Friday, August 07, 2009

Idiot watch

Michelle spotted this.

Man charged with selling aspirin as heroin

Billy Paul Rogowski Jr., 21, address unknown, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a non-controlled substance, and one count each of possession of a non-controlled substance, theft, possession of a small amount of marijuana and resisting arrest.

What is a non-controlled substance? And how is selling it a crime?

At least he has a business plan.

Rogowski told police, according to the criminal complaint, that he sold the aspirin as heroin so he could get money to start selling real heroin.

This reminds me of Hunter Thompson running for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado in 1970 on a platform of putting "dishonest" drug dealers in stockades.

His platform also included promoting the decriminalization of drugs , tearing up the streets and turning them into grassy pedestrian malls, banning any building so tall as to obscure the view of the mountains, and renaming Aspen "Fat City" to deter investors. Thompson, having shaved his head, referred to his opponent as "my long-haired opponent", as the Republican candidate had a crew cut.

He got 44% of the vote.

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