Is that 172 baggies of heroin in your underwear, or are you just happy to see me?


A woman who police say had 172 baggies of heroin in her underwear was arrested again on Thursday in Logansport on more heroin-related charges, according to 24-Hour News 8′s partners, The Pharos-Tribune.

korandaKelly A. Koranda, 36, of Logansport, was arrested, along with two other people, after a 1:30 p.m. traffic stop in the 900 block of High Street. Officers obtained a search warrant to search a residence on Douglas Street where multiple citizen complaints alleged illegal drugs were being dealt.

Koranda faces felony charges of dealing in a narcotic drug over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of a controlled substance over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of a syringe.

She was also charged with a Class A misdemeanor of taking a juvenile or endangered adult to a location used for drug sale, manufacture or possession. That charge pertained to a child found at the residence who did not live there, but was staying there over the summer.

Carolyn S. Masiers, 54, was arrested on charges of dealing in a narcotic drug over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class A felony; possession of a controlled substance over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class B felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony; possession of a schedule III controlled substance, a Class D felony; possession of a syringe, a Class D felony; and reckless possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

Joel M. Bowman, 26, was arrested on Class D felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance.

Back in April, Koranda was arrested during a traffic stop. At the hospital, a nurse discovered Koranda was hiding 162 baggies of heroin in her underwear. Officials said Koranda later admitted to eating 10 other heroin baggies.

Koranda is in the Cass County Jail with a cash bond of $20,000.

Mexican drug cartel tries to smuggle marijuana into the U.S in packages painted like watermelons


marijuana-disguised-as-watermelonsAn ingenious drug-smuggling operation run by a Mexican drug cartel was uncovered Thursday when U.S. authorities seized a shipment of marijuana packages that were painted to look like watermelons.

The shipment of fake melons was on its way down Interstate 19 in Arizona late Thursday when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped the tractor at a checkpoint near Tucson,Fox News reported.

The driver said he was transporting watermelons, but upon further inspection officials realized the innocent fruit was really bundles of weed artfully painted green to look like watermelons.

“These criminals use a lot of unique ways to try to conceal their narcotics,” Bryan Flowers, a Tucson CBP agent, told the station. “We’ve seen individuals use false compartments in the seats of gas tanks. We’ve also found marijuana in tractor trailers here before.”

It was not immediately clear where the tractor came from. It was able to make it across the border from Mexico when it was stopped south of Tucson. An X-ray agents used to inspect the packages exposed the contraband inside.

Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration took possession of the hoax fruit and the driver was taken into custody.

DEA is in the process of confirming the street value and weight of the drugs. But officials estimated the pot to be worth well over $1 million, Fox News reported.

Flowers told Fox News that other smugglers have tried to pass off pot as real fruit.

CBP found 9,500 pounds of weed stuffed inside real watermelons in April 2010.

Two years before that, 5,000 pounds of weed was recovered in Nogales thanks to a K-9 that was able to pick up the scent.

Thursday’s drug bust came the same day CBP agents at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey came across $52,000 worth of cocaine baked inside cookies hidden in the luggage of a Guatemalan man who is now in custody.

There Is Only One Reason Why These Imported Cookies Have A Street Value Of $52,000


cookiecoke (1)The delicious cookies pictured contain a tasty surprise filling–cocaine.

Earlier this month, Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey from Guatemala, his home country, with scores of cookies in his checked luggage.

Since New Jersey is known for its bountiful supply of cookies, pastries, and assorted sweets, the 30-year-old Rivera Hernandez had his luggage searched.

“Upon further inspection of the cookies” by U. S. Customs and Border Protection agents, investigators reported, the baked goods were found to contain, in aggregate, 118 oval-shaped pellets containing cocaine. The cookies, investigators determined, held slightly more than three pounds of cocaine, which carries a street value of $52,000.

Rivera Hernandez is facing a state narcotics smuggling rap. His cookies were seized by federal agents, who also confiscated those wicker baskets.

New Seattle-based App to Offer Marijuana Delivery Service


Colorado and Washington state are increasingly becoming marijuana meccas, like societies lifted out of a stoner’s idea of utopia.

MedicalMarijuanaNBC7Log-558x279So it comes as no surprise that two students at Seattle’s University of Washington are creating a service they describe as “Uber for marijuana.” In other words, a marijuana delivery service.

The students, Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia, are launching their phone app “Canary” in Seattle late next month.

Uber, for those who don’t know, is an app that lets users order cheap cabs using the web and charges their credit cards directly.

“Canary is an on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep,” Vakharia explained.

We know our stoner readers are all itching to know exactly how it works, so here it is: those qualified and approved for medical marijuana will be able to select different strains of pot from different local dispensaries through the apps, and pay for a medical marijuana card-holding driver to deliver it right to their doorstep.

The service may expand to allow for recreational marijuana users as well once recreational marijuana stores open for business in Washington next month.For now though, the app ensures that only medically licensed users can order marijuana for it. Otherwise, it makes everything incredibly easy. They even provide descriptions of what smokers can expect from different strains of marijuana.

It’s ultra-convenient enough for even the laziest of cannabis-users, and it creates jobs. It seems like a fool-proof plan, so long as you trust those drivers not to sample the goods.

Man allegedly on meth arrested for harassing couple in car he thought was an alien spaceship


Man-allegedly-on-meth-arrested-for-harassing-couple-in-car-he-thought-was-an-alien-spaceshipThis sounds like a close encounter with a blurred mind…

An Arkansas man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and disorderly conduct after he allegedly harassed a couple in a car because he believed they were cruising around in a spaceship. He also thought the driver was an alien.

When James Bushart was arrested, police allegedly found methamphetamine and a pipe that was used to smoke meth.

The alleged victims called police after Bushart began following them around and then pulled up in front of their Plymouth Prowler to demand that the “alien take his spaceship back to where they came from.” Bushart is also accused of making threatening gestures.

“That was my biggest problem with what was going on was how upset he was. I guess in reference to the vehicle was the only thing I could think,” driver Jay Ward told FOX 16. “I was a little upset about that mostly because I also had a passenger with me that was concerned for her safety as well.”

According to the police report, the 44-year-old was shaky and talking to himself while performing field sobriety tests. He also said he was interested in the Plymouth because “it looked like a futuristic machine” and later told police that “he was a very big deal and had 100,000 Asian flowers.”

Man, 22, Threw Football Stuffed With Drugs, Cell Phones Over Michigan Prison Wall


footballA Detroit man with a suspect throwing arm is facing felony charges for attempting to toss a football stuffed with narcotics and cell phones over a fence and into the exercise yard of a Michigan state prison, investigators report.

The alleged smuggling bid literally fell short Sunday morning when the football landed between two fences at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, a city about 40 miles west of Ann Arbor.

According to police, a corrections officer spotted Christen Deon-Sterling Moore exit a vehicle and toss the football toward the yard. Moore, 22, was then taken into custody by the prison officer.

A subsequent examination of the football revealed that it contained marijuana, heroin, tobacco and three cell phones with chargers. As seen in the above Michigan Department of Corrections evidence photo, the football landed on a pathway adjacent to the prison yard.

christenmooreMoore, pictured at right, was charged with three counts of furnishing contraband to inmates. It is unclear who was the intended recipient of the football’s illegal contents.

Arraigned today on the felony charges, Moore is locked up in lieu of $50,000 bond.

If your friend just died from drinking alloy wheel cleaner … why not follow his lead


A woman died after taking a legal high at a wake to mourn the death of her friend – who had been killed by the same party drug.

Carl Fearon, 24, was found dead on a sofa after taking the legal high GBL - sold as an alloy wheel cleaner.


Just hours later his friend Lynette Nock, 28, staged a “impromptu wake” at her home, but she lost consciousness after taking the same drug and died after being rushed to hospital.

A Birmingham inquest heard the friends were part of a group of “ravers” who used recreational drugs including horse tranquilizer Ketamine and Mephedrone, widely known as M-CAT, at weekends.

Louise Hunt, senior coroner, issued a grave warning to people prepared to take legal highs – which have been described as a “coma in a bottle”.

She said: “This case highlights the very extreme risks that people take when using legal highs, particularly in combination with alcohol.

“These substances shouldn’t be taken and they do have a traumatic effect which your family is living through for the rest of your lives.”

The tragic friends were found dead on April 28, 2012.

Former holiday rep and Aston Martin engineer Carl, from Kings Norton, had returned to pal Matthew Hayes’s city centre flat in Birmingham, after a night out.

Mr Hayes said his friend had begun “swaying” after taking the party drug GBL and added: “He fell against the other wall and I grabbed him and lay him on the settee. We’d seen it a thousand times before with everybody else. It was normal.”

Mr Hayes said he had checked Carl was breathing before going to bed. It wasn’t until he returned from a trip to buy cigarettes the next morning that he discovered his friend was dead.

“I checked his pulse but there was nothing,” he added. “I tried everything to make him wake up.”

Carl’s dad Brian told the inquest he had spoken to his son on the morning before his death.

“He said he was going out with the lads for a drink. I said ‘don’t do anything daft’ and he said ‘I won’t dad’.

“We were aware that he took recreational drugs. I’d spoken to him various times about it. Carl’s idea of recreational drugs was that they were safer. As he put it, more people die from drinking than smoking or recreational drugs.

“As far as I’m aware, for almost four months he hadn’t taken anything. He was full of beans, full of life.”

Accountant Lynette, from Northfield, Birmingham, collapsed hours later at her home as she and other friends gathered to mourn the death of Carl.

Her boyfriend Graeme Cooper described her as a “free spirit” and said he had warned her against taking any legal highs.

“Before I left, the last thing I said to her was not to take any of it,’’ he said. “Those were my last words to her. When I came back she was completely unconscious.”

Detective Constable Julia Woodall, from West Midlands Police, said witnesses told how Lynette had begun to behave erratically at the wake, falling over and “spinning around a washing pole’’.

Doctors worked on her for 45 minutes after she was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but could not save her.

As well as GBL, Ketamine and small amounts of methadrone were also found in her system, according to a toxicology report.

Two other men, including Mr Hayes, had also needed medical treatment after the wake.

DC Woodall said an extensive investigation had traced the drugs to a German supplier, who has now been shut down.

“It was very cheap to buy and import in large quantities and you take it in a very small dose,” she said.

Ms Hunt, senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull, recorded that both the friends had died of drug-related deaths.

Kentucky Man Wearing Marijuana-Themed T-Shirt Busted On Marijuana Trafficking Charge


andrewandersonA Kentucky man wearing a narcotics-themed t-shirt was arrested last night for marijuana trafficking following a traffic stop, police report.

A search of Andrew Anderson’s vehicle turned up packages of pot and cash that investigators concluded represented the proceeds of drug sales. As seen in Anderson’s booking photo, the 22-year-old had on an “All my friends are baked” t-shirt when collared.

During a subsequent search of Anderson’s home in Wingo, police seized more marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Anderson was charged with marijuana trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. He was also cited for a vehicular violation for failing to properly signal. Anderson was released from custody today after posting $2500 bond.

Who Needs Luggage When You Can Pack Your Belly Button


dp7677Just call him Randall “Belly Button” Streeter.

The 315-pound North Carolina man was found packing a whopping 40 bags of heroin along with crack cocaine and Percocet pills in his navel, Greenville police announced this week.

In all, last month’s traffic stop of Streeter and his passenger Marshall Wayne Wilson ended in investigators reportedly seizing 150 bags of heroin and $1,200 cash.

randall-streeter (1)The total estimated street value of the heroin is approximated by police at $6,800.

Streeter’s arrest caps a one-month investigation by members of the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force, during which undercover agents say they purchased 150 bags of heroin from Streeter prior to his arrest.

Your morning joe just got a little more Mary Jane


Marijuana coffee is coming to the state of Washington, and the product is promising consumers a caffeinated buzz. The cold-brewed cannibis-infused coffee, called Legal, is expected to hit the market in early July, product developer Adam Stites told The Huffington Post on Monday.

o-LEGAL-570“It’s an alert, creative high,” he said.

Stites also calls it “the wake and bake drink,” according to My Northwest.


He said each bottle contains about 20 milligrams of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high. That’s enough to make the experience similar to having “a nice IPA or glass of wine. We don’t want to pack so much THC into every one of our drinks that it’s unpleasant, especially for people that are just getting into marijuana,” he told My Northwest.

The company Stites founded, Mirth Provisions, is a bit more flowery about the effects. In describing the version with cream and sugar, the website states: “Drinking this coffee is like riding a cool avalanche of pure deliciousness down a tall mountain and landing in an ocean of good feelings. You’ll swim off into a day of work or play filled to the brim with pure joy.”

Mirth Provisions has also developed sparkling cherry, lemon ginger and pomegranate juices fortified with cannabis extract.

Recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington state in 2012, but retail sales have hit regulatory snags, according to the Washington Post.

Stites told HuffPost that an inspection by the state’s department of agriculture is scheduled for June 12. He anticipates the retail operation to be up and running by early July. The 11.5-ounce bottles would probably retail between $9 and $11, he said.