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  • Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

    September 13, 2014 11:00 PM

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early... more »
  • Unattended Pot Causes Apartment Fire on Simcoe Street

    September 6, 2014 1:29 PM

    Just after midnight Saturday morning, the Lafayette Fire department responded to a house fire in the 1900 block of Simcoe Street. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and large flames spewing from the 4 unit apartment building. The blaze was under control within 15 minutes, and two residents who... more »
  • Teen party with alcohol, pot gets mom arrested

    March 3, 2014 10:49 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman and her 15-year-old son in connection with a Feb. 21 teen party where alcohol, marijuana and marijuana pipes were found. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre tells The Advocate 33-year-old Allison Michel, of Gonzales, was arrested Thursday on 14 counts... more »
  • Dutch judge upholds ban on foreigners buying pot

    April 27, 2012 10:50 AM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch judge on Friday upheld the government's plan to introduce a "weed pass" to prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops in the Netherlands. Amsterdam, whose scores of coffee shops are a major tourism drawcard, opposes the plan, and mayor Eberhard van der... more »
  • Police: Man shot daughter's boyfriend over pot

    January 17, 2012 9:18 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 60-year-old man shot his daughter's boyfriend with a shotgun during a fight over missing marijuana. The Courier reports that the boyfriend was hit with a .410 gauge shotgun. Several pellets lodged in his heart. They were removed. He is expected to make a... more »
  • Narcotics Officers Investigate Pot Mailed to Car Wash

    September 12, 2011 10:33 PM

    Lafayette Metro Narcotics officers are still trying to figure out how a package of illegal drugs ended up at a Lafayette car wash. Police say the box contained six pounds of marijuana, a street value of roughly $10,000, and was shipped through the U.S. Postal Service. Todd LeMaire, the... more »
  • Disorderly Complaint Leads to $200,000 in Pot

    April 24, 2011 1:55 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police say a complaint about a disorderly person resulted in the seizure of about $200,000 in marijuana plants and three arrests. Police said that officers responding to the intoxication call late Friday smelled marijuana as soon as the man opened the door. He consented to... more »
  • A pro-pot march happening today

    March 2, 2011 6:18 AM

    A movement to legalize marijuana in Louisiana is gaining momentum on-line, and now a "pro-pot" march is in the works. It will take place today at 3:00pm starting at Girard park and ending the Parish Courthouse.
  • Should Marijuana be Legal in Louisiana?

    February 15, 2011 11:36 PM

    The debate over the decriminalization of marijuana is about to heat up. A grassroots organization, called "Legalize Louisiana" has organized a pro-pot march in Lafayette for next month. "The aim is that we will have safe and free access for cannabis for any medical patient or recreational user who... more »
  • Troopers Seize More Than 20 Pounds of Marijuana

    January 28, 2011 6:43 PM

    Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I arrested a North Carolina man for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Shortly after 9:30 a.m., troopers stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Impala traveling east on Interstate 10 near milepost 113. The vehicle was stopped for following another vehicle too close.... more »
  • 30 Pounds of Pot in Jennings

    January 5, 2011 6:51 PM

    Louisiana State Police Troop D stopped a 2011 Hyundai for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 eastbound west of Jennings. Troopers made contact with the driver, 31-year-old Dinh Tri Do of Fort Worth, Texas, and passenger, 35-year-old Kristine Thi Nguyen of Arlington, Texas. Consent to search the vehicle was obtained... more »
  • Pothole Killer

    October 18, 2010 7:27 PM

    Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
  • Port Barre High School Students Arrested For Pot

    September 22, 2010 6:15 PM

    On September 21, 2010, Port Barre Police arrested two Port Barre High School students on drug charges. The arrests resulted from a tip the School Resource Officer, Mike Clark, received from an anonymous source. Officer Clark conducted an investigation and uncovered Marijuana on Daryn Pryor 17 years of age... more »
  • Teens Mistakenly Text Sheriff to Buy Pot

    September 3, 2010 1:41 PM

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff. Authorities say a Helena teen hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent a message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, saying "Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy... more »
  • Paris Hilton Arrested in South Africa for Pot

    July 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Two South African police officers say that Paris Hilton was detained in the city of Port Elizabeth, while in possession of marijuana. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, since they were not authorized to release Hilton's name before she appears in court. One officer said... more »
  • 5 Teens Killed For Pot

    March 24, 2010 12:14 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - One of two men accused of burning five New Jersey teenagers to death in an alleged dispute over stolen marijuana in 1978 has pleaded not guilty. Fifty-three-year-old Philander Hampton appeared in court in Newark on Wednesday in front of several dozen relatives of the victims and... more »
  • Broussard Drug Bust

    November 18, 2009 10:54 AM

    Press Release: Broussard, November 17, 2009: In a commitment from Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou, the Broussard Police Department has continued its efforts to detour the flow of illegal drugs in and out of the City of Broussard. Chief Decou reports that today (November 17, 2009) the Broussard... more »
  • Drug in the Fruit

    November 12, 2009 2:17 PM

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - There was something rotten in the fruit -- and it wasn't spoiled produce. Officials at a Texas prison report a crate of donated fruit had 25 pounds of pot stashed inside of it. The illegal harvest had been missed in an earlier search. The fruit was... more »
  • MARIJUANA EVERYWHERE

    November 6, 2009 8:40 AM

    SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - It could be easier to find pot than a cup of coffee in L.A. Los Angeles has more pot shops than Starbucks and almost as many as public schools. In California, medical marijuana dispensaries are growing like -- well -- weeds. California voters approved medicinal marijuana... more »
  • Cop disciplined after marijuana found in his house

    October 22, 2009 10:08 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Mandeville Police detective whose adult children were allegedly growing marijuana in his home has been disciplined but will not face criminal charges. Mandeville Police and St. Tammany Parish deputies raided the home of Leonard Pfleider on Oct. 8 after learning that his child... more »

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