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Scott City, Missouri: Four Arrested in Drug Bust

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An early morning search warrant on August 18th resulted in four being arrested for drugs.

The suspects- three men and one woman – were arrested following an investigation by the Scott County Sheriff Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit. There was evidence that indicated that there was marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine in the residence.

Each were charged with possession of a controlled substance and of drug paraphernalia. There were five vehicles seized. However, this very same residence had experienced a warrant several months prior that had resulted in arrests and seizures, so the police had visited this residence before.

At least now this quiet neighborhood is rid of these drug dealers until the next group decides to move in. As long as Scott City stays on their toes, residents can rest assured, they will take down any dealers who decide to plaque the area with their disease.

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Neighbors Give Police a Hand in Drug Bust

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Two men were dealing drugs inside of a local bar and now they are behind bars.

A five-month undercover operation in North College, Kentucky started when residents told police that that they believed activities occurring around the Savannah Café and the No Name Pub were drug related. Both of the bars sit within a residential area.

Residents were complaining about gunshots, fights, and threats from patrons at the bar. These events were occurring throughout the week rather than on the weekend when bars are usually doing most of their business. Some of the residents even said they witnessed the drug activities occurring outside of the bar and that is exactly what resulted in the arrests of the two men.

At one time, both of these bars were a welcomed part of the community because they were not loud and the patrons did not cause any trouble. However, drug dealers moved into the vicinity and the area had grown increasingly noisy.

As for the two men who were arrested, they have been charged with two counts of drug trafficking.

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High Profile Drug Busts in Georgia

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Lee and Dougherty Counties in Georgia have seen their fair share of high profile drug busts in recent times. Because of these many drug busts, the county has had to implement a system that helps them determine what to do with the items they seize from the criminals.

They have a system in which they can take the weapons and anything else that can be used by law enforcement and they convert them. This means that they recondition these weapons and make them into something that is useful. Being that the county has been able to seize many weapons, including hundreds of thousands of dollars, they have been able to gain valuable assets to the department.

As for the drugs, the drugs are destroyed once an investigation is completed. Just like many counties around the country, they are locked away so that unauthorized personnel cannot access them.

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$3 Million Drug Bust Resulting from Traffic Stop

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Summit County, Utah deputies found over 430 pounds of marijuana with a value of approximately $3 million in what started out as a simple traffic stop.

The driver of a pickup truck was speeding down Interstate 80, when he all of a sudden cut in front of a deputy. The deputy, then suspicious, began following the driver after the driver had pulled behind a semi truck and was following at a distance that was considered to be unsafe.

Once pulled over, the driver told the deputy that the pickup truck actually belonged to a friend, but would not give the friend’s name. After retrieving his police dog from his car, the deputy allowed the dog to sniff the truck. The dog indicated that there were drugs present. Highway patrol soon arrived and the entire 430 pounds was found throughout the truck.

An investigation revealed that the drugs were being transported to Minnesota. The man was then taken into custody and three more suspects were arrested in Minnesota for trafficking a controlled substance.

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Dr. Overprescribed Drugs So Patients Would Share With Him

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In Dewitt, New York, a doctor would overprescribe drugs so that his patients would share those drugs with him and his wife. Now they have pled guilty for their role in a drug bust.

The drug bust occurred because a pharmacist at the Wegmans in Dewitt reported the suspicious prescriptions. A camera was then set up outside the home of Dr. Harry Black and his wife Lisa Black. The camera caught individuals sitting in front of the home counting pills on the dashboards of their cars. Because of this footage, the drug bust netted the doctor, his wife, and 15 other individuals.

Each individual in the case could possibly face sentences as long as 20 years in prison. The doctor may also lose his practice, his home, and his medical license.

The couple is due back in court on August 19th because the couple made a plea that admitted they conspired to obtain drugs through prescriptions to patients.

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Drug Bust on Snoop Dog’s Tour Bus

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Not that it is a surprise that the name ‘Snoop Dog’ is used in the same sentence as the words ‘drug bust,’ but Snoop Dog wasn’t arrested in this near brush with the law. Two members of his entourage, however, have been arrested.

The bust, which took place in Dallas, happened when state troopers noticed that the tags on the bus had expired. This led them to pull over the tour bus and it was discovered that two individuals on the bus were in possession of marijuana. After this discovery, they were arrested and taken to the Navarro County Jail.

As for Snoop, he squeaked by on this one and was able to move on to his Dallas performance.