According to TMZ, Storch was arrested after attempting to conceal a bag of cocaine in a trash can at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas back on February 4th. The police report states that the arresting officer located the bag after receiving a tip from hotel security and discovered that it contained 2.7 grams of coke.
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Deangelo Mitchell of North Charleston, South Carolina has been charged with manslaughter after his brother… 20-year-old Wayne Mitchell ate cocaine that was hidden in his brother’s crack. Wayne died of a drug overdose less than an hour later.
In this tragic case of “Am I My Brothers Keeper” gone totally wrong, Wayne ate the coke to keep his brother Deangelo from being charged with drug possession.
Current Chicago Bears & Former Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver, Sam Hurd has been arrested for attempting to obtain and distribute 500 Kilograms of Cocaine, and Half a Ton of Marijuana.
Hurd attempted to purchase the drugs from an undercover cop who was also working alongside an informant. Hurd was attempting to make the transactions out of North Texas, and sought to obtain Mexican Cellular phones to avert law enforcement.
Buju Banton was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of three counts related to cocaine trafficking.
The reggae performer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, has been in custody since his arrest in December 2009 in Miami after he allegedly attempted to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover officer. He could have been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
After a mistrial in September, Banton in February was acquitted of attempted possession with the intent to distribute but found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
The convictions came less than two weeks after Banton, a previous Grammy nominee, won a Grammy Award for best reggae album, “Before the Dawn.”
Banton can’t record music while in prison, according to the Jamaica Gleaner, but will be allowed to keep his dreadlocks and practice his Rastafarian faith.
Federal agents are now on a nationwide manhunt for Jimmy Henchman, who failed to turn himself in on cocaine distribution charges.
Just last week, the Hip-Hop manager released a statement saying that he would turn himself in as long as he received a fair trial.
Rosemond is facing 15 to 20 years in federal prison for his connection in a cocaine distribution ring.
Rosemond’s brother Kesner, Kahlil Abdullah and Henry “Black” Butler are also facing charges.
Abdullah and Butler are already cooperating with authorities.
The National Enquirer is scheduled to publish photos that allegedly show the 17-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown snorting cocaine.
It’s easy to say that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” or “like mother, like daughter,” given Whitney’s history with addiction and her father’s constant run-ins with the law.
But many of us hope that this is not Bobbi Kristina in the photos, and seeing her parents affected by narcotics would turn her away from them instead of towards them.
Less than a day after the pictures surfaced, the daughter of the famous former couple came forward via Twitter to confront the allegations with this statement:
“The pictures_ a former very dear person to me did this. Set me up to make it look exactly what it looks like. God will smite them yes..But it’s really not what it looks like.. People will do anything for money which is extremely sad, and I’m very hurt by this.Thing’s people do these days to hurt others is a shame. All I can do now, is keep my head up high, keep looking towards the lord.All the lord is telling me is be still. That’s all, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. #BeStill.
I love my family so much. My mom just comforted me to the max, and I’m so thankful for her. Thank you so much lord for blessing me with an Phenomenal family and incredibly phenomenal mother. Thank you for giving me the strength to move forward and put things in the past.
And the person that did this was a result of a horrible relationship that went sour. I was in love_ he was in love with money. I’ve learned My lesson. I’m so much greater and blessed for it today, and I believe nothing less. That is the last I will speak of this, let’s praise god And be greatful and thankful for your family, and people that truly love you, strength, courage, and life lessons learned. GodblessUall”
After winning big at last night’s Grammy award ceremony, bringing home the trophy for Best Reggae Album, Buju Banton must quickly change gears back to fighting for his life in the court of law.
Jury selection is expected to begin today (February 14) in Tampa, Florida for a new trial after Banton’s last hearing ended in a mistrial.
Banton is accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover officer and faces up to life in prison.
“February 14 is Valentine’s Day. We hope the jury gives us some love,” says the entertainer’s attorney David Markus. “Buju is optimistic and hopeful. He is in good spirits. He is a rock. No one realizes how hard it is to fight the federal government in one trial, let alone two.”
Banton, who said he had no real intentions of either buying or selling cocaine, said that he only told the undercover agent of the plan to impress him because he believed the agent had good contacts in the music industry.
The reggae singer born Mark Myrie was arrested in December 2009 and held in Florida jails until November following his mistrial, when he was released on house arrest after being bailed out by Stephen Marley.
The trial was supposed to start last December but was postponed so Banton could spend time with his family and reportedly perform to raise money for his trial expenses.
New York Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent-In-Charge John P. Gilbride (DEA), Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan and Stamford Police Chief Brent Larrabee announced the arrests of three people in connection with a drug organization based in Stamford, Connecticut that distributed cocaine throughout New York City. Thirty seven kilograms of cocaine, 10 grams of marijuana and approximately $1,000,000 were seized during this investigation.
During the six-month investigation, agents identified Eduardo Taverez, Victor Marte and Harry Estevez as members of this drug distribution enterprise. On November 5, 2009 members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force DEA-Group T-21, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, DEA’s Bridgeport Resident Office and Stamford Police Department conducted an extensive surveillance on the defendants which led to the seizure of $1,000,000 U.S. Currency and 37 kilograms of cocaine which were found in 255 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Apt. C-4, Stamford, Connecticut.
DEA Special Agent-In-Charge John P. Gilbride stated, “Time after time we have seen drug distributing organizations operating outside of New York City to evade law enforcement, which signifies drug trafficker’s mistaken belief that if you stash drugs, or the proceeds generated from drug trafficking, outside of New York City – law enforcement will not find you. This investigation illustrates law enforcement’s commitment to investigating and ultimately identifying those responsible for delivering drugs throughout our community.”
New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said, “The results achieved last night — the seizure of more than 80 pounds of cocaine and about one million dollars — are directly linked to the outstanding efforts and keen investigative sense of all the law enforcement people involved in this investigation. Efforts like this are the best weapon against those who try to smuggle large amounts of narcotics for distribution in New York City.”
Stamford Police Chief Brent Larrabee stated, “In this investigation, cross jurisdictional cooperation was instrumental. Borders offer no protection for these criminal groups, law enforcement cooperation can and will defeat these organizations. Stamford is not a safe haven for traffickers who want to poison the lives of our citizens”
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter confiscated 9,200 pounds of cocaine during four separate incidents during the month of October.According to the Coast Guard, the Cutter Valiant crew seized 191 bales of cocaine worth about $127 million. Officials said the drugs were headed for the U.S., Local 10′s Jonathan Vigliotti reported.
The first bust happened on Oct. 10, officials said, when the cutter’s crew recovered 1,900 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Panama. Ten days later, officials said, suspected drug smugglers jettisoned 100 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Colombia.On Oct. 25, crewmembers of the Valiant detained several suspects off the coast of Panama and recovered 3,500 pounds of cocaine. Finally, on Oct. 29, the cutter detained several suspects who were found on a go-fast boat carrying 3,700 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Nicaragua, according to the Coast Guard.The Coast Guard performs similar missions throughout the year with the help of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.Coast Guard officials said the recent seizures could signal an upswing in drug distribution.”I know the crew is tremendously proud of the four seizures and have expressed a strong sense of accomplishment in knowing that they were directly responsible for keeping 5 tons of illegal narcotics — in this case cocaine valued at over $100 million — off of our streets,” said Luis Diaz of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The Valiant brought the drugs back to South Florida Thursday to transfer to law enforcement agencies.Officials said the detained suspects have been transferred to federal agents.