Congratulations Missouri! You’re no longer the nation’s meth capital! Missouri’s decade long distinction of being the state with the most methamphetamine busts has come to an end.
Indiana has and is now the new meth capital of America with more than 1,700 methamphetamine seizures in 2013.
In fact Missouri’s not even in second place anymore. The Show Me state dropped to No. 3, behind both Indiana and Tennessee. In Missouri, methamphetamine busts plummeted 25 percent from 2012 to 2013. But this doesn’t necessarily mean Missouri’s love affair with meth is over. The drop in drug busts could be due to changes in enforcement, new laws and more potent meth being imported from Mexico.
“It should not be any indication that the war on meth is dwindling,” said Cpl. Chris Hoffman, who leads the Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group, a drug task force.
Meanwhile, over in Indiana, state police say they are not surprised by the numbers.
“They’re making more meth and more often,” , Commander of ISP’s Meth Suppression Section.
And the police are catching more and more of them.
But Ralph Weisheit, a professor of criminal justice/resident meth expert at Illinois State University says that despite the increase in drug busts, the core of the problem still remains: addicts need meth and will do anything to get their scabby little hands on it.
“How do you tell people to stop using something that makes them feel really good?” said Weisheit. “That’s the real challenge.”
Well, they could start by showing them a series of before and after photos. Why not start with this one?
A McDonald’s drive-thru employee was arrested Wednesday after undercover cops in Pittsburgh caught her selling heroin via a Happy Meal box.
Shania Dennis, 26, was arrested after undercover law enforcement officials conducted a drug buy. According to the officers, “the way that the deals would happen is that the customer looking for heroin was instructed to go through the drive-thru and say, ‘I’d like to order a toy.’ The customer would then be told to proceed to the first window, where they would be handed a Happy Meal box containing heroin.” Better than the side of apples!
When the undercover cops asked for a toy with their Happy Meal, Shania naturally added the heroin, and being the nice girl that she is, included the actual toy as well. The undercover officers recovered 10 stamp bags of heroin inside of their Happy Meal box and recovered 50 more bags after searching her. She was immediately arrested.
Luckily, the drugs recovered Wednesday do not appear to be related to the fentanyl-laced lethal batches of heroin that have been blamed for 22 overdose deaths in southwestern Pennsylvania – so you can continue ordering Happy Meals without worrying about any health consequences.
As for Shania Dennis, she is now charged with two counts of possession, one count of criminal use of a communication facility, one count of prohibited acts of delivery, one count of possession with intent to deliver, and a bunch of counts of selling junk food to junkies. But in Shania’s defense, McDonald’s did tell its employees to…
The only way to combat gang violence is with more gang violence! The Mexican government has decided to incorporate armed, civilian “self defense” groups into the country体彩手机在线怎么下载’s old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps.
This new vigilante endorsement will give the armed civilians the authority to pursue (whoever they deem) criminals. Drug cartels beware: vigilante groups estimate their numbers at 20,000 armed men.
Vigilante groups have been popping up over the last year in the Michoacan region in response to the Knights Templar drug cartel. The vigilantes accused the government of not doing enough to protect locals from extortion and violence so they took things into their own hands. After they began doing a better job than the actual police force at combatting the drug cartel, President Enrique Pena Nieto felt compelled to makes these vigilante groups legit by giving them government approval.
The official announcement came right after the “self defense” security forces captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel. Dionicio Loya Plancarte, known as El Tio (The Uncle), was one of the country体彩手机在线怎么下载’s most wanted drug lords and had a $2.25m bounty on his head.
Under the new agreement between the vigiliante leaders and the government, the groups will be deployed temporarily and as needed.
“These units will be temporary and will be under the control of the authorities,” the federal government said in a statement, “to cooperate with the troops in the activities that these carry out and when required by the military command”.
Vigilante leaders will have to submit a list of their members to the Defense Department and will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they register them with the army. And then some corrupt government official will leak their names to the drug cartels and it’s goodbye vigilantes…. Viva Mexico!
Via: CBS News
Sweden’s version of Sarah Palin, Justice Minister Beatrice Ask, made a fool of herself this week by posting a satirical article about marijuana-related deaths on her Facebook page along with comments about her zero-tolerance against drugs.
Beatrice Ask, who belongs to Sweden’s ruling Moderate Party, posted a link to the , which claimed (falsely) that marijuana overdoses killed 37 people in Colorado on the first day of legalization. The article also included fabricated quotes from local hospital staff:
“It’s complete chaos here,” says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, “I’ve put five college students in body bags since breakfast and more are arriving every minute.”
“We are seeing cardiac arrests, hypospadias, acquired trimethylaminuria and multiple organ failures. By next week the death toll could go as high as 200, maybe 300. Someone needs to step in and stop this madness. My god, why did we legalize marijuana? What were we thinking?”
“Stupid and sad. My first bill in the youth wing was called Outfight the Drugs! In this matter I haven’t changed opinion at all.”
After she was criticized for passing on a fabricated news article, her press secretary attempted to back-track, insisting the minister was aware the article was fake and was simply trying to shame the website for poking fun at such a serious issue. Right… and Sarah Palin knows that being able to see Russia from your house doesn’t necessarily make you a foreign policy expert.
Just in time to numb everyone’s New Year’s hangover, the world’s first state-licensed marijuana industry opened for business yesterday in the state of Colorado.
The change approved by Colorado voters went into effect with the new year, and roughly two dozen stores in Colorado have already begun selling weed to residents 21 or older.
Hordes of customers hoping to get Rocky Mountain High braved the cold, snowy weather and lined up outside the various marijuana outlets. Colorado residents can buy up to 1oz (28g) of pot, while those from out of the state can only purchase 0.25oz. And the drugs must be kept within the state’s borders. The Denver airport has already put up signs warning travellers not to smuggle the weed into the rest of the country体彩手机在线怎么下载. The cannabis can also only be smoked on private property with the owner’s permission.
Sean Azzariti, an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from two tours in Iraq, was the first person to legally buy recreational marijuana in Colorado today. Azzariti, seen in the photo already looking high and somewhat terrified, purchased an eighth of an ounce of pot and some chocolate truffles laced with marijuana for $59.50.
Azzariti, who has campaigned to legalise marijuana, said the drug helps to ease his symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I couldn’t be happier,” he told US media. “It’s a huge stepping stone for other states as well, so it’s a huge honour, to say the least.”
Colorado has now officially become the first place in the world where marijuana will be regulated from seed to sale. Next up: Washington State… and Uruguay.