The Dangers of Methamphetamine in Arizona

In Arizona, the use of methamphetamine has been a problem, causing fatalities and injuries to people of all ages. AZ law recognizes meth as a “dangerous” drug, and possession or distribution of particular substances, such as meth, are serious offenses that normally lead to prison time and huge fines. What is Meth? Meth takes many forms including pills, capsules, powder, or crystals. The drug is a chemical reaction between pseudoephedrine or ephedrine and other various chemicals. According to the Arizona Attorney General, methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that causes users to experience a rush and then a state of

New Drunk Driving App Aims to Inform Drivers of Their Rights

“Oh Crap” is a new smart phone app from West Des Moines, Iowa that is designed to educate drivers about their rights if they are pulled over. According to FOX News, the main purpose of the app is to record users’ interactions with questioning officers. “If there are mistakes that are made, if rights aren’t honored, if they’re not respected then that’s where a valid defense can come up,” explained Bob Rehkemper, creator of the app and a lawyer in Iowa. The app also features useful information like, “be polite” and “keep quiet,” amongst other friendly tips. Iowa lawyers are

Minor in Consumption at Arizona Colleges

In a study done by Columbia University, results showed that 22.9 percent of college students met the definition of an alcohol or drug abuser. With three well-known colleges in Arizona, the rules for underage drinking across the state remain strict and violations can lead to serious legal consequences. ASU’s Safe & Sober Campaign According to the Phoenix New Times, a “Safe and Sober” campaign at Arizona State University ended with 486 arrests over the course of three days in August, the beginning of the school term for students. Arrests and alcohol and drug citations are a common occurrence in the

Arson Suspected in Phoenix Apartment Fire

A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being hospitalized with her mother and three younger siblings. This tragedy occurred as the result of a fire at the family’s apartment in Phoenix. Police believe the fire was started deliberately, and one suspected arsonist was detained only hours after the incident, but he was released due to a lack of substantial evidence. According to a local TV news crew, just 36 hours prior to the arson, police had been dispatched to the family’s apartment upon receiving an anonymous 9-1-1 phone call from a neighbor. When police arrived, “a ‘neighbor’

Naomi McClendon, an 18-year old ASU student, died after falling 10 stories off a balcony ledge of an apartment complex near the school’s Tempe Campus during the first weekend in April. Earlier that night, McClendon had been drinking at an unaffiliated ASU party, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi, a fraternity that has been in trouble many times before with ASU for alcohol-related violations, and as a result, has not been recognized by the college for some time. “McClendon’s death is a stark reminder of the dangers of underage alcohol consumption,” said a Tempe Police Department representative. What to Expect from

Former Mesa police officer, 42-year old Walter Knox, was arrested after being accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and sexual assault inside of his high end art gallery in Old Town Scottsdale. Knox claims the alleged charges are “bogus” and that this is all part of an elaborate scam to pressure the retired officer into a shady investment. Another local gallery owner, Antonio Mona, of Casa de Artistas in Scottsdale is siding with Knox. Mona had this to say about the charges: “Any incident like that is totally out of whack.” “It’s a close knit community of very

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