May 7, 2013 |
FORMER major league outfielder Otis Nixon has been arrested on drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in suburban Atlanta. Nixon was pulled over just after midnight Saturday after another driver called police to report a Dodge Ram truck weaving all over the road, according to an incident report from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. The 54-year-old remained in jail yesterday afternoon on $11,880 bond. Officers found a pipe for smoking crack cocaine in Nixon's pants pocket and found a suspected crack rock in the driver's seat, the report says.
May 4, 2013 |
A Lawnside man was sentenced to 23 years in state prison Friday for illegally possessing guns, cocaine, and prescription drugs. Reginald V. Brown, 37, who was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Irvin J. Snyder in Camden, had been found guilty by a jury in February of five criminal counts, according to a spokesman for the state Attorney General's Office. After obtaining evidence that Brown was selling cocaine, state police searched his Gloucester Avenue home and found a cooler pack holding two semiautomatic pistols, a revolver, and a .38-caliber teargas pen gun containing a rifle bullet.
April 13, 2013 |
Testimony in a Norristown double-murder trial this week stretched far beyond Montgomery County, from a single crime scene to a vast network of interstate drug rings, federal investigations, wiretaps, confidential informants, and "snitching. " Luckenson Desrivieres, 25, has admitted that he stabbed to death two friends - Marc Winchell Estiverne, 23, and Estiverne's girlfriend, Shamara Hill, 26 - in the boardinghouse where they were staying. Prosecutors argued that the killing was premeditated, and presented a witness who said Desrivieres had talked about robbing and killing Estiverne over a debt.
April 10, 2013 |
Seven people were arrested Tuesday morning in a roundup of suspected members of a Camden drug gang. Among those taken into custody on federal drug charges was the gang's alleged boss, Carl "Call Call" Wiles, 23, of Camden officials said. The gang members were arrested in a series of raids by members of a task force made up of the FBI, New Jersey State Police, Camden Police and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, officials said. Authorities said the gang operated in the area of Eighth and Tulip Streets in the Morgan Village section of Camden, selling heroin, crack cocaine and powder cocaine to customers who arrived on foot or by car, in some cases calling ahead for service.
November 5, 2012 |
NORTH Philadelphia's notorious Broaster brothers - two of whom former Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson dubbed "the worst people in the city as far as violence is concerned" after they beat triple-murder charges - were still at it. But late last week, the feds busted four Broaster brothers: Cassius Broaster, 37, Jerome Broaster, 38, Elliott Broaster, 34, and Larkeem Broaster, 33 - along with three others: Shannon Powell, 36, Nick Higgens, 29...
October 20, 2012 |
She was high on crack cocaine, alone, and too embarrassed to ask for help when she gave birth six days before Christmas 2011. So Patricia Crawley did what she thought best - she walked three blocks to a day-care center and left her newborn girl, wrapped in clothes and a blanket, in a cardboard box on the curb. Those details in Crawley's police statement, read aloud at her nonjury trial Friday by the detective who questioned her, helped Common Pleas Court Judge Alice Dubow decide to acquit her of attempted-murder charges.
October 18, 2012 |
After a prison stint for peddling crack cocaine, Brandon Coleman abandoned the drug trade for a job at a fast-food joint. Then he discovered history is not so easily erased. In March 2010, Coleman ran into his ex-girlfriend, Jacklyn Smith. She lured him back to her Yeadon apartment - and into an ambush. Coleman was blindfolded, stripped and bound, stabbed 20 times and scorched with a clothes iron. "Where's the money?" his captors demanded, deaf to Coleman's claim that he no longer sold drugs.
October 3, 2012 |
THIS IS JUST VILE. A Philadelphia woman was hiding 36 vials of crack in her vagina when she and her boyfriend were busted for trying to sell the drug at an Upper Darby Wawa on Saturday, police said. Shortly before 5 a.m., a man in his 40s from Sicklerville, N.J., was at the Wawa on 69th Street near Patterson Avenue when he tried to buy crack from Marcus Gibson, 23, and his girlfriend, Ashley Bellamy, 22, who were in a black GMC Yukon, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
June 1, 2012 |
A South Philadelphia drug gang is officially history after the conviction of seven key members by a federal jury. The Sanders Drug Trafficking Organization operated out of a Queen Village apartment complex, dealing large amounts of crack cocaine between March 2009 and August 2011. Though crack was their mainstay, they also offered heroin, marijuana, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs at several locations within the Courtyard Apartments the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Christian Street, federal prosecutors said.
May 26, 2012 |
Two separate traffic stops by Pine Hill police earlier this week resulted in drug arrests. On Tuesday, Richard C. Bryant, 24, of Bryce Road, Berlin Borough, was charged with possession of heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana after he was stopped while driving on Berlin-Clementon Road. Authorities said officers discovered an unspecified amount of the drugs "packaged consistent with distribution" in the car. Bryant, who was also charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended driver's license, is being held in the Camden County Jail in lieu of $16,000 bail.