Thursday, March 19, 2009

So it's Come to This

Police allege man sold meth in hollowed-out walking canes
Associated Press 3/3/09

LIVE OAK, Calif. (AP) - Drug agents in Northern California have arrested a retirement village resident on suspicion of selling methamphetamine in hollowed-out walking canes.
Mike Hudson, commander of the Yuba-Sutter Narcotic Enforcement Team, says police suspect 58-year-old Jose Anguiano of filling canes with the drug. Hudson said the man then sold them in Yuba City, about 40 miles north of Sacramento.

Authorities say they found three hollow canes when they searched the man's apartment in nearby Live Oak and 10 packages of meth in his pockets.

Because of the depression (the economic kind not the mental kind or a dip in the terrain), retirees are resorting to selling drugs to make ends meet. Sure it beats handing out smiley face stickers at Walmart or working the check-out desk at the local library. But is this really how we want our senior citizens making a few extra bucks?

What's next? Old woman working at Hooters or as streetwalkers? Old men

Shouldn't they be spending their days doing something more low-key like watching the Price is Right, driving slowly with their blinker on, telling the same story over and over or taking a half-hour to shower in my pool locker room?

Meth dude? Seriuosly? How about selling something a little less intense? Like ecstasy or weed? Those would keep y'all nice and happy

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