Lindell was born in 1961 in Mankato, Minnesota. He was raised in Chaska and Carver, Minnesota. Lindell's gambling addiction began to emerge in his teenage years. He attended the University of Minnesota after high school,[when?] but dropped out a few months into his studies. In his 20s, Lindell became addicted to and a frequent user of cocaine. This addiction became worse after he switched to crack cocaine in the 1990s. Lindell was also incurring gambling debts. The build up of his addictions between the 1980s and 1990s led to the foreclosure of his house and his wife filing for divorce. Lindell stated that he achieved sobriety through prayer in 2009.
Two additional indictments, United States v. Hector Valentine, et al., and United States v. Michael Jones, charge four Yonkers residents with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine as well as substantive counts of possession and distribution of crack cocaine. HECTOR VALENTINE, LEONARD BAMBERG and RONALD CHANCE are charged with conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in Yonkers from October 2010 through May 2011, and with possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute the crack. MICHAEL JONES is charged with conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in Yonkers from 2010 through May 2011 and with possessing crack with the intent to distribute.
Federal and local law enforcement officers executed court-authorized warrants today on 13 locations tied to many of the named defendants. During the arrests and searches, agents and officers seized a number of firearms, quantities of crack and marijuana, as well as cash from at least 11 individuals and locations.
Heroin and Crack Bust: Street Crimes Unit detectives Crystal Everett and Erik Mancheno were on patrol in the 500 block of North Clinton Avenue when they observed a vehicle that had tinted windows at approximately 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and driver Michael J. Liss, 43, of the 100 block of 4th Avenue in Florence, and passenger Deanna J. Petrow, 32, of the first block of Knollwood Drive, appeared extremely nervous. After further investigation, the detectives observed two bundles of heroin inside the vehicle. Both of the occupants were removed and placed under arrest without incident. The detectives ended up recovering 21 decks of heroin inside the vehicle. Liss was also found to be in possession of 2 grams of crack cocaine. Liss was charged with possession of crack, possession of heroin and improper safety glass. Petrow was charged with possession of drugs and was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Folsom Borough.
The NFL has cracked down this season on fake injuries and real electronic devices.Per multiple sources, the league has aggressively imposed fines during the 2022 for violation of the electronic device policy. In all, 12 teams and three players have been fined this year.
An unvarnished account of the ravages of cocaine, crack, and gambling addiction, What Are the Odds? tells the improbable tale of how a small-town guy with a dream somehow made it a reality. More importantly, Mike opens up about the God who relentlessly chased him down, turning him from a casual believer to a passionate evangelist with an absolute, mathematical certainty that God is real. What Are the Odds? will not only speak to entrepreneurs and those struggling with addiction, but also to anyone looking for a message of hope.
As the media peddled racist hysteria about crack cocaine, then-Sen. Joe Biden and other lawmakers passed anti-drug legislation in 1986 that targeted crack and would disproportionately fill prisons with Black men for decades, tearing families and communities apart. By 1990, the average prison sentence for a Black defendant facing drug charges was 49 percent longer than the average sentence for white drug defendants, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Several states have reduced their own cocaine sentencing disparities, but even in state prisons, Black people on average are locked up longer than whites. A large federal sentencing disparity remains.
Now, thanks to years of campaigning by Black activists and civil rights groups, Biden and his Justice Department support the EQUAL Act, a bill that would finally strike the mandatory minimum sentencing disparity from the federal books. Crucially, the bill would work retroactively, allowing courts to reduce sentences for people currently serving mandatory prison time for crack cocaine. House Democrats passed the EQUAL Act with a number of Republicans in September, but partisan bickering has reportedly stalled the bill in the Senate.
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Question around how pervasive would ransomware be if there were no cryptocurrencies? The only thing I wanted to say there, and I actually said it in on internal thread (laughs) two days ago is the fact that, and we're seeing it now, as the US is looking to crack down. Know your customer through BSA's anti-money laundering type of tools to go after these exchanges that make it easier for these criminals to monetize these attacks.
In 2009, Florida lawmakers agreed to regulate many of the "pill mills" that fuel an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.Those regulations were set to take effect Nov. 28, 2010, for most pain clinics. But they were stalled by a new law intended to crack down on expensive state regulations. The law, approved Nov. 16 when the Legislature met in a one-day session to override eight vetoes by Gov. Charlie Crist, requires legislative approval of rules that have a measurable fiscal impact on commerce.The state Department of Health now must determine whether the new rules exceed the threshold and require a legislative sign-off -- if they have a $1 million adverse impact over five years on economic growth, competitiveness, employment, investment, job creation or regulatory costs.For now, the upshot is that the rules are stalled. What will happen in the meantime?"What's going to happen is nothing," said Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. "And seven more people will die each and every day until the Legislature ratifies these rules that are being approved by the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health."Fasano was a sponsor of the pain clinic legislation that cracked down on facilities freely dispensing medications being used by drug abusers who were doctor-shopping. Fasano also was critical of the Legislature for passing the new rule-making bill, arguing it needed more study.For this item, we wanted to examine the scope of the problem. Is Fasano correct that seven people die each day from prescription drug abuse?Fasano was referring to a 2009 study by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that tracked which drugs were identified in deceased people. The study shows Fasano is correct: 2,488 people died in Florida with at least one prescription drug listed as the cause of death. That works out to an average of 6.8 people per day.The drug that caused the most deaths (1,185) in 2009 was oxycodone, a strong pain killer. That was followed by benzodiazepines, which are used to treat stress, anxiety and seizures (1,099), methadone (720), alcohol (559), cocaine (529) and morphine (302).Compared to previous years, prescription drug abuse is significantly higher. In 2005 -- the earliest report on the FDLE website -- oxycodone was only responsible for 340 deaths. That's nearly a 250 percent increase in four years. Benzodiazepines, the drugs used for stress, were listed as the cause of death for 574 people.One drug that showed a significant drop was cocaine. In 2005, it resulted in 732 deaths, or about 200 more than last year.Prescription drug deaths have exploded so much that FDLE did not list them as a separate category in 2005, though past reports noted the steady increase of oxycodone-related deaths.It's worth noting that the report lists all deaths related to prescription drugs -- not only people who got their drugs from pill mills. "There's no way of telling if they specifically got their meds from a pain clinic," said Capt. Robert Alfonso, head of the Pinellas County Sheriff's narcotics unit. "The only thing we can really quantify is that people are dying from prescription medication."Besides clinics that freely dispense hundreds of pills each day, Alfonso also listed prescription fraud as a major problem. People who write fake prescriptions for pain pills can entirely bypass a clinic and head straight to pharmacies. "There are just so many different aspects of this that are causing problems," he said.Of course, the rise in prescription-related deaths coincides with an explosion in pain clinics. Take two examples from South Florida. The Palm Beach Post reported that 30 new pain clinics opened in Palm Beach County from 2007 to 2009. And in Broward County, clinics swelled from four in 2007 to 115 in 2009. So it's logical -- but not precise -- to link the soaring number of deaths with the growth of pill mills.Fasano, an advocate for cracking down on unscrupulous pain clinics, underscores his argument for more regulation with an attention-grabbing statistic: an average of seven people die each day from prescription drugs. The numbers from Florida's top law enforcement agency bear him out.However, not all of the prescription-related deaths originated at pill mills. Experts say that figure is hard to quantify. We rate Fasano's statement Mostly True. 2b1af7f3a8