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4 Arrests Tied to Philip Seymour Hoffman Death?

Cops nab suspected dealers in NYC raids

(Newser) - Have police found the dealers who sold the heroin believed to have killed Philip Seymour Hoffman ? Four suspected dealers were busted in New York City after a tip-off last night, but it's not clear whether they were the actor's direct suppliers or part of a larger ring,...

Man Sentenced for Firing AK-47 at Trick-or-Treater

12-year-old boy killed, stepfather and brother wounded in incident

(Newser) - A 27-year-old South Carolina man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a trick-or-treater who came to his door on Halloween 2008. Quentin Patrick was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to murder in the death of TJ Darrisaw. Prosecutors say the 12-year-old boy was shot at least...

Woman: FedEx Gave Drug Dealer My Address

Says he came looking for marijuana delivery

(Newser) - A Massachusetts woman is suing FedEx, saying the company erroneously sent her a package containing seven pounds of marijuana ... and then gave her address to the intended recipients, who later showed up at her door. Maryangela Tobin of Plymouth says in the suit filed Feb. 12 that the company violated...

School Dean's Pot Sting Costs District $1M

Seventh-grader used as a decoy, with no police or parental consent

(Newser) - A convoluted plan hatched by a school dean to catch a student suspected of dealing drugs ended up costing the Los Angeles Unified School District $1 million, the L.A. Times reports. The dean, Laura Custodio, found out from a 12-year-old boy that another student had offered to sell him...

Man Passes Out in Cab— Carrying Tons of Meth

Note to would-be criminals: Stay conscious when running your drugs

(Newser) - Today's dumb criminals lesson: If you're going to take a cab ride while loaded down with almost half a million in drugs, stay conscious. A 25-year-old Chicago man found himself in hot water after flagging down a cab on Christmas, chatting on his phone for a while, then passing out....

Cops Nab Alleged Dealers... Using Google Street View

(Newser) - Police say they’ve nabbed a trio of alleged Brooklyn drug dealers—after spotting them working a corner in Google Street View. In the photo, they’re not doing anything terribly incriminating, simply milling about outside a bodega. But the bodega’s owner complained to police that they were peddling...

87-Year-Old Granny Jailed for Dealing Crack

Ola Mae Agee will turn 88 in prison

(Newser) - Meet Ola Mae Agee, perhaps the world’s oldest drug dealer. The 87-year-old grandmother was found guilty last week of selling cocaine from the living room of her Florida home after an undercover police officer bought $20 worth of crack from her, the Pensacola News Journal reports. Agee, who served...

Angie Did Cocaine, Heroin in Front of Me: Dealer

And her old apartment sounds predictably creepy

(Newser) - We all know Angelina Jolie has a wild and crazy past —but according to her former drug dealer, that past includes a lot more than just sleeping with other people’s husbands . “We'd see each other two to three times a week when she was in town. She...

Girl, 6, Killed in Cop Car Chase

Driver of car escaped on foot, remains at large

(Newser) - A Los Angeles police pursuit ended in a tragic crash, with the suspects' fleeing car hitting and killing a 6-year-old girl. The chase began last night after officers witnessed a drug deal. The driver lost control in a residential area and struck the girl, pinning her against a stone wall...

3rd-Grader Gives Classmates 60 Bags of Heroin

Baggies were marked 'Trust me'

(Newser) - It's sort of an extreme way of making friends and, er, putting people under the influence: A third-grader brought in more than 60 baggies helpfully stamped "Trust me," and gave them out to his classmates, Pittsburgh-area cops tell the AP . The problem? The baggies all contained heroin. While...

DC Couple Receives Box Full of Drugs
DC Couple Receives Box Full of Drugs

DC Couple Receives Box Full of Drugs

Police say dealers often send goods to random homes

(Newser) - When the box arrived, Melanie Sloan just pulled it inside and left it there. “We have an 11-month-old,” says her husband, Eric Anderson. “Sometimes somebody will send us a present and we don’t know what it is.” It was only hours later when they tried...

Stoner Goes to Cops After Girlfriend Morphs Into Dolphin

Swedish smoker lodges complaint over psychedelic hash

(Newser) - When a Swedish dope smoker's TV started talking to him and his girlfriend appeared to turn into a dolphin, he decided it was time to lodge a complaint. The befuddled 26-year-old went to his local police station to complain about the low quality of the hash he had been sold....

I Know Lilo's Drug Dealer: Dad
 I Know Lilo's Drug Dealer: Dad 

I Know Lilo's Drug Dealer: Dad

Lohan's always-talking dad Michael is still, not surprisingly, running his piehole

(Newser) - For all those wanting to know exactly which drugs LiLo is on, Michael Lohan might have the answer. In yet another TMI interview with Radar, the celebu-dad says he definitely knows who her drug dealer is: “This guy follows Lindsay all over the place,” he says, adding, “...

Drug Dealers: Experts in Recessionary Business
Drug Dealers: Experts in Recessionary Business
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Drug Dealers: Experts in Recessionary Business

CEOs could learn a lot from hustlers

(Newser) - 50 Cent is the first rapper to pen a book of management advice. It’s a shame, then, that The 50th Law, co-written by Robert Greene, boils down to the worst kind of “be authentic” self-help boilerplate, writes Lucy Lucy Kellaway for the Financial Times. As a former drug...

Drug Lords' Bling Dazzles Mexican Agency

(Newser) - Amid the ongoing drug wars in Mexico, one small branch of the country's finance ministry has a special job: selling off the jewel-encrusted pistols, armor-plated Hummers, and even wild panthers and lions seized from dealers' bling-tastic mansions. "You realize that the mansions in movies like Scarface aren't exaggerations,"...

Mexican Heroin Seeps Into Rural US

Mexican cartels push the drug into the heartland

(Newser) - As the battle between drug cartels and law enforcement rages in Mexico, traffickers are gaining footholds in America's Heartland. Ohio saw heroin-related deaths spread into 18 new counties between 2004 and 2007, just one indication that dealers aren't limited to big cities. "It's like going to pick up beer,...

NYC Man Pleads Not Guilty in Harvard Shooting

Cops: Suspect aimed to rob drug dealer

(Newser) - A New York songwriter pleaded not guilty today to murder charges in the shooting at a Harvard dormitory of a man prosecutors say was there to sell drugs. Jabrai Jordan Copney, 20, whose girlfriend is a Harvard senior, traveled to the Cambridge, Mass., campus on Monday with two other men...

Watchdog: Mexican Army's Abuse of Civilians Unchecked

Desperate to fight the cartels, government turns a blind eye to military crimes

(Newser) - The Mexican army, enlisted by President Felipe Calderón in the battle against drug cartels, is abusing civilians with de facto immunity from the government, a watchdog group says. The army was supposed to be a temporary replacement for corrupt or incompetent police forces. But some soldiers, unaccustomed to the...

Ecstasy Lands Brazilian Elite in Jail

University-educated clubbers dominate new crop of drug dealers

(Newser) - Brazil’s battle against the rising use of Ecstasy has shifted from the slums to the upscale suburbs, the New York Times reports. Now university-educated “playboys” are targets of drug enforcement officials out to stop dealing in the pulsing rave scene. Last week, federal police officers arrested and charged...

Pot-Growing Dad Busted After Baby Calls 911

Mounties led to operation by toddler playing with phone

(Newser) - Mounties responding to an aborted 911 call from a Vancouver home discovered a cute baby playing with a cordless phone upstairs—and 500 marijuana plants downstairs, the Globe & Mail reports. The boy's pop was arrested and the baby was returned to his mom, who is separated from the...

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