If the name of your business is the “Up In Smoke Hippie Store”, you really should be expecting this

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DEA+search+Up+in+SmokeTens of thousands of dollars worth of drug paraphernalia was taken from the Up In Smoke Hippie Store after authorities searched it.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division served a search warrant to the Up in Smoke Hippie Store on Prater Way in Sparks, and to a resident on Gull Street in Reno, according to Sergeant Pope with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Sergeant Pope says narcotics agents seized $60,458.64 worth of drug paraphernalia.

In total, 2,624.99 grams of Synthetic Cannabinoids (spice), 992.8 grams of Hallucinogens, 183.3 grams of Synthetic Cathinones (bath salts), 10,681 grams of pharmaceutical controlled substances, and 149.1 grams of other unspecified drugs were taken by authorities, according to Sergeant Pope.

Sergeant Pope says a .45 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber revolver were taken as well.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.

Naked man in Walmart said he was crazy on drugs

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A man opened up to Eyewitness News about what led him to walk inside a local Walmart  naked.

HughesKevin Hughes, 36, said he was not only embarrassed, but felt as if he was out of his mind when he walked inside a Tega Cay Walmart in the middle of the night, wearing nothing but black shoes.

Tega Cay police said they were called to the store, located on StoneCrest Boulevard, just before midnight last night after store employees spotted Hughes walking in the Health and Beauty section naked.

When police arrived, they said they found Hughes in the electronics section of the store.

They quickly escorted him out.

Hughes said the last thing he remembers is going to sleep at his sister’s house Thursday night and the next thing he knew, he woke up naked in his truck at Walmart.  He hopped out and walked into the store.

“I’ve had a problem with drugs in the past. I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.”

He added, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It was an accident. It wasn’t something I intended to do.”

Hughes was arrested for disorderly conduct.  He’s out of jail on bond after spending the night behind bars.

MosKa: the banned energy drink that gives you an erection

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IT IS the ‘herbal’ energy drink marketed to adults that is guaranteed to give you a rise.

069234-8f487e9a-c5d7-11e3-9396-36246133c91bBut authorities are warning that MosKa may not provide the happy ending consumers are hoping for.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is warning of the ‘stiff’ side effects of drinking MosKa, after it was found to include ingredients used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

While some might not consider this an undesirable side effect, a safety advisory released yesterday warns that the drink “poses a serious risk to your health and should not be taken”.

The drink contains vardenafil, a prescription-only substance, at levels above what is allowed in Australia.

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Back when MosKa openly branded itself as the ‘sex drive drink’ at Sexpo Sydney. Photo: Twitter Source: Supplied

Side effects can include nausea, abdominal and back pain, palpitations and priapism, where the penis remains erect for longer than four hours.

Ironically this can cause impotence in rare cases, or can bring on a heart attack.

MosKa can be purchased online and the drink was also promoted at Sexpo Sydney last year, according to its Twitter account.

But the TGA warns that its supply is now illegal in Australia and it will work with Customs to help stop supplies entering the country.

“If these bottles are found at the border by Customs they will be seized and destroyed,” the advisory says.

Woman, 71, charged with growing marijuana in home

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jordan-joKokomo police arrested a 71-year-old woman who is accused of growing marijuana in her home.

Jo Jordan’s home was searched Sunday and police officers discovered about 200 marijuana plants inside.

Jordan was arrested on preliminary charges of marijuana possession, dealing marijuana, cultivating marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

Jordan’s grandson, 22-year-old Tegan Karns, was also arrested on a preliminary charge of visiting a common nuisance, which is a misdemeanour.

Man misses court date, huffs paint thinner, punches a pit bull, and things just went downhill from there

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Court records show felonious assault charges have been filed against a Tremont man accused of huffing paint thinner and punching a pit bull before inciting a standoff with SWAT.

14672083-smallTimothy Blevins was arrested about 4 a.m. Monday after an hours-long showdown at his home on the 2600 block of West 11th Street, police said.

Witnesses said Blevins, 52, hurled a knife at one person, chased another with a nail-spiked plank and punched a pit bull in the face before an expletive-laden confrontation with police, officials said.

Blevins — wielding a large kitchen knife — threatened to shoot police while shouting from a window he shattered, according to officer accounts.

Witnesses said Blevins spent the day sniffing chemicals to get high.

Court records show Blevins was charged in 2009 for possession and use of toluene, a chemical sometimes used as an industrial solvent.

After missing a court date, a warrant was issued for Blevins’ arrest. The warrant was active as of his arrest on Monday, according to Cleveland Municipal Court documents.

Blevins’ rap sheet includes a disorderly conduct conviction and a guilty plea on a drug possession charge. In January, he was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence.

MOBILE METH LAB – Woman Caught Cooking Meth While Driving Down I-64

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Christie-Ann-Smith-600X300-558x279A Maryland woman is facing a number of charges including driving under the influence of drugs, two counts possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing methamphetamine after state police troopers found her cooking meth while driving.

The incident took place while Christie Ann Smith was driving down I-64 in Virginia and caught the eyes of the law enforcers due to her erratic driving. After stopping her to investigate the cause, the cops found a mobile meth lab in the vehicle.

“It’s considered a one-person lab” said Virginia State Police Sgt. Keven Barrick, while talking to WVEC. He also said one of the officers reported “Smith was cooking meth as she was driving down the road.”

The 39-year-old was arrested and in addition to the charges listed above, she was also charged with driving while suspended, having no valid operator’s license and using false identity.

As unusual as this story is, Smith’s mobile meth lab is not unique to this case. According to UPI, 38 of these types of labs were discovered in the state of Virginia last year, up from 28 the year before.

Virginia State Police Lt. Jason Robinson explained to WAVY, “As meth labs increase, so do mobile meth labs.”

He also listed some of the related hazards.

“You have the danger of explosives, and some of the gases associated with meth labs are dangerous. They’re not safe for you to inhale. There’s ammonia gas, hydroch acid gas and you also have the fire danger” he said, adding, “I know there’s been incidents […] where people driving in cars have the meth lab explode in the car.”

And in addition to all those possibilities, there’s also the very real potential of ending up in jail.

If you plan on transporting fifteen pounds of heroin from California to Oklahoma please follow traffic laws

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imagesFAUDLSWMAuthorities say a Southern California woman has been arrested after she was found with more than 15 pounds of heroin in her car following a traffic stop east of Amarillo.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says 23-year-old Bianca Dinora Mendez was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday on Interstate 40.

Her vehicle was searched and seven bundles of heroin allegedly were found hidden in the seats. DPS says the drug is valued at $2.7 million.

Mendez, a resident of Cypress, Calif., remains in the Carson County jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. She’s charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance.

DPS says Mendez was transporting the heroin from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City.

Jail records did not indicate an attorney for her.

If you leave 250 bags of heroin in your rental car when you turn it in, just let ‘em go, man, they’re gone

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heroin4n-2-webNothing gets between Carlos Tavarez and his Fat Boys.

The Bronx man forgot to grab the stash of “Fat Boy” heroin he had hidden in his Chevy rental when he returned the car, but Port Authority cops said Thursday the 30-year-old dad tried to recover the dope the next day — with a cockamamie story that the drugs were his “baby’s medicine.”

Tavarez was arrested at Newark Airport Wednesday on drug charges after arranging to retrieve the drugs from undercover cops he believed were Budget Rent A Car workers, police said.

Tavarez rented a Chevrolet Cruze from a Budget office on W. 49th St. in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday for a trip from New York to Boston and back.

After leaving the sedan at a Budget office at Newark Airport on Tuesday, he quickly realized what he’d left behind.

He returned with $2,500 worth of “Fat Boy” that he had stuffed in a bag and hid under the dashboard, authorities said.

After leaving the sedan at a Budget office at Newark Airport on Tuesday, he quickly realized what he’d left behind, officials said.

Budget workers became suspicious and rang Port Authority police when Tavarez called and explained he had left his child’s medicine hidden in the car.

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Handout Tavarez’ 250 bags of heroin had the street name ‘Fat Boy,’ cops said.

Posing as employees of the rental car company, detectives called Tavarez and set up a time for him to pick up his package at the airport, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.

When he showed up Wednesday at 4 p.m., two undercover detectives dressed as rental car staffers presented him with a lost and found form to fill out. Tavarez signed it — acknowledging that he owned the package and warranting his arrest, authorities said.

Tavarez is charged with possession of heroin and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Police said the heroin was contained in 250 glassine envelopes stamped “Fat Boy.”

At his arraignment in New Jersey, a judge ordered that Tavarez be held on $150,000 bail, officials said.

When transporting 15 kilograms of cocaine .. don’t give them consent to search the vehicle using their drug dog, ’cause it never ends well

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9484583_448x252Rosenberg police say they found nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine, and it all started with a faulty tail light.

Just before 8pm Thursday, a Rosenberg police officer spotted a 2008 Ford pickup traveling northbound in the 24000 block of US Highway 59 with defective tail lamps. A traffic stop was conducted for the traffic violation.

While speaking with the driver, who was not the registered owner of the vehicle, Investigator Schnacky received consent to search the vehicle utilizing his K-9, Rex. The K-9 alerted to the vehicle and a false compartment was discovered in the rear passenger area.

Once the compartment was opened, police say 15 kilograms of cocaine were located. The cocaine, which has an approximate street value of $450,000, and the Ford pickup were seized. The investigation is ongoing.

Naked man on tricycle arrested in apartment complex

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imagesA naked man riding a tricycle was arrested and charged with being under the influence of cocaine Tuesday evening, police said.

Jermaine Jones, a 31-year-old from Trenton, was found naked under a stairwell, chewing glass and cigarette tobacco, said Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith of the Lakewood police.

Police received a call about the man on the tricycle riding throughout the Crossroads Apartments complex at 6:30 p.m., said Staffordsmith.

The Trenton man admitted to ingesting cocaine, the sergeant added.

Jones was transported to Kimball Medical Center, where he was treated for minor cuts to his mouth, police said.

He was charged with disorderly persons offenses for being naked in public, and also for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, Staffordsmith added.

The tricycle was a children’s model, the sergeant added.