Dummy calls police after not receiving correct change from crack deal

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Police arrested a 41-year-old man last week after he called 911 and told officers that he was not given the correct change after buying crack cocaine from a drug dealer. The North Charleston Police Department arrested Dexter White with disorderly conduct. It all started last Friday around 4:30 a.m., when White called authorities and told officers that he had given $60 to a drug dealer for crack and only got back... Read More

Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton convicted on cocaine charges

Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton, who won a Grammy Award a week ago, was convicted Tuesday of brokering a cocaine deal with an undercover drug informant. A Tampa, Fla., federal jury found Banton guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine after deliberating 11 hours over two days. Banton, born Mark Myrie, reached the zenith of his singing career Feb. 13 when his album “Before the Dawn” was awarded the Grammy for best reggae album. But... Read More

Jay-z Writes letter to judge to release drug dealer childhood friend

The rapper Jay-Z last year wrote a letter to a federal judge offering employment to a jailed cocaine trafficker for whom the star once reportedly worked as a street-level crack dealer, court records show. In a letter to Judge Benson Legg, the performer (real name: Shawn Carter) detailed a $50,000 job offer for Emory Jones to work as an executive assistant at Roc Apparel Group. Jay-Z’s letter, a copy of which you’ll find here, identified the... Read More