this week's news from About.com/Alcoholism
Rapper Ra Diggs Indicted on Drug Charges
Brooklyn rapper Ra Diggs has been indicted on federal charges of dealing drugs out of the Gowanus Houses. Ra Diggs, whose real name is Ronald Herron and raps in a group with Uncle Murda and Waka Flocka Flame, was accused of flooding the Gowanus Houses with drugs over a two-year period.
Former Alabama Standout DJ Hall Busted
Former University of Alabama wide receiver DJ Hall and former walk-on Darwin Salaam have been arrested in Tuscaloosa for first-degree possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Hall and Salaam were arrested at a hotel in Tuscaloosa.
Panthers Receiver Dwayne Jarrett Arrested
The Carolina Panthers have cut wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett after he was arrested for driving while impaired in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jarrett, 23, was given a second chance in March 2008 the first time he was arrested for DWI, the Panthers said.
Girlfriend Calls 9-1-1 on Pot-Smoking Boyfriend
When police in Missouri received a hang-up 9-1-1 call from a motel room in Lebanon, they went to investigate. The girlfriend of a 35-year-old man told police she called them because she was tired of him sitting around smoking pot all day and not looking for a job. Police found marijuana in the man's car.
We Don't Want to Know How It Got There
When deputies in Florida searched a 25-year-old man after stopping him for speeding they found bags of marijuana and cocaine stuffed between his buttocks. Raymond Stanley Roberts told them "The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is." There were 27 piece of rock cocaine in the bag Roberts claimed wasn't his.
Drunk Dad Runs Over 1-Year-Old Son
A 27-year-old California man has been charged with driving under the influence after he ran over his own 1-year-old son in a parking lot. Police said Alejandro Ramirez Lopez was intoxicated when he ran over the child in a Masonic Lodge parking lot at 12:45 in the morning.