A Cache of Reefer and a 9 Milli Were Found in Brooklyn Yesterday


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On Thursday night, at around 11:45pm, Franze Williams, 32, was non-fatally shot in the stomach at his apartment building on Tapscott Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. He was taken to the nearby Browndale Hospital and treated for his gun wounds.

Soon after, police officials applied for and received a search warrant to inspect the house the following morning. The next day, detectives went to Williams' apartment to gather some information about the shooting and the suspects involved. Except they found something completely different: 125 pounds of weed, a 9mm pistol and numerous rounds of ammunition. 

Not sure if the expression "hit two birds with one stone" is applicable here but we'll throw it in anyway.

At the time of the search, investigators noticed traces of pot lying around the apartment and soon uncovered a cache hidden in various (but blatantly obvious) spots. 

After finding garbage bags with mounds of weed in them, Gothamist points out that the dealers had several "Homer's All Purpose" buckets lying around filled to the brim with reefer. And these storage bins look more shady than those guys in Washington Square Park who ask you if you want "greens" at two in the afternoon in broad daylight.

The discovery has led authorities to believe that the shooting might have been the result of a drug deal gone wrong and the gunman behind it is still at large. But once the weed and weapons were discovered, the NYPD immediately sought the identities of the other members of the crew who were selling over a hundred pounds worth of pot. 

And they were found rather quick: Michelle Maxwell, 44; Melissa Garvey, 25; Mario Anthony, 38; and the man who initiated the bust, Franze Williams, have all been arrested under suspicion of association.

The charges against the four are criminal possession of marijuana and a weapon, dealing and a bong or bowl must've been found because the quartet is being slapped on the wrist with a paraphernalia charge as well.

Runnin' Scared will update as the story progresses. Even though that's some hard evidence to argue in court.

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concern citizen of brownsville
concern citizen of brownsville

franze williams and his friends an wife should rot in jail wen u sell school kids drug an buy ur b m w truck an drive around with your other girl she drove the truck sometimes too remember god is watchin u since he was arrested the light skin girl is keepin the truck that drug money the law should take that car is your an my kids baught that i think she is sellin the weed for him now those people need to be taken off the street like her man an his wife an there friend

dean
dean

franza williams allways brag about his wife and his other girl he called her brownin she drove his  b m w car sometimes but most of the time he drivin with his wife in his school kids money b m w i saw that green b m w truck at 28 tapscott st all the time the police should take that car so his wife or brownin cannot drive no more he bein sellin drug on that block for the last 3 years i live close by the law must give him the book

omar grant
omar grant

franze williams should go to prison for life cause he is messin up school kids head with his drug while his gal is drivin around in his b m w x 5 truck lic plate d z s 6513 sellin drug to get lawyer i think her name is sheryl  i saw her come on the block alot in that green b m w truck wen she is not around he drive with his wife he used that truck to sell his drug can someone put a stop to wicked man

dean
dean

franze williams should get the max in the pen for sellin school kids drug in the area he is not a good person from he got caught the area is calm again am glad he is behind bars

omario
omario

franze williams should get the max in the pen 4 sellin drug to school kid am glad he of the streetfrom those guys get busted the area is quiet  again

Sancho Panza
Sancho Panza

Would you care to specify just where this "Browndale Hospital" is situated?

malcolmkyle
malcolmkyle

Transform's outstanding book titled, After the War on Drugs: Blueprints for Regulation, provides specific proposals for how drugs could be regulated in the real world.

It doesn't take much imagination to realize that most of the 'at present prohibited' (available 24/7 at a dealer near you) drugs are derived from fast growing weeds like the cannabis plant, the poppy and the coca bush. These can all be cultivated legally and easily in many different regions on our planet without the aid of terrorist organizations.

The at-present illegal (non-patentable) Drugs may well have risks, but the results of their use are clearly not nearly as negative as prohibition itself.

We're talking deaths, broken families, economic waste and "loss of rights". The vast majority of the people who are suffering and dying in this war are not suffering and dying from the drugs themselves, but from prohibition.

When illegal drug dealers fight over turf or against government forces, their neighbors or innocent by-standers are often killed in the process. When drug users are killed by tainted drugs, it is due to prohibition. When they die from overdoses because they were afraid to seek help, it is also due prohibition. When our streets become over-run by thugs, it is due to prohibition. When terrorists and criminals are gifted the 300 - 500,000 million dollar market in narcotics, it is also due to prohibition. 

ProudCitizenoftheUSA
ProudCitizenoftheUSA

As long as marijuana remains illegal, gangsters with guns and hard drugs will continue to control the marijuana market Al Capone style.

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