Thursday, June 14, 2007

Today's Heroin News

In response to an increasing number of heroin overdoses, the Nassau County, New York district attorney joined forces with law enforcement to bring an end to a drug ring. Thirty-three people were arrested over the last week for possession with intent to sell a potent brand of heroin that had been responsible for 135 deaths in the last 3 years.

British television chef is on trial in Bali, Indonesia for possession of heroin. He spit and cursed at reporters who followed him as he was lead into the courtroom earlier today. Authorities found heroin in his pockets while searching him outside a Bali supermarket this past February. Ramsay intends to plead guilty in exchange for a shorter sentence, claiming that the drugs were for personal use only and not for distribution. He could face up to 10 years in prison should the powers that be decide to throw the book at him.

Yoko Ono recently discussed her use of heroin along with her late husband . She says that a greedy drug dealer's practice of lessening the drug's potency using baby powder as well as a fear of needles kept her and John from becoming addicts.

An English woman has plead guilty to child cruelty after traces of heroin were found in her 7 year old daughter's hair. She admits to injecting heroin in front of her daughter many times and allowing others to come to her home and smoke crack, heroin, and weed in her daughter's presence. The mother has lost custody of the child, who is being cared for by relatives.

A Wilmington, Deleware man was arrested after attempting to throw a packet containing 150 packages of heroin out his window during a routine traffic stop for driving with a revoked license. Because his window was rolled up, the package bounced back into the front passenter seat, in plain view of the cops.

Seriously, if one must deal large quantities of heroin, wouldn't one have his license properly up to date?

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