Archive for August, 2008

“Suge” Knight Arrested With Painkillers

August 28, 2008
Death Row Records

The logo for Death Row Records: Blindfolded man strapped into an electric chair!

Rapper and founder of Death Row Records Marion Hugh Knight, Jr., better known as “Suge” Knight, was arrested yesterday in Las Vegas on drug and assault charges. He was allegedly caught with the drug ecstasy and the narcotic painkiller hydrocodone (brand-name Vicodin) in his possession.

Police, responding to a report of a car hitting a curb, found Mr. Knight standing over his longtime girlfriend with a knife in his hand. “Suge” is being held on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription, and battery domestic violence. (Source: AP Wire)

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Danville, PA Drug Court Deal Draws Criticism

August 27, 2008
As of the 2000 census, Danville had a population of approx. 5,000.

As of the 2000 census, Danville had a population of approx. 5,000.

DANVILLE, PA — Controversy surrounds Northumberland County Court this week, after a drug dealer was sentenced to drug-court instead of state prison.

The issue at hand is whether or not “dealers” should be accepted into the drug-court system. Many oppose a deal made by Northumberland County prosecutors that allowed an admitted drug dealer to avoid any prison time in exchange for cooperation.

“They [dealers] belong——deal or no deal——somewhere else: a place with lots of steel bars, preferably.”

– Article on The Daily Item

Critics argue that under the logic of the drug-court system, drug dealers “do not belong”. While most participants in drug court programs are addicts, users, and “non-violent offenders”, it is not unusual to see individuals whose charges include dealing admitted into a program — it depends on the judge, and the details of the case.

In this case the judge followed the laws as written, the question is whether or not it was good judge-ment.

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The Daily Item: Deal making raises concern

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How long for OxyContin to kick in?

August 6, 2008

Those of you out there concerned and/or interested in this Painkiller Epidemic issue should spend some time surfing Web forums—like the one linked below.

Remember to crush thoroughly next time😉

– Mr. Blonde (anonymous poster)

Our youth are experimenting with dangerous prescription narcotics, largely due to their easy access, and turning to anonymous idiots on the Internet for advice on abusing them. This is how people die.

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Link to Bluelight, the Internet forum mentioned above.

Wiener(s) of the Week: Five French Researchers

August 6, 2008
Clinical and Experimental Research

Alcoholism Journal

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Study Says Guys In Loud Bars Drink More Beer! Surprised? Yeah, me neither. This has to be the single most infantile, wasteful, purposeless study ever on the very serious, and ever growing, affliction of alcoholism. What’s next, a “Guys In Sports Cars Drive Fast” study?

“It had been found that environmental music was associated with an increase in alcohol consumption.”

– Study Abstract

French researchers Nicolas Guéguen, Céline Jacob, Hélène Le Guellec, Thierry Morineau, and Marcel Lourel will have their study entitled, “Sound Level of Environmental Music and Drinking Behavior: A Field Experiment With Beer Drinkers” published in an upcoming issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research—a Blackwell/Wiley journal.

The study can be found online in Alcoholism’s Early View (articles online in advance of print) section. The results? The study found that high level volume led to increased alcohol consumption and reduced the average amount of time spent by the patrons to drink their glass”. Basically, guys in loud bars drink more beer. For more details on the French Fab Five’s study, check out the links below.

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Abstract: Sound Level of Environmental Music and Drinking Behavior: A Field Experiment With Beer Drinkers

Scientific American: Loud Bar Equals More Beer

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Journal Official Website

York, PA OxyContin Robber Sentenced

August 4, 2008

Joshua A. Phillips, 27, whose last known address was York County Prison, was sentenced Monday in Adams County (PA) court to six-years-and-three-months to 15 years in state prison for each of the two armed pharmacy robberies in East Berlin and McSherrystown that he previously plead guilty to.