Category Archives: Drug Bust

Is Obama’s Drug Clemency a Mirage?

President Obama once promised hope and that is what some non-violent drug offenders have left as they serve draconian “drug war” sentences. But Obama’s offer of clemency may be more mirage than reality, says ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou, who himself was imprisoned for telling the … Continue reading

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Former sheriff’s deputy accused of using squad car to protect massive drug operation

GREENFIELD, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2016) — A former Hendricks county sheriff’s deputy is charged with assisting a major illegal drug operation. This week prosecutors in Hancock county charged Jason Woods with numerous crimes including dealing synthetic drugs, bribery and official … Continue reading

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Ex-Hendricks County Deputy charged in ‘spice’ ring

(Photo: Provided by Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department) Former Hendricks County Deputy Jason Woods was charged with six felonies Thursday in Hancock County stemming from his role in a synthetic drug dealing operation. Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton charged Woods with corrupt business influence, dealing … Continue reading

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Palm Beach County deputy to stand trial on perjury charge

Former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year Stuart Sussman is fighting a criminal charge that he lied in court concerning an arrest of crack cocaine-dealing suspects west of Boca Raton. A former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of … Continue reading

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Miami man acquitted of supporting drug role in first-ever flakka trial

The defendant, acquitted of assisting a local dealer who ordered the drugs over the Internet, avoided a potentially long prison sentence A West Miami-Dade drug addict charged with assisting a convicted importer of the notorious Chinese-made synthetic drug known as … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s powerful first lady accuses U.S. DEA of KIDNAP after her two nephews were arrested for cocaine trafficking

Efrain Campo and Francisco Flores have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to import 800kg of cocaine into the US  They were arrested in Haiti in November, which sparked a scandal  Speaking for the first time, Cilia Flores, wife of Venezuelan … Continue reading

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Why the ‘wet tea leaves’ drug raid was outrageous

(Bigstock) A couple weeks ago, I posted about a case in Kansas in which a couple was wrongly raided by a police tactical team. Robert and Addie Harte and their two children were held in their home by armed officers for over … Continue reading

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Two years in prison for Watervliet ex-cop tied to drug ring

TROY — Nicholas Pontore, the former Watervliet police officer accused of protecting a gang-related narcotics ring and buying cocaine while on the job, pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge Monday. Pontore, 30, was immediately sentenced to two years in prison … Continue reading

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Marijuana Legalization in U.S. Cuts Mexican Pot Profits by 70 Percent 4082 13

AP File Photo/Elaine Thompson by SYLVIA LONGMIRE3 Jan 20161,167 As marijuana legalization in states like Colorado and Washington continues, marijuana farmers in Mexico are starting to see a steep decline in the profits their crops once fetched. Some growers report they’re seeing … Continue reading

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Crime Lab woes!!

MASSACHUSETTS — In a maddening scandal that is rocking the state of Massachusetts, a government crime lab chemist has been caught intentionally forging signatures and tampering with evidence in as many as 40,000 cases, destroying the lives of countless innocent … Continue reading

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