Man Who Mailed Heroin Into Jail Gets Sentenced

"After the illicit ingredients were discovered and intercepted, the girlfriend was discovered dead in her jail cell. An autopsy determined Marion Lopez died of respiratory failure due to heroin withdrawal; her death was recorded in June 2011." Uhh, so who's the guilty party here? Although heroin withdrawal isn't supposed to be life threatening (such as, for example, withdrawal from alcohol or barbituates), apparently in this case it was. I don't sanction drug use but criminalizing it doesn't seem to work either. Wonder how they proved that the guy sent the stuff in? Did he mark down a return address?! This is actually a slightly convoluted story http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2012/jan/04/... Lopez (the one who ODed), served her jail term and was released during the period that Amesquita (her boyfriend) mailed in the heroin to her. Later, while she was out of custody, Lopez mailed in some heroin to another inmate named Jill. The heroin was as before rolled thin and pasted between two identical greeting cards (you'd think they would have learned by now that the copper were on to this sort of thing), and once again intercepted. It was after Lopez was arrested for sending in this heroin to Jill, that she died while in custody, within a day of being booked into jail.
— August 15, 2012 6 a.m.

None Darker Than Me

She was a Ne-gress!
— August 15, 2012 5:55 a.m.

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