Mistaken Fedex Delivery Leads to 400 Pounds of Marijuana

July 5, 2008

A mistaken delivery of a Fedex package tipped off police to a 200-pound shipment of marijuana that someone tried to send from Pembroke Pines, Florida to Baltimore. According to police, they learned about the shipment when it was delivered Tuesday to the wrong resident.

Authorities posing as FedEx employees arrested the shipment’s intended recipient, 30-year-old Richard Gwatidzo. He was charged Thursday with possession of a large quantity of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute along with other drug related charges.

Also seized were eight other FedEx boxes with nearly 400 pounds of the drug.

In the end of this anti-drug operation, the authorities are trying to determine the sender’s identity.

With all the states passing laws allowing medical marijuana, it leaves us to wonder if authorities will burn it, smoke it, or let sick people have it.

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Free At Last, Free At Last For Whitney Houston

May 20, 2008

Almost 8 years ago, “Crack is whack” queen Whitney Houton was busted at a Hawaiian airport with some marijuana. After 8 years of legal struggle, the charges were dropped and her record made clean. Perhaps, it will inspire her to clean up her other act: singing.

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Major Phishing Operation Busted

May 19, 2008

Thirty-eight people were charged Monday with stealing names, Social Security numbers, credit card data and other personal information from unsuspecting Internet users as part of a global crime ring. The Romanian-based phishing organization sought to steal from thousands of consumers and hundreds of financial institutions. The Justice Department describes this kind of operation as a growing worldwide threat posed by organized crime.

While in Bucharest annoucing the charges being filed, Deputy Attorney General Mark R. Filip said, “International organized crime poses a serious threat not only to the United States and Romania, but to all nation”. “Criminals who exploit the power and convenience of the Internet do not recognize national borders; therefore our efforts to prevent their attacks cannot end at our borders either.”

The practice known as “phishing” involves sending e-mails that include links directing recipients to fake web sites where they are asked to input sensitive data but could also include attachments that, when clicked, secretly install “spyware” that can capture personal information and send it to third parties over the Internet.

More than half of the people charged in Monday’s cases are Romanian, although the alleged scam also operated from the United States, Canada, Portugal and Pakistan. The cases were linked by two Romanians who participated in both schemes, authorities said.

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Law and Order Star Busted For Unregistered Gun at Airport

May 12, 2008

Law & Order star, Dennis Farina, was booked on felony charges after being caught with an unregistered, loaded .22 calibre hand gun at LAX airport Sunday morning when his briefcase was searched at the security checkpoint. The pistol was loaded, furthering the severity of the find. He was being held on 25k bail. He was still in custody as of Sunday afternoon.

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CSI Star Busted For Heroin, Coke, and Ecstacy

April 29, 2008

CSI’s Gary Dourdan was busted in Palm Springs yesterday on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Sources have said the actor was found sleeping in his car at 5:21 AM as police approached the vehicle and made the bust.

Apparently, Dourdan then spent time in Palm Springs jail and eventually posted $5,000 and bailed out.

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Sheriff Busted For Making Prisoners Sex Slaves

April 19, 2008

“Sheriff charged with using inmates as sex slaves”

And he faces 467 years in prison if convicted! CLICK HERE to read the article accompanying this headline.

Sheriff charged with using inmates as sex slaves

Oklahoma sheriff could be sentenced to 467 years in prison if convicted

Authorities have charged a western Oklahoma sheriff with coercing and bribing female inmates so he could use them in a sex-slave operation run out of his jail.

Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess resigned Wednesday just as state prosecutors filed 35 felony charges against him, including 14 counts of second-degree rape, seven counts of forcible oral sodomy and five counts of bribery by a public official.

Burgess, the top officer in the county of 26,000 since 1994, appeared in court Wednesday was released after posting $50,000 bail.

“We are stunned,” Undersheriff Kenneth Tidwell said Thursday.

Attorney Steve Huddleston said that he has not had a chance to review all the allegations against his client, but that “Mr. Burgess is anxious to go to court and clear his name.”

Among other things, Burgess is accused of having sex with a female drug court participant who was in his custody. The crimes are to have occurred between October 2005 and April 2007.

Lawsuit alleges favors for sex
A federal lawsuit filed in October claims Burgess told one drug court participant he would have her sent to prison if she didn’t comply with his sexual demands.

The lawsuit, filed by 12 former inmates, alleges the sheriff’s employees had them engage in wet T-shirt contests and offered cigarettes to those who would flash their breasts.

One prisoner alleged she became a jail trusty with more freedom after agreeing to perform a sex act on Burgess, but lost that status when she later refused.

Burgess also faces two counts each of sexual battery, rape by instrumentation and subornation of perjury, and one count each of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses, indecent exposure and kidnapping.

He could be sentenced to 467 years in prison if convicted on all counts, special prosecutor James Boring said, though a lesser sentence would be more likely.

No one else from the sheriff’s department appears to be implicated, Tidwell said.

“The circumstances are certainly regretful,” he said.

Thanks, Perez for the article: Perez Hilton.com

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*** My suggestion would be to put him in the same prison population he chose his “>


CNN Reporter Richard Quest Found With Rope Around His Balls

April 19, 2008

The blog story of the week so far, and it’s only Monday, CNN anchor Richard Quest was arrested Friday after being stopped in Central Park after curfew. The 46 year-old Quest was apprehended 3:40 on Friday morning for possession of methamphetamine. It’s also been reported that at the time of his arrest Quest had a sex toy in his boot and… a rope tied around his neck with the other end of the rope secured around his genitals. How those facts came to light we don’t know. Quest has been ordered to drug counseling. The misdemeanor charges will be dropped upon completion of the drug treatment. We wish you all the best Richard.

He wasn’t joking around!

If you’re gonna get arrested, that sure is a memorable way to do it!

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*** From what I can tell, this gives a whole new meaning to choking the chicken. Ouch!