Wednesday, September 7, 2011
On 9/4/2011 at approximately 7:27 pm, the Crisfield Police Department received certain information that an individual working for Sherwood Amusement Rides was selling drugs while operating one of the rides at the Crab Derby on Marina grounds. The Crisfield Police Department sent two CPD undercover officers into the grounds and observed the individual dealing prescription oxycodone. One of the undercover officers approached the suspect and bought oxycodone from him, the undercover left the area. A decision was made to contact the management of the Amusement rides and move in an arrest the suspect because it appeared that he was under the influence of drugs himself. The suspect was arrested without incident and management took over the operation of the ride.
Eric Wayne Kovach
31360 Eden Allen Rd.
CDS Narcotics Unlawful Manufacturing & Distributing
Held at Somerset County Detention Center on $25,000 bail, he has since bailed out of jail.
Monday, September 5, 2011
That's where the stories and information ended for most of us. A faithful reader and caring citizen of Worcester County took time to go through every name of the Pocomoke arrests in the Maryland judiciary information, write the recent info, and submit it to me. And we appreciate it so much!!
Keep in mind that these trials are a few weeks away and there can be many changes. Here are the most recent accounts:
Honiss W. Cane, 40 of Pocomoke City is charged with 3 drug related offenses and has retained the services of private defense attorney Michael Farlow. A jury trial scheduled for 10/12/11 has been postponed. A new trial date has not yet been set.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Mexican authorities seized another four tons of pot from the warehouse on their side of the border. Officials said the lightening-speed, 12-hour operation started Tuesday night when U.S. authorities watching a warehouse under surveillance followed a tractor-trailer as it left the building.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents called in the California Highway Patrol, whose officers stopped the rig near Temecula and authorities found 10 tons of marijuana inside. The driver, a U.S. citizen, and his Mexican wife were arrested and will be arraigned in San Diego on Thursday.
Authorities quickly obtained a federal search warrant to go inside the warehouse, where they discovered 10 to 15 tons of marijuana — worth an estimated $20 million, said ICE director John Morton.
They also found a wood door that opened to a hole leading to the tunnel, running the length of six football fields, under the border and into a warehouse in Mexico, Morton said. Officials found packets being ready to be moved into the United States from the tunnel, which had lighting, ventilation and a rail system to send loads of illegal drugs into California.
"This is not a mom-and-pop operation. This is obviously the work of a cartel," said Morton, who held a news conference outside the warehouse in an industrial park near the Otay Mesa truck crossing, across from Tijuana.
Officials said the seizure was the largest ever in California and was believed to be the second-largest in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 33 tons of marijuana in Oregon in 2008, DEA special agent Ralph W. Partridge said.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Former Marine, Andy Martin drove an hour and a half to get to Lazy Dayz Hookah Lounge in Newport News. "Keeps kids from running out on the streets, doing drugs, you can come in here, lounge, get a hookah, get on your laptop, sit on a couch with your friends and do your thing," said Martin.
The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board heard from business owners selling Spice.
"It was part public flogging, part sincere information seeking," said Lazy Dayz Owner Jay Sedwick.
Sedwick and co-owner Andrew Erickson presented their side. "We don't sell to people in uniform or fatigues or anyone that has a military ID," said the owners.
The Military said it will put Lazy Dayz and any other business on the Off Limits List if it doesn't stop selling Spice. Spice is on the military's zero tolerance policy. It's packaged and sold as an incense, but when smoked, acts like marijuana.
Andy Martin showed WAVY.com the kind he likes.
"It's comatose candy," said Martin.
Comatose candy is just one brand of Spice.
Lazy Dayz owners said it's unfair for the military to put them on the Off Limits List, especially since they say servicemembers are a huge part of their clientele.
"With service men and women coming back from Iraq, Dubai, Afghanistan, Hookah smoking is a big hobby over there," said Sedwick.
So, why not stop selling Spice?
"They definitely asked us that, there's a huge demand for it, we're in America we shouldn't have to choose one market over another," said Sedwick.
Sedwick and Erickson believe if the military bans all the big spice selling shops, service members will likely buy spice from smaller shops and gas stations, that they say could sell a more dangerous counterfeit version of the product.
"I hope they'll see our side and will take into consideration what we said," said Sedwick.
Lazy Dayz does not allow customers to smoke spice in the Hookah lounge.
The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board will make a recommendation to the Regional Commander next week.
The admiral will then make the final decision and a letter will be sent to the business.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The DEA is coordinating this one-day effort with the assistance of Virginia's Secretary of Public Safety, the Office of the Attorney General, the Virginia State Police, and local law enforcement agencies.
The Virginia Department of Health Professions, which houses the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program, is spreading the word about National Take-Back Day with Virginias healthcare professionals, agencies, and members of the General Assembly. Speaking about National Take-Back Day, Governor McDonnell commented, "Drug abuse is directly related to increased crime rates, overdose deaths and emergency room visits. In Virginia, drug deaths are comparable to the number of traffic fatalities each year. We want to change the equation by taking preventative steps, including encouraging Virginians to get rid of old medications. People should not hold on to expired or unused medications, particularly in homes with children, teens and seniors which are especially vulnerable to this danger."
Important information about National Take-Back Day:
The program is anonymous and free
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted
Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative
Medications may be kept in original containers for disposal on National Take-Back Day
Public health officials and environmental quality experts recommend the following action steps for the ongoing disposal of medications:
Participate in community and national pharmaceutical take back programs
Remove unused, unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs from their original container and mix with an undesirable substance such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter then place in nondescript sealable bags or containers such as empty cans or sealable bags for disposal
Public health officials now call prescription drug abuse an epidemic. It is the number 2 category of substance abuse, behind marijuana abuse which is number 1.