Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Authorities said the street value of the confiscated drugs is estimated at $33,600.
A 22-year-old Roswell man was arrested Tuesday in connection with methamphetamine trafficking, according to authorities. Pedro Aguilar-Lopez, of Rosemont Parkway in Roswell, was taken into custody by the Narcotics Unit of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The arrest was part of a controlled buy, according to investigators. Just before 3 p.m. deputies stopped Aguilar-Lopez, who traveled to Forsyth County with the one-half pound of methamphetamine in his 2004 Acura TL, as he pulled into a business at The Collection at Forsyth on Peachtree Parkway. Following his arrest, deputies searched his car that resulted in locating the drugs. …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Georgia C.A.R.E. wants legislators to look at reforming marijuana laws, beginning with the drug's medical use.
A group seeking reform of Georgia’s marijuana laws will head to the state capitol on today, Jan. 14 to begin an educational campaign for its legalization, beginning with medical use of the drug. James Bell, director of Georgia C.A.R.E., said the marijuana reform coalition wants to start a public discussion on the impact marijuana laws have on the criminal justice system and the public. According to their website, Georgia C.A.R.E. is a project of the Georgia Taxpayers Alliance, Inc. They have a link to NORML, a national group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana, on their website. Bell said with the Georgia General Assembly studying reform of the criminal justice system and criminal sanctions, marijuana law reform should also be…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thomas Malone Jr. will be sentenced on drug trafficking charges in August. The father of 14-year-old Dakota Blaze Dyer intends to speak at the sentencing in Louisiana.
Federal prosecutors view Dakota Blaze Dyer as a victim in its drug trafficking case against Thomas Malone Jr. and nine other defendants. Fourteen-year-old Dakota, who lived in Breman, Ga. shot himself and died in March 2012 after taking a synthetic drug known on the street as “Mr. Miyagi.” His father, Lance Dyer, intends to speak at Malone’s sentencing in August. The sentencing date was rescheduled from Jan. 17. “It’s not like a victory to me,” said Dyer. “There is nothing that will ever help you heal from the death of your child.” Malone, of Roswell, is the husband of former Sandy Springs solicitor Jeannine Malone. She was let go from her position, Wednesday, when city officials learned of her husband’s legal problems, after one month on…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Jeannine Malone was appointed by the City of Sandy Springs on Dec. 3rd. Her husband will be sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges, this month. Next week, Jeannine is expected to be named in a wrongful death suit related to a teen suicide.
On Wednesday, Jeannine Malone was let go from her position as Assistant Solicitor for the Municipal Court for the City of Sandy Springs after ties to NutraGenomics, an Alpharetta company operated by Roswell residents, was found. She was sworn in on Dec 3rd. “We became aware that she was having personal problems and decided it was in the best interests of the city to withdraw her appointment,” said Bill Riley, an attorney for the City of Sandy Springs. Malone’s husband Thomas W. Malone, Jr. has been embroiled in a federal drug trafficking case tied to the synthetic marijuana industry. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the fall. Jeannine Malone is expected to be named in a wrongful death suit, next week, for alleged ties to an…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Generic version of blood-thinning drug gains government approval.
If you currently take Plavix, your wallet may soon thank you. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved generic versions of Plavix, a blood-thinning drug that helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The generic version, clopidogrel, is approved to treat those who have suffered recent heart attacks or strokes, or have artery blockages. “For people who must manage chronic health conditions, having effective and affordable treatment options is important,” said Keith Webber, Ph.D., deputy director of the Office of Pharmaceutical Science in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a press release. “The generic products . . . will expand those options for patients.” According to the FDA, generic drugs approved by …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Two men are charged after investigation uncovered four pounds of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms and chemicals used to make meth.
Two men have been arrested on drug charges stemming from the discovery of a large amount of narcotics Thursday night in Roswell. Roswell Police spokesman Lt. James H. McGee said in a press release early Friday afternoon that Joshua Michael Morris, 21, of Roswell, and Killian Casey Wilkerson, 22, of Cumming, were arrested after police found the drugs at 205 E. Crossville Road. Police found four pounds of marijuana, more 500 various pills, undisclosed amounts of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, and chemicals used in methamphetamine production. Also found were two hand guns and $7,000 in cash. According to the press release, police responded to a report of shots fired near the residence shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday. During their …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Roswell Police Department has extended the event hours on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
It's time to dump those old prescription drugs that have been sitting in your medicine cabinet for far too long. In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Roswell Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at department headquarters. The Prescription Drug Take Back Program addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. keeps increasing, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
A condensed list of DUI, drug arrests and incidents within Roswell over the past week.
The following is the DUI and drug arrests over the past week, as well as a compilation of the most notable incidents which occurred within the city. None of the persons named have been convicted of any crime. DUI: Angela Bussa, 36, of Alpharetta, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 19 on Holcomb Bridge Road. Michael Wasilewski, 26, of King Wood, TX, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 13 on Alpharetta Highway. Ingmar Bertschy, 41, of Marietta, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 13 on Woodstock Road. DRUGS: Anthony Green, 21, of Villa Rica, was arrested for marijuana possession on Dec. 19 on Holcomb Bridge Road. Jared Ribbler, 23, of Alpharetta, was arrested for marijuana possession on Dec. 15 on Nesbit Ferry Road. John Lopez, 21, of Roswell, was arrested …