Posts Tagged ‘cocaine’

Florida Congressman Pleads Guilty After Cocaine Bust

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) pleaded guilty today in D.C. Superior Court to a misdemeanor cocaine charge after he purchased 3.5 grams of cocaine for $260 from an undercover officer at an undisclosed Dupont area restaurant on Oct. 29. He was sentenced to one year of probation.
After he was busted outside the Dupont restaurant, Radel brought the [...]

Prosecutors: Curtis Malone’s Drug-Trafficking Aliases Included “White Boy” and “Daddy”

For years, Curtis Malone mentored D.C. youth on the court as one of the co-founders of DC Assault, a successful area basketball program. But according to a federal indictment, Malone spent much of the same time as a drug trafficker who went by the names White Boy and Daddy.
Malone was officially indicted Wednesday and, according to court [...]

District Line Daily: Crack Cocaine and Coconut Vodka in Pedestrian Death

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A 49-year-old woman is facing seven years in prison after pleading guilty to inadvertently killing a [...]

Police: Alleged Drug Dealer Hid Cocaine in Detergent Box

Laundry detergent is a reliable currency in the drug economy. But is it also a good place to hide your drugs? That's exactly what police say alleged drug trafficker Luis Garcia-Monro did last week on New York Avenue.
Undercover agents met Garcia-Monro at the McDonald's at 2200 New York Ave. NE on March 17, according to [...]

Honey Bunches Of Oats: You Put Your Cocaine in There

The magic's in the mix! According to police, one group of Washington drug dealers are using a new spot for their stash: a Honey Bunches of Oats box.
Alleged cereal fans Herman Murillo and Edin Perez have both been charged with distributing cocaine. Murillo and Perez brought their cereal box to a meeting with a potential [...]

The Needle: White Cab Edition

You May Be Rich: Someone somewhere in the District is walking around with $200,000 in their pocket. A winning ticket to Saturday's Powerball drawing was sold at the 4 Seasons Convenience Store on South Dakota Avenue NE. The good news: More proof real people do actually win the lottery occasionally. The bad news: If you [...]

Did Violent Crime Drop Because Cocaine Got Cheaper?

At The Atlantic Cities, Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones has an theory about why violent crime in cities dropped so dramatically in the mid-'90s: Cocaine got a lot cheaper.
Once the margin of profit for dealing small amounts of crack cocaine disappeared, being part of the drug trade was no longer worth the persistent threat of violence or the stiff [...]

From Young & Hungry: Uniontown Carries On, Despite Owner’s Drug Charge, But For How Long?

Chris Shott notes that the arrest of Uniontown owner Natasha Dasher could jeopardize the restaurant:
Despite the owner's arrest on Nov. 1, business has carried on as usual at the eatery. Just last week, the venue hosted a viewing party for the premier of Anacostia: The Web Series. Stopping in over the weekend, WaPo describes a pretty typical scene: [...]

139 Federal Inmates From D.C. Could Benefit From Crack Cocaine Law

The Fair Sentencing Act—which was passed by Congress last year, later retroactively applied by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and went into effect last week—could reduce the sentences of 139 federal inmates from D.C. who are currently serving time on crack cocaine charges.
As of last Tuesday, those inmates became eligible to appeal for early release, says [...]

The Needle: Rain, Rain, Go Away Edition

Lost in the Flood: There was a time when it seemed like it hadn't rained in the District for weeks; grass dried up and died, it was unbearably hot, and weather officials were issuing drought warnings for the region. That time was August. Since then, it basically hasn't stopped raining. Which means today, like all [...]

On the Price of a Suitcase Full of Cocaine in D.C.

Exactly how much is a suitcase full of cocaine worth? As reported here first, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI, made the largest District cocaine bust in years last week. Everyone agreed on the weight of the dope that had been stashed in a suitcase: nearly 30 kilos. But the locals and [...]

Kid Brings Cocaine Into Thomson Elementary, Shares His Stash

Today, a kid briefly turned his elementary school into Studio 54, bringing in a little cocaine. At least enough to share with four other students. DCPS has the details:
"Today, a student Thomson Elementary School brought an undetermined amount of cocaine to school and shared it with others in his class. Four of the students who [...]

Was There Something Better Than Dessert at El Limeno?

Some people went to Latino restaurant El Limeño in Petworth for the pupusas, for the yuca con chicharon, or the chuletas de cerdo. Others went for the $100 bags of cocaine. Fans of the latter delicacy, court papers say, could end up personally serviced by owner Elen Evelyn Argueta, 36. Yesterday, police [...]

The Needle: Lion Baby Boom Edition

More Lions!: A veritable feline baby boom is under way at the National Zoo, where three lion cubs were born this morning. Four others arrived last month. The mother was Nababiep, the 6-year-old sister of Shera, the 5-year-old mother of the other cubs. (The zoo's lone male lion, 4-year-old Luke, was the father to both.) Soon [...]

So Was Anyone Arrested in Washington, D.C. for Illegal Fireworks?

On District listservs, there have been plenty of fireworks over this weekend's illegal fireworks. (Per D.C. law, "Firecrackers or fireworks that explode, such as cherry bombs, salutes, Roman candles, floral shells, and artillery shells," are banned.) Frank Fioriti, a resident of Ward 1, for instance, complained that as the nation celebrated victory over the British, [...]

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