An intoxicated man named Victor Flores, allegedly slapped an NYPD horse on the rear in Times Square at West 47th and Seventh Avenue around 9:30 pm. The horse was spooked, and almosted tossed the officer riding on him.
Authorities say the horse could have tossed Officer Jabez Kong off his back and into oncoming traffic or into the crowded street.
Flores was charged with disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, and drug possession after police found a bag of cocaine on him.
Flores told cops, “I don’t get it, tourists pet the horses all the time. I don’t get why I am in trouble for this. I was just saying hello.”
He also said, “I’m really sorry officer. I was drunk. I didn’t hurt the horse. I was petting him.”
Alcohol lowers inhibitions and causes us to make rash decisions. Common sense eludes us when we are under the influence.
Drinking alcohol and making poor choices can have many consequences. We can encounter legal problems, as well as relationship consequences. One poor decision can cost us our freedom, and even our lives.
It’s never too late to get the help you deserve, and our caring staff will walk you through the entire rehabilitation process. Everyone deserves a chance to start living a life free from pain and addiction.
Living a sober life is a wonderful way to wake up each morning. You will wake up knowing exactly what you did the previous night, and not wonder about if you made a decision you will regret.
You will feel a sense of freedom from the panic and fear addiction causes. You will wake up with a clear head instead of a massive hangover. You will be able to look yourself in the mirror with pride, knowing you’re living a clean and sober life.
A previous internal affairs lieutenant for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Ralph Mata, 45, was arrested in Miami Gardens, Fl. for allegedly working with a drug trafficking cartel. He allegedly helped them obtain guns, and even plotted a murder. Ironically, Mata worked for a division that investigated wrongdoing by officers.
According to a criminal complaint in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, Mata is accused of using his status as a police officer to help drug traffickers in exchange for gifts and money.
|Shipment of cocaine bricks confiscated by the DEA. The logo is pressumably a symbol of Loaiza-Ceballos. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The complaint also alleges Mata arranging to pay to murder rival drug dealers. Two assassins were to pretend they were police officers so they could pull over their targets in order to shoot them.
Federal prosecutors said, “ultimately the (organization) decided not to move forward with the murder plot, but Mata still received payment for setting up the meeting.”
Mata also allegedly used his police badge to carry weapons in his carry-on luggage from Miami to the Dominican Republic to give to the drug organization he worked with.
Mata faces charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
Many people do extremely dangerous and irrational things when drugs are involved. We offer a chemical dependency treatment program here at our Florida drug rehab center that can help people get their lives back. Our addiction treatment programs have helped many people find long-term sobriety, and live a joyful life.
Guy Lanchester, 46, is in jail for cocaine possession and tampering with evidence. He stated, “I don’t understand… I thought cocaine wasn’t illegal in Florida.”
A security officer working at the Pier House resort reported to the Key West police that Lanchester along with two other men were acting suspiciously around 2 a.m.
When the police came, they found Lanchester behind a flower pot trying to ditch a small plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance.
He’s being held without bond, and is being charged with felony tampering with evidence.
Cocaine is definitely illegal and has many negative side-effects. Some of the short- term effects include anxiety, paranoia, addiction (even after one use) disturbed sleep patterns, panic, psychosis, convulsions, seizures, and even sudden death from high doses.
The long-term effects include permanent damage to blood vessels of the heart and brain, delirium, psychosis, severe tooth decay, severe depression, addiction, liver, kidney, and lung damage, risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
Here at our Florida drug rehab center, we have specialized programs that treat chemical dependency, as well as substance abuse. Our holistic drug rehab program can help guide you on the road to recovery. It’s never too late to change your life and lead a happy, healthy, addiction-free existence.
Republican representative Trey Radel of Florida resigned from Congress. He pleaded guilty in November for buying cocaine from an undercover policeman.
Radel wrote to Speaker John N. Boehner of Ohio about his “personal struggles.” He wrote, “while I have dealt with those issues on a personal level, it is my belief that professionally I cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States representative to the place I love and call home, Southwest Florida.”
While being arrested, he mentioned he struggled “with the disease of alcoholism.” He took a leave of absence to “focus his attention on rehabilitation and his family.” After returning to the House of Representatives, members from his own party wanted him to step aside. He refused at first and said “no one will take away my passion when it comes to serving southwest Florida.”
In the end, he decided to step down. Paige Kreegel, a former state representative supported his decision. He said, “I know in the last several months have been trying for Trey and his family. But today, he did the right thing for the people he represents and provided all of us a chance to move forward without the distractions of the past. The people of Southwest Florida deserve principled, conservative leadership.”
Drugs and alcohol effect everyone from every walk of life. Addiction can take away everything a person loves, but help is out there. Here at Synergy’s addiction treatment center, we treat drug addiction as well as alcoholism. It’s never too late to start a journey to recovery.
The high rates of professionals with substance abuse disorders are not limited to the US. Although doctors, lawyers, anesthesiologists and pilots have higher rates of addiction than others, it is also not limited to these professions.
This was evident last week when several employees at Apple’s European headquarters were found to be using drugs like cocaine and marijuana while at work. The headquarters in Cork, Ireland were swept by drug sniffing dogs after upper management got wind of rumors that staff were using drugs on site. The sweep turned up cocaine and marijuana at 14 workstations throughout the headquarters.
In response to this an Apple spokeswoman said, “We have a zero tolerance policy toward drug use and possession” which seems to imply an automatic loss of one’s job. In fact their website says, “Apple is a drug-free workplace… Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.” This differs from the policies of other companies in industries where drug addiction and abuse is more common. For example, United and other major airlines participate in an FAA program that helps pilots get alcohol and drug treatment and monitoring after they return to work. A similar program has been established for doctors and nurses.
The 14 guilty of drug possession in Cork combined with the incidences of Apple employees leaving out secret products while drinking at bars – like Gray Powell – may point to a larger substance abuse problem within the tech industry writ large. Perhaps they, like the medical field and FAA, should consider an alternative to a zero tolerance policy and work with employees in entering addiction treatment and monitoring programs – as the success rate for addiction treatment for impaired professionals in other industries has been high.