Articles Posted in Drug Crimes

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A Connecticut couple that was reportedly in the midst of a physical fight inside of an automobile was apprehended by officers who discovered four ounces of marijuana and assorted paraphernalia in the vehicle.

On Wednesday evening Josh Wantanabe and his girlfriend Amanda Gordon, both 21-years-old, were allegedly involved in a physical fight while inside a car that was parked in an empty lot near the end of a highway exit ramp.

Just before 8:30 p.m. the Seymour Police Department issued a complaint to the Ansonia Police Department about the altercation and officers from both agencies met at the scene.

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A 75-year-old woman who authorities have nicknamed “Kingpin Granny” is facing six felony charges for allegedly selling prescription pills out of her home in Tennessee.

Betty Jean Jordan, a grandmother and homeowner from Parsons, Tennessee, has become one of the people who has raised the interest of police who are conducting an investigation into the illegal drug sales activity in the area.

Undercover agents confirmed their suspicions by arranging a meeting with Jordan with the intent to buy illegal prescription drugs from her, and they allege that she sold them the medication.

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A man who volunteers as a leader for the Boy Scouts in Staten Island, NY, was taken into custody for accusations that he was selling heroin out of the basement at his uncles New Brighton home. His uncle is accused of the criminal activity as well.

Kevin Saunders has worked with the Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer for nearly a year. He began taking a significant interest in working with the children when one of his cousins, the son of his uncle Adam Soler, became a member of the organization, according to a statement from Saunders’ younger brother who is 22-years-old.

When the Staten Island Narcotics Heroin Overdose Task Force was investigating the origin of the illegal narcotics in one of the recent local fatal heroin overdoses, they believed the drugs had been obtained from Saunders, and they began to look into his activities. Their efforts led them to Soler’s home, and they suspected the heroin was being distributed from that location. On Friday they obtained a search warrant to inspect the premises.

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On Wednesday morning a Sioux City man allegedly locked himself inside of the front porch at a stranger’s home, and began sexually pleasuring himself while simultaneously smoking methamphetamine.

The woman occupant of a house containing a front porch noticed an unfamiliar man in the enclosure on January 10 around 8:20 AM.

30-year-old Leland Purgett arrived at the home and allegedly entered the structure. He was able to locate the keys to the house, and he secured himself inside the porch area. With the female occupant of the home in view Purgett reportedly began masturbating in front of her while he was concurrently smoking methamphetamine.

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A Pennsylvania woman was arrested on Wednesday as the suspected owner of a backpack with bricks of heroin inside, after school employees found the bag in a middle school parking lot in December.

At approximately 9:30 am on December 20, an abandoned backpack was observed in the parking lot in the back of Cecilia Snyder Middle School. Bensalem School District personnel contacted the authorities, and on inspection of the bag’s contents police found four bricks of heroin comprised of 10,000 individually packaged doses. The estimated value of the narcotics is $100,000.

Investigators watched the footage captured on surveillance cameras on the school campus in an attempt to locate the owner of the backpack. A New Jersey registered tan Toyota Corolla was seen on the video in the vicinity of where the bag was found.

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Over 60 people attending a birthday party on New Year’s Eve in Cartersville, GA were taken into custody after officers discovered marijuana on the premises. They have all been charged for possession, though a vast number of them say they had no involvement with the substance in any way.

A nearby resident returning from an evening out called 911 to report what he believed were the sounds of gunshots in the area. When police responded they came across a party taking place, and they detained the remaining attendees while inspecting the premises to try to determine the origin of the reported gunfire.

When people at the party were questioned they alleged that the shots heard coming from the 21st birthday celebration were fireworks, and not a discharged weapon.

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A Clearlake Oaks, California, couple driving across the country to deliver Christmas presents to family members are now facing felony charges, when the gifts they were planning to hand out were allegedly identified by police as packages collectively containing 60 pounds of marijuana.

80-year-old Patrick Jiron accompanied by his wife, 70-year-old Barbara Jiron, left California in their Toyota Tacoma with the intent of driving to Vermont and Boston to visit relatives for the holiday.

On December 19 as the couple drove through York, Nebraska, the York County Sheriff’s Department reportedly spotted the Jirons’ vehicle changing lanes and the driver failed to use the turn signal.

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When a Garden Grove woman was pulled over for reckless driving on Saturday morning, police discovered she was carrying a rather large quantity of prescription narcotics in the vehicle.

Shauna Kester had been driving near the Festival of the Arts grounds in Laguna Beach when she was reportedly seen by an on-duty officer while operating the vehicle erratically. With the assistance of another patrolman in the vicinity Kester was pulled over.

The officers requested that Kester step out of the vehicle, and they began to question her. She disclosed that she had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. The officers then searched her car and located a cosmetic storage case containing hundreds of prescription pills comprised of over fifteen different kinds of medication.

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A business in Van Nuys that is suspected of selling drugs through a telephone operated delivery service led to sixteen people facing charges. The service is said to have been selling heroin and cocaine to purchasers phoning in personal orders, in addition to selling bulk amounts to a drug ring.

A 40-year-old man from Sylmar identified as Sigfredo Gurrola Barrientos is the alleged manager of the operation named Manny’s Delivery Service, and he supervised six others. They worked for the Van Nuys located operation by taking telephone orders, delivering of the narcotics in company designated vehicles, and a variety of other tasks pertaining to the service.

Starting at the end of August, recorded conversations monitored by law enforcement documented that those involved with the drug ring had procured numerous kilograms of heroin and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Pacoima resident Jacqueline De La Rosa, 24, allegedly obtained large amounts of the drugs which she stored in her home.

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A 35-year-old woman who works as a substitute teacher at a Florida middle school has been arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana to students on the school grounds.

Maria Otilla Rivera-Magana is employed full time as a long term permanent substitute teacher at Clewiston Middle School in Hendry County, Florida.

On December 1 two students who attend the school complained of feeling ill and they were taken to a local emergency room. They claimed that they had used marijuana they purchased from Rivera-Magana, and the hospital staff reported the claims to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department.