New York Man Hid Cocaine, LSD, Pot Inside Stuffed Animal Wearing A D.A.R.E. T-Shirt

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An upstate New York man is facing narcotics charges after cops found marijuana, cocaine, and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal wearing a D.A.R.E. t-shirt.

bologneseGregory Bolognese, 22, was arrested Monday at the Greyhound bus station in Plattsburgh, a city about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. In announcing Bolognese’s bust, New York State Police officials did not detail how they came to discover the drugs inside the bear in Bolognese’s possession.

As seen in the above evidence photo, cops seized the stuffed animal.

darebearThe lion in question is “Darin,” the official mascot of D.A.R.E., who wears a black t-shirt with the group’s logo and the words “To Resist Drugs And Violence.” The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program aims to educate students about the dangers of narcotics, gangs, and violence.

Bolognese, seen at right, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, as well as marijuana possession. The Plattsburgh resident, who was booked into the Clinton County jail in lieu of $500 bail, is scheduled for a September 11 court hearing.

Free Marijuana For Low-Income Residents Under New Berkeley Law

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A California city is offering a unique benefit for low-income residents: free marijuana.

An Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California To Appear On Nov. Ballot
Starting next summer, Berkeley residents who earn less than $32,000 per year (or $46,000 per family) and have a prescription for medical marijuana will be able to get it for free from one of the dispensaries operating within the city.

Under a law passed unanimously by the city council, dispensaries must set aside 2 percent of their pot for distribution to the poor.

Not everyone is on board with the plan.

“It’s ludicrous, over-the-top madness,” Bishop Ron Allen, head of the International Faith Based Coalition, told Fox News. “Why would Berkeley City Council want to keep their poverty-stricken under-served high, in poverty and lethargic?”

But supporters say that marijuana is recognized as a legal medicine in the state of California (although not federally). And as medicine, people who need it shouldn’t be kept away from it due to lack of funds.

“Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine,” Berkeley City Councilmember Darryl Moore told CBS San Francisco.

“There are some truly compassionate cases that need to have medical marijuana,” Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates told The New York Times. “But it’s expensive. You hear stories about people dying from cancer who don’t have the money.”

Despite the controversy, many dispensaries say this won’t change much since they already set aside a certain amount of weed for compassionate (a.k.a. free) distribution.

“We do this on our own, so we certainly welcome the city mandating that all dispensaries create these sorts of programs,” Sean Luse, chief operating officer of Berkeley Patients Group dispensary, told Berkeleyside over the summer.

However, Luse added that he thinks 1 percent, rather than 2 percent, would be a more appropriate target.

“I do think there could be problems if we’re oversupplying demand and giving away more cannabis than is legitimately needed,” Luse said. “We’ll see how this plays out.”

Nothing like those dog days of summer, high on meth, burglarizing a home and cooling down by splashing toilet water on your face

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A 45-year-old man allegedly burglarized a home while being high on meth on Thursday night.

4609687_GParadise Valley police say a homeowner called in a burglary around 9:30 p.m. at their home near Lincoln Drive and 32nd Street.

The homeowner said the burglar was a white male wearing only jeans and no shirt.

The suspect fled the scene as the officers arrived, but was later found hiding behind an air conditioning unit near Lincoln and Palo Cristi Road.

He was identified as Christopher Fulton.

Fulton was taken to a police station where police say he admitted to being extremely high on meth and to drinking vodka earlier in the evening.

Police say he started splashing himself with toilet water to try and cool off, but became very sick.

The Phoenix Fire Department was called and he eventually had to be taken to a hospital for an accelerated heart rate and the combination of drugs and alcohol in his system.

Charges are pending.

Officers say it does not appear anything was taken from the home.

Woman Allegedly Poisoned Roommates After She Was Caught Having Sex With Dog

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A 53-year-old woman has been arrested after police said she tried to poison her roommate and boyfriend, upset that the boyfriend had broken up with her because she’d been having sex with her roommate’s two German shepherds.

Shari-WaltersSheriff’s deputies said Shari Walters’ roommate walked into a shed in Albuquerque in late July at their shared home and found Walters having sex with one of the animals, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Metropolitan Court. The roommate, who police said was “shocked,” walked back into the home and waited for Walters to return.

Walters returned to the home and admitted having sex with the dog, Spike. The roommate then told Walters’ boyfriend, who broke up with her “because she was having sex with dogs,” the officer wrote in the criminal complaint.

The three were having dinner later that evening, and both the roommate and Walters’ ex-boyfriend said they noticed that the water they were drinking was strangely colored and that the food they were eating tasted different.

Both alleged victims reported some minor symptoms after eating the food, which Walters later told them was laced with toilet bowl cleaner and rubbing alcohol. Walters told her boyfriend she had been having sex with dogs since she was 14 years old, according to the complaint.

Walters was sent to the University of New Mexico Hospital for a mental evaluation, and she’s now being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center on $20,000 cash bail. She’s facing charges of animal cruelty and assault with the intent to commit a violent felony.

A veterinarian examined both animals and found minor injuries, as well as “unusual symptoms” in one of the dogs that could indicate sexual abuse, according to the criminal complaint.

The roommate and ex-boyfriend require additional medical treatment as a result of having ingested the chemicals, according to the complaint.

Man Accused Of Choking Kitten, Injecting It With Heroin

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James-MeyersThe Chester County SPCA is reaching out to the public for donations to help with the medical costs for a kitten allegedly given heroin.

The eight-month-old kitten was found Sunday. Its neck was bound by a rope and the animal was bleeding from its face. Several teeth had also been knocked out, and it appeared the kitten had been dragged and/or slammed into the ground.

Police also found several bundles of heroin, hundreds of used bags of heroin, 46 hypodermic needles, rope that matched the rope used on the kitten’s neck and a small box with cat feces in it.

The suspect, 24-year-old James Myers, was arrested.

Though officials at the SPCA say there was discussion about euthanizing the kitten, now named Hope, due to its condition, the veterinarian decided to administer Narcan, the same substance given to humans who overdose on heroin. The kitten’s condition immediately improved.

Woman Who Crawled Naked Through Doggy Door Tells Her Side Of Story

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Remember the woman who broke into a stranger’s house through the doggy door and when she was found sitting naked in the bathtub said that she was looking for a phone to use? Well, she’s back and here to talk about what preceded her famous arrest as well as the fallout from becoming a Weird News celebrity.

o-SARA-SOTO-570First, the recap: Sara Elizabeth Soto, 25, was arrested in Weatherford, Texas on April 22, 2013. A homeowner said that he found his doggy door damaged after 1 a.m. and that Soto was sitting unclothed in his tub, according to TV station KDFW. An officer found Soto’s black dress on the resident’s porch and allowed her to put it back on before booking her on trespassing and criminal mischief, according to the Weatherford Democrat.

But that’s only a fraction of her wild night. Soto, a self-professed pothead who raps under the name Sara Toke-A-Lot, spoke at length to MTV News’ Marty Beckerman(himself the focus of a Weird News article)

“She actually sent a message out of the blue. And we wondered, what is her life like now? Does she still get recognized? Can she find a job with thousands of Google results?,” Beckerman told The Huffington Post by email. “We asked if she wanted to share her side of the story, and could have never anticipated how different it would be to what was originally reported a year ago.”

Here are the highlights from MTV’s interview:

  • Even if she hadn’t been hauled to jail, Soto never would have forgotten that night, because she’d just been informed that she was adopted.
  • Reeling from the revelation about her birth, she went out for a drive and crashed her Nissan into a ditch 60 miles from home. MTV confirmed with Weatherford Police that she crashed her car that night.
  • Soto claims that police refused to let her call for a ride home and so she went out penniless into the wee hours of the night in search of a phone. A Weatherford official said it would punish anyone on the force if Soto’s allegation were true.
  • She knocked on several doors to ask for help, but no one answered. So this is where Soto decided to disrobe and break in. (By the way, Soto is adamant that she didn’t wiggle through the pet entrance like an animal; she just reached through the door.)
  • Taking off her clothes made perfect sense to Soto, because her nudity would convince whomever she might encounter that she wasn’t carrying a weapon and that, in fact, she was in need of help.
  • Soto wound up in the tub, because she heard someone in the house and wanted to hide.

There’s lots more to Soto’s tale, such as her complaint that no one returned her panties.

Flight Attendant Warns Travelers To Flush Their Drugs Before Landing

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An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

n-AIRPLANE-LAVATORY-large570Many of the 210 passengers aboard the Jetstar flight from Gold Coast city on Sunday night had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay and were returning home.

“We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal,” Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320’s public address system.

“If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn’t have, we suggest you flush it now,” he added.

The newspaper said the warning prompted passengers to rush for the toilets.

Jetstar spokesman Stephen Moynihan confirmed the newspaper report was accurate. He said the public response to the announcement had been “mixed.”

The airline said it routinely makes quarantine announcements on such flights that cross state borders.

“The crew member’s words were poorly chosen and are plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team,” Jetstar said in a statement. “We apologize to customers offended by the comments.”

Jetstar said it was “addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved,” but did not detail any potential disciplinary action.

One passenger told the newspaper several passengers suddenly made for the toilets with “things clenched in their hands.”

“Why would you tip people off about this?” the passenger, who was not named, asked.” If they have got something illegal, let them get caught.”

But the response on Jetstar’s Facebook page was largely positive.

“What a good Samaritan, Jetstar Australia this guy deserves a promotion,” Rohit Dwivedi posted.

“Of course you should warn your passengers to help avoid them being humiliated, locked in a cage or fined,” Jebediah Cole posted.

Australian Federal Police declined on Wednesday to comment.