If you actually are prone to panic and anxiety attacks, being booked into jail may actually be an appropriate time to drop some Xanax. Of course, the process of smuggling Xanax into jail may not actually be worth it. Casey Leigh Cranfield, a 28-year-old resident of Punta Gorda, Florida, was boo ... More >>
Penelope Soto will spend the next thirty days in jail for basically being the most stereotypically catty teenage girl ever. The 18-year-old was in court today for her arraignment on charges of possession of Xanax bars (the drug of choice of catty teen girls, obviously), but certainly wouldn't h ... More >>
"No matter what a stripper tells you," Chris Rock once sang, "There's no sex in the Champagne Room." Rock had obviously never been to a strip club here in Miami. As this week's feature on notorious Hialeah strip club Porky's shows, there is most definitely sex in champagne rooms all across this slea ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Sometimes the booking photos we feature on Mugshots Friday just deserve closer examination. A man arrested with his face painted like an American flag on the Fourth of July was clearly one of those times.
We've learned from a Miami Beach police report that the American hero you see here is 31 ... More >>
Kimberly McCarthy, an 18-year-old Tampa woman, racked up three DUIs in an 18-day span this spring, which seems like a mixture of serious problems, serious stupidity, and serious bad luck (who knows how many times she was driving under the influence and didn't get caught?). But the teen won't be faci ... More >>
Mark Gold, the lawyer who founded and owns the Ticket Clinic firm, found himself so drunk at the Goldrush strip club in downtown Miami back in 2010 that he wound up charging nearly $19,000 to his credit card. He ended up suing Goldrush, and claimed they never should have accepted his money ... More >>
Are loads of half-empty hydrocodone bottles clogging up your medicine cabinet? Do you still have that Xanax prescription in your nightstand even though you stopped taking it because you swore it made your crazier? Do you just have so many drugs you don't even know what to do with them?Well, the DEA ... More >>
Whitey Houston, dead at 48.
While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub.
It goes without saying, Xanax and bubble baths don't mix well. And nei ... More >>
Lavont Flanders Jr., a 40-year-old former Miami Beach police officer, and 45-year-old Emerson Callum were convicted yesterday by a jury for drugging women, videotaping sex with them, and then selling those videos as pornography. The two could now face life in prison.
This past August, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., a former Miami Beach police officer, were arrested for allegedly luring women to a warehouse under the pretense they were setting up modeling auditions. They then drugged the women, police said, and Callum would rape them while Flanders vi ... More >>
Two Miami Gardens men, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., have been arrested for drugging woman, engaging in forced sex acts with them, videotaping the acts, and then selling the videos. Both were similarly charged in 2007, but those claims were dropped just weeks ago.
Daniel Perez's mugshot after being charged with a Nov. 2010 burglary.Attention, modern criminals and/or wayward offspring of public officials: We know that you, like all of us, are pressed for time. And sometimes it's so much easier to send a text than to meet on a misty loading dock under th ... More >>
Tallahassee finally got around to putting an end to Florida's out-of-control pill-mill mania, and the move couldn't have come soon enough. New numbers released today show that deaths linked to prescription pill overdoses were up 61 percent between 2003 and 2009, and 16,650 Floridians were ki ... More >>
Krazy Locos 23-year-old leader Jonathan Gonzalez, sentenced to 135 years in prison yesterdaySouth Florida gangs are a ruthless and bloody bunch, whose names strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. Lately, however, those names have gone bilingual. And redundant.Six members of the Lake Worth- ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.
In November, Riptide introduced the world to the man known by cops as "Half a Head" because he was missing the entire front of his cranium. Yeah, that was a crazy mugshot, perhaps never to be topped.
But wait. Let's all take a long look at this dude's face.
Amy McTigue via flickr
MIA back to old tricks.Steven Slater -- the beer-wielding, expletive-dropping, emergency-slide-sliding, doughy Jet Blue flight attendant -- reminded us that any visit to the airport can be an adventure. And in Miami, we up the ante on the high jinks, if not hijacking ... More >>
Tatiana FurryTwenty months after a mysterious car accident near Miccosukee Indian land claimed the life of Coconut Grove woman Tatiana Furry, the State Atorney's Office has concluded its investigation and released a shocker.
According to an autopsy report, Furry had a blood alcohol content (B ... More >>
via CBS4In today's news roundup: A dead body is found in a truck, a teacher drives while under the influence of booze and Xanax, and those huge LCD billboards in downtown Miami have a long way to go before they're erected.
Sherry Marks, the 19-year-old driver whose Ford Mustang struck and killed Miami firefighter Leslie Luma two weeks ago, admitted she had taken drugs at the time of the crash. Marks admitted to taking Xanax and Lexapro, which she may have been prescribed, but she was also high on nitrous oxide, als ... More >>
Via Miami Dade Police
Joseph ToomerThe letter arrived at the judge's chambers in 2003, signed by a public defender-turned-convict named Anthony Genova. He had been busted for drunk driving, was a self-described Xanax addict, and did time for bankruptcy fraud. ... More >>
Drugs: They're not just for young people. Old people are getting high in record numbers. A new government study suggests more than 4 million Americans over the age of 50 still smoke pot and abuse prescription drugs, a finding that should surprise no one. Especially if you know ex-h ... More >>
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Modest Mouse performed at Revolution Sunday. Click here to view the full slide show.Modest MouseSunday, March 8th 2009Revolution Live, Fort LauderdaleBetter than: Their performance at this year's Langerado. Or anyone else's for that matter.Modest Mouse has got to b ... More >>