or marijuana, you can take your pick with this guy,” said Diane Richardson, of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

Police stopped the truck at Bayswater Court and Sheffield Circle. They found the marijuana and cash in Hoskins’s underwear.

He apparently had been dealing from the truck for some time, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.

“We wish we got that call just a bit sooner so we could have found more drugs, but what we did find was significant enough to show that he had been dealing it, and for us, we’re removing a drug dealer off the streets,” Richardson said.

Hoskins was selling to teens and young adults through word of mouth, authorities said.

He was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Hoskins is out on bond and out of business, authorities said. He won’t be selling ice cream again anytime soon.

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12K tip or drug money?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – A western Minnesota waitress says $12,000 that police call drug money is actually a tip left for her by a diner.

Stacy Knutson has filed a lawsuit in Clay County District Court saying a customer left a takeout box from another restaurant at her table at the Fryn’ Pan in Moorhead, near Fargo, N.D. In the lawsuit, Knutson says she followed the customer to her car but that the customer told her to keep the box. She later discovered it contained rolls of cash.

Knutson says she called police even though she has five children and really needs the money.

Officers told her to wait 90 days in case someone claimed the money. Police later told her the cash smelled of marijuana and is being held in a drug investigation.

67-year old acquitted on marijuana growing charges

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

A southwestern Pennsylvania grandmother testified that she wasn’t attempting to grow marijuana and that she only wanted something to look nice next to her tomato plant.

67-year old Alberta Kelley of Fayette Country was charged with drug possession and manufacturing, but was acquitted by a jury of her peers. She testified that she merely tossed a handful of seeds into her garden, after a bearded stranger gave them to her.

Kelley was charged by Connellsville police a year ago, after they received a tip that her garden contained marijuana plants. Investigators say they found seven “well-cultivated”, four foot tall marijuana plants.

Kelley claimed she didn’t know what she was growing and that she had been given the seeds by a stranger. She’d thought they were flower seeds.

Kelley told TV station WTAE that to her, “weeds are weeds.” That may be so, but we all know to the law, that’s a whole different story.

Waka Flocka Arrested in NY

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Waka Flocka was arrested in Queens, New York on Saturday, but he was released yesterday, according to sources with MTV. The NYPD confirmed that the “No Hands” rapper was cuffed and taken in for Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

Waka, a Queens native and Atlanta resident, was arrested in the parking lot of the Coliseum Mall in Queens. At approximately 5 p.m. ET, the rapper tweeted, “I’m finna jump on my flight 2 Kc ……. sorry 2 da whole m town 4 not coming I had spend a nite n jail with no charge #onlybecauseirap.”

He then followed with, “Can’t no 1 stop with GOD got planned 4me [know that].”

On August 9th, the Brick Squad Monopoly rapper will be releasing his Ferrari Boyz album, a collaboration LP with Gucci Mane. Led by the the single “She Be Puttin’ On,” the 15-track album album also features Tity Boi, Rocko, Frenchie, Slim Dunkin and Wooh Da Kid.

Last year the rapper rose to prominence thanks to his breakout singles “O Let’s Do It,”Hard in da Paint,” “No Hands” and “Grove St. Party” all from his debut LP Flockaveli.

Rapper Webbie Arrested in Tennessee on Drug, Evidence Tampering Charges

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Webbie

The Associated Press is reporting this morning that Louisiana rapper Webster “Webbie” Gradney, Jr. was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and charged with drug possession and tampering with evidence.

A rental vehicle Webbie was reportedly riding in was pulled over south of Nashville after leaving a performance in Kentucky.  Authorities say the 25-year-old rapper from Baton Rouge was found with $13,000 and 2 ounces of marijuana. Troopers also claim he threw marijuana out the car window.

The rental car’s driver was charged with driving with a suspended license and another passenger faces a gun charge.

Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson Arrested in Federal Drug Sting

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Felicia "Snoop" Pearson

Actress Felicia Pearson took the screen by storm when she was cast in HBO’s brilliant drama, “The Wire”. Pearson played the part of a hit woman, “Snoop”, with a bone chilling accuracy and many believed, despite her criminal history, that she was destined for stardom.

30-year old Pearson was arrested early Thursday morning during a massive drug raid in Baltimore. According to Fox 4 News, Pearson was taken into custody with 30 others connected to a large scale federal heroin and marijuana operation.

The DEA had reportedly been investigating the operation for the past five months.

In past interviews, Pearson indicated that she had a rough childhood that included being a foster child while both of her parents were incarcerated. Pearson was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the death of her friend, when she was only fourteen years old. She served six and a half years in prison for the killing.

Pearson had seemingly gotten her life on the right track and was running a youth drama organization called “Moving Mountains”, in an effort to keep at-risk youth off the streets and out of trouble.

Men Caught Smoking Weed During Traffic Stop

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Moral of This Story? At least wait until the cops leave before smoking

The only excuse The Heat Magazine can think of to explain this story is that these two were high.

Vermont State Police stopped a car being driven eratically.  After pulling over the vehicle just after midnight, they discovered that its driver, 30-year old Scott Patterson, appeared intoxicated.  He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  His blood alcohol content was reportedly 0.187 percent.   But the story gets better.

Police allowed Patterson’s 3 passengers to wait for a ride to pick them up and while doing so, noticed that 2 of the 3 passengers, 30-year old Kris Richards and 31-year old Jason Beyor, were smoking marijuana. Beyor was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

Illinois Attorney Indicted on Charges He Smuggled Heroin, Marijuana to Federal Prison Inmate

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Illinois attorney accused of smuggling heroin & marijuana to federal inmates

U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced today that attorney Robert A. Drew, 68, of Marion, Illinois, was indicted today with attempting to provide heroin to an inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex located in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The indictment is the result of a joint investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, the Terre Haute Police Department, and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department.

Drew was arrested on August 28, 2010, after authorities received information that an attorney was allegedly bringing drugs into the prison. FBI and other law enforcement officials stopped and questioned Drew when he drove his Mercedes onto the parking lot of the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex. A green leafy substance was recovered from Drew’s vehicle, which was later determined to be marijuana. When questioned further, Drew allegedly produced a package which had been taped to his body. The package was wrapped in black duct tape and inserted into a condom and purportedly contained two small plastic bags containing about 52 grams of a dark tar-like substance which field tested positive for the presence of black tar heroin.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney James M. Warden, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Drew faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. An initial hearing will be scheduled in Terre Haute, Indiana, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Investigators believes Drew may have transferred drugs to inmates at the federal prison on at least 3 or 4 other occasions.

Drew is a Maine native who represented quite a few high profile clients since he moved to Marion, Illinois in 1976. He spent most of his career in Southern Illinois and was appointed as a judge to the First Judicial Circuit on August 1, 1995. He lost the seat following the 1996 election.  He also held posts within the Williamson County Democratic Party, in addition to his private practice.

Drew told police in Vigo County, Indiana, this past weekend that he was delivering marijuana and heroin to a federal inmate because he and his family had been threatened. That inmate is identified as Benjamin Kramer, a kingpin in a 1980’s era drug ring that trafficked several tons of marijuana into the U.S. through shipping ports, netting Kramer more than $60 million.

Before an Indiana judge Monday, Drew said he hid the drugs in his Mercedes, and drove to Evansville with his wife, where they spent the night at a casino. Drew then drove to Terre Haute, and stopped at a gas station so he could tape the drugs to his body.

He hid the 52 grams of heroin in two condoms. Drew said other packages had been mailed to him in the past. He then smuggled those drugs into the prison, following orders he received from anonymous callers.