Author: Justin Mckibben
Come one, come all to the wacky world of this weeks crazy news stories. With 2015 still young, there is already plenty of crazy strange stuff to talk about. This week was pretty interesting, and some of these topics have been just too weird to miss.
Legal Drugs in Ireland for 48 Hours
A big story this week is surrounding the controversy of a loophole in Ireland that allowed for illicit narcotics to become inadvertently legalized.
The perpetrator behind this was actually the appeals court itself that invalidated one section of the Misue of Drugs Act 1977 when the court ruled that Irish governments had been unconstitutionally adding substances to Section 2 of the law for decades.
During this short period of time, it became legal to possess drugs like:
- Crystal methamphetamine
- Magic mushrooms and a whole bunch of other recreational drugs.
The original schedule of substances listed in the 1977 law — including cannabis, cocaine and heroin — were untouched by the appeals court ruling and remained illegal.
On Wednesday, lawmakers in Ireland rushed to close a loophole with an emergency legislation designed to re-instate the status quo ante and re-control all drugs that were controlled prior to this judgment. The emergency law was rushed through the Irish legislature and was signed by the President on Wednesday, meaning that the drugs would become illegal to possess again at midnight.
Stories have already began to flood in about what kind of weird and crazy world Ireland became while this loophole was in effect, and it is safe to assume that the officials and many residents are glad things have been put back in order… or at least what’s left after a bad trip.
Get High on… Grandpa?
Sometimes you just have to snort your grandpa, right? Well apparently 17 year old Devin Gesell from St. Peters, Missouri carried out a robbery with two unnamed, minor accomplices back in November and came pretty close. The accomplices were ages 15 and 16.
Gesell confessed to the crime, stating that he acted as lookout while his accomplices broke into the home of Debora Matthews’s and stole $825 in cash and more than $2,000 in various other items.
One thing they did not account for was a box full of powder. Unfortunately the boys mistook the powder for cocaine, and after tasting it realized that it was actually Matthews’s father’s ashes!
The thieves discarded the box on the highway after tasting it, but there’s another complicating factor: Matthews says the minors are related to her. Mathews stated,
“I’m very upset because of the minors. I mean, [they] were his grandsons. They did that to their grandfather. They didn’t even realize it was their grandfather’s ashes. I just couldn’t believe that they would take the ashes. But you know, they were kids, and, I guess, just stupid.”
Extra Green in the Avocados
Ever ask for extra avocado and get… marijuana? Me either… I guess it’s a special promotion or something, right?
Well not exactly… on March 4, staff at a cold storage facility in Lyons, Illinois alerted the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to what seemed like a “suspicious shipment” of more than one thousand boxes that had arrived with instructions for an “urgent pick-up,” according to a press release from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
But there was a little more than produce… authorities found more than a ton of marijuana inside a shipment of frozen avocado! While some of the boxes contained only frozen avocado pulp, others contained bricks of weed.
Altogether around 2,100 pounds of marijuana was confiscated, and currently there is an investigation into the origins of the mystery shipment with the secret ingredient.
Naked Woman Hunting Donuts
Truth, dare… or naked run around Dunkin Donuts?
One woman apparently chose dare, or at least that’s what she told police when she was arrested on an indecent exposure charge at a Florida Dunkin’ Donuts.
Employees at the West Palm Beach franchise stated that 32 year old Shakara Martin walked up to the storefront on Sunday, and wasn’t wearing a scrap of clothing. Martin sat down at a table outside the store and began chatting up a man who was sitting there. Things escalated when people started to complain and they had to call the authorities.
When police questioned Martin, she allegedly told them that she’d gotten naked as a sorority pledge stunt, but the sorority was not named. Martin was released from jail Monday on her own recognizance.
There are so far no reports that Martin has been banned from this particular Dunkin’ Donuts, but it should be noted that she did complete the dare, and that’s all that counts… right?
We all have our own stories that seem insane, but some stories don’t have the happiest endings, especially when drugs and alcohol become a fixture. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll-free 1-800-951-6135