3 months jail for fairy floss

By Cassandra Elliott A US woman is taking legal action against the police and a drug testing company after spending three months in jail after her bag of fairy floss was mistaken for methamphetamine. Dasha Fincher, is now suing the local police officers who arrested her and drug test manufacturer Sirchie, for wrongful actions and…

Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort jailed

Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for the Trump election campaign, has been jailed awaiting trial for witness tampering. Mr Manafort was charged with witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the US election. US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson revoked his bail in Washington, sentencing him to jail after…

New graduates and dogs into DCS Drug Detection Unit

The Drug Detection Unit saw three new dogs and their handlers graduate today, after completing a 10 week course to detect contraband, including drugs, as part of a reform to stop drugs getting into WA jails. Ziggy, Ness and Gavin, have been trained to detect a wide range of illegal drugs, and will assist the…

Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 year jail for investor fraud

Martin Shkreli, who gained notoriety for dramatically increasing the price of a life-saving pill, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and a $US75,000($A105,000) fine for defrauding investors. US District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto set the sentence, which was significantly longer than the 12 to 18 month sentence Shkreli’s lawyers were seeking but still shorter…

507 Charges Laid On Graffiti Vandals

WA Police’s Operation Eraser has resulted in a record number of charges laid on graffiti vandals in Western Australia. 507 charges were laid on 190 alleged offenders including 296 charges for Criminal Damage, 17 charges for Burglary, 32 charges for Drug Offences, 32 charges for Stealing, 7 charges for stealing motor vehicles, and 5 charges for…

Unions Distrust Joe Francis

Youth Correction officers from Hakea Prison have demanded for Correction Services Minister Joe Francis to be removed from his post after he portrayed them as lazy when addressing the media on Sunday. As a result, about 60 officers voted to pass a motion of no confidence in the minister at a meeting at Hakea Prison.…

Liberals pledge to boost police numbers and resources

A total of 720 police officers will be hired in the next four years if the Liberal Party wins the next state election. WA Premier Colin Barnett and Police Minister Liza Harvey have made the announcement on Friday morning about the $282 million dollar investment. WAMN understands the 720 police officers will include the 155…