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Miami Prosecutor Accused In Superclub Ecstasy Bust ::

Reported by Trackitdown TID on March 28, 2006

A senior Assistant State Attorney who prosecutes drug offenders in Miami was arrested at Club Space on ecstasy charges last weekend, after bouncers allegedly spotted him taking pills with his girlfriend and turned him over to undercover cops.


Miami cop Willie Moreno told TV reporters that numerous witnesses saw Raymon Sarmiento, 33, twice taking a pill with his girlfriend, and said they found seven yellow orange capsules when they searched him in the club’s security office.


"He started sweating. He obviously got extremely nervous, and he started pleading with police officers, 'Please don't take me to jail. I cannot afford to go to jail. I was holding this for my girl,'" the cop told NBC news.


Mr Sarmiento, who became a State Attorney in 2002 faces investigated by a special prosecutor if drug tests show the pills to be ecstasy.


In more Miami hazard news, a massive swarm of bees descended on the front entrance gate of the North Lauderdale elementary school this week, forcing officials to lock the kids inside then evacuate them through the back way.


Just one week previously, Florida’s agriculture department warned people to consider all feral bees as Africanized- ‘and thus dangerous’ and with North Florida just 28 miles and two hours’ flight time (as the bee flies) from Miami’s South Beach, conference delegates should keep remain on guard. (‘Miami Dade County Drug Court eligibility: ‘Generally, a defendant must be charged with possessing or purchasing drugs and the State Attorney must agree to divert the offender from prosecution.  Defendants who have a history of violent crime, have been arrested for drug sale or trafficking, or have more than two previous nondrug felony convictions are typically ineligible . . .’) (Miami’s Dade County: map) (Bees are particularly sensitive to blue, yellow and blue-green colours even though bees can detect light intensity only 1/20 as well as humans. Foraging Range Bees are known to fly as far as 12 km (8 miles) Speed of Flight: Empty bee leaving hive - 20 km/h (12.5 mph) on average.


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