It’s hard to imagine that anyone would believe outlaw biker Carl Bursey when he claims that he has renounced gang life. At age 43, Bursey has amassed more than 70 convictions for drug dealing, violence, possession of weapons and making death threats. A member of the Bandidos biker gang, Bursey has been in and out of prison repeatedly for more than 20 years. He has been caught violating release rules, consorting with gangsters and committing new crimes every time he’s been turned loose. His statutory release from his latest federal term was finally revoked after four suspensions including a head-buttting confrontation with a rival biker gang member.
It’s harvest time in southern Ontario – pot harvesting time – and that means drug squads are out in force, scouring backroads and remote properties for mature marijuana crops. Cops in eastern Ontario found a big one (photos after jump), a reefer lover’s field of dreams off an isolated rural road less than an hour’s drive north of Kingston. They counted more than 5,000 plants that appear to be 5 to 6 feet tall, in the snaps provided by police.
Corrections Canada says it’s not legally liable for injuries suffered by an imprisoned outlaw biker because he was exercising with a makeshift barbell built with bags of water. The claim is contained in a statement of defence filed last week in a Kingston court in response to a lawsuit launched in May by Carl Thomas Bursey, who is behind bars at Kingston Penitentiary for drug dealing. The Bandidos outlaw bike gang member (symbolized by the Fat Mexican wielding a gun and a machete) is suing the federal government for $5 million, claiming he suffered a crippling injury because he got substandard medical care from prison staff after he hurt himself while exercising.
What’s an 8-ball of crack cocaine fetch on the street in Toronto these days? Or how about a gram of marijuana? What about a pound of heroin? The Mounties have the answers. Provincial police released an RCMP price list (read full list after the jump) this week, a guidebook to the cost of illicit dope in the Toronto area. The list shows, for example, that methadone and heroin are among the priciest street drugs, worth roughly $100,000 per kilogram.
It’s probably not a good idea to take your cocaine to court with you, or your cute little pot-filled Easter eggs, either. I’ll let the news release from the Kingston city police department ‘splain the rest. Read it after the jump.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, and a pot plant is worth a thousand bucks, then how much is a picture of thousands of pot plants worth? RCMP in Kingston, Ontario, released the photo (above) showing off their haul in a weeklong sweep of marijuana growing operations in the region (coloured dots at...
Christian Franche is a poster boy for the abject failure of Canada’s:
» Drug enforcement strategies,
» Sadly inadequate prison treatment programs and,
» Misguided legislative crackdowns on crime and criminals.
This is what a trunkful of cocaine – $4.4 million worth – looks like. Police snatched this load of dope, a whopping 245 pounds, in eastern Ontario on Friday, April 24. The photo of the impressive haul was released today, April 27. Drug squad officers in the area are calling it the biggest load of coke they’ve seen. So how did they pull off the spectacular bust?