Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Grayeson Hawkins-Fishman has been arrested twice during the last year or so, and on neither occasion did he appear to believe it was his fault. After a bust for smashing his ex-girlfriend’s laptop, he portrayed the incident as a simple oops, and he blamed “stupid” pals for his recent cuffing over a fight and his subsequent acknowledgment that he was in possession of cocaine. Westword has the story.
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Twenty-six years ago, the feds busted Miami’s biggest smuggling operation of the Cocaine Cowboys era: a $2 billion pipeline run by high-school pals Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta. It would take another decade of contentious court battles before the pair was finally convicted, wrapping up one of the nation’s most massive drug cases.
The untold story of Key Largo’s most brutal homicide in 25 years shines a light on a drugged-out Upper Keys underbelly worthy of a Bloodlines subplot and reveals a surprising truth: Every year, dozens of Florida fishermen find square groupers — packages of marijuana or cocaine, sometimes worth millions of dollars — drifting in the ocean. Then they have to choose: Call the Coast Guard? Or chase the promise of riches far beyond what a fishing boat can provide, risking prison time — or, in some cases, unimaginable bloodshed.
On September 1, a Miami-Dade County Police detective walked into Kareta Kafe on SW 40th Street in West Dade, and sat down at the bar. He ordered a beer, which the bartender happily handed over.
He then ordered $20 worth of cocaine, and the bartender gave him that, too.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: President Barack Obama had previously commuted the sentence of Super Bowl champ Thomas’s mom, who’d been sent to the Big House for conspiring in her mother’s cocaine ring — but she was due for release fairly soon. No grandma, who’d earned a life sentence. Westword has the story.