Man Tries to Sell Pot Online
Posted by wordforit on February 3, 2008
Conn. Man Tries to Sell Pot Online
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) – If you’re looking to sell high-grade marijuana, Craigslist may not be the place to do it. A man learned that the hard way when the “buyer” who contacted him turned out to be an undercover officer, Stamford police said.
Police said Steven Zahorsky, 24, posted an ad for “Mary Jane in Fairfield County.” The ad offered a half-ounce of “A plus” marijuana for $220 and the same amount of “B plus” marijuana for $160.
Stamford Lt. Jon Fontneau said officers spotted the ad and responded, claiming to be a painting crew interested in buying drugs during a work break.
Zahorsky allegedly agreed to sell three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana at an Interstate 95 rest stop, Fontneau said.
Police said they arrived Wednesday afternoon and called Zahorsky’s cell phone. He answered and agreed to meet at the rest stop McDonald’s in 15 minutes.
Zahorsky allegedly stopped at the undercover officer’s car and took $320 in cash in exchange for the marijuana, police said.
When Stamford and Darien officers arrested Zahorsky, he claimed he was at the McDonald’s to eat and had no idea why police were arresting him, Fontneau said.
He said police found $320 on Zahorsky and the undercover officer’s number on his cell phone.
They searched Zahorsky’s Bridgeport apartment and found three bags of marijuana and one bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms, along with a shotgun, ammunition and a digital scale, Fontneau said.
Zahorsky was charged with several drug charges and released on $10,000 bond. He is due back in Stamford Superior Court on Feb. 13. No one answered the phone at a number listed for Zahorsky.
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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.topix.net/city/stamford-ct/2008/02/police-dealer-pushed-pot-online#comments
Wis. Man Says Truck Headed for Milestone
MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) – Frank Oresnik is on the verge of making history driving his old standby – the pickup truck he says is about to pass the 1 million mile mark.
Oresnik took the 1991 Chevrolet Silverado to the Oil Ex-Change Quick Lube in Medford on Thursday for what he expects will be its last oil change and tuneup before hitting the magic number.
He said the truck is 1,200 miles from a million, and once he hits the mark he will retire the vehicle.
“I feel almost like the longtime NFL player as he goes into his last training camp knowing this is the end,” Oresnik said.
He credits proper maintenance and a good measure of luck for allowing the truck to rack up so many miles. He said he’s had more than 300 oil changes and tuneups at the Medford business, going in every 3,000 miles.
The truck has had four radiators, three gas tanks, five transmissions and six water pumps, but the engine has never been overhauled, Oresnik said.
He bought the Silverado in June 1996 after the original owner put 41,000 miles on it. Oresnik uses the vehicle to deliver seafood in three states, putting on about 85,000 miles a year.
Double Dipping? ‘Seinfeld’ Was Right
By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Keep an eye on the salsa this Super Bowl Sunday: A researcher inspired by a famous “Seinfeld” episode has concluded that double dipping is just plain gross.
“That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” George Costanza was admonished on the show after he dipped a chip twice at a wake. That’s not too far off, said Clemson University professor Paul L. Dawson.
Last year the food microbiologist’s undergraduate students examined the effects of double dipping using volunteers, wheat crackers and several sample dips. They found that three to six double dips transferred about 10,000 bacteria from an eater’s mouth to the remaining dip sample.
“I was very surprised by the results,” Dawson said in a telephone interview Thursday. “I thought there would be very minimal transfer. I didn’t think we would be able to detect it.”
The professor said the students’ research didn’t get into the risk behind such a bacteria transfer, but they got the idea.
“I like to say it’s like kissing everybody at the party – if you’re double dipping, you’re putting some of your bacteria in that dip,” Dawson said.
The results of the research are scheduled to be published in the journal Food Safety within the next six months, he said.
Women Teach Suspects a Very Hard Lesson
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) – It looks like a couple of suburban St. Louis purse snatchers picked the wrong women to attack. The victims fought back – with a snow shovel.
Police in Maryland Heights released details of the Sunday incident outside a Schnucks grocery store. The women were unloading groceries when the thieves tried to steal two purses from their cart.
One of the women grabbed a shovel from the suspects’ pickup and smacked one of the men upside the head. The other woman jumped into the cab and attacked the other suspect, then grabbed the keys so he couldn’t drive away.
Police tracked the men to a hotel. The man struck with the shovel required staples to close the gash in his head.
Both are jailed and charged with robbery.
Information from: KMOV-TV, http://www.kmov.com/