Michael Mayo was on his way to get some new braids. He didn't know he would end up spending the next two decades in prison. Police were watching as Mayo, then in his early twenties, made his way through his north St. Louis neighborhood back in July 2001. And Mayo, a street-level drug dealer, decide ... More >>
There is probably no drug more vilified these days than meth, and Missouri is often said to be the capital of meth production. That's not something to be proud of considering many people think the average meth user smokes bathtub cleaner chemicals before arrested for biting -- with their last two go ... More >>
A St. Clair County probation worker who had been accused of repeatedly doing cocaine with two judges - one of whom died from a cocaine overdose - is expected to plead guilty to selling coke the men in robes were snorting. Back in May, James K. Fogarty was charged in U.S. District Court in East St. ... More >>
The Illinois judge at the center of an increasingly complicated drug scandal resigned from office yesterday. Circuit Court Judge Michael Cook is charged with drug and illegal weapons possession, and is the subject of a federal drug investigation that has already ensnared other employees of the St. ... More >>
Investigators at the Madison County Sheriff's Office say they got tipped off on Friday about a big ol' stash of drugs at 2704 Queen Street in Godfrey. So they secured a search warrant and visited the residence. Sure enough, they foundEight pounds of potSeventeen grams of cocaineForty-six doses of LS ... More >>
A federal judge in Cape Girardeau sentenced St. Louis-based concert promoter James Tebeau to 30 months in prison yesterday for the crime of "maintaining a drug-involved premises" on his 350-acre farm in rural Shannon County, Missouri. Law enforcement officials closed down the farm -- known as Camp ... More >>
Update, 4:50 p.m.: Jimmy Tebeau has been sentenced to "30 months on one felony count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, fined $50,000, and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service. He has also agreed to forfeit to the United States approximately 350 acres in Shannon County, Missouri, k ... More >>
There's a well-established struggle in Ike Turner's musical legacy. Although he's considered a rock and roll innovator, his musical accomplishments were sometimes overshadowed by his personal struggles. While Turner's abusive behavior toward Tina Turner garners plenty of attention, another lingeri ... More >>
Since 1990, Missouri's spending on inmates has tripled to more than $660 million, and the state's prison population has doubled. While the state's overall general fund has grown by 14 percent over the last decade, the Department of Corrections' budget has grown by 39 percent. For all the spendi ... More >>
There's a lot more where that came from!Burger King has reformulated its chicken tenders to include actual chicken with a new shape and seasoning for the breading. To promote these new tenders, the perpetual fast-food bridesmaid is mailing coupons good for free four-piece servings. Watch your mai ... More >>
Fox 2Carlos BolesAs you've likely heard by now, one of the U.S. marshals shot yesterday while trying to arrest a suspect yesterday in St. Louis on drug and assault charges is now dead. John Perry, 48, succumbed to a bullet wound around 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Louis University Hospital. Another ma ... More >>
They're baaack! After a few weeks off for good behavior, local yokels lacking morals -- or common sense -- struck back with a vengeance this week. You know the rules, vote for the person who's actions or words you think makes them this week's biggest Ass Clown. And the nominees...1. Rich St ... More >>
Image viaOmar Little or Reggie Moses?"Let's say we had a disagreement.""A disagreement over...?""Well, you see, Mike-Mike thought he should keep that cocaine he was slingin' and the money he was makin' from slingin' it. I thought otherwise."That's an excerpt from the famous courtroom scene in the ... More >>
Q: What does Tony Montana call 65 kilos of cocaine? A: Breakfast.Dios mios, that's a lot of coke. Hilario Medina of Houston has been charged with trafficking cocaine after being caught with 65 kilos (143 lbs.) of the drug in route to Chicago. The Associated Press reports that Medina, 45, wa ... More >>
Dooley and Slay: Not the black sheep of the family. So, I'm thinking St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is probably going to win this one, but we'll throw it out to you -- the reader -- to decide. Dooley and his city counterpart, Mayor Francis Slay, both tangentially made news yesterday fo ... More >>
Bud Chrum has traded his cop uniform for a prison jumpsuit.Hmm. Something tells me they do not teach this at the police academy. Winfield police officer Bud Chrum was arrested Friday on charges of purchasing $160 worth of cocaine. As the Post-Dispatch reports today, Chrum told narcotics officers ... More >>
www.flickr.com/photos/skyzyxA week ago we crunched the numbers on Christopher Elders, the 30 year-old Affton man who posed as a 17 year-old in order to sodomize a 14 year-old girl. The criminal testing our math skills this time around is Lewis Lawson of East St. Louis. Lawson, 32, was sentenced t ... More >>
Carnival barker and pitchman extraordinaire Billy Mays died from complications brought on -- in part -- by cocaine use, reports CNN.No wonder he could get so excited about products like this...
Congratulations to former congressman and last year's G.O.P. candidate for governor, Kenny Hulshof. By a wide margin, readers of Daily RFT last week elected Hulshof as their favorite Ass Clown of the past seven days. Why? It seems people are concerned with Hulshof's record as a state prosecuto ... More >>
Better get a big can of Raid
Earlier this year, Dewanzel "Jazz" Singleton, president and CEO of East St. Louis-based Lock 'Em Down Records was the subject of a feature story in the RFT. Singleton was arrested in August and faced felony charges of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The DEA alleged that ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, January 25. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Did Lock 'Em Down Records exec Dewanzel Singleton lead a well-choreographed double life, or did the DEA finger an innocent man?
Not exactly. Circling the diamond industry, this Zwick flick tackles nada.
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Wednesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Week of December 15, 2005
Week of March 3, 2004
Annette Green didn't have to die. Her death was a tragedy waiting to happen in St. Louis County's reckless war against two-bit drug dealers and addicts.