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Authorities Bust Major Drug Operation At Bonnaroo Festival

first_imgOver the weekend, local authorities working the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival made a major drug bust on the festival grounds. Brian Anthony Wiley, 29, and Trevor Franklin Watson III, 24, both of Chattanooga, were arrested on multiple drug-related charges after local deputies were tipped off and discovered the two men selling and distributing “a very large amount of drugs” to festival attendees.According to a report from Coffee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lucky Knott via ABC13 News: “Deputies found Wiley to be in possession of 202 jars of THC oil, weighing about 15 milliliters; two bags of mushrooms, weighing about 7 grams each; three bags with about 60 panes of blotter acid; 241 bags of about 120.5 grams of what is believed to be Ketamine; 22 bags of a white powdery substance weighing about 144.5 grams of what is believed to be cocaine; six Xanax bars; and 220 bags weighing about 1,210 grams of a green plantlike material believed to be marijuana.”“Watson was found to be in possession of six bottles containing 15 milliliters of THC oil; 10 bags of a green plantlike material weighing about 20 grams believed to be marijuana; two grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine; four Molly capsules; 14 bags of a crystal substance weighing about 14 grams of a substance believed to be Molly; and 13 bags of a powdery substance weighing about 13 grams believed to be Ketamine.”Both Wiley and Watson are currently being detained by authorities on $255,000 and $50,000, respectively, and are due to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court on August 12th on charges of manufacturing, delivering, selling and possession of a controlled substance, and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.[via ABC13 News]last_img read more

Venus reaches Australian Open semi-finals after 14 years

first_imgVENUS Williams reached the Australian Open semi-finals for the first time in 14 years with a straight-set win over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Williams, the 13th seed, saw off 24th seed Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), in the first of the quarter-finals.The 36-year-old American has never won the title, her best effort a runner-up finish to sister Serena in 2003.She goes on to face unseeded American Coco Vandeweghe, who thrashed Spain’s seventh seed Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-0.Vandeweghe, 25, followed up her win over world number one and defending champion Angelique Kerber with a crushing defeat of French Open champion Muguruza.“I really wasn’t feeling all that great out there, I was feeling kind of nervous,” said Vandeweghe.“I just tried to play my best, stay within myself, keep my patterns. I fought through a few break points on her serve, kept on the pressure in the first set then she finally cracked.“Once I got rolling in the second it was like a freight train. You couldn’t stop it.”“I’d like to be champion” – VenusWilliams, meanwhile, dropped serve four times against Pavlyuchenkova but was much the stronger in the decisive moments, becoming the oldest woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.“I’m so excited. Today was such a hard-fought match. She never let up,” said the seven-time Grand Slam champion.“It’s wonderful to be here at the start of the year. I want to go further. I’m not happy with this.“I try to believe. Should I look across the net and believe the person across the net deserves it more?“This mentality is not how champions are made. I’d like to be a champion, in particular this year. The mentality I walk on court with is: I deserve this.”Today, Serena Williams will play Britain’s Johanna Konta at about 02:00 GMT, following the match between Czech fifth seed Karolina Plisokva and Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.(BBC Sport)last_img read more