Amongst the worst places to base your drug dealing business: a cop’s house. Even if that cop is your own father
Just ask Tyler Palmer. The 20-year-old son of a Miami-Dade Police major was busted earlier this month for dealing drugs out of his family’s home.
The investigation was carried out by the Professional Compliance Bureau, also known as internal affairs. The bureau specifically deals in cases of police misconduct, indicating that this wasn’t a random happenstance. They knew they were dealing with an officer’s son.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: At first, authorities who discovered the two men whose bodies were found in a burning truck had been the victims of a terrible traffic accident. But more investigation revealed that they’d been dead before being incinerated — and before long, Pinney and others involved in what’s thought to have been a drug deal went wrong were under the microscope. Westword has the story.
Kevin Gibson has just half a beard. He also had a full stash of marijuana with an intent to sell, police say.
The combination of those two factors — plus the fact that Gibson spent the stoner holiday 4/20 in jail for his alleged misdeeds — means the 58-year-old Miamian has given birth to the latest viral South Florida booking photo.
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.