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Skyline_GTR
05-01-2006, 22:54
Man, 21, dies after gulping 20 grams of powder cocaine

Kalamazoo Gazette
5 January 2006

A 21-year-old man died Wednesday after swallowing more than 20 grams of powder cocaine to conceal it from police during a drug bust in Oshtemo Township, authorities said.

Steven Hooker barricaded himself in the bathroom of his North Drake Road apartment at about 1:45 p.m. as members of the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team were searching the apartment, police said.

When officers entered the bathroom, Hooker threatened them with a kitchen knife, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. Officers used a Taser, a type of stun gun, to subdue him.

Hooker then began showing signs of a drug overdose, officers said. When questioned, he told officers he had swallowed more than 20 grams of powder cocaine, which has a street value of about $2,000, according to police.

Hooker was taken by ambulance to Bronson Methodist Hospital, where he later died. An autopsy was to be performed today, Public Safety Chief Dan Weston said.

Police had gone to the apartment after receiving reports of suspected drug dealing, they said.

More drugs were found in the apartment, including more than a pound of marijuana and suspected heroin and cocaine, according to police. Weston said this morning that authorities were still trying to determine where the drugs came from. Two friends of Hooker's who were in the apartment at the time of the search were questioned but not arrested, he said.

Hooker was wanted by authorities on warrants for violating his probation stemming from convictions on charges of extortion and felonious assault.

Link (http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-16/113647800833200.xml&coll=7)

Skyline_GTR
05-01-2006, 22:56
If he was in the bathroom why not put it down the sink or the toilet?

Madhatter4
06-01-2006, 01:56
The drug war at its finest:|

qwe
06-01-2006, 02:20
If he was in the bathroom why not put it down the sink or the toilet?maybe he was high on some drug that ruins your judgement (the legal one obviously)

Church
06-01-2006, 02:32
More drugs were found in the apartment, including more than a pound of marijuana and suspected heroin and cocaine, according to police.

Oh my god, what a dumbass. Did he forget about the other shit, or did he plan on consuming all of that as well?

8)

uni bum
06-01-2006, 03:07
darwin award, DARWIN AWARD!

Nimrod4154
06-01-2006, 04:15
2000$ street value? Wow, I'd pay 500 tops for 20.

What an idiot.

joannie_mhm
06-01-2006, 04:18
"Oshtemo Township", sounds like a pretty small place so prices might be high because of that.

MasterOfTheObvious
06-01-2006, 05:48
2000$ street value? Wow, I'd pay 500 tops for 20.

What an idiot.

Wow. What a way to dicksize.

It had a street value of $2k. What HE paid for it isn't relevant to the cops. They're probably assuming he was cutting it into smaller amounts and selling, and that is the guestimate of how much he could make off the amount when selling it.

I'm sure they have some chart to refer to that tells them this shit.:D

funknsoul1
06-01-2006, 06:00
you would have to be selling grams at $100 a piece.... that's ridiculous for the united states, at least.

TheDEA.org
06-01-2006, 06:46
Mmm, step on it, sell the resulting ~40% stuff at $50/gram?

At any rate, law enforcement has a deeply ingrained habit of swinging for the bleachers when they estimate the value of their seizures. :-)

rat tat tat tat
06-01-2006, 14:00
He should've just flushed it.

SmokeDro420
06-01-2006, 20:26
you would have to be selling grams at $100 a piece.... that's ridiculous for the united states, at least.


2 Years ago in my town if you wanted blow you were payin 100 a gram, 250 a ball. Just cause in your town coke connects are high doesnt mean shit.


Besides, you could sell a half oz of coke for 1400 or close to it if you know what your doing and arent gettin high on yo supply

ChemicalSmiles
07-01-2006, 01:04
It would be hard to flush ALL THAT SHIT. RIP dude :(

OzzBozz
07-01-2006, 01:55
but if you were going to ditch it, you wouldn't eat it...

just flush it!!!


i mean, it would've been different if he tryed to hide it or something.

Smyth
07-01-2006, 15:57
Maybe it was a last ditch suicide attempt as the thought of spending time in the slammer was too daunting to cope with. Maybe 'the cocaine nigger' would be able to summon extra-terrestrial powers to combat the swat team of police officers, maybe not then

PureLife
08-01-2006, 17:25
It only comes out to $2,000 to make it look big. It would be 2,000 after the coke has been cut and bagged up into points or grams and sold individually without a price cut.

basix
14-01-2006, 13:15
^ lol i don't get why everyone in this thread is still rambling on about how they got $2000 from. When police seize drugs there estimate is always extremely higher than its actual value. I think they normally work out the cost of one dose say .1g and then times that by 200.

In Australia the police and media regulary report ecsasy as going for $50-60 a pill etc when its not the case at all.

frizzantik
14-01-2006, 20:45
I'm sure they have some chart to refer to that tells them this shit.:D

it's that page in the back of high times :D

of course cops over estimate the value of drugs.. who's gonna call them on it?


the only reason I can think this guy swallowed instead of flushed is he was hoping to recover them later

Sic
06-12-2006, 04:49
I went to high school with this guy. Very sad.

ChemicalSmiles
06-12-2006, 07:27
bs ^ ^ ^

realm
06-12-2006, 08:40
I went to high school with this guy. Very sad.


^wat the hell that was his only post?

E-llusion
06-12-2006, 16:35
What a waste ... of coke I mean

guineaPig
06-12-2006, 17:02
coke prices can be pretty fucking big in MI if you peddle to the rich college kids in various universities.

rocklobster
06-12-2006, 22:10
I went to high school with this guy. Very sad.
Welcome to Bluelight. Way to start off, bumping an old thread with a completely useless post that no one could possibly give a shit about.

Sic
07-12-2006, 00:05
bs ^ ^ ^

I swear to god. It was huge around town. He was a senior when I was a freshman, and now I'm a sophmore in college.


Welcome to Bluelight. Way to start off, bumping an old thread with a completely useless post that no one could possibly give a shit about.

I was just searching for my hometown and came across this thread and couldn't believe that it had been posted. If you don't give a shit about the thread then why even bother replying to it? As for it being my first post I joined a few hours before that with a couple of questions I wanted to ask, but instead of posting the "How much Vicodin should I take for the first time" thread I searched around for a good answer. What a welcome though. Thank you. *claps*

ktx49
08-12-2006, 18:48
yea like he has a reason to lie.

anyways, what a waste why did he eat 20grams when they found additional cocane/heroin and a poound of weed.

and i agree with whoever said $500 tops for 20 grams.

jesus just cause yalls small towns pay more doesnt mean thats the streeet value. god damn 2 stacks? waht is this shit 97% pure?

Sic
08-12-2006, 21:39
I don't know why he ate it. I know people who were friends with him but no one really talks about it. Rumors were saying he was already fucked up and wasn't thinking straight. I'm no coke expert but I'm betting he didn't have any top of the line coke. No idea what it goes for here, I've never wanted to buy any.

drklnk
09-12-2006, 00:31
Mmm, step on it, sell the resulting ~40% stuff at $50/gram?

At any rate, law enforcement has a deeply ingrained habit of swinging for the bleachers when they estimate the value of their seizures. :-)

Double your product, double your profit! :o

Seriously though, 100 for a gram? If it was that much I would never have touched the stuff. I get good peruvian for 50 a gram, balls for like 140 tops.

Trogdor
09-12-2006, 00:42
I wonder how long it would take to swallow a pound of marijuana. Especially since you would probably forget what you were doing less than halfway through it...

AuraithX
11-12-2006, 02:02
He couldn't flush it. The water only dilutes the cocaine so they'd still have evidence against him

lyXw33d
12-12-2006, 02:13
He couldn't flush it. The water only dilutes the cocaine so they'd still have evidence against him
You bumped this old ass thread to contradict the basic workings of a toilet?

hebb22
12-12-2006, 02:36
It almost sounds like they added additonal drugs to the seziure. Why would you baracde yourself and only eat half your drugs when you know your already fucked for the things that are outside your bathroom?

meladori
12-12-2006, 04:34
2000$ street value? Wow, I'd pay 500 tops for 20.

What an idiot.

lucky you!!

meladori
12-12-2006, 04:36
shit i just realised how callous that must have sounded.

hmm coke is so expensive here (uk) & mostly rubbish. i didn't even know cocaine until i travelled across canada last summer.

lyXw33d
17-12-2006, 04:49
It almost sounds like they added additonal drugs to the seziure. Why would you baracde yourself and only eat half your drugs when you know your already fucked for the things that are outside your bathroom?
I've found that drug use tends to alter your judgement :\