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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Say Cheese

Model accused of hiring hit man to kill for cheese
Tampa Bay's 10

TN - Police in Memphis say a woman mistook a block of white cheese for a cocaine stash and tried to hire a hit man to kill four men and steal it.

Police say Jessica Sandy Booth was mistaken about the hit man, too. He was an undercover policeman.

Booth is 18. She's charged with four counts of attempted murder and four more of soliciting a murder.

Authorities say Booth was in the men's house recently and thought a block of queso fresco cheese was cocaine. The cheese is used in cooking.

Police say Booth, who is an aspiring model, told the hit man she needed $7,900 to pay a modeling agency. The undercover officer was recording Booth's conversation and police say they have her saying any children old enough to testify would have to be killed as well.

People in the home gave police permission to search it. They found only the cheese.

Would-be pop star jailed for bid to smuggle dope

Glasgow Daily Record, UK

A WANNABE pop star who tried to smuggle cannabis into Scotland hidden in a block of cheese was yesterday given an eight-month jail sentence.

Carlos Cano, 22, agreed to act as a drugs courier to raise cash for an album aimed at getting his band known outside their native Spain.

But customs officers became suspicious after he arrived at Glasgow Airport on September 20.

Officials used a metal spike to probe a slab of Garcia Sequoia cheese which was found in his luggage. They discovered that it contained just under 1kg of cannabis resin, valued at around £3000.

On being questioned, Cano told officers he had bought the cheese at a market back home in Granada as a gift for a friend At Paisley Sheriff Court, he pleaded guilty on indictment to importing the drug.

Defence lawyer Matt Lynch said Cano bitterly regretted becoming involved in the venture.


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