Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Bartmess, who was bipolar and used meth to self-medicate, was horrifically abused by five people — three men, two women. One of the latter posted on Facebook, “I fucking hate my life,” and when she was sentenced for her role in the heinous crimes, it didn’t get any better. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Rodriguez was among nine Florida men to travel to Colorado and start illegal pot grows — meaning ones that aren’t authorized by the state, which has legalized recreational marijuana sales under strict regulations. See photos of the huge haul here. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Burgans has been charged with swiping fentanyl, a powerful opioid that has become a favorite theft target of health-care professionals with intravenous drug habits. Meanwhile, two men have been charged in the death of a man who OD’d on fentanyl. Westword has the story.
Waka flakka, flamed out? The synthetic-drug epidemic that has gripped Broward County and spilled over into Miami-Dade more than two years ago may already be over thanks to an unprecedented level of coordination involved in the war on that drug.
The drug often leaves users in a state of psychosis. Public rampages, frequently in the nude, were a common side-effect. People on the drug have done everything from crashing a car into a county jail and then spitting on cops and claiming to be both God and Satan, to climbing up a drawbridge in the buff.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: On Facebook, Sciortino and her pals seem perfectly ordinary thanks to posts and photos about fun, frivolity and family. But prosecutors say they led a secret life that led to at least one death — and now they’ve admitted their complicity. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Mesaros and a buddy showed up at the home of a marijuana grower, who they subsequently pummeled before taking off with pounds of weed. But law enforcers soon spotted his ride, leading to a chase and a final confrontation with bloody consequences. Westword has the story.