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[EXCLUSIVE] Inside a Drug Dealer's Life | SAN Network

Written by Scarletti, Yassin

 

 

 

INSIGHT: LIFE OF A DRUG DEALER
EXCLUSIVE BUMPER ISSUE 

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Included with 'Her life: Insight of life of a drug dealer's girlfriend'.


By Sarah McOnelly · Published on September 30, 2017 · SAN Network

 


Drugs are among the most influential and significant part of the criminal and illegal business of San Andreas. Flowing in from far off places such as Los Angeles or growing illegally in plantation, they are also fatal for the health as drugs are mostly misused for fatal overdoses. Nevertheless, SAN Network brings forward once in a long time opportunity to know about the personal life of a drug dealer, as we had the rare chance to interact with one. The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV - and much more complicated.  
Meet Shorts, as we call him, censoring his full name who has been selling controlled substances, ranging from moonshine to cocaine in Palamino Creek for the past two years anonymously. Quality cocaine has a sheen to it, like the paint on a lowrider. Shorts flicks a clump with his nail to show me.
According to Shorts, he works a full-time job and only deals as much as he can reasonably use or hide. He lives in the the same small house he's lived in for 12 years, in a down-and-out part of Palamino Creek that recently began to "yuppify," as he puts it.


Shorts, leaning aside his drug inventory.

"There are times when I still find it hard to believe, but for more than a decade, I made my living as a drug dealer. Meth, cocaine, ecstasy, pot, GHB, Special K. You name it, I had it, I sold it.", recalls Shorts. Business in drugs has proved to be one of the best ways of earning money illegally for people like Shorts. They get a steady amount every week, every day or sometimes every hour for the deals they make, some in broad daylight while some in night. We had the opportunity to see a real drug deal being done by Shorts, showing how he sometimes tricked his own clients.

As it appears in the photo, Shorts is dealing with the buyer who is interested in what they call, 'cola'. "Most people nowadays do their deals over internet. F**** them, I never trust this Internet. I do real deals.", says Shorts. It is no doubt that with the revolution of Internet, many negative sides evolved. Deep web or dark web is the best source of illegal items for people in San Andreas. Many deals are done over the Internet which never involves physical contact between the buyers and the sellers. But Shorts is among the few who still hates Internet and deals in his own "classic" way of drug dealing, arranging clients and offering them the bonus.


Shorts arranging a deal with his client and offering him his 'package'.

"You never know about the presence of cops. You gotta keep vigil and stay like you out here did nothing.". The Law Enforcement agencies such as Sheriff's Department keep a close eye on those drug deals and people like Shorts have to deal with them daily. Surprisingly, his house has been searched four times but he hasn't been arrested yet, even after making hundreds of grands from dealing. He's an expert, he says and always keeps his eye out on the laws around. "To be a good dealer, you just don't need to deal. You gotta know about the law, lawyers. Prepare for anything.". The younger ones or new people usually fall trap to the police and even after they have committed no crimes, they sometimes end up getting arrested.


Shorts doing his signature move with his client.

Dealing with drugs had been the most dangerous part of Shorts life. Yes, you won’t believe it but the person we were talking about - Shorts, is now no longer a drug dealer. In fact, he is now a proudly serving member of the society by being a bodyguard, actively employed by a security firm. 
"But selling drugs was the best preparation I could have asked for, entering the real world. Now equipped to handle situations that it takes others years to prepare for. More than anything, selling drugs taught me to believe in myself and what I’m capable of. It taught me to trust my instincts and how to make difficult decisions." 


Shorts proudly doing his work as a bodyguard.

A lot of people face economical issues and involve themselves in drug dealing. But many change and throwing these people to jail won't change anything, not the person and not the society. People change but if violence is used, they change for the worse. Shorts developed himself from a major drug dealer, earning hundreds of grands of money to a simple bodyguard who just earns a few grands every weeks. But he is still proud in what he does and life has changed for him. Or at least, he has changed his own life.


HER LIFE - INSIDE THE LIFE OF A  DRUG DEALER'S GIRLFRIEND

My sit down conversation with a young girl whose careful words and chilling memories paint the picture of what it’s really like to date a drug dealer in Blueberry

How would you describe (him) as your boyfriend?

(Smiles) He was everything you could ever want in a boyfriend. He was smart, he was funny, he’s sweet, caring, open, honest, loyal—you name it. You know what he was the most? He was very attentive. Like, I would tell him a small detail, something so dumb that even I would forget I said it, you know? And then the next week or month he would surprise me with something going off of the littlest things I mentioned. He was a really good boyfriend and a drug dealer. 

Did you ever feel your life could have been in danger while with him?

(Pauses) Yes? Yeah. It’s not an easy thing to admit but yeah, there were many times where I probably could have been killed—easily actually.
Like I’m sitting here and talking to you right now and there were times where I could have been shot. Like, what? What is that? It’s so weird to think back now, but it’s just the life I lived with him

How long into your relationship did he begin dealing drugs?

Oh, really early on. Before, actually. Before he was with me. He always dealt like petty drugs all throughout high school. But it would be like selling weed. And it was selling to other like—you know what it was?—it was just like dumb brown kids selling to other dumb brown kids. And that was fine.
Until one day, it wasn’t just to other dumb brown kids, and it definitely wasn’t just weed.

Did you guys get along right away?

It was that cliché thing where he asked for my number and I said no. He asked again and I said no. He asked me again and again and I said no, no, no.

It wasn’t until near the end night that I saw him again. He saw me like glued to my phone and I remember he just came up to me, grabbed my phone, and took it away from me. And then he took his own phone out of his pocket and gave both of our phones to his friend and he asked me to go on a walk with him. Sometimes, I wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t gone on that walk. Within 5 minutes, he won me over. I mean I didn’t make it obvious to him at all that he won me over (laughs), he had no idea, but I swear he won me over.

What were the things that led to the breakup?

I just like smartened up, I guess? I don’t know. Like, I remember this one time, when we first started dating and we were all at a party and this “big time drug guy” was there and kind of bothering one of my friends. And I remember her boyfriend was like to the guy “hey, bro like that’s not cool” and the other guy just didn’t care and was like “well, what are you gonna do?” and my friend’s boyfriend didn’t do anything!
And it sounds so dumb to think back now but like I remember my boyfriend came up to me and was like “babe, if that were you, I would have booted him in the face. No one talks to my girl or me like that.” And I just remember being so happy that I was dating him. And honestly—at the time—I thought my friend’s boyfriend was such a loser for doing that. And just I so distinctly remember just feeling so happy and proud to be with him—and I felt so bad for her.

And then like two years later, so like in the last few months of me dating my boyfriend, something stupid happened and my boyfriend ended up in the hospital. And I remember I was on my way home from seeing him and I got a call from that same friend and we hadn’t talked in a while but she invited me to the surprise party she was throwing for her boyfriend for graduating university and getting some internship or something.
And then—and I’ll never forget—she asked me like “oh, what has your boyfriend been up to?”
And that that very second I knew she was like “oh, what a loser.” And I just knew she felt so happy and proud to be with her boyfriend and now like she felt bad for me. And I hated that. That was a big turning point for me.

How was it like after you broke up with him?

I mean I was a mess. I loved him and we broke up. We were together for two years and he was my everything and we talked every day for two years and then all of a sudden, one day, we didn’t. And it was really, really hard. And I almost got back together with him a few times.
But I remember, like a month or so after we broke up, my first cousin had a baby. And I just remember seeing her and her husband in the hospital and so happy starting their family—and I wanted that. And I just realized how I would never want my boyfriend to be the father of my children. I wouldn’t, I couldn’t. I couldn’t let that happen with the things he was doing.

And I just kept telling myself “one day you might lose the father of your children, so you can cry over him. But you can’t waste your time crying over this guy.” And that helped a lot.

So you don’t ever see yourself going back to him?

(Pauses) I really want to say yes. I really do, but I don’t know. Like, if I were to get a call right here, right now that was he was like in the hospital, I’d leave this interview right now and go see him. I would. No questions asked.

I will always care for him and want to protect him and I know he would do the same. But I hope I’m smarter than that—to get back together with him. That kind of stuff scares me though, you know? He’s the love of my life. He is and I know I’m not stupid enough to get back together with him but will I ever stop loving him? I mean, I don’t know.
I’m so afraid one day I’ll meet that “father-of-my-kids” kind of a guy and be happy and fine, but then one day, I’ll see him and I’ll just look at him and it’ll all come back. He is the love of my life, I know it. And I just wish I never met him and never got caught in all of this. I wish (laughs) I wish I never went on that walk. But I did. And now he’s walking his own way and I have to walk mine.

What would you say it’s like dating a drug dealer?

It’s just—it’s chaos. It’s chaos, it’s panic, it’s a constant party and train wreck all in the same night. Not to say it was like that all the time. It wasn’t, I guess. But just thinking back to my past year, there’s stuff that’s happened that I swear could be in a movie.

What advice do you have to anyone dating a drug dealer?

Don’t? (laughs) Just don’t do it. It’s not a life you want for yourself, it’s not a happy life to live. You want cute little memories with your boyfriend and do couple-y things together and have a happy life.

You don’t want police showing up at your house at 2am, you don’t want to watch guys get bottled in the head, you don’t want to be afraid your boyfriend might get shot. What kind of a life is that? Where is the happy ending?

There will never be a happy ending.[/blegend]

 

 

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County Radio: Lieutenant Found Dead at His Home

Written by WendyLady, Yassin

 

 


 

Lieutenant Found Dead at His Home
Published and edited by Mercedes Sarno Montana of County Radio on 22nd September 2017

 

  • James Radcliffe, a best friend, a brother, and a hero, discovered dead at his home.
  • Authorities are not treating his death as suspisious and have ruled out homicide.
  • Doctors diagnosed Radcliffe with post bereavement stress after death of colleague.

 

Mr. James Radcliffe a Lieutenant in the San Andreas State Police force was discovered yesterday evening at his home. Authorities on scene believe his death was related to an ongoing diagnosis related to bereavement stress after the death of his colleague and friend, Lieutenant Andrew Vorlack on Sunday the 13th of December 2015. Lieutenant Andrew Vorlack was believed to have been an enormous influence on Mr. Radcliffe's life. 

Life and work were believed to be shaky for Mr. Radcliffe when he stepped down from his position within the San Andreas State Police. With only his career keeping him in Red County, he returned home to England alongside his brothers Ryan and Conner both of which worked for Elite Trucking. Mr. Radcliffe remained in England only for a short time before returning back to Red County; the calling from the Law Enforcement sector eagerly bringing him back. 
 

Dillimore Police Station. Mr. Radcliffe's daily place of work.

 

 

He reportedly also gave the State Police a number of attempts to rejoin but failed each time. Nevertheless, within time and the assistance and understanding of Vincent Kemp, a good friend of Mr. Radcliffe, he was soon reinstated back into the force as Corporal before climbing the ranks.

With exclusive reports that the San Andreas State Police will cease to exist and will soon make way for a Sheriff's department, sources claim that no one has been promised a job and that it will be solely up to the new Sheriff as to who will receive a position within the new department. This frightening prospect of unemployment for many of the current law enforcement personnel may have been responsible for the permanent and unfortunate choice that Mr. Radcliffe had chosen to end his life.

A note was discovered by authorities next to Mr. Radcliffe which speaks volumes of the true demons that he was fighting:

The State Police was the only thing that kept me going, it kept my mind occupied and distracted me from the terror within my own mind. It's now been taken away from me, I have nothing left. I've just been told that no one within the command team will be transferred over to the new law enforcement agency and I'm out of a job. I am sorry to all who I let down, I thought I would be ok, I thought I'd overcome this pain. Losing my position has just made me realize that it was there all along, I was just masking it.I managed to save so many lives and make such a difference to the community, but the only life I could not save was my own. To those who read this, remember me for who I was, not who I had become.


County Radio would like to offer this article up as an online obituary to remember Mr. Radcliffe. Some statements in particular that were brought to us are as follows:

 

Councilman Sylvester Quinn

The news regarding the passing of James Radcliffe is extremely saddening and disheartening. He set an example for the policing of the state and he will be dearly missed. My condolences go out to his relatives and close friends.

 


Corporal Alexandra J. Hall


I’ve known Lieutenant First Class James Radcliffe for the entirety of my seven consecutive months within the San Andreas State Police. I worked with him extensively throughout my time within the department, especially within the Emergency Services Unit. I attended the situation at 2 Moyers Road at around one-am after having reports of a Public Disturbance at the address; this later was recognised as his service-canine, Jack who refused to leave the Lieutenant’s side and barked in-order to get someone's attention. I had arrived only to be too late to provide any medical care to the deceased and sadly all the care provided by the Red County Fire Department did not alter his state in anyway. Lieutenant James Radcliffe will always be noted as a hero within the San Andreas State Police, someone who had gone above and beyond all expectations to do his duty, to protect with courage and to serve with compassion. I am extremely gutted and saddened about Radcliffe’s passing and my condolences go out to anyone within his family and friend, he will be missed dearly.

 


It is believed that a small private ceremony for family will be held in the upcoming weeks to remember Mr. Radcliffe. County Radio would like to express our sincere condolences that we wish to extend to Mr. Radcliffe's family, friends and colleagues. He was a true and genuine individual within the County and we hope his hard work, dedication, and heroism will always be remembered. County Radio will be offering a one-minute silence on our broadcast system in remembrance this afternoon. 


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PRESS RELEASE #212 - DETECTIVE BUREAU TAKEDOWN 187MK

Written by Smally

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Wednesday, 13th September 2017

DETECTIVE BUREAU TAKEDOWN 187MK
Written by Sergeant II Elmo Volker | #212

 

187 Montgomery Kings


Following on from an operation a few months ago we are able to finally announce the dissipation of a well know gang within the Montgomery area know as 187 Montgomery Kings, for months they've been a burden on the once peaceful town turning it into a crime ridden area with frequent shootouts. The Operation labelled Dissaray was aimed at taking down key members and hopefully tackling them once and for all, the operation was lablled a sucess as seen in this previous press release. As current Director of the Detective Bureau I would like to lend a special thankyou to all of the Detectives and Intelligence Officers who helped with the investigation, I would also like to extend that thankyou to former Lieutenant Colonel Danny Remington for his consistant support throughout.
 
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September 10th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE #211 - ACADEMY BATCH #43 GRADUATION
Written by Corporal Hailie Ray | #475

 
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It is the time of the season where many of the Academy Students of the San Andreas State Police have completed their training program and so shall stand with honor at graduation. These are the students of Academy batch #43. The students' names are as follows:
 
Probationary Trooper → State Trooper
  • Robert Pittman
    Mikey Thames
    Joshua Matthews
    Jackson Rose
    Henry Chapman
    Dawn McLaughlin
    David Winchester
    Cristiano Veronese
    Brandon Cole
    Andre Thompson
    Adam Jameson
    Jessica Eastwood

Probationary Trooper → Trooper First Class
 
  • Dianne Lopez


The ceremony was greeted by the Colonel of the San Andreas State Police Mark Cambridge, Major Jake Anderson and Major James Fitzpatrick. The Colonel's opening statement:
 
"On August 11th 2017 - 27 Civillians turned up to our training facility a nervous wreck in Blackfield. They couldn't tell if they were standing straight and had no idea what would come up in the next four weeks. They came as individuals, they leave today as a group, Serving under our motto; Protect with Courage - to Serve with Compassion.

Today Batch #43 have 16 remaining who have fully completed the recruitment and training process.
And they are here today to announce to their family, friends, and colleagues one thing. They have done it. They are today, going to be State Troopers. Four weeks of sacrifice and dedication - and have achieved their goals from day one. Before we acknowledge future State Troopers, we spend some time during this ceremony to commemorate our own fallen heroes.


The Troopers of many ranks, ages and ethnicities were then read out in last rites as The Fallen. These were the Troopers that gave their lives in the line of duty to protect another. The Colonel had recited a poem in honor of The Fallen:
 
Their motto was to protect and to serve, but I wonder today who would have had their nerve.
You can sleep tonight, we lost one of the brave, How many more lives could this officer have saved?
But our fears came true, with just two words.
"Officer Down" is what we heard.
We lost one of our finest, we lost one of the brave.
To stop fear or harm from coming your way.
The apartment building was burning out of control.
The child on the third floor, doomed to be a lost soul.
Until one hero gave his life for this little friend, one life was saved and one life died.
Before it's too late to show our hero's your heart, A call to say thank you would make a great start.
Tell them we need them before it's too late, we never say it until they meet their fate.
Where would we be without heroes like these?
Those that give willingly without being asked please.
Thank you heroes, both alive and passed on.
For without you all, security would be good.

Lest we forget.
 
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State Trooper Dianne Lopez, Highest Achiever in the Training Stage, giving her speech.


The Students were then called upon to stand before the stage in rows to speak The Oath to be sworn into the State Police as dedicated Troopers.
 
"I, a member of the San Andreas State Police, subscribe in word and deed to the following:
To serve the United States of America and the State of San Andreas honestly, and conscientiously; and fulfill my oath as a soldier of the law;
To uphold and maintain the honor and integrity of the San Andreas State Police;
Be loyal to my fellow Troopers; respect and obey my seniors in rank; and enforce the law without fear, favor, or discrimination;
Assist those in peril or distress, and, if necessary, lay down my life rather than swerve from the path of duty;
My personal conduct shall at all times be above reproach and I will never knowingly commit any act that will in any way bring discredit upon the San Andreas State Police or any member thereof;
To all of this I do solemnly pledge my sacred honor as a Trooper of the San Andreas State Police."

The San Andreas State Police Oath


At every graduation ceremony, there are a certain number of Troopers that performed above the standards set in the State Police and thus received an award Ribbon to be worn on their uniform in recognition for their achievements. The Students that recieved these awards are as follows:
 
Exceptional Probationary:
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Mikey Thames

Highest Achiever:
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Dianne Lopez

Most Improved Probationary:
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Joshua Matthews
 
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Dianne Lopez receiving her award.
 
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Mikey Thames receiving his award.
 
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Joshua Matthews receiving his award.


To conclude the Academy batch, the statistics for all applications are as follows:
 
Total Applications: 56

Accepted applicants: 27
Denied applicants: 29

Total applicants that passed the exam and made it to Probationary stage: 21
Total number of Probationary Troopers that completed their training: 16


Probationary troopers were asked about how they found their experience in training and, their statements are as follows:
 
"One of the most experiencing, informational, and guiding ranks of them all has to be that of the Probationary Trooper. Going through the Field Training Reports and knocking off different events that took place during a patrol, one by one, was one of the most funnest parts of the rank.

As a Probationary Trooper, I felt very open to ask questions because of the wonderful administration and felt so welcomed in continuing forth my career efforts as a San Andreas State Police Trooper. Everyday I would come on duty along with a Trooper, gladly patrolling and monitoring the State of San Andreas.

Anyone who is looking to join the next batch you will need to remember just one thing, "Never Give Up." During the Probationary Stage you need to keep your head high, striving down the road to success whilst paving a new set of road to go down. Every inch you take, foot by foot down the Ceremony Hall, you will not regret one bit and all that will matter then, is that you made it to the end of what you were seeking."


Probationary Joshua Matt
 
"Since I have joined the San Andreas State Police, I had to go alot throught and obtain more knowledge about the duties and how it performs, should be done correctly. I found out this Academy greatful and useful for me atleast, I had the chance to be San Andreas State Police, and I finally did it correctly and properly, but bad thing is that we had to wait for one hour plus for a partner to take us on our ridealong, everything else went perfect for me!"


Probationary Trooper Cristiano Veronese
 
"I believe that the whole recruitment and field training process of the San Andreas State Police was a seriously challenging experience for every student and, of course, probationary trooper within the 43rd batch."


Probationary Trooper Dianne Lopez
 
"It's always fantastic to see new people join the department; starting as an Academy Student and working their way through the ranks. As always, Academy Batch #43 gave us some excellent new Troopers who I have been incredibly proud of throughout the whole Academy process.

Although the academy is challenging, each and every new Trooper faced it with the determination to succeed and that's been proven through the award winners and outstanding exam grades.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the Training and Recruitment Unit, to whom I am grateful for their hard work throughout the course of this batch and every batch before.

Congratulations to Academy Batch #43, I wish you the best of luck for your future within the San Andreas State Police."


Major James Fitzpatrick


Public Affairs on behalf of The State Police congratulates those who graduated today and wishes the best of luck to them in the field.

 
 
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SASP Employee Newsletter August 2017

Written by Danny

 

Dear Employees,

A bit later than first planned, however we have finally got this released. We were given some news from possibly one of the best High Command members the Department has seen. Lieutenant Colonel Danny Remington has announced that he will be stepping down from this position to focus on another career. In this, we wish him the best of luck and hope it goes as he planned.

We've had a great month and another great batch - our 911 response rate has increased, we're trialling new systems and the Sergeants team is the best that it has been in a long time. The progress made in only one month is amazing, and we really need to keep this going.

We're coming to the end of this Academy batch, and feel like the Probationaries have been absolutely outstanding so far and really hope that they continue this into their careers. We'll be announcing a careers day for the Probationary Troopers who are moving forward so that they can look to their next move in their career in Law Enforcement.

Thanks,
High Command Team

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SASP Employee Newsletter July 2017

Written by Danny

 

Dear Employees,

Another months rolls by, with Divisions within the Department becoming more efficient and effective as we continue to push, and aim to never stop our forward momentum. Our Detective Bureau is hitting a new all-time high with the amount of narcotics and firearms being seized on a monthly basis. It is an alarming amount of illegal contraband being seized, however it is comforting to know that our Department is doing everything in its strength to continue combating this street crime.

Patrol Operations which for a long time never worked in the Department. But with the effort and resources we have put into it, it was finally a success. However, in the background there were issues with our bulk promotion system. This was being neglected, going back to the old system of using the Command Team to decide who gets promoted and who did not. After a much needed makeover, the Patrol Operations Bureau will be re-introduced with lots of new interesting and developed systems.

Cyber Crime is the next thing our Department will look to tackle in the coming months as we look into popular social media platforms in our county including Snapshot Social to help investigate and deter street crime.

It is hard to deny the progress the Department is making, where we may still have faults, but we are extremely quick to accept them and correct them. Take the duty report requirement for example, there would not be many leadership teams who would take such a backlash on the chin and reverse their decision.

On that note, we would like to touch on it briefly and apologize for the change that was made for a total of 24 hours. As much as we feel an apology is not entirely required due to nobody being affected by the change, we feel it is the best thing to do. We apologize for the change, and aim to move forward from it.

Finishing off the above, the High Command Team, for the first time in a long time, intervened in a Command Decision and overturned it moving forward, and this just shows that we are willing to change decisions made should our employees cry out for it.

The suggestions board will continue to be checked by the Colonel directly, and these will be brought into discussions between Command Team members for possible implementation upon acceptance.

We hope you enjoy the last official month of summer in August.

Thanks,
High Command Team

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