Saturday, July 12, 2008

Guns, Drugs and Cookies

Each of these stories in its own way tickled my funny bone:

Wautaga teen no Cookie Monster
Lake Worth police arrested an 18-year old who dropped off cookies at the police station after they claimed a field test of the cookies showed positive for marijuana and LSD. Tests by the medical examiner, however, found nothing but chocolatey deliciousness. ;) The youth was "delivering cookies to area police departments for Mothers Against Drunk Driving as part of his community service for a previous arrest," reported the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Driving down drug supply in Dallas
Dallas detectives found 20 kilos of cocaine in a vehicle seized in a drug case that detectives had been driving around town for two months. Another car seized at the same time was sold at auction, but if the new owners found their own 20 kilo gift package they've so far failed to speak up. I guess those police drug dogs aren't quite as reliable as advertised. I wonder how often people find little gifts like that when seized vehicles are sold?

Ex-SAPD gun found in illegal London stash
A gun that was apparently sold as surplus by the San Antonio PD - a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol - turned up in a drug bust in London that found several illegal weapons. The story's not really a big deal, but it caught my eye because, when I first read the line "One gun was originally owned by a Texas police force," my immediate (mistaken) thought was that maybe it was one of these guns stolen from the Houston police department evidence room. I wonder when and where those will turn up?


Ron in Houston said...


The cookie post was funny, sad, and ironic all at the same time.

I often wonder if the inmates are running the asylum.

Anonymous said...

This is impossible! Guns are illegal in England.

Anonymous said...

Re: the drugs in the seized vehicle. If that was anyone else - a law abiding citizen pulled over in a routine traffic stop, they probably would have been arrested and forced to prove the drugs weren't theirs.
I can just see it, "drugs in a car and they're not yours? Highly unlikely, get back in your cell..."

But the police, no investigation, nothing - just a funny story.

Anonymous said...

Ron in Houston:

Yes, the inmates are in charge of the asylum. Have you never read Poe's "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether"?