Here’s a bad idea …. shooting up in a McDonald’s play area with your kids

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An Indiana couple have been jailed on child endangerment charges after allegedly overdosing on heroin at a McDonald’s play area.

Robert Paul Palmer, 37, and Tamica Lynn Jeffers, 33, of Dillsboro, Indiana were arrested after shooting up at an Ohio McDonald’s, police said.

The fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati, responded to a call on Sunday of two adults needing attention in the restaurant’s children’s play area.

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Robert Paul Palmer, 37, and Tamica Lynn Jeffers, 33, of Dillsboro, Indiana were jailed on child endangerment charges after shooting up at an Ohio McDonald’s

Authorities say one Jeffers was unconscious and not breathing, and Palmer was conscious but unresponsive. They recovered from what police say were ‘life-threatening overdoses’ of heroin. Jeffers was taken to Mercy West Hospital and later released.

Authorities say the couple admitted taking the drugs while with their children, a five-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy.

Palmer and Jeffers are being held in Hamilton County Jail. Palmer appeared in court briefly today to plead not guilty.

The case goes to a grand jury for possible indictment on March 24.

Bond for Palmer was set at $10,000, while Jeffers was given $6,000 bond.

It is not immediately clear who is caring for the couple’s two children but Palmer was ordered to stay away from them by the judge if he is released.

New Intravaginal Ring That Prevents HIV And Pregnancy

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The easy-to-use ring delivers controlled doses of tenofovir (a common antiretroviral drug) and levonorgestrel (a contraceptive) for 90 days. The rings are being manufactured now, and the device soon will undergo its first test in women.

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It will be the first device with the potential to offer this protection to be tested in women.

“I suspect women will use the ring primarily for contraception, but they also will benefit from protection against sexually transmitted diseases,” said Kiser, an expert in intravaginal drug delivery. “And for women in the developing world in particular, unwanted pregnancy can have significant health, economic and cultural consequences. We want to motivate women to use this ring.”

“Oh, that’s weed,” says man with $400k worth of heroin on kitchen table after routine noise complaint check

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timthumbCops were just conducting a routine noise complaint check when they stumbled upon a heroin mill in a New York City apartment.

According to a New York Times report, police arrived at Frank Giardina’s Flushing, Queens apartment on Friday night after a neighbor complained about loud noise. They were surprised when Giardina greeted them with a marijuana pipe in his hand.

“Oh, that’s weed,” Giardina said when asked about the odor emanating from the flat.

That was reason enough for the officers to write up a summons. But Giardina first had to gather his ID and was kind enough to invite them inside, where they quickly found five pounds of heroin resting on the kitchen table.

That’s worth as much as $400,000 on the street.

A full search quickly ensued, resulting in the discovery of more heroin and  of 1,948 glassine bags, commonly used to package and sell small units of the drug.

Giardini has since been charged with first-degree criminal drug possession and illegal possession of marijuana. Although he has never been arrested before, he could face eight years in prison.

Officers indicate that the area is not known for drug trafficking, but such operations are appearing more frequently in unexpected areas in order to avert suspicion. According to the New York Times, heroin seizures in the city jumped 67 percent over the last four years.

In February, CBS News reported on another heroin mill bust that occurred just a week before Philip Seymour Hoffman’s overdose. In that bust, cops found $8 million worth of the drug in a Bronx apartment. Thay apartment was a fully-functioning drug distribution operation where workers packaged bricks of heroin into small baggies for distribution.

Woman’s new car comes with the $12,000 spare tire option

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An Ohio woman took the car she bought seven months ago to a dealership to replace a flat tire this week and learned she has been driving around with eight pounds of marijuana in the spare.

Mechanics at the dealership in Amherst, Ohio, west of Cleveland made the discovery when they installed the spare tire and heard a “loud thumping” as the woman drove away, police said on Wednesday.

They found marijuana worth about $12,000 wrapped in plastic that had been stashed in the tire, according to Chief Deputy Dennis Cavanaugh of the Lorain County, Ohio Sheriff Department.

The car was purchased new in August.

Cavanaugh said the woman has not been charged with any crime, and investigators were trying to trace the marijuana back to parts suppliers or vehicle transport firms.

Cavanaugh said this case was not the first time marijuana has been found in unexpected places, including tires and hidden compartments.

“I’m sure it is not the only vehicle out there with this,” Cavanaugh said.

Texas brother and sister arrested for meth possession caught kissing behind bars

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A Texas meth-head and his sister confessed to incest after they were caught passionately kissing in prison, police said.

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Charlene Ellet, 25, and her brother Cameron Beck, 26, were allegedly busted locking lips between jail cell bars after getting arrested for possession of meth.

The Houston duo now faces prohibited sexual conduct charges on top of the initial drug allegations.

Montgomery County Police Reporter said that the pair was picked up at a Wal-Mart on Friday after Ellet was caught stealing.

Deputies detained Beck, who’d driven his sister and her 2-year-old twin girls to the store, after finding traces of meth in his car.

Taken to Montgomery County Jail and placed in neighboring cells, deputies said they were stunned when the pair started kissing each other on the lips through the bars.

Confirming they were siblings, Ellet said they had the same biological mom but that she had been adopted.

She revealed they struck up a pen pal relationship as Beck was in prison and hooked up on his release in November.

The couple lived in a motel room with Ellet’s two daughters, and would often have sex behind a partition as the two girls watched TV.

The girls are now in the care of Ellet’s sister, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

Ellet and Beck remain in Montgomery County Jail for possession of controlled substance and prohibited sexual conduct. Ellet was also issued a citation for shoplifting under $50.

“Man shot in buttocks arrested after doctor finds cocaine in his clenched cheeks”

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14351863-mmmainAuthorities arrested two men who were wounded in gunfire in Marrero over the weekend, including a 20 year old accused of hiding cocaine in his injured buttocks. Akili Bailey of Marrero, and Treon Florant, 21, were shot multiple times in the 1900 block of Charleston Drive in Marrero on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22), according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

Deputies were dispatched to the Charleston Drive residence just before 4 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting. They arrived to find Bailey sitting out front in a chair with gunshot wounds to his buttock, leg and foot, the report said.

Florant lay face-up in the grass, a few feet from Bailey. He suffered gunshot wounds to the back of his of neck, leg and knee. Both were taken to LSU Interim Public Hospital in New Orleans where they were in stable condition, reports said.But when paramedics tried to assist Bailey, he refused to get up and appeared to be “clenching his buttocks together,” the arrest report said. Authorities may have suspected his behavior was due to the location of his injury.

But a doctor who treated Bailey at the hospital retrieved a small bag containing 2.5 grams of cocaine from his buttocks, the arrest report said. Bailey, of 5932 S. Oak Drive, Marrero, was booked Sunday with possession of derivatives of coca leaves as well as two outstanding warrants for simple battery and simple criminal damage to property.

Florant, of 1148 Cohen St., Marrero, was booked on warrants issued in January for aggravated assault with a firearm and use of a firearm in connection with drug activity or violence. No information was available about the cases connected to Bailey and Florant’s warrants.

The victims were uncooperative and refused to answer questions about the shooting, an incident report said. No arrests have been made in the case.

Cops Are Inadvertently Getting High Off Seized Pot Stash

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Cops in northern France may have a little too much contraband on their hands.

COLOMBIA-MARIJUANA-SEIZUREAccording to local reports, there is a massive amount of seized marijuana sitting in a police station in Roubaix. And the some 40 kilograms of cannabis is pungent enough that it’s causing French police officers to inadvertently get high.

“Already on the ground floor it smells a bit. But on the first floor, the odor is really strong. When you go there, you clearly smell the weed. And after a day, you are stoned,” an unidentified officer told 20 Minutes.

It seems the stash of seized marijuana has piled up over the last few weeks, leaving quite the lingering aroma on the lower floors of the station. As France’s The Local notes, the agency charged with collecting confiscated drugs is currently on strike and has failed to make timely pick-ups.

“My colleagues are really bothered,” Fabrice Danel, a representative for a police union, explained to regional newspaper La Voix du Nord. “They complain of nausea, headaches.”

“Some, worried or for fun, tested themselves,” he said, adding that most of the drug tests came back positive for marijuana. “It’s a scandal!”

While the accidental high may give some officers a chuckle, authorities in the region don’t see the situation as a laughing matter. As one judge reportedly pointed out, what if an officer had to undergo a drug test for a legitimate reason and tested positive for cannabis because of the seized marijuana?

LSD user breaks into neighbors apartment … he puts all their clothes in the bathtub and stuffs their credit cards inside a chocolate muffin’

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article-2560769-1B8E7C6500000578-179_306x423A Seattle couple returned home on Sunday to find their apartment a mess, a frozen crab balancing on their bike, cat litter in the sink, a frozen pie in the oven and all their credit cards stuffed inside a chocolate muffin.

However rather than panic and fear they had been robbed, Derek Doerschel and his fianceé Danielle Green quickly came to suspect their neighbor, David Stolte – who they were aware suffered from mental health issues.

Indeed, as Doerschel phoned police he spotted a Stolte crouched in an alley adjacent to the apartment – who police promptly arrested.

Law enforcement said that they suspected he had taken LSD, causing him to think he was Jack Bauer from the television show 24.

Stolte, 30, was arrested and charged with residential burglary.

Doerschel said that initially when they came home to find food all over their apartment and their door ajar, his fianceé had become worried.

‘She was scared,’ he said to KiroTV. ‘She was getting a little emotional.’

When Doerschel first saw the man hiding in the doorway with his hands on his head he was worried when he threw up something at him.

‘At first I thought it was a shell casing to a gun or a bullet,’ Doerschel said.

It was the peephole to the apartment.

Court documents seen by Kiro TV reveal Stolte’s sad history of mental illness.

He has been arrested several times over the past three years for public nakedness, climbing onto the Seattle Center without any clothes on and lying down in the middle of the road to get run over.

‘It’s progressively getting worse,’ Stolte’s mother, Ria Quinton said.

Man surprised by crack cocaine in Kinder egg container

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5795222-largeA man caught with a chocolate egg capsule packed with crack cocaine told a jury that the illegal contents were a real Kinder Surprise to him.

Sudan-born Khlaid Abdelrahan, 25, of Nettleton Road, Gloucester, claimed he had only just picked up the Kinder egg in the street and did not know what was in it.

He insisted he had expected only to find chocolate or a toy in the egg shaped capsule when he opened it.

But the Gloucester crown court jury rejected his protestations of innocence and convicted him of possessing the 14 wraps of crack cocaine with intent to supply.

During the trial the court heard the drug was worth between £290 and £413 at street value and was in the egg he had in his tracksuit trousers.

Police also found that unemployed Abdelrahan had £95 in cash on him.

He claimed he had won £110 by placing a £10 bet on Chelsea to beat Sunderland 2-1 two days earlier.

Later, a further crack cocaine wrap was found in the bedroom of his flat.

Julian Kesner, prosecuting, said it was on April 9 last year, at around 12.30pm, that officers saw Abdelrahan first walking then getting into the passenger seat of a car, in Montpellier, Gloucester, near the city’s park.

This, said Mr Kesner, was a known drug-dealing ‘hot spot’. Officers found the Kinder egg container with the crack cocaine inside when they searched him.

Detective Constable Mark Crawford told the jury that during an interview under caution, Abdelrahan had denied that he was selling the drugs, was carrying the drugs for someone else or under pressure  from anyone to carry the cocaine.

No drugs paraphernalia was found at his flat and the jury was told he was a man of previous good character.

Abdelrahan told the jury it had been “bad luck” that the Kinder contained held crack cocaine.

“I did not know anything about the drugs. I saw the yellow container on the floor and put it in my pocket,” he said.

He said he had been on his way to the Job Centre when he saw a friend in his car, who offered to give him a lift. Abdelrahan said he thought the container might contain chocolate or a toy and he did not look inside as he saw the police drive by and his friend within two minutes.

Abdelrahan said he knew nothing about the wrap found in his flat and thought it could have been left by a guest at one of the parties he’d held at his home.

Tim Greaves, defending, said there was no forensic evidence linking Abdelrahan to either the wraps in his flat or the Kinder egg container.

Mr Greaves said he had merely acted out of curiosity when he picked up the container.

Judge Jamie Tabor adjourned the case for the preparation of pre-sentence reports and granted Abdelrahan unconditional bail until March 12 when he will be sentenced.

Judge Tabor said he was “in great danger of being sent to prison.”

Drug dealer denies all knowledge of heroin found taped to his testicles – tells police ‘some filthy woman’ must have put it there

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THE drug dealer son of a notorious Cornish criminal has been jailed for three and a half years after he drove his car dangerously with a cocktail of drugs in his system.

At Truro Crown Court on Friday, Jack Anthony Harvey, 42, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply the Class A drugs heroin and cocaine.

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Harvey, of Polwhele Cottages, Buckshead, has previously been jailed for five years for dealing heroin but the court heard he had been trying to stay clean since his release in 2011.

His father, rogue plant hire boss Jack Harvey, was jailed in 2010 for arson attacks on competitors and using stolen machinery.

Philip Lee, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said police were alerted to the younger Harvey’s movements on November 26 last year when he left a St Austell petrol station without paying.

Staff at the station described Harvey’s behaviour as bizarre and reported that he had been making strange noises.

Officers caught up with him on the A390 near Probus where they witnessed him driving dangerously by overtaking several vehicles.

Mr Lee said a urine sample later revealed a “cocktail” of drugs including amphetamine, methadone, cocaine and heroin.

When he was arrested at his home, drugs were found in Harvey’s house, car and taped to his testicles.

In interview, Harvey said he had no recollection of any incident on the A390 and denied being intoxicated.

In total about 38g of heroin was seized, with a potential value of £3,800, and 26g of “unusually” pure cocaine hydrochloride, which Mr Lee said could have been worth up to £3,000 if it was cut to normal street purity.

Mr Lee said: “He made allegations that police had planted the drugs in his car … of the drugs stuck to his testicles [he] denied any knowledge, commenting that some filthy woman must have put it there.”

Robin Smith, defending, described the latest string of offences as a “significant yet relatively recent wobble”.

He said: “Mr Harvey emerged from his five-year sentence on December 16, 2011 and he came out clean, having been on heroin or a substitute for 20-plus years.

“For nearly two years he remained offence-free as he remained drug-free.

“He then began to crave heroin again and started using it again.”

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark, QC, said: “To drive in the way you did on the Probus bypass was extremely dangerous.”

A confiscation order made after Harvey’s last drugs’ conviction was amended.

In 2010 he was ordered to pay £20,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act. When he was arrested last year, officers found him to have assets valued at £13,116.54 including an Audi car.

That sum has now been added to the original order and Harvey was given six months to pay.