Friday, January 4, 2013
The husband of Jeannine Malone will be sentenced on drug trafficking charges in August. The father of 14-year-old Dakota Blaze Dyer intends to speak at the sentencing in Louisiana.
Federal prosecutors view Dakota Blaze Dyer as a victim in its drug trafficking case against Thomas Malone Jr. and nine other defendants. Fourteen-year-old Dakota, who lived in Breman, Ga. shot himself and died in March 2012 after prosecutors say he took a synthetic drug known on the street as “Mr. Miyagi.” His father, Lance Dyer, intends to speak at Malone’s sentencing in August. The sentencing date was rescheduled from Jan. 17. “It’s not like a victory to me,” said Dyer. “There is nothing that will ever help you heal from the death of your child.” Malone, of Roswell, is the husband of former Sandy Springs solicitor Jeannine Malone. She was let go from her position, Wednesday, when city officials learned of her husband’s legal problems…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Jeannine Malone was appointed by the City of Sandy Springs on Dec. 3rd. Her husband will be sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges, this month. Next week, Jeannine is expected to be named in a wrongful death suit related to a teen suicide.
On Wednesday, Jeannine Malone was let go from her position as Assistant Solicitor for the Municipal Court for the City of Sandy Springs. She was sworn in on Dec. 3. Malone’s husband, Thomas W. Malone, Jr. has been embroiled in a federal drug trafficking case tied to the synthetic marijuana industry through a company based in Alpharetta. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the fall. “We became aware that she was having personal problems and decided it was in the best interests of the city to withdraw her appointment,” said Bill Riley, an attorney for the City of Sandy Springs. A wrongful death suit is expected to be filed next week against NutraGenomics and its officers. Authorities say the Alpharetta company provided a …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Four Smoke 911 shops were searched for illegal "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana under federal search and seizure warrants, though no arrests were made.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Roswell Smoke 911 shop was one of four in north metro where federal search warrants were executed related to "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana. The shops in Acworth, Sandy Springs and Woodstock also were searched, as were the Marietta residences of Michael T. Madlem, owner of the stores. In addition, federal seizure warrants were executed for bank accounts of Michael T. Madlem, Serena P. Burkard, and Mad Dog USA Enterprises LLC. No arrests were made today. The warrants are seeking evidence related to synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.” “Bath salts” are synthetic cathinones, which are typically sold in powder and pill form for approximately $60-$100 per gram, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates office…