The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Talisay City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Resident Andro Medel, 42, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighing about eight grams valued at around P54,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Medel was caught after he sold suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P4,000 around 2:05 p.m. on July 1.
WORLD CUP 2018NFF plans friendly with EnglandFemi Solaja with agency reportArgentina and Manchester City forward, Sergio Aguero, has tagged Nigeria as the least headache of the South American nation in the Group D pairings of the World Cup 2018. Despite the 4-2 defeat suffered by the Albeceleste in last monthâ€™s friendly against the Super Eagles in Krosnodar, Russia, Aguero told Argentine publication, Dobleamarilla, yesterday that he respects Croatia and is still wondering on what to expect from Iceland.The Manchester City star, in what appears a mind game, dismissed Nigeria as a team not to be worried about.Aguero described Nigeriaâ€™s victory in that friendly as â€˜accidentalâ€™ aided by his absence in the second half of the match due to the exhaustion that led to his unconsciousness and hospitalization.He told the publication that he only asked about what happened after he regained consciousness. Aguero insisted that Argentina lost because the players were thinking more about him in the hospital.â€œThat happens sometimes, because it was because they thought of me, they were scared. I do not know, â€œstressed Aguero.On Croatia, Aguero said: â€œCroatia has a great midfield. They have Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, there is Perisic who plays outside and heâ€™s very fast. Croatia is a bit more complete.â€He continued: â€œIceland is one of the debutants, they do not play badly, they are a very organised team and they have (Gylfi) Sigurdsson, who is the one who drives the team. We play them first; they are therefore the most important game for us. They will not be easy.â€On the overall, Aguero said it was good that Argentina was not tipped as one of the top favourites to win at Russia 2018.He believes that the pendulum of victory is likely to swing in the directions of France, Germany and Brazil.â€œItâ€™s good that they do not take us as candidates (for the trophy),â€ concludes the Man City forward.In a related development, the Super Eagles are to play a pre-World Cup friendly with England, UK-based Skysport reported yesterday.Skysport quoted the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi, to have confirmed the proposed game.However, there is no confirmation from the English FA on the match.â€œWe plan to play a friendly against England in June, before the World Cup,â€ Sanusi told Skysport, stressing that the venue and other details of the match were still to be worked out.Both nations will feature at next yearâ€™s World Cup in Russia, with Gareth Southgateâ€™s England paired to play Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G.Nigeria last played England at the 2002 World Cup in Osaka, Japan on June 12, 2002 in a match Coach Adegboye Onigbinde had to ring changes from the earlier line-up of Nigeria in the preceding matches with Argentina and Sweden.Vincent Enyeama was handed his first World Cup cap in that game.Before then, the Super Eagles had played a friendly with England on June 16, 1995 at the Wembley when Amodu Shaibu made his managerial debut with Nigeria. Eagles lost 1-0.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Four Wellington residents have been charged with the distribution of heroin as reported in the Wellington Police Notes for Thursday, May 9.â€¢At 3:32 p.m. Thursday, Jeffrey L. Redford, 34, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant of four counts of sale of heroin, one count of conspiracy to sell heroin, one count use of communication facility to facility drug sale. Bond has been set at $50,000.â€¢On 4:20 p.m., Thursday, Maggie A. Redford, 33, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and sale of heroin. Bond is set at $25,000.â€¢At 5:19 p.m., Thursday, WilliamÂ A. Sirmons, 49, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with distribution of heroin, use of communication facility to facilitate sale, sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school and conspiracy to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond is set at $25,000â€¢On 6:24 p.m., Thursday, Billy R. Russell, 59, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant charged with distribution of morphine within 1,000 feet of a school, use of communication facility to facilitate drugs, sale of heroin within 1000 feet of a School and Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond is set at $25,000The arrests came after an extensive investigation which took eight months to complete by a task force of Sumner County Sheriff and Wellington Police departments, said Tracy Heath, Wellington City Police Chief.“Kudos to the Sumner County Task Force officers involved in this investigation,” Heath said. “They did one heck of a job.”Heath said on Thursday, after a lengthy investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for the four residents. Also, officers obtained a search warrant for a residence located in Wellington. During this course of this search, evidence associated with drug usage was located. While drug arrests are not uncommon in this area, heroin arrests have been less so. However, heroin is on the rise both locally and national wide, Heath said.It is hard to gauge how much heroin is in Sumner County, or the extent of use in the county. But it is here, Heath said, and it has become a fashionable drug amongst many young adults.Heroin, once a prevalent drug in the 1960s, lost popularity in the 80s and 90s. But due to the popularity of the prescribed drug Oxycontin, heroin is making a comeback because it is part of the same opiate family tree.Oxycontin makers reformulated the pain killer in 2010 so that it was more difficult to crush and reuse. Since then people have shifted away from the prescribed drug toward heroin – a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, from the opium poppy plant. According to drugfree.org, heroin is a “downer” or depressant that affects the brain’s pleasure systems and interferes with the brain’s ability to perceive pain.Heroin can be injected into a vein, injected into a muscle, smoked in a water pipe or standard pipe, mixed in a marijuana joint or regular cigarette, inhaled as smoke through a straw, or snorted as powder in the nose.The short-term effects of heroin gives the user a feeling of euphoria, followed quickly going “on the nod,” an alternative state of wakefulness and drowsiness, the website says.As higher doses are used over time, physical dependence and addiction develop. With physical dependence, the body adapts to the presence of the drug and withdrawal symptoms may occur if use is reduced or stopped. Withdrawal, which in regular abusers may occur as early as a few hours after the late administration, produces drug cravings, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea and vomiting. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users, who are in poor health, can be fatal, the anti-drug site said. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (24) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Proudmama · 378 weeks ago Way to go WPD. They all need to be taken off the streets. Our town is not safe with them roaming free. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down john · 378 weeks ago Hats off to local law enforcement! Keep up the good work!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down SerenitySaves · 378 weeks ago It’s about time they arrest the drug dealers! I’m tired of people dying because of heroin! Report Reply 2 replies · active 378 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 378 weeks ago More heroine and other drug busts! Less tag light harassment! Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down notlla · 378 weeks ago Now that they have arrested them , How about convicting them..and put them away for a while. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down scooter · 378 weeks ago I don’t see why so many people seemed to be concerned about the heroin related deaths, we (society) did not put the needle in their arm, they made the decision to do it. Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Proudmama9 · 378 weeks ago Amen, scooter! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down concerned citizen · 378 weeks ago Scooter is right, they should be more concerned about the meth dealers that are constantly getting more people hooked so they can have some help breaking into peoples houses or mailboxes and stealing from hard working citizens Report Reply 3 replies · active 378 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Hmmm…. · 378 weeks ago Heroin overdoses cost use the taxpayers money. Who do you think pays the bill on a dead person, or a nice waste of time that is actually fortunate enough to get dropped off in time for the last-minute save. One positive, it gives the staff at good old SRMC someone to hone their life saving skills on, so when someone who is in real need of help comes in they are good to go. I have to say, if you catch em you keep em! Finish the job and put them away! Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down 420 TIME · 378 weeks ago I am 100% behind the WPD and Sumner Co. Sheriff and company busting down on those METH users and Heroin users and dealers and honestly believe they should be put to DEATH. Leave those using marijuana in their own homes alone. They are hurting absolutely no one. Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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Kovac will have to do without in-form midfield maestro Thiago, who tore an ankle ligament against Roedinghausen.– Dortmund’s defensive disaster –Leaders Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, are facing a defensive crisis as they look to keep Bayern at bay with a win in Wolfsburg.With Manuel Akanji, Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer all out injured, things went from bad to worse when Abdou Diallo limped off the field early in Dortmund’s 3-2 cup win over Union Berlin on Wednesday.Raphael Guerreiro is set to take Diallo’s place in defence, while up front, Mario Goetze has also been ruled out with bronchitis.– Bayer all grown up –Julian Brandt has said that he and his Bayer Leverkusen team mates have gone from boys to men in the space of a few days.In full-blown crisis this time last week, Leverkusen look a side transformed as they prepare to host Hoffenheim, having chalked up a 6-2 win over Werder Bremen and a 5-0 thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach in the last few days.“We couldn’t have even dreamed of this a week ago,” said Brandt. “At the beginning of the season, we were playing like children, we were naive. Now, the little kiddies have grown up.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Berlin, Germany | AFP | Arjen Robben has admitted that Bayern Munich are some way from their best form as they head into what he says is a must-win game for the Bundesliga champions at Freiburg on Saturday.The Dutch winger said that he and his team mates needed to be “self-critical” as they bid to return to the top of the Bundesliga this weekend.Bayern are two points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who have been plunged into an injury crisis ahead of a tricky trip to Wolfsburg, and have the chance ot overtake Dortmund ahead of their face-to-face next week.Elsewhere, Bayer Leverkusen are looking to continue their explosive return to form against Hoffenheim, while Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl is hoping to shake off comparisons with the Bundesliga’s worst ever team.Here are five things to look out for in the Bundesliga this weekend.– Bayern’s bad patch –Bayern Munich may have won their last four games, but both coach Niko Kovac and his players know that they need to improve when they host Freiburg on Saturday.“We’re not playing our best football at the moment,” Arjen Robben told Amazon Music this week, after watching his teammates labour to a 2-1 cup win over fourth tier side SV Roedinghausen.“We need to win against Freiburg, maybe we can take another step forward and gain confidence before we play Dortmund the week after.”
England’s spirited fight in the U16 boys’ quadrangular international matches ended in disappointment when they were narrowly beaten by Ireland in the title decider. The two teams went head to head on the final day at Prestatyn, Wales, having both beaten their previous opponents, Wales and The Netherlands. England took the upper hand in the morning, winning the foursomes 3-1, and with nine holes left to play in the singles were still in a strong position. But the Irish players pulled out all the stops over the closing holes to win 6.5-5.5 and take the title. England coach Rob Watts remarked: “Ireland played great on the back nine and they deserved to win. We were obviously disappointed not to get over the line but there are lots of positives to take from this. “It was a really good experience for a young side and I am sure we will see some of these boys playing Home Internationals for England at U18 level.” He praised the way they adapted, both to the strong winds on the second day of the round robin and to links golf, which was a new experience for some of the boys. “They had to learn different shots, particularly with their control around the green and they had to adapt pretty quickly!” Earlier in the competition England beat The Netherlands 9.5-2.5 and Wales 9-3. England’s man of the match was Ben Pierleoni (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) who had a perfect score of six wins from six games, teaming up with Tom Gregory (Stoke Park, Berks, Bucks & Oxon) in the foursomes. They were joined in the team by: Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, Cambridgeshire), Jake Craddock (Sleaford, Linconshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Cuddington, Surrey), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire), George Leigh (Trevose, Cornwall) and Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Click here for full scores 14 Apr 2017 England’s brave fight ends in tight title decider
Editor’s note: John Burton and Nancy Burton’s husband Rob are cousins. By John BurtonHIGHLANDS – Valentine’s Day is an important day for many, but most definitely for a florist. This year, it’s more important than ever for Nancy Burton.Burton’s shop, In the Garden, was heavily damaged in late October by Super Storm Sandy. Since then she has been working feverishly to get everything completed for its planned Feb. 14 reopening. She is hoping to take advantage of the business that day – Valentine’s Day – tends to offer those in her line of work.The day also has a special significance for her business.Nancy Burton stands in front of her florist shop, In the Garden. She has been working to get her Highlands floral and plant studio ready to reopen on Valentine’s Day.Burton initially opened In the Garden in February 2005 – Feb. 7 to be exact – first on the corner of Bay Avenue and Miller Street. She moved the business about two years ago to its current location, 69 Waterwitch Ave. Coming back and reopening on Feb. 14, as Highlands continues coming back, resonated with Burton.“It just seemed really appropriate,” she said. “I’m kind of excited to open on Valentine’s Day, for the business and to be able to pay back some of the costs. But it’s also the nostalgia of Valentine’s Day” in relation to when she first opened.Burton, a 37-year-old lifelong Highlands resident, said she walked back into the borough after Sandy when authorities weren’t letting anyone drive in. She was worried about her borough home and her business.Her home was flooded with about 32 inches of water, keeping her and her family out of it for more than 20 days during which time they lived with friends in Atlantic Highlands. The repair work at home is continuing.Burton had prepped her business for the storm, storing equipment on upper shelves, unplugging and putting electrical devices away and not restocking the refrigerators following a couple of large event orders she completed just prior to the storm. She believed the shop should be all right if the water rose to about 3½ feet. But the water came in and rose more than 5 feet, Burton said, pointing to a marker still on the shop’s wall, put there by a Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) inspector, showing the water’s height.“I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was worse than I could have imagined,” she said of the damage caused by the storm. “It looked like a tidal wave came through the store.”She recalled how items were washed up toward the shop’s front, including her more than 7-foot tall floral refrigerators that had actually floated in the floodwater. Her front window had been smashed, as well.“Everything that wasn’t latched down got washed out with the tide,” she said.As she surveyed the damage, she stood in front of her store, “a local guy walked by and gave me a big hug and I just cried.”Since then, Burton has moved forward, forming a new partnership with her two former co-workers, Jenna Morris and Eileen Rico, and the three have been working to get the business up and running again.Burton said it will cost her about only $10,000 to get the operation back on track, thanks to the work contributions of her father, a woodworker, and a nephew’s construction business.In The Garden is a floral and plant studio where Burton and her partners specialize in weddings and other special events, garden design and maintenance.Burton said working with plants and flowers “is basically in my blood.” Both her mother and grandmothers have been avid gardeners.Burton studied at the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture. She had been thinking about starting her own business – another longtime dream – and opening a floral and plant studio seemed appropriate, she said.Burton, who has returned to her Highlands home with her two toddler sons and husband Rob Burton, a Highlands police officer, insisted, she is here to stay. “We were able to grow up here,” on the shore, loving all that it provided. “I want the same for my kids.”She also jokes that, given what she and her neighbors have gone through with this and previous storms, “the webbing on my feet gets a little thicker.”