Iowa City, IA – Despite what others may say, I derive no pleasure from kicking someone when they’re down. Sometimes, as in this case, I choose to feature certain individuals purely as a public service announcement.
Sort of like Crazy Ralph, but instead of warning people away from cursed campgrounds, I’m warning them of the dangers of certain drugs. All in the hopes I can keep one person from getting busted using them in a pharmacy bathroom with their 4-year-old child present.
That’s exactly what happened to 30-year-old Tiffany Lewis the other day inside a Iowa City pharmacy. A witnesses told police that Lewis requested syringes before disappearing inside the pharmacy bathroom with her toddler for several minutes.
When she came back out, she was obviously under the influence of something and asked where she could dispose of used needles.
When police arrived on the scene and tried to question Lewis, she attempted to conceal a Crown Royal bag behind her back that was found to contain a metal spoon blackened with residue, a used needle and a substance believed to be heroin.…Continue Reading
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A jury proved me wrong today when they sentenced Jerome Ersland to life in prison with chance of parole. The Oklahoma pharmacist was charged with first-degree murder after killing a teen who tried to rob the pharmacy he worked at, and I stated I didn’t think a jury would convict him of it.
Jerome Ersland, 59, was working at the Reliable Discount pharmacy back in 2009 when Antwun Parker, 16, and an accomplice entered and tried to pull off an armed robbery. Ersland responded to their demands for money at gunpoint by pulling out a handgun of his own and shooting Parker in the head.
At this point in the story most feel he was justified, including prosecutors. It was what he did next that resulted in him being charged with murder and has people split between calling Ersland a hero or calling him a cold-blooded murderer.
After Parker fell to the floor unconscious, Ersland chased his accomplice out of the store. When Ersland returned, he grabbed a second gun, stood over Parker like Paul Kersey, and fired five more bullets into the teen’s abdomen.…Continue Reading
For those of you unfamiliar, Coheed and Cambria is a band that rocks pretty hard despite a lead singer that sounds like an open box of queefs placed on a stool before a microphone. The band was scheduled to open for Soundgarden Sunday night at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA. Todd was arrested at the venue before the show.
According to reports, Todd walked into the pharmacy around 1pm Sunday and passed his cell phone to a pharmacist. I do this in loud bars when I want to order complicated shots and watch the already busy bar staff squirm. The difference is that Todd wrote he wanted real drugs and that he had a bomb. Todd made off with six bottles of Oxycontin and got into a waiting cab which brought him to the concert.
Todd is facing charges of armed robbery and possession of a class B controlled substance, and is currently being held at Attleboro Police Department on $10,000 bail.…Continue Reading
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — After a three day manhunt, police have arrested married drug addicts in connection to the execution style shooting of four at the Haven Drugs pharmacy.
Moments after police stormed the home of Pam Laffer, they were bringing out her pill-popping son, 33-year-old David Laffer and his pill-popping wife, 29-year-old Melinda Brady. Using surveillance photos and good police work, detectives were able to zero in on the couple as suspects in the cold-blooded murder of four innocent people.
Laffer has been charged with first-degree murder and resisting arrest, accused of killing pharmacist Raymond Ferguson, 45, store clerk Jennifer Mejia, 17, customers Bryon Sheffield, 71, and 33-year-old Jamie Taccetta, inside the neighborhood drug store while robbing it of 10,000 hydrocodone pills. All four had been shot at close range and had offered no resistance.
Brady’s role in the robbery\murder has not been completely revealed, but she has been charged with robbery and obstructing governmental administration. ”I’m sorry he did all of this,” she said to reporters as she was being lead out of police headquarters this morning. ”He was doing it because he lost his job and I was sick.”
Interesting to note, it’s being reported that this is the worst mass killing in Suffolk County since the 1974 DeFeo murders in Amityville.…Continue Reading
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — Talk about absolutely senseless. Police are looking for a man who walked into a New York pharmacy on Father’s Day and then shot four people to death before leaving with prescription drugs.
Police were called to Haven Drugs after someone called about hearing gunshots around 10:30 Sunday morning. Inside police would find Raymond Ferguson, 45, and Jennifer Mejia, 17, who both worked for the pharmacy, as well as customers Bryon Sheffield, 71, and Jamie Taccetta, 33. They were all shot dead, execution style.
Surveillance video captured images of the alleged gunman and police describe him as is white, about 5’8? with a thin build, short dark hair and dark facial hair. He was carrying a black backpack. A source told the New York Post that police had already identified the man but have not released his identity. He did not take any money, opting only for ”Oxycodone-like” medications.
The store’s owner, Vinodu Kudchadkar, arrived after the shooting and had to be taken to the hospital after fainting from seeing all the blood in his 30-year-old family-owned drug store.…Continue Reading