Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Synthetic marijuana continued to make Roswell headlines last week. Below is a family's tragic story. A report show young males make up most of the emergency room cases related to the substance abuse.
Lance Dyer recalls the Friday night, last March, before his son Dakota died. The two of them watched “Shark Tank” on television in their Breman, Ga. home. They later ate Chips Ahoy cookies and drank milk together while sitting on the kitchen counter talking. On Saturday after errands with his wife, Deanna, Lance had planned to come back and take Dakota to the sporting goods store to pick up gear for the spring football team. He named his son, Dakota Blaze with dreams of him becoming a college football player one day. Dakota shot himself the next day after taking synthetic marijuana. Federal prosecutors consider Dakota a victim in their case against Thomas Malone Jr. of Roswell. Last week, his wife Jeannine Malone, a recently appointed …
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…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Four Smoke 911 shops were searched for illegal "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana under federal search and seizure warrants, though no arrests were made.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Roswell Smoke 911 shop was one of four in north metro where federal search warrants were executed related to "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana. The shops in Acworth, Sandy Springs and Woodstock also were searched, as were the Marietta residences of Michael T. Madlem, owner of the stores. In addition, federal seizure warrants were executed for bank accounts of Michael T. Madlem, Serena P. Burkard, and Mad Dog USA Enterprises LLC. No arrests were made today. The warrants are seeking evidence related to synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.” “Bath salts” are synthetic cathinones, which are typically sold in powder and pill form for approximately $60-$100 per gram, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates office…