Drugs This Week on Drugs
posted by March 28 at 14:55 PMon
Charged and Seized: As you may recall, a police officer in Lima, Ohio shot and killed Tarika Wilson in January while she was holding her baby during a drug raid. The cop has been charged. Also in Lima, police have confiscated a couple’s life savings of $400,000—for possessing a small amount of marijuana. The couple had called the cops after fending off two burglars from their home.
Nixed: No plea agreement for Canadian seed trafficker.
Pardoned: Bush releases non-violent drug offender.
Halfway There: New Hampshire pot decriminalization bill stalls in state senate.
Gov. Patterson: Used pot and cocaine.
Guilty: Oakland pot candy maker pleads.
Not Guilty: Texas jury dismisses marijuana charges.
Jurors deliberated less than 15 minutes Tuesday before reaching a not guilty verdict for Tim Stevens, 53, whose attorney used the defense that marijuana use was a necessity to treat nausea and vomiting. County attorney Scott Brumley called the verdict “unfortunate.”
Stevens, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1986, suffers from nausea and cyclical vomiting syndrome, a condition so severe that it has required hospitalization and blood transfusions in the past.
Rick Steves: Smart on drugs.
Superskunk Me: 30 days on reefer.
More Stable than the US: That drug haven called the Netherlands.
Supreme Court: To consider search and consent.
In Sports News:
A 24-year-old South Kitsap man — and self-proclaimed Seattle Seahawks fan — was arrested Sunday for allegedly spitting on the hamburger he prepared for a man wearing Pittsburgh Steelers attire, according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reports.
He was booked into the Kitsap County jail for fourth-degree assault and possession of marijuana and released.