Driving down the road smoking crack with a child in the car is no way to go through life…substance abuse treatment center manager

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A manager of a Birmingham substance abuse treatment center faces charges after authorities said she was driving down I-65 smoking a crack pipe with a young child in her car.

bari-joy-williamsjpg-c0b81fd150b735e6Bari Joy Williams, 44, of Gardendale, is charged with chemical endangerment of a child, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, said Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector. Williams was arrested Nov. 20, and released from the county jail after posting $12,500 bond, records show.

Police and court records provide this account of what happened: About 2:30 p.m. last Thursday, a man called police to report a woman driving erratically on Interstate 65 southbound and told police he thought the driver was smoking crack cocaine while she was driving. The caller told police there was a child in the car.

Officers on patrol found the car and followed it to a parking lot in the 1500 block of Montgomery Highway. The officer walked up to the car and saw Williams holding a crack pipe in her right hand. The bottom part of the pipe was wrapped in a washcloth to prevent lip burns.

The officer knocked on the window, and the woman inside tried to hide the pipe. Once she rolled down the window, the officer said the “smell of burnt crack cocaine was overwhelming.”

Williams got out of the car and began yelling that she was a social worker and the pipe belonged to her husband. A search of her car turned up a small amount of crack cocaine.

She later told police she was having family problems and relapsed. The 5-year-old girl in the car with her was taken into the custody of the Department of Human Resources.

Williams told police she was the substance abuse director for Olivia’s House, according to court records. Efforts to reach Williams and Olivia House officials for comment were unsuccessful. A woman who answered the phone at the center said Williams was the clinical manager there.

Court records show Williams is set to make a court appearance on Wednesday.

If you’ve got bongs, crack pipes, and marijuana plants in your living room and manage to lock yourself out of your apartment, it’s probably best not to call 911 for help

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An Iowa City woman faces drug charges after she locked herself out of her apartment and required police help to regain entry.

B9315211938Z.1_20141121121612_000+G1C96OVUU.1-0According to a criminal complaint from Iowa City police, Jailin A. Turner, 19, of 29 W. Burlington St. No. 208, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to affix drug tax stamp and disorderly house.

At 12:23 a.m. Friday, police were called to the address for a report of a female banging on a window, according to the complaint. When officers arrived, they found Turner on the balcony of apartment 208 trying to enter the apartment, yelling and kicking the window. Turner told police she lost her keys, the complaint states.

During the interaction, Turner threw a plastic patio table off the balcony in the direction of police officers, according to the complaint.

Officers unsuccessfully attempted to contact the building’s maintenance and management personnel, and then called the fire department, according to the complaint.

Firefighters ultimately broke in the door to help Turner regain entry to her apartment, according to the complaint. While inside the apartment, officers found two bongs in plain view, along with an electronic scale and grinder, according to the complaint.

Turner gave the officers consent to search her room and other common areas of the apartment, according to the complaint. Officers discovered two potted plants that appeared to be marijuana, with growing lights placed above them, the complaint states.

In total, officers found two bongs, two grinders, an electronic scale, two potted marijuana plants without tax stamps and two growing lights, the complaint states.

New study confirms marijuana kills brain cancer. Far out, man

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The active molecules in cannabis kill brain cancer — another study has revealed.

glioma-by-flickr-griselda-ramirez-306x331Scientists using an extract of whole-plant marijuana rich in pot’s main psychoactive ingredient THC as well as cannabidiol (CBD) showed “dramatic reductions in tumor volumes” of a type of brain cancer.

“High-grade glioma is one of the most aggressive cancers in adult humans and long-term survival rates are very low as standard treatments for glioma remain largely unsuccessful,” according to researchers Katherine A. Scott, Angus G. Dalgleish, and Wai M. Liu from the Oncology Department at St. George’s University of London.

Writing in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics this month, the team recounts how they decided to build on existing research that shows “cannabinoids have been shown to specifically inhibit glioma growth as well as neutralize oncogenic processes such as angiogenesis.”

The researchers wanted to boost the success of cannabinoids, so they investigated using THC and CBD both alone and in combination with radiation in a number of glioma cell lines.

Marijuana kills cancer cells in proportion to its dose and duration of treatment, researchers found, and whole plant cannabis rich in THC was more efficacious than pure, lab-grade THC alone.

Moreover, pre-treating cells with THC and CBD for four hours prior to irradiation increased the cancer-killing effects of radiation.

Scientists think THC and CBD prime cancer cells to commit suicide when exposed to radiation — a process called apoptosis.

Tumors treated this way in mouse models for glioma showed “dramatic” results, with pot-treated tumors shrinking to nearly one-tenth the size of tumors in the control group.

“Taken together, our data highlight the possibility that these cannabinoids can prime glioma cells to respond better to ionizing radiation, and suggest a potential clinical benefit for glioma patients by using these two treatment modalities.”

The federal government states cannabis is a schedule one drug with no medical benefits and a high potential for abuse. However, 23 states have medical marijuana laws, and untold thousands of patients with untreatable gliomas are turning to cannabis not only for palliative treatment of chemo nausea and pain, but as an adjunctive therapy for treating the cancer itself.

Patients who want to learn more about cannabis’ palliative uses can check out the new textbookIntegrative Oncology, written by the head of San Francisco General Hospital’s Oncology and Hematology Department — Dr. Donald Abrams.

Patients who want to use cannabis to cure their cancer are entering uncharted territory with few guides. Dr. Abrams said most doctors do not know about or understand the body’s endocannabinoid system, which was discovered in the ’90s. Americans and their doctors have been “terribly and systematically misled” about pot for decades, Dr. Sanjay Gupta stated this year.

Accused Sex Trafficker Buried Himself In $100 Bills In Facebook Photo

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Meet Doran Horton.

moneypimpshirtAlong with allegedly pimping out girls, the 25-year-old Californian enjoys posting photos of his cash, jewelry, and blunts to Facebook. In fact, Horton, a fledgling rapper, likes to lounge beneath a carpet of $100 bills.

Sadly, Horton’s photo sharing has been curbed following his arrest on a federal charge of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl. The victim told investigators that she knew Horton “because another girl in her group home was being pimped by him,” according to court records.

The girl told agents that upon meeting Horton in late-September, he took her phone and purse and refused to return the items. She added that Horton subsequently gave her alcohol and an unknown narcotic, had sex with her, and “for a few hours locked her” in his San Diego garage.

Horton, who uses the alias “Oso Montana,” is being held without bail after a judge ruled that he was a danger to the community. When federal agents arrested Horton late last month, he denied being the teen’s pimp, but offered the observation that, “everyone has their hustles and he just wants money.”

If convicted of the federal felony charge, Horton faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Woman arrested for trafficking, wearing a crystal meth shirt

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ARTICLE+FACEBOOKOne Laurel County suspect is creating a lot of buzz on social media.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people, they say, were in possession of crystal meth on Tuesday.

37-year-old Deborah Asher, of Somerset, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree and possession of methamphetamine.

57-year-old Richard Rice, of East Bernstadt, was also arrested and faces the same charges.

Deputies say they conducted a drug investigation on Dolly Miller Road that led to the arrests.

The Sheriff’s Department shared the arrest on their Facebook page and the post has garnered more than 150 ‘Shares.’

I’m So F***ed Up: New Bottle Attachment Allows You To Bong Beer And Weed Simultaneously

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Note: Video contains a nice f-bomb at 0:57. Of course, if you’re watching a video at work about bonging a beer and smoking weed at the same time, that probably isn’t an issue.

This is a video of the Knockout 5-in-1. It’s a $30 beer bottle top attachment (currently available for January delivery — sorry, Christmas listers) that allows a user to turn any bottle into a beer bong, traditional water bong, and gravity bong. Plus you can use the device as a beer bong and gravity bong simultaneously, leaving you with a bottle full of smoke to inhale after the filter beer is chugged. I’m gonna get so f***ed up!

Introducing The Dumbest Drug Smuggler Ever

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Call her The Bumbling Smuggler.

sylviamashiahA California woman who had 27 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in her car successfully got through a Customs checkpoint last night, but then mistakenly drove her vehicle into a lot reserved for suspect vehicles to be examined by federal agents.

During the ensuing search of Sylvia Mashiah’s car–which had not been ordered–investigators found 17 packages of meth concealed in the 2006 Ford Focus’s rear quarter panels.

The 33-year-old Mashiah, seen at right, was alone in her car when she approached the Otay Mesa Port of Entry at 7:45 PM Monday. The border crossing is one of three that connects San Diego with Tijuana, Mexico.

As reported in a probable cause statement, Mashiah, a Los Angeles resident, was cleared for entry into the U.S. after a “primary” inspection. However, she “mistakenly drove the vehicle to the secondary lot where Customs and Border Protection Officers inspected the vehicle.”

otaymesaA “secondary” inspection involves a more thorough questioning of the driver, a closer inspection of the vehicle, and a canine review of the auto. The “secondary” inspection is usually ordered due to the suspicions of the agent who first contacted the driver (as well as any passengers).

After tearing apart Mashiah’s Ford, agents found 12.45 kilos of methamphetamine. As a result, she was arrested on a felony drug importation count carrying a minimum five-year prison term.

Mashiah is scheduled to make an initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in San Diego