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Archive for April 10th, 2012

Ex-Teacher Replaces bin Laden on FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

He ain’t exactly Osama bin Laden.

Still, the FBI on Tuesday announced a replacement for bin Laden for its Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List: Eric Justin Toth, 30, a former private-school teacher and camp counselor.

Toth is accused of possessing and producing child pornography.

In a press release, the FBi said that Toth, who also goes by the name David Bussone, has been on the run since warrants for his arrest were issued in Maryland and the District of Columbia in 2008. There is also reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The FBI said a probe into Toth began in June 2008 after pornographic images were found on a camera in his possession at the private where he worked.

The FBI is still looking to add another fugitive to replace Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, who was captured last year in California.

 

Feds Bust Border Patrol Agent and Girlfriend in Gun Smuggling Case

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The feds have busted U.S. Border Patrol agent from El Paso and his girlfriend on charges of buying high powered weapons and ammunition to smuggle into Mexico, the El Paso Times reported.

Agent Ricardo Montalvo, 28, and his girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, 29, were arrested on conspiracy, firearms and smuggling charges, the paper reported.

The arrests capped more than than a year long investigation, the paper reported.

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DEA’s Annual Take-Back Prescription Drugs Program Set for April 28

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

It’s that time of year again for the DEA’s National Prescription Drug-Take-Back Day.

The DEA has announced the program will take place on Saturday, April 28  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. People can dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs at stations designated around the country.

Last year, in the third annual event, , people turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications at the 5,327 take-back sites, the DEA said.

“The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past three Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart said in a statement. “DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until the proper regulations are in place.”

“With the continued support and hard work of our more than 3,945 state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners, these three events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue,” said Leonhart.

 

Ex-Secret Service Agent Comes Out Swinging in Race for Sheriff

James Bartee/facebook

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Apparently ex-Secret Service agent James Bartee learned a thing or two about fighting tough in politics while protecting politicians.

The Independent Mail in South Carolina reports that he came out swinging during a speech Monday before a Republican party forum, and questioned the moral fitness of his three opponents for sheriff in Oconee County, S.C.

Without naming names of his three opponents, the paper reported, he asked the crowd of about 200 if they wanted to elect someone who had been fired, had been accused of beating his wife, had fathered two illegitimate children, had been accused of stealing drugs or drug money, had been accused of being lazy on the job or of having conducted sexual affairs while on the job.