State Police say they pulled over Stephen Yakopeck III, the son of Judge Cheryl Peck Yakopeck, last Wednesday on Route 22 in Murrysville for an alleged traffic violation and it was discovered that he had 14 lbs of marijuana wrapped in 1 lb packages. Police also discovered that Yakopeck had a growing operation in his home, where an additional 7-8 lbs of suspected marijuana, marijuana plants, over $3,000 in cash and two guns.
Yakopeck is free on $50,000 unsecured bond.
Source: SON OF WESTMORELAND COUNTY JUDGE ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA
SEYMOUR, Ind. – An Indiana man refused to call 911 as his 8-year-old son suffered for hours and finally died after mistaking meth for breakfast cereal, according to court documents.Curtis Collman II, 41, faces numerous counts that include neglect of a dependent causing death, pointing a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and intimidation. after police say his son, Curtis Collman III, ingested a large amount of meth.
Source: Dad refused to call 911 as son died after mistaking meth for cereal, court docs say | fox13now.com
An 18-year-old man twice dozed off at a traffic signal on South Main Street early Wednesday including when an officer knocked on his window in an attempt to rouse him, Greensburg police said.
Brandon J. Giron of Greensburg denied he was under the influence of anything, but was subsequently arrested by Patrolman Garret McNamara after he failed three field sobriety tests. McNamara alleges officers also confiscated three prescription-size bottles of medicated cannabis syrup, two containers of cannabis wax, three small plastic bags of marijuana and eight separate bags of edible marijuana-laced gummy bears from inside the vehicle.
Source: Cops: Greensburg man arrested after twice snoozing during traffic stop | TribLIVE
This could change how patients in the U.S. access treatments for chronic conditions.
The Food and Drug Administration in a draft guideline on Tuesday outlined how such a status, which the agency said could help lower health-care costs, would work. Patients could answer questions on a mobile-phone app to help determine whether they should be able to access a medication without a prescription.
“Our hope is that the steps we’re taking to advance this new, more modern framework will contribute to lower costs for our health care system overall and provide greater efficiency and empowerment for consumers by increasing the availability of certain products that would otherwise be available only by prescription,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.
Source: U.S. To Make More Drugs Easily Available, Cutting Role Docs Play – Bloomberg Quint
A Greensburg officer, who noticed numbness to his lips and throat after being exposed to a white powder Friday during an arrest, is fine, police said.
Officers arrested three people on drug charges after finding three bags of an unidentified white powder, suspected crack cocaine and several other items associated with drug dealing at a Cleveland Street home. Cornelius D. Scaine, 36, who is listed as homeless; Amanda Burkhart, 27, of Turtle Creek; and Rachael R. Revers, 39, of Greensburg, are being held in the Westmoreland County Prison.
Source: Greensburg officer’s lips, throat numbed by white powder during drug arrest
One person has been arrested following a drug bust in Swissvale.
Source: 1 Arrested In Large-Scale Swissvale Drug Bust « CBS Pittsburgh
A drug smuggling operation at the Westmoreland County Prison was shut down after an inmate informed police of the goings-on earlier this year.
The Tribune-Review reports that a preliminary hearing was held Friday for 36-year-old Joseph Netzel and District Judge Mark Mansour said there was enough evidence for a trial.
Source: WESTMORELAND COUNTY PRISON DRUG SMUGGLING OPERATION SHUT DOWN | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA
Four employees at a Wendy’s in Canton, Georgia are facing drug charges after authorities accused them of dealing meth from the restaurant, WSB reports.
Source: 4 Wendy’s employees accused of dealing meth at restaurant | WPXI
It’s up to the provinces and territories to determine how to handle distribution, and they’re taking a variety of approaches.
Mail-order weed? You betcha!
With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in nine U.S. states that have legalized adult recreational use of the drug. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and access to banking are some big discrepancies.
And yes, Canadians will be able to order cannabis online and have it delivered through the mail — something that’s illegal in the United States.
Source: Legal marijuana will roll out differently in Canada than in U.S.
An undercover drug buy earlier this week by Greensburg police led to the arrest Wednesday of 59-year-old city man and seizure of multiple wrapped packets of crack cocaine, Suboxone strips, $850 and drug paraphernalia.
Patrolman Kerry Dieter charged Willie Leake Jr., who resides in an apartment on Depot Street, with illegal delivery and possession of crack cocaine, illegal possession of Suboxone and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned before District Judge Chris Flanigan and ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison after he failed to post $40,000 bond.
Source: Greensburg man jailed after officers seize crack cocaine and Suboxone from apartment | TribLIVE