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“Murder weapon” was a prescription pain patch



A Burnsville woman has been charged with third-degree murder for allegedly giving a Bloomington man at least half her prescription pain patch to chew on in exchange for marijuana.

The Hennepin County medical examiner determined the Bloomington man died in February by overdosing on Fentanyl, a powerful narcotic in the patch said to be dozens of times as strong as morphine.

Bloomington police arrested Shelbi Lynn Svare, 49, on Thursday, and she was held in lieu of $500,000 bail. The charge was filed by the Hennepin County attorney’s office.

“It took some time for the medical examiner’s reports,” said Bloomington police Cmdr. Mark Stehlik. “The biggest part of it was the toxicology tests, which isn’t a real quick process.”

On the morning of Feb. 10, Bloomington police responded to an emergency call in the 9100 block of Lyndale Avenue, where they discovered the victim not breathing, according to a criminal complaint. Police and paramedics were unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medical examiner later listed the cause of death as “Fentanyl toxicity.”

“Investigators learned that Svare gave the victim her prescribed prescription Fentanyl, which ultimately caused the victim’s death,” says a Bloomington police statement.

The victim’s girlfriend told a police detective that he used illegal and prescription drugs, according to the criminal complaint filed against Svare.

The girlfriend said that on the night of Feb. 9, he seemed to pass out in her lap as Svare drove the three of them to his residence. Svare then told her she had given him half her pain patch, the complaint states. Svare and the victim’s girlfriend got the victim inside his home with the help of the building caretaker.

The girlfriend claimed he was breathing when she went to bed. “When she woke up, he wasn’t breathing and she was unable to revive him,” the complaint states.

Interviewed by police, Svare allegedly denied giving the victim the patch and said he took it from her purse when she wasn’t looking.

She later called police and recanted, saying she had given him half a patch in return for some marijuana, according to the complaint. “She stated that on a previous occasion, she had given (him) a whole patch in exchange for marijuana and knew that he got sick when he chewed it,” the complaint says.

Dr. Scott Seidman, a physician with the American Medical Forensic Specialists in Emeryville, Calif., said Fentanyl is an opioid, like morphine or codeine, but “roughly 100 times as strong as morphine.”

Fentanyl patches are meant to be worn once every three days and are typically prescribed in connection with cancer treatment and chronic back pain, he said. Heavy doses can dull brain receptors to the point where the respiratory system shuts down.

While there have been several recalls of certain types of Fentanyl patches, Seidman said, deaths are usually attributed to instances in which a patient has been prescribed too high a dose, a child has gotten hold of a patch, or a person has been chewing on one for a heroin-like high.

The murder charge against Svare carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. According to state statute, third-degree murder is unintentional murder by a dangerous act of depravity or selling, distributing or administering certain types of controlled substances.

In October, Svare pleaded guilty in Dakota County District Court to a misdemeanor charge of tampering with a motor vehicle and entering it without the owner’s permission. A theft charge was dropped, and documents show she was sentenced to five days of community service and a year of supervised probation.

The sentencing order indicates she was also to “take all (prescription) medication, follow mental health plan … follow all instructions of probation.”

In February 2008, Svare pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft in Dakota County District Court. She was sentenced to a year of probation.

Source: Twin Cities

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Takanakuy Festival at risk? – Strange Events




250px-Location_of_the_province_Chumbivilcas_in_Cusco.svgDid you ever heard about “Takanakuy”? Did you have wanted the opportunity to straight up your differences with somebody you knew in a fight, enjoin a good food, special dress, dance and booze? Well a lot people call that Saturday night.

Chumbivilcas is a province in the Andes, South Peru, and according to the Peru 2005 Census 77,721 inhabitants, rural communities families with eight and more children are not unusual, one of the poorest regions of the country.

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.

Takanakuy Festival for beginners

Each December 25th part of the population from Chumbivilcas Province reunite to the Takanakuy “festival”, where participants practice of fighting fellow community members.

Takanakuy Festival at risk - 02The practice started in Santo Tomás, the capital of Chumbivilcas, and has now spread to other villages and cities, the prominent ones being Cuzco and Lima.

The festival consists of dancing and of individuals fighting each other to settle old conflicts or simply to display their manhood.

Those holding the grudges call out their opponents by their first and last name.

Kicking and punching are allowed in the middle of the circle. Biting, hitting those on the ground, or pulling hair is not allowed during the fight, this is a civilized community!

Takanakuy Festival at risk - 01Although the government of Lima has tried to eradicate Takanakuy Festival, the celebration has diffused into urban areas such as Cuzco and Lima.

People of non-indigenous descent are now taking part in this originally indigenous cultural custom, yeah, why not?

Then everybody goes drinking to numb the pain and move on to a new year.

Now serious, tells us, don’t you have a co-worker, neighbor, a church member you have a beef with?

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Polish company to brew beer from a Czech model’s vagina bacteria




Polish company to brew beer from a Czech models vagina bacteriaPolish brewery company launched a crowdfunding for its attempt to brew beer from a Czech model’s vagina bacteria.

There are large number of bizarre ingredients used in the manufacture of craft beers, but use a formula from a vaginal bacteria stands out in the crowd.

Warsaw-based The Order of Yoni — “Yoni” being a Sanskrit word for “vagina” — is seeking to raise about U$170,000 (£118,000 or 150,000 Euros) with an IndieGoGo campaign for Bottled Instinct, a beer brewed using lactic acid bacteria collected from the vagina of Alexandra Brendlova.

The Order of Yoni says the initial run of beers would include sour ales, lambics, flanders ales and sour stouts. Each bottle of beer will be stamped with Brendlova’s name as well as “the date of the collection of her vaginal swab.” Also it will brew six batches of 16,600 beers each, with funds going towards the ‘brewing process, ingredients and bottles’ decorations’.

The money will also cover the ‘model’s reward’ and a budget for the ‘perks’ offered to investors. However, there is no detail provided as to the breakdown of the costs.

The beers do not, however, feature the taste or odor of a vagina, the brewers say.

The company says their future plans include brewing other types of beers using bacteria harvested from other woman, as well as other products incorporating said bacteria including kefirs and yogurts.

Not as strange as vagina bacteria beer

In 2012 an Oregon brewery, developed a drink that led, among the ingredients, beard strands of his brewmaster. The drink was sold, including in other countries.

More informations on “The Order of Yoni” oficial website

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Roswell Spaceship Stoled, 1 Human arrested 2 on the loose




Roswell Spaceship stoled, 1 Human arrested 2 on the looseRoswell Police Department informed on its Facebook page “Be on the lookout: missing spaceship,” the Identify Roswell Spaceship has been stolen from a UFO Museum.

The silver-colored saucer made of fiberglass and stainless steel was stolen about 3:30 a.m. Saturday from behind the International UFO Museum and Research Center on Roswell’s main drag by 3 allegedly human beings.

During the day Roswell police spokesman was proudly announcing that they were able to track down the 17-year-old boy who was one of the three suspects in the theft of the spaceship, because of a phone call.

Surveillance video shows the three males walking toward the spaceship, and two of them lifting it up.

They then walk away and out of the camera’s view with it, put the ship into a pickup truck and drove off. The UFO Museum is located just around the corner from police headquarters.

The allegedly human-teen in custody hasn’t said what the motivation behind for stealing the spaceship or who else was involved.

Roswell Spaceship stoled, 1 Human arrested 2 on the looseThe Identify Flying Saucer had a tough year, a blizzard this past winter knocked the saucer from its usual mount on the corner of the museum building on South Main Street, for over 24 years, as the picture to the right.

It recently had been repaired and was being stored under an awning behind the museum.

Now it was The New Mexico Department of Transportation sent an heart broken picture of the saucer in pieces to museum.

Roswell Police Department  are urging Roswell residents and from the surrounding areas to be on the lookout for the Roswell Spaceship’s thieves

Hopefully the other two suspects are still on Planet Earth and can be bring to justice.

“Only in Roswell.”

Source: Daily Mail

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