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  • Marijuana penalty reform goes up in smoke Play Video

    April 22, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A move to ease penalties for marijuana possession died at the state Capitol today after it ran into some heavy opposition and failed in a close vote in a Senate committee. "We are not decriminalizing marijuana," said Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. "let me say that... more »
  • Committee rejects reduced pot penalties bill

    April 22, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers deferred a bill to reduce criminal penalties for marijuana today at the state Capitol, likely killing the bill for the legislative session. The Senate panel voted 4-3 to reject Senate Bill 323, sponsored by Sen. J. P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. It would have changed penalties... more »
  • In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    April 20, 2014 11:41 AM

    DENVER - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a... more »
  • 6 hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana have not been charged

    April 14, 2014 7:01 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says the six men who went to the hospital Thursday night after smoking synthetic marijuana aren't saying where they got the substance and haven't been arrested. Bacala says the six men, who are now out of the hospital, came from... more »
  • Six hospitalized after smoking synthetic weed

    April 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish spent Thursday night investigating the sudden illness of six people who smoked synthetic marijuana. Investigators said the group, who smoked the fake weed at various locations and not all in one location, were treated at an area hospital. The incident was described as... more »
  • Pot not up to snuff

    April 7, 2014 7:26 PM

    LUFKIN, TEXAS- A woman who called police in East Texas to complain about the quality of marijuana she bought from a dealer was busted for possession. When an officer went to Evelyn Hamilton's house after she called to complain, she pulled out a small amount of marijuana from her... more »
  • Bill easing marijuana penalties derailed

    April 3, 2014 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A New Orleans lawmaker's proposal to soften penalties for marijuana possession has been at least temporarily derailed by opposition from Louisiana sheriffs. Rep. Austin Badon, a Democrat, pulled his bill from consideration Thursday in the House Criminal Justice Committee after testimony by the head of the Louisiana Sheriffs... more »
  • Over 1,000 pounds of drugs seized in traffic stops

    March 25, 2014 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have seized over 1,000 pounds of drugs in the last few weeks during routine traffic stops, leading to multiple arrests. Drugs seized included nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 11 pounds of cocaine, plus MDMA and codeine. Also found were thousands of dollars in... more »
  • Four arrested after deputies find drugs growing in front yard

    March 18, 2014 10:32 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A sawed off shot gun, a handgun and a bunch of drugs led to the arrest of four people in Ascension Parish this week. Deputies said there was two pounds of marijuana inside a house on County Drive and four weed plants growing in the front yard, too.... more »
  • Building a better Louisiana Play Video

    March 11, 2014 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) CEO and President Barry Erwin joined us on 2une in Tuesday to talk about all things dealing with the legislative session. Erwin talked about Gov. Bobby Jindal's opening address to the legislators. One of Jindal's key points that Erwin believes... more »
  • Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found

    March 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge. Detectives say they found Cole... more »
  • Mother, son arrested in teen party investigation

    February 28, 2014 4:21 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman and her 15-year-old son after a party where investigators said they found marijuana and alcohol. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Allison Michel's son on Feb. 21, then arrested Michel after investigators said they found evidence she bought alcohol for the party. ... more »
  • Brothers arrested for synthetic marijuana in Livingston Parish

    February 27, 2014 2:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives in Livingston Parish have arrested two men for synthetic marijuana. Gerald Fisher and John Fisher, who are brothers, were arrested after synthetic marijuana and several firearms were found inside their home in the 32000 block of Nikki Drive in Denham Springs. Detectives say one of... more »
  • US Army Sergeant found with 23lbs of pot Play Video

    February 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say approximately 23 pounds of marijuana were found in a US Army Sergeant's car. A State Trooper pulled over 30-year-old Sgt. Horace Brown of Cantonment Florida for a traffic violation. He was traveling on I-10 eastbound near LA 415 in Port Allen. Officials... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on male breast tissue growth Play Video

    February 13, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Urban legends that marijuana use could cause "man boobs" may have more truth behind it than people think. The condition, scientifically known as gynecomastia, triggers men to grow breast tissue. There aren't many studies that can prove the legend wrong since marijuana is still largely illegal... more »
  • Driver of pot RV busted with $500,000 load

    February 7, 2014 10:52 PM

    GROSSE TETE- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man driving an RV through the region loaded with marijuana. A spokesperson said the man was from California and carrying 100 pounds of high grade, hydroponic weed. He was pulled over around midnight on I-10 early Friday morning. A... more »
  • Three arrested for robbery, impersonating police

    February 5, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested in Baton Rouge Wednesday after investigators said they impersonated police officers, broke into someone's house and demanded money and drugs. Police arrested Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales. All three were booked on aggravated burglary and armed robbery charges, while Moreno... more »
  • Governor talks about possible weed legalization

    January 22, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor said he may be open to considering legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Louisiana, but said he does not support full legalization. "It's an issue I'll look at closely and will consider closely and will consider under strict supervision for patients that will benefit from... more »
  • Smoke and mirrors: both sides put on a show about La. legal high

    January 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who want to legalize marijuana made their pitch to state lawmakers Tuesday. They told a special panel discussing the possibility of legalization, marijuana could generate tax dollars, provide a new agricultural crop, shrink the jail population and lessen pain for people with medical issues. But,... more »
  • TODAY: leaders discuss legalization in Louisiana

    January 20, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Later today, a group of leaders will meet to talk about the possibility of legalizing marijuana. There is a hearing scheduled with pharmacists, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and members of Louisiana's legislative body. They'll look at the feasibility and effectiveness of legalizing pot. "I'm not... more »
  • Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

    January 19, 2014 4:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. Obama doesn't argue for legalizing pot. But he says in an interview with "The New Yorker" that pot is less dangerous than alcohol, quote, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." The president... more »
  • New business busted for synthetic weed Play Video

    January 17, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new business in the capital city was closed by the state, after Alcohol Tobacco & Control (ATC) found they were selling synthetic marijuana. Smoking Tee Pee #2 located at 16640 Florida, will remain closed until ordered otherwise. Agents received a complaint that Smoking Tee Pee... more »
  • BR to be center of new pot debate in Louisiana

    January 16, 2014 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Next week, a group of leaders will meet to talk about the possibility of legalizing marijuana. There is a hearing scheduled with pharmacists, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and members of Louisiana's legislative body. They'll look at the feasibility and effectiveness of legalizing pot. "I'm not... more »
  • 58-year-old busted with drugs, smoking device

    January 3, 2014 4:19 PM

    POLLOCK- A 58-year-old from this central Louisiana town faces drug possession charges after a sheriff's deputy said he found her with marijuana and a smoking device. The Grant Parish deputy stopped Teresa Burnaman after she weaved into his lane on a country highway, KALB TV reported on its website... more »
  • Grandpa admits smoking pot, sending grandson to hospital

    December 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man admitted to smoking pot in the house while his 4-year-old great-grandson was nearby. "I had smoked a little marijuana, you understand, and then he came rushing in the room, so I ran him out and that was it," said John Matthews. Matthews said... more »
  • Two pounds of pot found in traffic stop

    December 9, 2013 11:24 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux recovered two pounds of marijuana after stopping a car last week. 28 year old Kendrick Townsend was arrested on possession with intent to distribute charges. Thibodaux police say they stopped Townsend on Wednesday, December 4th for traveling in the middle of the road... more »
  • Drug arrests made in hotel investigation

    December 6, 2013 12:25 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Three people were arrested Thursday in Morgan City after deputies witnessed a drug transaction outside of a hotel. Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Eric Charles of Morgan City sold a bag of marijuana to Jovon Johnson, 30, also of Morgan City.... more »
  • Grand jury indicts 3 in drug deal slaying

    December 5, 2013 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted three men in the Aug. 2 slaying of a Baton Rouge man during a drug deal. District Attorney Hillar Moore III says Julius Thomas, Darren Paul, both of Baton Rouge, and Jarvis Fleming, of Greenwell Springs, were each indicted for... more »
  • Teen celebrates new license with pot

    November 27, 2013 8:06 PM

    BOOTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY- Two teens were high on marijuana when one of them crashed his car just hours after getting his driver's license on his 17th birthday. No one was hurt as police say the car drifted into an oncoming lane and hit a guardrail before running off... more »
  • Washington grapples with high drivers

    November 21, 2013 7:35 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- One of the offshoots of legalized pot in Washington is a higher number of drivers testing positive for marijuana. The state patrol's crime lab says 745 people have tested positive, so far this year. Typically there are about 1,000 who test positive in a full year. ... more »
  • Texting the wrong person

    October 1, 2013 7:44 PM

    SPARTA, NEW JERSEY- Texting the wrong person put a man in jail. Police in New Jersey say a man mistakenly sent a text to a detective to set up a drug buy. The message came on the detective's new cell phone and the sender said he had a quarter... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to discovery of marijuana

    September 24, 2013 8:21 AM

    ARCADIA - A state trooper stopped a car for a routine traffic violation on Interstate 20 and found more than three pounds of marijuana in the car. The driver, 24-year-old Jamar Harris, of Cleveland, Miss., gave the trooper consent Monday to search the car and uncovered the drugs and... more »
  • Federal charges against alleged 'Ride or Die' gang

    September 22, 2013 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Investigations into New Orleans gangs have brought another indictment, this one against a dozen alleged members of an 8th Ward gang called "Ride or Die." The 20-count federal indictment accuses 12 men of conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Three of the men also are charged... more »
  • Man accused of trying to pay for carnival game with pot

    August 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
  • Auburn's McNeal arrested on marijuana charges

    August 17, 2013 4:07 PM

    AUBURN, Al. - Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal has been arrested for possession of marijuana. Online jail records Saturday show McNeal was jailed on $500 bond, along with former Auburn players Jonathan Evans and Jawara White. Officials with the Lee County jail and Sheriff's department declined to release any information on... more »
  • Police searching for mystery woman who returned her weed

    August 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police in this Livingston Parish town are on a search for someone who misplaced their marijuana. A mystery woman returned items to a pharmacy here and included a bag of weed with the returns. "Most people get a kick out of it," Capt. John Sharp said. But,... more »
  • Troopers seize $1 million in marijuana

    August 13, 2013 4:22 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State troopers arrested one person and seized around $1 million worth of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-10 east of Breaux Bridge this week. Troopers arrested Pedro Matamoros, 38, of Brownsville, Texas on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after the stop early... more »
  • Rap producer busted for drugs, fans question bust Play Video

    August 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An internal investigating is ongoing after neighbors complained to police about a drug search and seizure of a rap producer Wednesday night. The alleged drug bust started when police were chasing Demond Sanders for suspected drug possession. Police say during their pursuit Sanders jumped out of... more »
  • $1.4 million of synthetic weed seized in bust

    August 2, 2013 3:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes announced a recent drug bust netted $1.4 million in synthetic marijuana. Deputies arrested Kalid J. Jaber of Chalmette for speeding around 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 1. Investigators said after they had issues with his story, they checked... more »
  • Nearly 50 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

    August 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    HENDERSON - State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Texas man during a traffic stop this morning on I-10. Troopers stopped 35-year-old Myvar Abdullah's car at the Henderson and Cecilia exit around 2:45 a.m. They brought in a St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office K-9... more »
  • APSO: Two caught with heroin, synthetic marijuana

    July 11, 2013 4:50 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in a narcotics investigation this week in Ascension Parish. Deputies arrested Justin Poche, 19, and Brennan Haymon, 22, both of Gonzales, on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug activity. Narcotics detectives arrested Poche during a traffic stop after... more »
  • Police chase vehicle after pregnant woman attacked

    July 1, 2013 11:56 AM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police arrested of four females and one male after a fight led to a Police vehicle pursuit. Police say two of the women, Natasha Anderson and Laquita Duncan, attacked a pregnant woman. When police arrived, a Pontiac Grand AM fled the scene leading to the... more »
  • Police: Sophisticated marijuana grow busted

    June 14, 2013 4:57 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a Walker man today after they said they found a sophisticated marijuana grow in his barn with plants worth tens of thousands of dollars. Walker Police arrested John H. Allen III, 33, on suspicion of unauthorized use of a vehicle, and said State Police charged... more »
  • Felon booked in Kenner home-grown marijuana case

    June 12, 2013 3:07 PM

    KENNER - Allegations about a home-based marijuana growing operation have led to the arrest of a Kenner man on drug and weapon charges. Kenner police said they received an anonymous tip about marijuana being grown at a residence. Detectives searched the home Tuesday and found 32 marijuana plants, plus 18... more »
  • 2 in ice cream van booked with pot possession

    May 30, 2013 10:08 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Police in Alexandria say an ice cream van pulled over by officers earlier this week wasn't just carrying ice cream. The van was pulled over Tuesday around 7:34 p.m. after the driver failed to use a turn signal. Police noticed that the driver and a passenger appeared nervous.... more »
  • Colo. governor signs marijuana regulations into law

    May 28, 2013 4:02 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's governor signed six marijuana regulatory bills into law Tuesday while the state awaits a federal response to recreational pot legalization. The new laws seek to regulate the newly legal drug and keep it away from children, without being so strict that weed stays in the black... more »
  • Judge to consider texts, photos in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is set to consider whether Trayvon Martin's text messages about smoking marijuana and trouble at school can be shown during the trial of the man charged with killing the teen. The text messages and photos, which were released by defense attorneys for George Zimmerman... more »
  • Teen arrested on drug charge during jail visit

    May 7, 2013 8:53 AM

    PEARL, Miss.- A Ridgeland teenager has been arrested at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 17-year-old was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana. Investigators say he was initially detained after tobacco slipped out of his pants... more »
  • BRAVE, narcotics agents make big busts Play Video

    May 2, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police BRAVE unit and Narcotics Division made nine arrests and seized a variety of drugs, guns and cash during recent busts in the city. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said a series of searches and a traffic stop Wednesday netted nearly $80,000 in... more »
  • 'Billy the Exterminator' drug charge: guilty plea

    May 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - William "Billy" Bretherton's attorney says the star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator" has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana. Allyn Stroud says Bretherton was put on probation for a year and prosecutors dropped charges against his wife. Billy and... more »
  • APSO: Former Voodoo player caught with marijuana

    April 25, 2013 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities arrested a former arena league football player on suspicion of drug and weapons charges after they said he was caught with marijuana in Ascension Parish. Around 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Sheriffs narcotics detectives, DEA agents and Baton Rouge City narcotics detectives arrested Brian Coulter, 27, in the... more »
  • Shreveport contractor accused of selling marijuana

    April 18, 2013 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport contractor has been arrested after law enforcement officers reportedly found large quantities of suspected marijuana and other illegal drugs on his property. The Times reports authorities say a search of Billy Gale Keckler's home on Tuesday led to the discovery of an estimated 12 pounds of marijuana beneath... more »
  • Task force: Drug "big timer" busted, 100 lbs. of pot taken Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    BAKER - Police said they broke the back of a large drug operation Thursday. Three people were arrested and about 100 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other drugs and guns. Chief Mike Knaps said narcotics officers arrested Lawrence LeBlanc, Stefanie Davis, and Elzy Hollis on several... more »
  • Pot tourism up for discussion in Colo. Legislature

    March 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    DENVER- Marijuana tourism is one of the biggest questions facing pot regulators in Colorado. A special legislative panel looking at marijuana regulations plans to discuss the question Friday. The constitutional amendment approved by voters last year allows marijuana use by adults over 21. It doesn't specify whether only Colorado residents... more »
  • Police find "elaborate" marijuana grow during roundup

    March 7, 2013 2:26 PM

    BAKER - Police said they found an "elaborate" marijuana growing operation inside a Baker home during a warrant roundup this morning. Chief Mike Knaps said officers arrested Clinton Pullen III in suspicion of possessing and cultivating marijuana after they found the plants and setup at his home. Knaps... more »
  • Drugs, weapons seized from home in Baker

    March 6, 2013 11:15 AM

    BAKER - Police said loud music helped narcotics agents in Baker make a major drug bust this week. Chief Mike Knaps said on Tuesday officers arrested Travis Barton, 28, after they found drugs, guns and cash in Barton's home and car. Knaps said officers had been investigating Barton... more »
  • Bloomberg: I oppose legalizing marijuana

    February 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he opposes legalizing marijuana - or any other illicit drug. Bloomberg discussed the issue on his weekly WOR Radio show Friday. A day earlier, he said New York City plans to stop booking and arraigning many people arrested on low-level marijuana-possession charges. Bloomberg says... more »
  • Father, son face drug charges after warrant search

    February 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a father and son, accused of intending to distribute marijuana. Detectives found packaged marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a search of the Ficklins' home last week on Hwy 42. 45-year-old Kevin Ficklin, and his son, Koby Ficklin, 20, were booked into the... more »
  • 2 men accused of hunting violations

    January 29, 2013 5:55 AM

    MONTEREY, La. - Two north Louisiana men face multiple hunting citations, and one is also accused of carrying a firearm while carrying marijuana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 46-year-old Michael Burley of Monterey and 22-year-old Duell Moreland of Jonesville were stopped in the Concordia Parish community of... more »
  • DA: Mom chased pot while twins, 3, died in fire

    January 24, 2013 12:38 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly leaving her 3-year-old twins alone before they died in a fire, while she was trying to retrieve marijuana stolen by her 15-year-old daughter. The attorney for 32-year-old Dalawna Berran-Lett says he's still reviewing the... more »
  • Man accused of killing unborn child blames drugs Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life. A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon. ""I love... more »
  • Squatter warmed up in crawlspace of Wash home

    January 8, 2013 12:37 PM

    YELM, Wash. - A heating repairman had good news and bad news for Washington state homeowner Velma Kellen. The good news was he had fixed her heating ducts after she reported her furnace was failing to heat the house. The bad news: Someone was living in a crawlspace under the... more »
  • Narcotics officers cleaning up Zachary streets Play Video

    January 4, 2013 4:31 PM

    ZACHARY - Thursday evening, following a three month investigation, the Delta Narcotics Task Force searched the homes of two neighbors in the 4000 block of Avenue G in Zachary. Officers found marijuana, cocaine, money and a pistol in the homes of Tyrus Johnson, 25, and Roger Hill, 53. ... more »
  • Houston rapper free on bond, following arrest

    December 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending a night in the DeSoto Parish jail. Wesley Eric Weston, 31, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested Wednesday after deputies pulled him over for speeding on Interstate 49 and they allegedly found marijuana and... more »
  • LPSO: Father, son arrested for growing marijuana

    December 17, 2012 3:21 PM

    Livingston- A father and son in Livingston Parish have been arrested for growing marijuana. During a search of the home on J.B. Averett Road in the town of Livingston, detectives found two marijuana plants growing in a machine that produced water and lighting to the plants. They also... more »
  • Pot legalized in Colorado with gov's proclamation

    December 10, 2012 3:27 PM

    DENVER - Using marijuana for recreational use is now effectively legal in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared a voter-approved marijuana legalization amendment as part of the state constitution on Monday. It was the last procedural step needed for the amendment to take effect. The drug became legal in Washington state... more »
  • UN calls for marijuana rollback

    November 20, 2012 7:53 PM

    The head of the United Nations drug watchdog agency called on U.S. government leaders to challenge ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. Raymond Yans says it sends "a wrong message to the rest of the nation and it sends a wrong message... more »
  • Stores selling synthetic marijuana warned Play Video

    November 16, 2012 5:20 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish is aggressively targeting the sale of synthetic marijuana. This comes after a number of students were sent to the hospital for using the synthetic drug. The synthetic drug is used as a marijuana-type substance, it's marketed and sold in stores as incense or potpourri. ... more »
  • Ohio drug defendant asks judge for 1 more joint

    November 16, 2012 12:35 PM

    CINCINNATI - A judge's offer to allow an Ohio drug defendant the chance to stay out of prison if he'd give up marijuana might have just gone up in smoke. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh says she was astonished by the response from 19-year-old Damaine Mitchell on Wednesday.... more »
  • Police: Alleged car thief made food deliveries

    November 12, 2012 12:56 PM

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Police in Connecticut say a man stole a car used to deliver Chinese food and continued dropping off orders so he could keep the customers' money. Keith Hinds was charged on Friday with larceny, possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, possession of drug... more »
  • Same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization ballot measures win

    November 6, 2012 11:41 PM

    UNDATED - Maine is the first state to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. Washington state is the first to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Voters a continent apart, making history on two divisive social issues. The outcome in Maine broke a 32-state streak, dating to 1998, with gay marriage... more »
  • Judge revokes Jefferson's bond from bar fight

    October 30, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge today revoked former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson's bond from a 2011 bar fight, and said he needed to report to the parish prison by 2 p.m. District Judge Chip Moore said Jefferson's recent drug arrest violated the conditions of his bond on... more »
  • Tyrann Mathieu evicted, Jefferson's lawyer: "He's innocent" Play Video

    October 26, 2012 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tyrann Mathieu has five days to leave his off-campus apartment after management issued an eviction notice following his Thursday arrest. Mathieu, Jordan Jefferson, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant were all arrested on drug charges. According to an affidavit obtained by News 2, Jordan Jefferson was trying... more »
  • Jail releases mug shots of former LSU players arrested Play Video

    October 25, 2012 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The four former LSU football players arrested Thursday on drug charges have been booked into jail, but bond has not been set. The jail released their booking photographs, also known as "mug shots," just before 8 p.m. Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant... more »
  • Police: Babysitter left toddler alone for hours Play Video

    October 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A babysitter is in jail after police said she left a 16-month-old alone for hours. The sitter, 26-year-old Shareese Renee Joseph, faces child desertion and drug charges. Her boyfriend, Will Chatman also faces drug charges. Police were called to the apartment around 5 p.m. Tuesday... more »
  • BRPD: Four former LSU players caught with marijuana Play Video

    October 25, 2012 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested four former LSU players after they said they were caught with marijuana in an off-campus apartment. Authorities arrested Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Karnell Hatcher, and Derrick Bryant before 4 p.m. at an apartment on West State Street. Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge... more »
  • La. man sentenced in Va. on child porn charges

    October 16, 2012 12:47 PM

    LYNCHBURG, Va. - A Louisiana man has received a 25-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and recording the abuse. U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy says 57-year-old Gregory Thomas Miller of Deville, La., was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Lynchburg. Miller had pleaded guilty in April to... more »
  • Singer joins list of entertainers busted in same town

    September 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    Singer Fionna Apple joins Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armand Hammer for being busted for pot in the West Texas border town of Sierra Blanca. A border patrol drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana on her tour bus and authorities say Apple had a small amount of pot and hashish. Any... more »
  • Police: Pa. woman offered roadside stripteases

    September 13, 2012 12:23 PM

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. - A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was flagging down motorists and offering to take off her clothes for cash. Online court records don't list an attorney for 35-year-old Jackie Hatter, of Uniontown. She remained jailed Wednesday unable to post $25,000 bond. The Herald-Standard... more »
  • Rodney King death ruled accidental

    August 23, 2012 1:19 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Southern California police say Rodney King's death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Rialto police tell the San Bernardino Sun that the county medical examiner's report shows King had numerous drugs such as PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system when he died in June. The... more »
  • NJ mom in son's decapitation lost custody once

    August 22, 2012 12:50 PM

    CAMDEN, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey woman who apparently decapitated her 2-year-old son before killing herself had regained custody of her son just five months ago. Prosecutors say Chevonne Thomas had lost custody of Zahree Thomas in 2010 when she allegedly left the boy unattended in a car.... more »
  • Large marijuana grow found in Slidell home

    August 21, 2012 2:19 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested two people and seized dozens of marijuana plants and weapons from a Slidell home they said was the site of a large-scale grow operations. State Police said they and several other agencies searched the home today and found 56 live plants, drug paraphernalia, 21 firearms... more »
  • Policeman charged with manslaughter of unarmed man

    August 16, 2012 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans policeman has been charged with manslaughter of an unarmed man killed by an officer who was searching his mother's house for marijuana. An email from Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says a grand jury indicted Joshua Colclough on Thursday with manslaughter of... more »
  • LPSO: Men caught growing pot on other's property

    August 14, 2012 5:59 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in Springfield after they said they found them growing marijuana on someone else's property. Narcotics detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said they caught Jeremy Gordon, 26, and Brandon Bridges, 18, caring for marijuana plants on an innocent victim's property on... more »

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