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Yes, you’re right. It wasn’t just any old salt. It was Epsom salt! As reported by The Fraser Coast Chronicle:

A Maryborough man charged with “ice” possession spent four months in prison waiting for forensic analysis of the substance – but was later released when testing determined it was not methylamphetamine.

Four months while the guy languished in prison?

The revelation comes after Maryborough Magistrate John Smith recently criticised the state’s Forensic and Scientific Services, after a matter had to be adjourned to wait for scientific analysis of the suspected drug material.

But Queensland Health, which runs the service also known as the John Tonge Centre, claims there are no delays in forensic testing.

Really? Tell that to the guy with the salt.

Suthers Lawyers solicitor Travis George said he recently had a client who was charged after police found a substance they believed to be methylamphetamine in his car during a routine check.

Mr George said due to his client’s previous criminal history, he spent about four months in prison while waiting for the forensic results which determined the substance was not ice but Epsom Salts.

“The charges were then withdrawn by police,” Mr George said.

Mr George said delays in waiting for forensic analysis were not a new issue.

“It has always been a concern for our clients about delay due to awaiting analysis where it is forensic,” he said.

Mr George’s comments come after Maryborough Magistrate John Smith spoke about the John Tonge Centre when he was forced to adjourn a case for a further two months in order for forensic analysis to be completed.

“For the last 14 years nothing has been done (about the delays),” Mr Smith said.

“Once again the government needs to have a look at what they are doing in relation to this.”

Mr Smith said both the LNP and Labor state governments had “made a song and dance” about improving Forensic and Scientific Services.

But despite this, a Queensland Health spokeswoman denied there was a backlog for Forensic and Scientific Services.

“Urgent cases are completed within the timeframe required by the police and the courts,” she said.

The spokeswoman said the centre was continually assessing evidence testing processes to improve turnaround times.

“All forensic testing performed at FSS is prioritised daily with police and the courts,” she said.

“The time taken to bring a drug case to court is dependent on many factors.”

The centre deals with about 5000 samples in relation to criminal cases each month, with workloads increasing during the past five years. The Queensland Police Service declined to comment saying it was a matter for Queensland Health.

No backlog? No backlog? Here’s the source!

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Forget about “I only had 2 drinks …” or “I was looking for the Easter Bunny…” Wait, that’s what this dude said he was doing. As reported by The Union Leader:

John Fowler, 50 … claimed a man had come to his house with information about the location of the Easter Bunny, and Fowler said he attempted to follow him.

What, like you wouldn’t do exactly the same thing?

When he lost the Easter Bunny informant, he tried to return home but crashed his car, Fowler reportedly told police.

Fowler did not sustain any injuries in the minor crash in the area of 105 Main St. around 1:30 a.m., but faces numerous charges, including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving after suspension and misuse or failure to display plates. He was also arrested on two outstanding warrants from the court, police said.

Fowler was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Candia District Court on Dec. 13 for arraignment.

Personal recognizance for a guy busted for drunk driving, on a suspended license, with two outstanding warrants? The Juice is not so trusting.


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Anybody with half a brain knows how stupid it is to text and drive. It’s also illegal in many states. Still, people continue to do it alarmingly often. As reported by www.news965.com:

A 23-year-old driver in Fort Myers, Fla., admits he was texting while driving when he was caught on video rolling his car after hitting a power pole and a tree.

Driver Michael Woody climbed out of the car safely following the crash and told responding officers that his only impairment was his cell phone … he was texting while driving, something that is now illegal in Florida.

You can see the dashboard video by clicking here.

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One would think that, somewhere along the way, this kid learned that 911 is for emergencies only. If not, he should definitely know now. Per The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune police log:

• At 10:49 a.m. Monday, an 11-year-old boy called 911 because his friend used the “F” word at the caller.

Guess what happened next? Nothing, of course!

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Even those among you who think that words like “shit”are “bad” words should concede that they are okay to use when they are integral to the story.  Somehow “contents of the septic tank” just doesn’t get the point across like “shit” does. Anyway, as reported by The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, South Carolina):

Stanley Lee Dixon, 52, of 5153 Carolina Highway, Denmark, pleaded guilty on Monday to littering over 500 pounds.

Circuit Judge Maite Murphy sentenced Dixon to one year of incarceration at the S.C. Department of Corrections, but reduced it to six months of probation.

Dixon emptied the contents of a septic tank on private property in Orangeburg County on May 31, 2014.

Although he asked the property owner for permission before emptying the septic tank there, the property owner told him not to and he ultimately did it anyway.

Can you imagine the clean up? Here’s the source.

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Wait – so you’re saying if I post videos on Facebook, other people can see them? Why didn’t anyone tell me this? As reported by pix11.com:

Stephen Ruth of Centereach, Long Island apparently got tired of getting tickets after trying to beat red lights at intersections with cameras affixed to them.

So police said Ruth, 42, did something about it — and then bragged about it on Facebook.

Ruth was in custody at the 6th Precinct in Selden Tuesday night, accused of four counts of criminal tampering, after police discovered his Facebook videos that were going viral on the web.

On the videos, Ruth is seen using a selfie stick to record himself, armed with a painter’s pole to push the red light camera’s face upwards to the sky.

“All it took was a pair of balls and a painter’s pole,” Ruth notes, as he tampers with the camera.

Police sources told PIX11 Investigates Ruth tampered with four cameras in Suffolk County, most near the Long  Island Expressway Service Roads at Hawkins Avenue and another near Ocean Avenue.

PIX11 found videos posted on August 21 and August 23.

The August 23 video had more than 201,000 views as of Tuesday night.

Ruth — in a shirt and tie — tells the camera “I’m going to show you how easy it is to take the power back.”

After he defaces the camera, he noted that he saved taxpayers $10,000 for that particular day.

A police source told PIX11 News that Ruth was expected to be bailed out Tuesday night from the 6th Precinct and will appear in court in the morning.

Click here for the source, which includes the video.


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Okay so it is vandalism, but it barely register’s on the Vandalometer.  How was he caught? The way many “criminals” are caught, of course – by following the trail of penises! As reported by TheLocal.dk:

A 31-year old man from Aalborg was convicted for a fairly bizarre act of vandalism on Tuesday.

On a visit to the local IKEA in Aalborg, the man had taken one of the store’s wooden pencils and proceeded to casually stroll through the warehouse drawing small penises on the walls and pieces of furniture on display.

“He drew up to 30 penises on walls and shelves around the warehouse,” Rikke Poulsen from the North Jutland police told Berlingske News Bureau.

IKEA staff eventually caught up with the vandal who had left a trail of crudely drawn genitalia in his wake and reported him to the police.

Once caught, the man denied that he was responsible for all the drawings, and that his curious crime was inspired by having seen someone else do it first.

“The man has admitted to being behind these drawings, but not as many as 30. He has no prior convictions and he has explained that he did it because he had seen similar drawings in IKEA. He has regretted his actions, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has still committed vandalism,” Poulsen said.

The man received a suspended sentence of 20 days – and presumably a lifetime ban from IKEA.

Here’s the source.

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As a daily bicycle commuter, it pains The Juice to speak (ahem, “allege”) ill of a fellow traveler. Alas, it is not looking good for this gent, as reported by NJ Advance Media for NJ.com:

Jose Angel Perez-Luna, 31, Tannersville, Pa., was arrested early Sunday morning near the Holland Tunnel after a Port Authority police officer spotted a Citi Bike in the open bed of his pickup truck, police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. At roughly 3 a.m., Perez-Luna had passed Lt. Joseph Macaluso and abruptly stopped at a red light at 14th Street and Jersey Avenue, Pentangelo said.

After noticing the Citi Bike, Macaluso stopped Perez-Luna, who explained that he stole the bike from Manhattan to commute to his job. The bike is valued at $1,000. Perez-Luna was also driving with a suspended license and had previously been cited in Virginia for unlicensed driving, Pentagelo said.

He was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, driving while suspended, driving without a license and careless driving. He was also cited for failing to move over for a marked police officer, since he drove too close to Macaluso while the officer was stopped for an unrelated traffic matter.

Next time, how about Craigslist? Here’s the source.

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You know that when you point a gun in the air and shoot, that the slug will land somewhere, right? This is especially true when you fire a gun inside a building. As reported by The Bismarck Tribune:

A Bismarck man is accused of firing a shotgun into the ceiling of his apartment, nearly striking a woman who was lying in bed in the apartment above his.

Jeffery Royce Jr., 34, was charged in South Central District Court in Burleigh County with felony reckless endangerment and could receive up to five years in prison if convicted.

Police were called to a residence at  409 Riverside Park Road at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call about a possible gunshot inside an apartment.

Officers arrived and heard a man, Royce, arguing with a 33-year-old Bismarck woman, Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said.

Inside the residence, police found a spent shotgun shell on the floor and a 12-gauge shotgun inside the bedroom, Buschena said. Officers also noticed a hole in the ceiling approximately 1 inch in diameter.

A 55-year-old woman who lives in an apartment above Royce’s said she was lying in bed when a slug shot through her floor just feet from her, landing inside the apartment’s outer wall.

Police arrested Royce and took him to Burleigh County Detention Center.

Missed it by that much. (For the “Get Smart” fans out there.) Here’s the source, which includes the suspect’s photo.

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This kid is Trouble. That capital “T” is intentional. Why? Check out what this youngster has been up to, as reported by wmbb.com (Florida):

Police say that a 12-year-old charged in June with stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride has done it again.

Yes, again!

According to the Parker Police Department and Bay District Schools, 12-year-old Michael Propst is charged with taking a bus from a compound at Parker Elementary School and driving it to Franklin County Tuesday evening.

In June, Propst was charged with taking a bus and driving it from the same location to the Wal-Mart on Front Beach Road, a distance of 15 miles.

15 miles! Yikes. What about this time?

This time, the youth drove the bus to Franklin County, a distance of more than 55 miles.


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