Alleged marijuana traffickers call cops after their car is hijacked
If you are illegally transporting marijuana across the United States, do you call the cops if you are carjacked?
That dilemma faced two people Friday night as they allegedly hauled 170 pounds of high grade marijuana from Utah to North Carolina.
In the middle of Wyoming - on Interstate 80 near Sinclair - the marijuana traffickers had their car hijacked, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The victims decided to call the cops.
As of Wednesday, three people are in custody - the man and woman who were allegedly transporting the marijuana - and one of the two male carjackers, according to Sgt. Stephen Townsend, spokesman for the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
Townsend said that about 9 p.m. Friday, troopers were told of the alleged carjacking. The victims said a couple of guys in a red SUV had taken their car by force. The victims had been left unharmed next to the interstate.
A short time later, troopers spotted both the red SUV and the carjacked vehicle. Two men were transferring bundles of marijuana from the car to the SUV.
When the alleged carjackers spotted the cops, they sped away, tossing packages of marijuana from the SUV.
At Rawlins, the SUV sped into town. One of the alleged carjackers jumped out. The SUV slammed into a snow bank and the driver fled.
The first of the alleged carjackers was apprehended with the help of the Rawlins Police Department.
The second guy got away.
Officials seized the marijuana, which has a street value of about $425,000.
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Pizza Shop Owner Busted For Selling Marijuana in Pizza Boxes
Someone must have been watching Showtimes hit series WEEDS to come up with this bright idea.
A Newport pizza shop owner has been charged with marijuana possession after police discovered he was selling more than just pizza out of his Broadway store.
Manuel Pereira was arraigned in Newport District Court Friday, after his arrest on Thursday. Police, led by tips from residents, investigated the Ronzio's Pizza location at 88 Broadway, and found Pereira was delivering marijuana along with the pizzas from his shop.
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Teenager in Critical Condition After Snorting Dog Medication, Smoking Marijuana
An 18-year-old Florida man remains in critical condition Friday after he and six other young people reportedly snorted dog medication, inhaled butane, smoked marijuana, ate mushrooms and took over-the-counter cold medicine.
Lee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson John Sheehan said officers responded early Thursday morning to a medical assistance call at 1:40 a.m. at an apartment in the Forestwood complex in Ft. Myers, Fla. after a neighbor called 911.
"When we arrived it was obvious they were under the influence," Sheehan said. "It was bunch of teenagers that were hanging out and using poor judgment."
According to police reports, Melinda Santos-Rios, 30, had arrived home from work when she heard someone in the apartment next door say, "He's not moving."
Rios told police she ran next door and everyone inside "seemed to be really out of it," so she called 911.
All seven were rushed to local area hospitals early Thursday morning. The 18-year-old man was the only one whooverdosed on the strange drug concoction, according to Lee County police.
The six other victims, including 16-year-old Mariah Miles, who hosted the get-together, were treated and released from the hospital Thursday. Aside from Miles, the others were between the ages of 18 and 20.
The police report said the kids "were transported because they had mulitple drugs in their system ranging from Benadryl, to shrooms, to acid, to clonapin [sic] and marijuana."
Spokesman Sheehan said no drugs were found inside the home.
"All I know is there were multiple illegal drugs found in the system of each person and there were some that were not illegal," he said.
Mariah Miles told ABC affiliate WZVN in Ft. Myers that she and her friends were just hanging out while her mother was at work.
"I didn't think anything about it," she said. "I did weed and Klonopin."
According to police, the neighbor had already called 911 by the time Mariah's mother, Melissa Miles, who rents the apartment, came home and found a terrifying scene.
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Norton High School teacher charged with giving marijuana to students
NORTON, Ohio -- A Norton High School math teacher and tennis and basketball coach was accused Wednesday in Medina County Common Pleas Court of throwing pot parties for students at his home.
Terry Sense, 37, of Wadsworth Township, was charged with 28 counts of corrupting another with drugs.
The charges followed a four-month investigation by Norton police and the Medina County Sheriff's Office. Norton Police Chief Thad Hete said Sense lived alone. Investigators said the incidents occurred between June 2007 and December 2009, but declined to say how many times it happened.
Police said all students were juveniles at the time of the incidents. Some are still at the school and others have graduated.
School officials put Sense on paid administrative leave on Oct. 5 when the allegations surfaced. He has taught at the school since 1996.
He was held in Medina County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
Doctors Son Jumps To His Death After Smoking A Joint
A doctor's son threw himself to his death from a sixth floor window after taking just one puff of a powerful 'skunk' cannabis joint, an inquest heard today. Ahmed Shammam, 23, began behaving erratically and frothing at the mouth after taking a 'deep puff' of the joint in the early hours of July 30 this year. Friends frantically tried to stop him as he ran in to the bathroom and out the window, falling 75 feet to his death. The electrical engineering student, who suffered hypersensitivity and claustrophobia, called out for his mother before plummeting to his death.
He died instantly of a ruptured aorta, but received multiple injuries on impact, Westminster Coroner's Court heard. Deputy coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe said: 'This is the first time where I have come across something where it's a reaction to a very small amount.' Consultant pathologist Professor Sebastian Lucas said that toxicology reports at first showed no signs of the drug. It was only when it was sent back for a second check traces were found in Mr Shammam's blood. No traces were found in his urine, as it had not yet been processed by his body. Only 2.5 mg of cannabis were found - any lower and it would have shown no trace, said Professor Lucas.
He added: 'Cannabis can sometimes make people do very strange things very quickly.' Mr Shammam, a Libyan national who had been in London for just four days, had spent the evening dining with his three pals close to the flat in Evelyn Court, Stourcliffe Street. No alcohol or other drugs had been consumed, and Mr Shammam was a strict Muslim. Recording a verdict of accidental death Dr Radcliffe said: 'On returning back to the flat it appears the cigarette was smoked by Mr Shammam that was described as being composed of strong skunk. 'His friends reported that Mr Shammam took a long deep puff and then his behaviour became odd and erratic. ‘He frothed at the mouth, he rushed in to the bathroom and went out of the window to the area below the flat.
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