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manorville marijuana ‘forest’ seized, man arrested, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaydonald guichard, of manville, was arraigned sept. 20, 2017, on felonies including first-degree sale of marijuana and criminal sale of a controlled substance. (credit: suffolk county sheriff) a “forest” of marijuana plants in manorville was seized and a man arrested after investigators raided his “subterranean grow house,” the suffolk sheriff’s office said monday.donald guichard lived underground in his pot farm, a 40-foot by 20-foot space that was dug out under a utility storage building and had a motorized lift, said chief deputy sheriff michael sharkey. “he created a...






manorville marijuana ‘forest’ seized, man arrested, officials say


a “forest” of marijuana plants in manorville was seized and a man arrested after investigators raided his “subterranean grow house,” the suffolk sheriff’s office said monday.donald guichard lived underground in his pot farm, a 40-foot by 20-foot space that was dug out under a utility storage building and had a motorized lift, said chief deputy sheriff michael sharkey. most popular“he created a lift, like a piece of the floor that went up and down on cables, so if you went in, you wouldn’t even realize there was a basement below,” sharkey said. “the lift had to be released and dropped and a staircase lowered into the pit.”following a monthslong investigation, more than 100 live plants and about 30 pounds of plants hung to dry were found sept. 19 when investigators came with a search warrant






manorville marijuana ‘forest’ seized, man arrested, officials say


a “forest” of marijuana plants in manorville was seized and a man arrested after investigators raided his “subterranean grow house,” the suffolk sheriff’s office said monday.donald guichard lived underground in his pot farm, a 40-foot by 20-foot space that was dug out under a utility storage building and had a motorized lift, said chief deputy sheriff michael sharkey.most popular“he created a lift, like a piece of the floor that went up and down on cables, so if you went in, you wouldn’t even realize there was a basement below,” sharkey said. “the lift had to be released and dropped and a staircase lowered into the pit.”following a monthslong investigation, more than 100 live plants and about 30 pounds of plants hung to dry were found sept. 19 when investigators came with a search warrant,






manorville marijuana ‘forest’ seized, man arrested, officials say


a “forest” of marijuana plants in manorville was seized and a man arrested after investigators raided his “subterranean grow house,” the suffolk sheriff’s office said monday.donald guichard lived underground in his pot farm, a 40-foot by 20-foot space that was dug out under a utility storage building and had a motorized lift, said chief deputy sheriff michael sharkey. most popular“he created a lift, like a piece of the floor that went up and down on cables, so if you went in, you wouldn’t even realize there was a basement below,” sharkey said. “the lift had to be released and dropped and a staircase lowered into the pit.”following a monthslong investigation, more than 100 live plants and about 30 pounds of plants hung to dry were found sept. 19 when investigators came with a search warrant






9 arrested, some 400 pounds of marijuana seized in arizona


yuma, ariz. (ap) — border patrol agents in the yuma sector have arrested nine people in the country illegally who were caught with more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of marijuana.they say the seized marijuana has a street value of more than $208,000.agents working in the desert west of gila bend on tuesday night followed footprints leading north from the mexican order.they caught up with the group that turned out to be drug smugglers carrying makeshift backpacks of marijuana.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.agents seized the drugs and arrested the individuals for narcotics smuggling.their names and nationalities weren’t released by the border patrol.






police: marijuana plants, guns seized from n carolina home


huntersville, n.c. (ap) — police say they’ve seized 94 marijuana plants, 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of usable marijuana and 17 guns from a home-growing operation in north carolina.local news outlets report that 48-year-old robert somervell was arrested friday after huntersville police received a tip.a news release from the huntersville police department says some of the marijuana plants were more than 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall. the guns seized include 13 handguns and four long guns.authorities say somervell faces charges including trafficking marijuana by possession, trafficking marijuana by manufacturing and trafficking marijuana by selling.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.it’s unclear if he has a lawyer.






long beach police: man arrested with 13 pounds of marijuana


advertisement | advertise on newsdaycomposite: long beach police seized 13.12 lbs of marijuana friday june 2, 2017. the marijuana which was on display at long beach police headquarters was seized during a state granted seat belt check at long beach blvd and east park ave. (credit: jim staubitser) police found more than 13 pounds of marijuana and other drugs in an island park man’s vehicle during a seat belt check operation in long beach friday morning, officials said.long beach police officer joseph wiemann was enforcing the seat belt law under a state grant-funded program on park avenue and long beach boulevard when he saw a driver not wearing a seat belt, police said in a news release.the...






second teen dies after manorville car crash, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a crash in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just before 9 p.m., suffolk police said. (credit: t.j. lambui) a teenager critically injured in a car crash in manorville that took his best friend’s life last weekend has died, school officials said friday.tyrese ramseur, 17, of bellport, a senior and member of the basketball team at william floyd high school in mastic beach, was to graduate next month.in a statement on its website, the district said ramseur was “loved by many.”“it is...






hiker finds illegal marijuana grow worth $7 million in san isabel national fores


pueblo county sheriffofficials found two illegal marijuana grows, with more than 7,400 plants, on federal forest land near rye, a town of about 200.officials found two illegal marijuana grows, with more than 7,400 plants, on federal forest land near rye, a town of about 200.investigators were tipped off by a hiker who stumbled upon the grows in the huckleberry hills area northwest of rye. on friday, detectives went to the site and “discovered thousands of marijuana plants,” the sheriff’s office announced.the illegal grow is the second largest uncovered in pueblo county and the fifth found in fields on or near the san isabel national forest in the past five years, the pueblo county sheriff’s office reports.about 2,000 marijuana plants were found in one field and another 5,400 in a lower fie






45,000 marijuana plants seized in northern california drug sweep


santa rosa  — california authorities have seized more than 45,000 marijuana plants after a recent drug sweep.the press democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2ruvnvn ) the lake county and mendocino county sheriffs’ offices and the state national guard conducted the sweep on monday. authorities arrested six people and almost 200 pounds (91 kilograms) were seized in addition to the plants.authorities say they found a large marijuana complex with greenhouse and outdoor plantings at one of the properties. they also found thousands of plants growing on a hillside.authorities say water for the plants was diverted from a creek, using a gas pump at a different property. unpermitted grading also had been done to create a pond.___information from: the santa rosa press democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com






second teen dies after manorville car crash, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a crash in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just before 9 p.m., suffolk police said. (credit: t.j. lambui) a teenager critically injured in a car crash in manorville that took his best friend’s life last weekend has died, school officials said friday.tyrese ramseur, 17, of bellport, a senior and member of the basketball team at william floyd high school in mastic beach, was to graduate next month. suffolk police on friday confirmed that ramseur has died of injuries sustained in the crash.in...






second teen dies after manorville car crash, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a crash in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just before 9 p.m., suffolk police said. (credit: t.j. lambui) a teenager critically injured in a car crash in manorville that took his best friend’s life last weekend died friday morning, his family, police and school officials said friday.tyrese ramseur, 17, of bellport, a senior and member of the basketball team at william floyd high school in mastic beach, was to graduate next month. suffolk police on friday confirmed that ramseur had died of injuries...






'pretty dank' marijuana delivery service busted by sdpd


a marijuana delivery service that went by the name “pretty dank” was disrupted thursday after san diego police arrested its owner and seized the company’s assets.three employees were also taken into custody after narcotics detectives served a warrant at a college area home on pembroke drive about noon, san diego police said.ten pounds of high-grade marijuana were seized in the operation along with 450 edibles and concentrated cannabis products, business documents, records and $30,000 in cash.citations for selling marijuana and for operating a business without a license were also issued, police said.puerto rico faces weeks without electricity after hurricane mariafacebook to turn over thousands of russian ads to congress, reversing decisionsan diego officials were warned about restroom shor






tip leads to marijuana bust, seizure of $3m in newcastle


king county sheriff’s detectives also seized five houses believed to have been purchased with the proceeds from marijuana sales. authorities say a tip led them to bust an illegal marijuana grow and the seizure of over 6,000 pot plants, 180 pounds of processed marijuana and $3 million in cash.king county sheriff’s office spokeswoman sgt. cindi west said wednesday that the tip from a citizen led investigators to a house in newcastle, which sparked a five-month investigation.west says detectives served search warrants at 27 locations in king county last week which resulted in five arrests on charges including manufacturing marijuana.she says detectives also seized five houses believed to have been purchased with the proceeds from marijuana sales.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 f






6 charged in north carolina with trafficking a ton of pot


asheville, n.c. — six people in western north carolina have been arrested after officials found more than a ton of marijuana in a van.stacy cox with the asheville office of north carolina alcohol law enforcement told local news outlets that officers found a shipment of nearly 2,300 pounds in a van at a home in asheville around 7 p.m. tuesday.cox says law enforcement received information that a large shipment of marijuana was expected in the asheville area. investigators said the marijuana was worth $3 million.two of the people arrested live at the home where the marijuana was found. each of the six people was charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to traffic marijuana.






vermont man grew pot because he thought it'd be legal soon


st. albans, vt. — vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug.st. albans police say they came across michael marshall while investigating a hunting violation. marshall fled into a house after a confrontation with police, and then consented to a search of the residence. police say they then found and seized 13 full-grown marijuana plants and 27 smaller plants.police say marshall told them he thought marijuana would be legalized soon, so he wanted to get an early start on growing it for future sale.the possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in the state of vermont, but it is still illegal for recreational use.police issued marshall a citation to appear in court next month.






police close down illegal 'hybrid' marijuana dispensary in north park


san diego police said they have closed down an illegal marijuana dispensary and arrested two men after a month-long investigation of the north park business.officers seized about three-quarters of a pound of pot, 280 edibles and concentrated cannabis, 2 grams of cocaine and 15 ecstasy pills in the raid. police served a search warrant on the green orchard dispensary on park boulevard near lincoln avenue around 11:30 a.m. wednesday, said san diego police lt. matt novak.police said the “one-stop shop” would provide customers a marijuana recommendation and route them to another office in the building where they could pay for marijuana or marijuana-laced edibles and concentrates. customers were then directed out the front door to a person sitting in a vehicle to provide the purchased products.n






fort collins man arrested after deck fire uncovers marijuana in garage – the den


larimer county sheriff's officejason heimanna fort collins man has been arrested after a fire at his home uncovered marijuana and marijuana concentrates stored in a garage, according to the larimer county sheriff’s office.jason david heimann, 40, turned himself in at the larimer county jail on saturday. he was booked on a charge of possession with intent to distribute more than 5 pounds of marijuana but not more than 50 pounds, among other charges, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.at about 4:50 p.m. feb. 22, poudre fire authority and sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 600 block of eric street because of a deck fire. the fire was extinguished, and a firefighter alerted deputies “to the presence of possible marijuana concentrate stored in the garage.”deputies returned






serbia police seize over a ton of marijuana


belgrade, serbia — serbian police say they have seized over a ton of marijuana and arrested six suspected traffickers.police said monday that the drugs were hidden in special compartments in several fuel trucks discovered in northern serbia.interior minister nebojsa stefanovic hailed the bust as "impressive" and the biggest in a single police action.police say the haul is worth some 4 million euros ($4.3 million). they say the marijuana was packed in kosovo and was bound for western europe.the western balkans has been a key transit route for smuggling of drugs into europe. organized crime has flourished there since the wars of the 1990s.






albanian police crack down on drug trafficking ring


tirana, albania — albania's prosecutor's office says 10 police officers and eight customs officials have been arrested for organizing illegal drugs traffic to nearby italy.a statement monday said those arrested "had a form of cooperation" in two cases when trucks in italy were found with 10 metric tons (11 tons) of cannabis after crossing from or through albania.they face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of drug trafficking.last year, albanian authorities destroyed about 2.5 million marijuana plants, four times more than the year before, and seized several metric tons of cannabis at border crossing points or from boats bound for neighboring greece and italy.but despite increased measures this year, dozens of tons of the drug have been seized in italy or greece after passing through al






nearly 2 tons of marijuana seized from truck in california


salton city, calif. (ap) — border patrol agents say they’ve found nearly two tons of marijuana in a truck stopped at a southern california border station.authorities say a semi-truck was stopped friday shortly after midnight at a salton city checkpoint about 30 miles from the mexican border.after a dog indicated there might be drugs in the truck, it was inspected and pallets loaded with cardboard boxes full of packaged marijuana were found. the driver was arrested.authorities say the 3,575 pounds of pot had an estimated street value of $1.7 million.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.






man harvested bounty of marijuana in holtsville home, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya gun and drugs that were seized by suffolk county police from 3 frances blvd. in holtsville early on friday, feb. 17, 2017. (credit: scpd) suffolk police arrested a man friday who they said harvested large amounts of marijuana in his holtsville home and stored a cache of contraband, including heroin, oxycodone and a loaded shotgun, officials said. rolando gomes portal, 45, faces numerous charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.narcotics investigators used a search warrant to gain...






man harvested bounty of marijuana in holtsville home, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayguns and drugs that were seized by suffolk county police from 3 frances blvd. in holtsville early on friday, feb. 17, 2017. (credit: scpd) suffolk police arrested a man friday who they said harvested large amounts of marijuana in his holtsville home and stored a cache of contraband, including heroin, oxycodone and a loaded shotgun, officials said. rolando gomes portal, 45, faces numerous charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.narcotics investigators used a search warrant to gain...






four arrested for smuggling drugs into monterey county jail


salinas – deputies arrested four people for controlled substances or firearm-related charges after an investigation looking into crystal methamphetamine being mailed into monterey county jail, the sheriff’s office said.after a two-month investigation, the sheriff’s office identified the sources of the supply of crystal meth that was getting shipped via the u.s. postal service into the jail. two apartments in the same complex on the 800 block of garner avenue and a home on the 600 block of mae avenue in salinas were identified.illegal drugs seized by the monterey county sheriff’s office. (monterey county sheriff’s office) a tactical team served search warrants at the locations wednesday and seized more than two pounds of crystal meth, two pounds of marijuana and drug sales paraphernalia, th






man charged with hiding marijuana in courthouse bushes


sanford, n.c. (ap) — a north carolina man has been arrested and charged with trying to hide marijuana in the bushes at a courthouse before a hearing on a possible probation violation.local media outlets reported that lee county sheriff tracy carter said 21-year-old teon shamal la’shane douglas of sanford was arrested monday after deputies saw him putting marijuana and a cellphone and some other items in the bushes at the courthouse.the sheriff said narcotics officers saw douglas put about 15 grams of marijuana in the bushes at the courthouse in sanford.carter said douglas was arrested after the probation hearing and charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 we






boy, 17, killed, 2 injured in manorville crash, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayan accident traps a driver and passenger in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. (credit: t. j. lambui) a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others injured when their vehicle struck a tree in manorville saturday night, suffolk police said sunday.according to police, the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. saturday when a 1995 mitsubishi, heading eastbound on north street and driven by a “a male teen,” struck a tree. police said the 17-year-old boy who died was a passenger in the mitsubishi....






san diego police raid 2 illegal marijuana dispensaries


san diego police seized thousands of marijuana products and more than $16,000 in cash after a raid at an illegal pot dispensary in san ysidro wednesday and another one in miramar thursday. the latest shop to be searched with a warrant was dank of america on activity road near camino ruiz. narcotics officers arrived about 9 a.m. they confiscated nearly 50 pounds of marijuana, 1,700 edibles, 1,900 concentrates and $13,000 in cash during the raid, police lt. matt novak said. officers also seized business records. the previous day, about 8 a.m., police served a search warrant at luxury wellness on san ysidro boulevard east of interstate 805. officers confiscated roughly 10 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of edibles and concentrates, and about $3,400 in cash, novak said. three dank of america emp






hundreds of pounds of pot seized from mchenry co. mansion: police


more than 300 pounds of marijuana, tens of thousands of dollars in cash and multiple weapons, including a machine gun, have been confiscated from a mchenry county mansion, the culmination of a monthslong investigation into narcotics sales, authorities announced thursday.in announcing the haul — estimated to have a street value of $1 million to $3 million — authorities displayed large plastic buckets filled with cannabis packaged in 1-pound zip-lock bags. they said most of the marijuana was confiscated during a may 19 search of the bull valley home of david soskin.soskin, 42, was arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of more than 5,000 grams of marijuana, a class x felony, along with other drug-related charges, authorities from mchenry county, rockford and the federal drug enfo






2 arrested in hash-oil explosion that burned nederland home – the denver post


two men were arrested this week on charges tied to an illegal hash-oil operation at the nederland home that caught fire following an explosion last summer, severely injuring two other men who were in the house a the time.an arrest affidavit also shows the initial explosion likely was sparked by one of the men taking a lit marijuana joint into the hash-oil extraction area.david duggins smith, 21, was arrested tuesday on suspicion of the sale and distribution of marijuana, fourth-degree arson and two counts of possession of marijuana concentrate. david michael jonas, 55, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful extraction of marijuana.jonas was identified by police as the person who leased the house at 99 pinecliff trail, which caught fire following an explosion on july 25.read the full story o






city shuts down pot shops in north park, pacific beach


san diego police raided two illegal marijuana dispensaries this week, arresting seven employees and seizing 75 pounds of marijuana and $22,000 in cash from the north park and pacific beach business. on tuesday at universe city store, on university avenue near hamilton street, officers seized 50 pounds of pot, 3,000 edible and concentrated cannabis products, 8 vials of pcp and $5,000 in cash.the owner of the dispensary was booked into jail on suspicion of selling marijuana and operating a business without a license, and a second employee was jailed on similar charges and on suspicion of possessing pcp for sale.two other employees were cited on misdemeanor charges of marijuana sales and operating an illegal business, then released.in pacific beach on wednesday, officers who raided the seewee






boy, 17, killed, 2 injured in manorville crash, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a crash in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just before 9 p.m., suffolk police said. (credit: t.j. lambui) a 17-year-old boy set to graduate from high school in june was killed saturday night and two others seriously injured when their vehicle struck a tree in manorville, said suffolk police and the mother of one of the survivors.police identified the teenager who died as isaiah perez, of shirley.according to police, the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. saturday when a 1995 mitsubishi,...






manorville’s john bittrolff faces trial in womens’ murders


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff inside state supreme court on july 31, 2014. bittrolff, of manorville, faces two second-degree murder charges in the deaths of two women and will go on trial on wednesday, may 3, 2017. (credit: james carbone) there are several ways to look at the manorville carpenter whose murder trial begins wednesday morning.to suffolk police and prosecutors, john bittrolff, 50, is a retired serial killer.but to his attorney, family and neighbors, bittrolff is a hardworking family man popular in his community who was never in trouble before his arrest in 2014.bittrolff is charged with two counts...






boy, 17, killed, 2 injured in manorville crash, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a crash in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just before 9 p.m., suffolk police said. (credit: t.j. lambui) a 17-year-old boy set to graduate from high school next month was killed saturday night and two other teens seriously injured when their vehicle struck a tree in manorville, according to suffolk police and the mother of one of the survivors.police identified the teenager who died as isaiah perez of shirley.police said the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. saturday when a 1995 mitsubishi...






manorville’s john bittrolff faces trial in women's murders


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff inside state supreme court on july 31, 2014. bittrolff, of manorville, faces two second-degree murder charges in the deaths of two women and will go on trial on wednesday, may 3, 2017. (credit: james carbone) there are several ways to look at the manorville carpenter whose murder trial begins wednesday morning.to suffolk police and prosecutors, john bittrolff, 50, is a retired serial killer.but to his attorney, family and neighbors, bittrolff is a hardworking family man popular in his community who was never in trouble before his arrest in 2014.bittrolff is charged with two counts...






manorville’s john bittrolff faces trial in women's murders


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff inside state supreme court on july 31, 2014. bittrolff, of manorville, faces two second-degree murder charges in the deaths of two women and will go on trial on wednesday, may 3, 2017. (credit: james carbone) there are several ways to look at the manorville carpenter whose murder trial begins wednesday morning.to suffolk police and prosecutors, john bittrolff, 50, is a retired serial killer.but to his attorney, family and neighbors, bittrolff is a hardworking family man popular in his community who was never in trouble before his arrest in 2014.bittrolff is charged with two counts...






clairemont pot shop raided, employees cited


a marijuana dispensary was operating illegally in clairemont until narcotics officers shut it down wednesday, san diego police said.the officers seized about five pounds of marijuana, not including edible and concentrated cannabis products, at the cure lab on mount alifan drive near balboa avenue, narcotics unit sgt. duane malinowski said.officers served a search warrant at the pot shop about 6 a.m. and cited two employees on charges of selling marijuana and operating an illegal business. an unspecified amount of cash was seized as evidence.the narcotics unit and city attorney’s office has been cracking down on illegal dispensaries for several months. a city license is required to operate a marijuana dispensary legally.three must-see headlines trump signs order rolling back obama's anti-gl






forest preserves k-9 dies after being left in hot patrol car, officials say


a cook county forest preserves k-9 died june 14 in a patrol car apparently from complications caused by heat exposure, officials said.the k-9, known as drago, is believed to have been left unattended in the forest preserve police car while the officer processed an alleged suspect at the oak forest police department, said lambrini lukidis, communications director for the forest preserves."we are heartbroken to lose a canine member of the forest preserves of cook county police department," forest preserves officials said in a statement. "the protection of wildlife and living things are at the core of our mission and we take this loss very seriously. we are currently looking into the circumstances of this incident."oak forest police and fire departments staff members unsuccessfully tried to r






suspected owner of illegal pot dispensary arrested


the suspected owner of an illegal marijuana dispensary that was shut down two months ago in east county was arrested wednesday, a sheriff’s official said.the 35-year-old man is accused of operating the wax room on campo road, north of state route 94, in the unincorporated community of casa de oro-mount helix.the subject of complaints from residents in the area, the dispensary was raided the morning of july 19. sheriff’s deputies seized 318 pounds of marijuana and pot-laced edibles, a semi-automatic pistol and more than $10,000 in cash, sgt. matt cook said.two employees were arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana, cited and then released.investigators later identified the owner of the dispensary, cook said.on wednesday, detectives served a search warrant at a home on windridge drive in






carle place mom smoked marijuana in car with daughter, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayhilda mejia, 37, of carle place, was arrested after she was found smoking marijuana in her car, which was parked outside her house, with her 15-year-old daughter inside, on friday, april 28, 2017, nassau county police said. (credit: ncpd) a carle place woman who was smoking marijuana as she sat in front of her residence in her car with her 15-year-old daughter inside has been arrested, nassau county police said saturday.hilda mejia, 37, of westbury avenue, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful dealing with a child, criminal possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated...






boy, 17, killed, 2 injured in manorville crash, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters at the scene of a crash in manorville on saturday, may 20, 2017. a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their car struck a tree just before 9 p.m., suffolk police said. (credit: t.j. lambui) a 17-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle struck a tree in manorville saturday night, suffolk police said sunday.according to police, the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. saturday when a 1995 mitsubishi, heading eastbound on north street and driven by a “a male teen,” struck a tree. police said the 17-year-old boy who died was a passenger in the...






albania police seize at least 15 tons of marijuana


tirana, albania — albanian police say they have seized at least 15 metric tons (16.5 tons) of marijuana hidden in a southwestern village.police spokesman gentian mullai says that officers had found the drugs friday in llakatund, 150 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of the capital, tirana. police also seized about 700 kilograms (1,500 pounds) in a separate operation at another village in the kavaja district, 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of tirana.police declined to provide further details, saying operations are ongoing.this year, authorities have made major seizures of cannabis stored in remote areas, along the coast or on speedboats to be illegally smuggled to neighboring greece and nearby italy. last year, authorities destroyed 2.5 million cannabis plants and seized several tons in anti-s






suspected owner of illegal pot dispensary arrested


the suspected owner of an illegal marijuana dispensary raided two months ago in east county was arrested wednesday, a sheriff’s official said.the 35-year-old man is accused of operating the wax room on campo road, north of state route 94, in the unincorporated community of casa de oro.after receiving complaints from residents in the area, sheriff’s deputies got a warrant and searched the dispensary the morning of july 19. sheriff’s deputies seized 318 pounds of marijuana and pot-laced edibles, a semi-automatic pistol and more than $10,000 in cash, sgt. matt cook said.two employees were arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana, cited and then released.investigators later identified the owner of the dispensary, cook said.on wednesday, detectives served a search warrant at a home on windrid






they tried to give away joints on capitol hill but police were waiting


washington — seven people were arrested on marijuana charges near the u.s. capitol on thursday as they participated in a pot giveaway aimed at pressuring congress to legalize the drug. three were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and four were charged with possession, said eva malecki, a spokeswoman for the…






defense in bittrolff murder trial contests ‘wood chip’ evidence


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff, 48, of manorville, was arrested on monday, july 21, 2014, and faces charges of second-degree murder in connection with the beating and strangulation deaths of two women more than 20 years ago, police said. (credit: scpd) ever since a manorville carpenter was charged 2 1⁄2 years ago with killing two women in the early 1990s, a suffolk prosecutor has said wood chips found on the bodies linked the victims to the defendant.yet throughout the trial of john bittrolff, 50, no crime scene responder has testified about seeing wood chips and none have been visible in crime scene photos displayed in state supreme court...






defense in bittrolff murder trial contests ‘wood chip’ evidence


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff, 48, of manorville, was arrested on monday, july 21, 2014, and faces charges of second-degree murder in connection with the beating and strangulation deaths of two women more than 20 years ago, police said. (credit: scpd) ever since a manorville carpenter was charged two and a half years ago with killing two women in the early 1990s, a suffolk prosecutor has said wood chips found on the bodies linked the victims to the defendant.yet throughout the trial of john bittrolff, 50, no crime scene responder has testified about seeing wood chips and none have been visible in crime scene photos displayed in state supreme...






border patrol finds 67 pounds of pot hidden in a casket


tucson, ariz. -- a 28-year-old man who attempted to smuggle more than 67 pounds of marijuana in a casket while driving a hearse through arizona has been arrested, cbs affiliate kpho reports. according to border patrol agents, the american citizen was arrested saturday on suspicion of smuggling narcotics and contraband.authorities encountered the man during an immigration checkpoint in tucson, the station reports. when a canine unit detected an odor emitting from the vehicle, border patrol agents conducted a search and discovered several bricks of marijuana -- worth an estimated street value of more than $33,000 -- hidden inside of a casket. cbp arizona further investigation revealed the would-be smuggler placed several bags of manure within the casket in an effort to mask the odor of the d






suffolk jury convicts john bittrolff of double murder


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff was convicted wednesday, july 5, 2017, of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two women in 1993 and 1994. (credit: james carbone) a suffolk county jury wednesday convicted a manorville carpenter of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two women in 1993 and 1994.bittrolff, 50, of manorville, had been arrested in 2014 after dna linked him to semen recovered from the bodies of both women, who worked as prostitutes. they were strangled and badly bludgeoned — their skulls were crushed — and left naked and...






suffolk jury convicts john bittrolff of double murder


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff was convicted wednesday, july 5, 2017, of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two women in 1993 and 1994. (credit: james carbone) a suffolk county jury wednesday convicted a manorville carpenter of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two women in 1993 and 1994.bittrolff, 50, of manorville, had been arrested in 2014 after dna linked him to semen recovered from the bodies of both women, who worked as prostitutes. they were strangled and badly bludgeoned — their skulls were crushed — and left naked and...






judge in bittrolff murder trial allows jury to hear about 6 cleared suspects


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjohn bittrolff, 48, of manorville, was arrested on july 21, 2014, and faces charges of second-degree murder in connection with the beating and strangulation deaths of two women more than 20 years ago, police said. (credit: scpd) jurors will hear about six men investigated — and cleared — in the deaths of two women more than 23 years ago, during the murder trial of a manorville carpenter.but state supreme court justice richard ambro prevented john bittrolff’s defense team from presenting evidence implicating any of the other 146 men investigated over the years. ambro ruled friday in riverhead that evidence concerning...






forest officials advise visitors to watch for mountain lion


silver city, n.m. (ap) — gila national forest officials say visitors to the mogollon box day-user area northwest of silver city should be on the lookout for a mountain.forest officials say they’re posting education and cautionary signs because they’ve received a report of a possible sighting.according to forest officials, mountain lions tend to spend daytime hours in dense cover and be out more at dawn and susk.they recommend that anybody encountering a mountain lion to back away slowly while continuing to look as big and intimidating as possible and while leaving the lion avenues of escape.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.