uSTATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia women bought a box of Legos while visiting a South Carolina consignment shop, only to find that the box was actually filled with about $40,000 worth of methamphetamine.
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Investigator Jim Riggs tells The Statesboro Herald that the women gifted the box to a child, who opened it and discovered the three pounds of drugs.
Deputies say the women turned the drugs over to the sheriff’s office, who called in Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Riggs says authorities determined the drugs were likely mailed to the wrong address.
He says dealers often ship drugs to empty or abandoned addresses to be picked up, but United States Postal Service often won’t leave packages at those sites. Instead, they’re often left with a neighbor or auctioned off when unclaimed.
uMOM ACCUSED OF DOING DRUGS, PASSING OUT IN FRONT OF KIDS: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia mom who passed out in a McDonald’s bathroom after doing drugs in front of her kids has been charged with child neglect.
WCHS-TV reports Tuesday that 32-year-old Sarah Parker is facing charges of child neglect resulting in injury after the incident on Saturday.
The station cites police and says Parker snorted the drugs through her nose before losing consciousness. Police say her 2- and 3-year-old kids were in the bathroom with her when she passed out.
A criminal complaint obtained by the station says marijuana and multiple glass pipes were found in her purse. A knife and a can of mace were also found on the floor next to Parker.
She’s currently jailed on a $10,000 cash bond. Her attorney didn’t return a voicemail.
uOFFICER WHO CURSED AT KIDS RESCINDS PUBLIC APOLOGY PROMISE: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia police officer who cursed at a group of black middle schoolers and promised to publicly apologize has rescinded the offer.
Richmond police Chief William Smith tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch that the officer, whose name hasn’t been released, no longer feels he can handle the large setting.
A March video shows the officer telling the Albert Hill students “wait until your asses turn 18, then you’re mine.” Student Cameron Hilliard filmed the video and says someone outside of her group yelled an obscenity directed at officers, launching the confrontation.
The officer apologized to the students and their guardians last week and signed an agreement to publicly apologize at a school assembly. The chief says the officer is sorry for not being able to meet with the school.
WOMAN INJURED IN APPARENT SHARK BITE OFF OAHU: KIEWIWA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman who says she was bitten by a shark off the North Shore of Oahu Wednesday has been transported to the hospital.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright says an initial 911 call was made for an injury to the arm caused by a spear at the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. But while being treated, the 34-year-old Oahu resident told medics that she had in fact been bitten by a shark about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) offshore.
Enright says the wounds are consistent with a shark bite. The woman was treated and is in serious condition at a local hospital.