Marijuana Crimes

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Do Big NYPD Drug Busts Just Target the Little Fish?

    A troubling pattern is emerging around the NYPD's recent "big drug busts." Last month, after years of surveillance, the NYPD concluded that gangs on the Lower East Side had sold "$1.2 million worth of coke in two years." On April 12, the NYPD arrested 41 people from the neighborhood, mostly from Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Assembly Members Want To Criminalize Fake Weed (Real Weed Still De-Criminalized In New York)

    Members of the New York state Assembly want to criminalize fake marijuana that's often sold at head shops and tobacco stores -- which seems hilarious considering real marijuana has been de-criminalized in the Empire State since 1977.Governor Andrew Cuomo already has banned synthetic marijuana (meani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Good News, Brooklyn Stoners: DA Offers Get Out Of Jail Free Card For Marijuana Possession Arrests

    Stoners, rejoice: if you currently have a warrant for your arrest after you failed to show up to court to answer for that pesky possession of marijuana charge, you're in luck -- Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says if you turn yourself in this Friday, the charges will be dropped.Additionall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Donna Rogers, Day Care Owner, Stashed Pot In Preschool, But Wants Her License Back

    ​Yesterday, Donna Rogers, a Brooklyn day care owner arrested after ten pounds of marijuana were discovered in her preschool, asked New York Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach to reinstate her child care license after he gave her a no-jail sentence. Police discovered the ten pounds of pot i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Sex Parties and Pot Debase Katharine Hepburn's Park Bench

    ​There is a really strange, only-in-New-York-type sentence in today's New York Post and it conveniently includes sex, drugs and Katharine Hepburn, all in one place. Here, just read it: "A Manhattan park bench donated by the late actress' heirs has become a recent hotbed for raunch and pot, wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Man Busted With 513 Pounds of Pot After Running Red Light

    Merry Christmas, someone: A lot of pot.​It really is all about the little things. For example, when you have 513 pounds of marijiuana in your minivan, don't run a red light. Make sure you signal properly. And, definitely don't run from the cops -- they hate that. These are all lessons we can l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Are Campuses Doing Double Duty as Drug Havens? Plus: Which NYC School Is the Druggiest?

    ‚ÄčThe New York Post is billing an "exclusive" this week about how Columbia University has systematically failed to report its drug-using student populace to police or prosecutors. The not-so-earth-shattering expose comes on the heels of last week's big frat house drug bust, which led to the ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2010

    Over the Hedge: Investment Banker Busted Farming the Green

    ​Here's a hilarious story coming the internet's way from Zombie Forbes/Slant: an executive at a billion-dollar hedge fund was caught running an extensive marijuana farm out of her house. Her boyfriends insists the cops have it all wrong; they're just farming goats, he claims. Clients of the Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Crack Dealing 12 Year-Old Girl Star of Massive Action Packed Queens Crack Ring Bust

    ​Sometimes, life really does imitate TV. Especially if you're a fan of The Wire. For example, 43 people were arrested today in a crack ring bust in Far Rockaway, Queens. One of them was a 12 year-old girl, who was selling crack -- yes: crack -- for the drug ring.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Jerry Rubin Raided, Busted!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 20, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 36 Summer's a Bummer When the Heat's On by Don McNeill Summer comes on Friday and, true to all predictions, it's getting hot on the Lower East Side. The summer heat fills the streets. At night, in the far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Bummer, Man: LBJ Getting Serious About This Narc Thing

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 14, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 22 Lining Up the Big Guns; Crackdown on the Way? by Don McNeill A paranoid might observe the proposed increase in federal penalties for the manufacture and sale of LSD, the proposed consolidation of all f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Clip Job: Kesey Reappears, Is Busted

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 27, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 2 Kesey Reappears, Is Jailed in California Ken Kesey has been busted. The elusive novelist, who returned from exile in Mexico two weeks ago to remain in the U.S. "as a fugitive and as salt in the woun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Clip Job: Feds Looking to Set Up Ginsberg?

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 21, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 27 U.S. Tried to 'Set Up' Ginsberg for Dope Run By Marlene Nadle Musician Jack William Martin, underground film-maker Jack Smith, and poet Piero Heliczer were convicted last week in Federal court of assa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2009

    Sanitation Commissioner's son ducks his sanitation job

    ​The News says they've obtained personnel records showing that John Doherty Jr., son of Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, has been cited 12 times and had 128 hours of wages docked for unapproved absences from the job. The citations resulted from Doherty failing to document an emergency wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    News Roundup: The Sonic Youth Gossip Girl Single, Clipse Manager Pleads Guilty, Arthur Russell at NYU

    ​--That Sonic Youth Gossip Girl cameo is approaching, and since SY evidently take this responsibility very seriously, they're releasing a single of their performance on the show--an acoustic version of EVOL's "Star Power" is the word--on Tuesday, October 13, the day after the show airs. It wil ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2007

    NYPD Busts Ass

    Were police really busting a drug ring when it rounded up Mr. Black's colorful crew?

  • Screens

    October 4, 2005

    Name Games

    Cause for concern, wonderment: Leader of the free world calls the Russian leader Pootie-Poot

  • News

    December 16, 2003
  • News

    December 18, 2001

    The Real Top 25

    The Worst of the Best in College Football

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    A Time for Mercy

    Rabbi Gets Probation for Medical Marijuana