Drugs that look like candy confiscated; police worry there’s more

first_imgUSA Today 24 September 2018Family First Comment:  This is what happens when you invite Big Marijuana into a country. “Officers on Friday seized suspected cocaine and marijuana plus a cache of cannabis lollipops and pills in the shape of Hello Kitty, Homer Simpson and the Minions from Despicable Me that a kid might mistake for sweet and sour candy.” #PeopleBeforeProfits www.VoteNo.nzDrugs disguised as candy that a suburban Atlanta police department confiscated late last week after a hit-and-run accident should be a warning for all those who interact with kids  — especially with about a month to go before Halloween — investigators said Monday.…Officers on Friday seized suspected cocaine and marijuana plus a cache of cannabis lollipops and pills in the shape of Hello Kitty, Homer Simpson and the Minions from Despicable Me that a kid might mistake for sweet and sour candy, Hapeville Police Department officials posted on Facebook.“Our concern is these pills look like candy,” department officials said Monday in response to a message from USA TODAY on Facebook. “Small children might ingest these items mistaking them for candy. Teens may see these drugs as less of a danger based on their looks.”Hapeville, a city of about 6,500 residents that sits northeast of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and has had about a dozen drug arrests in the past six months, according to incident reports posted on CrimeReports.Friday’s seizure, which occurred after a suspect ran from the scene of car accident with injuries but left behind his computer bag, was not listed among incidents reported from March 28 to Monday. The department did not release the name of the suspect arrested but added a comment Monday to its post saying that charges so far included leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, possession of a stolen gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.READ MORE: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/24/drugs-disguised-candy-found/1410677002/last_img read more

Pavia local electrocuted

first_imgILOILO City – A 26-year-old man got electrocutedin Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo. He was brought to the Western VisayasMedical Center in Mandurriao district for treatment./PN Ivan Paul Jagorin of Barangay Sambag,Jaro district sustained burns on both of his hands, a police report showed. center_img Jagorin was fixing the roof of a house whenhe accidentally touched an open electrical wire around 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, thereport added. last_img

Sheriff Tony Dedicates $1 Million to Racial Equity and Implicit Bias…

first_imgOn Friday, June 5, the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA) held a news conference at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building to show their solidarity against the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and to announce a plan of action. “I’m committing $1 million to fund the launch of this program,” Sheriff Gregory Tony said. This is an increase in the $500,000 that was initially committed to this initiative in 2019. Watch the Sheriff Tony’s announcement below:center_img In light of the tragedy, law enforcement agencies across Broward County will join BSO in participating in the countywide Racial Equity and Implicit Bias Training Program for law enforcement officers which aims to combat racism. Standing together to ensure a safer Broward, Sheriff Tony and BCCPA routinely discuss concerns in the community and work toward the best solutions.last_img read more

Triggered Article 50 changes UK political betting dynamics

first_img Related Articles Scottish bookies warn of job losses without government support July 21, 2020 Having triggered Article 50 which begins the process of withdrawal from the European Union, the UK now enters an unprecedented cycle in its politics, with Brexit negotiations likely to dominate all political agenda and discussion.Following PM Theresa May’s official triggering of Article 50 on the 29 March, all bookmakers have updated their respective political markets as the Conservative government states that there will be ‘no return to the EU’.UK Political context  is now focused on whether the government can fulfill its 2-year negotiation mandate, and successfully extract the country from the EU with a functional deal with its biggest trading partner.Updating its political markets, William Hill has priced 2/7 (78% chance) that Britain will officially leave the EU in 2019. William Hill politics offer 9/2 that it will happen earlier, in 2018 or before, and 5/1 that it will take longer than expected, happening in 2020 or later.‘Although 2019 may look a shoo-in, this process has never happened before so there is every possibility it may be over surprisingly quickly, or negotiations may become  unexpectedly lengthily.’ commented William Hill politics spokesman Graham SharpeMeanwhile, competitor Betfair has chosen to focus on Brexit’s impact on the frosty relationship between Scotland and the UK.Betfair politics details that the chances of a Scottish independence referendum being held before 2019 are just 17% – down from 60% after the Brexit vote – according to the latest Betfair Exchange odds on the day Article 50 was delivered.The bookmaker notes that SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has made a convincing case for a second ‘IndyRef’ in recent months, pointing to the fact that the majority of Scots voted to Remain on June 23, and the Exchange made it a 4/6 chance in the wake of the vote.Naomi Totten, Spokesperson for Betfair commented on the market  “Now that Britain is committed to the process of leaving the EU, Nicola Sturgeon is pushing hard for another referendum to give Scottish people a chance to decide if it wants to be part of a post-Brexit Britain but the odds of another IndyRef occurring before 2019 have drifted and there’s now an 86% chance that Scotland will not get to decide on its future before 2019.” EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit BGC welcomes decision to reopen Scottish casinos July 31, 2020 Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more