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Drug Possession Archive



by Edmond Geary

Not Guilty Verdict at End of Long Sports Doping Trail

The federal government has been chasing award-winning former baseball pitcher Roger Clemens since 2007 with a swarm of investigators and prosecutors.  Ninety agents worked on the case and 200 interviews were conducted.  After one jury was stopped due to a prosecution miscue that caused a mistrial, the second jury trial poured out testimony from 40…

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by Edmond Geary

Reclassifying Hydrocodone

There is a push to raise the security classification of hydrocodone.  Law enforcement claims it is the second-most abused drug and wants to make it more difficult to obtain the painkiller pill because of that abuse.  Hydrocodone is now classified as a Schedule III drug, and can be refilled up to 6 times without a…

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by Edmond Geary

First-time offender, mother, gets prison term

She is 25 years old and has children 1, 3, 4, and 9 years old.   She has never been arrested before, but she sold marijuana one time, so she’s headed to prison.  Too harsh?  She certainly thinks so.  She was startled at the sentence she received. Patricia Spottedcrow lived with her husband, 4 children and…

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by Edmond Geary

Oklahoma Meth Drug Crimes

Since Oklahoma banned the unregulated sale of pseudoephedrine in 2004, the availability of methamphetamine declined for a while. Now it’s coming back.  Last year, 743 meth labs were discovered, and this year is on track to exceed that at 300 labs seized to date.  Most of the labs were of the one-pot lab variety, also…

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by Edmond Geary

Constitutional Rights in Supreme Court: South Dakota v. Opperman

The Supreme Court of South Dakota ruled a violation of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a police search when they conducted a routine inventory search of an automobile lawfully impounded by police for violations of municipal parking violations. After incurring two overtime parking citations in the same morning, a car was towed by…

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by Edmond Geary

Prescription Registry tracks overuse of pills

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBN) is the “Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)” of Oklahoma.  Besides stopping cars with out-of-state license plates and running their drug dogs around the cars, the OBN tracks prescriptions of all pain killer drugs.  Its computer programs assemble all such prescriptions obtained by John Doe, patient, the date,…

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by Edmond Geary

Marijuana goes retail in Los Angeles

Marijuana stores are everywhere now in Los Angeles, flourishing under the new state law permitting medical use of marijuana.  They are found next to dry cleaners, restaurants and gas stations.  Advocates claim there are 800 of the stores.   Law enforcement claims the number over 1,000.  There are now more marijuana stores in Los Angeles than…

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by Edmond Geary

Recent Mexican laws Contrast with Oklahoma on Drug Possession

To the horror of the “zero-tolerance-for-drug” people, the Republic of Mexico has decided to be lenient with those caught with small amounts of drugs.  The new laws allow up to about four joints of marijuana for personal use and about one-half gram of cocaine, which translates into about four “lines” of cocaine or half the…

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