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Confidential Informant heroin buy leads to another Dillingham arrest

first_imgChelsea Sam, 22, was arrested a few weeks after she allegedly sold a dose of heroin to a police informant at her HUD apartment. (Photo via Dillingham Police Department)Police allege that Chelsea Sam, 22, sold a dose of black tar heroin to a confidential informant three days before Christmas. At her arraignment on a felony charge of second degree misconduct involving a controlled substance Thursday, Chief Dan Pasquariello was asked to testify about the substance police recovered.“It had the odor and appearance of black tar heroin. I’ve seen black tar heroin before. They sell, looks like it was supposed to a tenth of a gram, but it seemed like a very small amount. We sent it to the crime lab so they can test it,” he said.Sam was emotional, and in lieu of her ability to respond, Judge Daniel Schally ordered her held on no bail until an appointed public defender can argue otherwise.Police say she only sold that one tiny dose to the confidential informant. Still, that’s good enough to charge a defendant with a class A felony drug offense. Even with no prior felony convictions, Sam could still face a presumptive range of between 5 and 8 years behind bars if convicted.How many confidential informants are buying heroin for the police, or how many other felony charges DPD is currently sitting on, Pasquariello won’t say.last_img read more

Virgin Atlantic accuses Jet Airways of stealing seat design

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X Virgin Atlantic Seat Jet Airways Seatcenter_img Virgin Atlantic is reportedly pursuing Jet Airways in both India and the United Kingdom for the infringement of its patented Upper Class seats in a configuration it calls “herringbone”.Virgin Atlantic last year pursued design firm Contour, with whom it had developed the seats, for selling the design to rival airlines; and now it appears that it will also pursue one of the airlines – namely Jet Airways, India’s LiveMint reports.Virgin Atlantic says their innovative Upper Class seats, which face diagonally instead of towards the front, have now been sold onwards to the likes of British Airways, Delta Air Lines and Cathay Pacific.“We are currently pursuing Jet in the UK courts for jointly developing a seat with manufacturer Contour, which infringes Virgin Atlantic’s patent,” said a spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic to LiveMint.Developed and launched in 2007, Jet Airways has argued that the design has since been in the public domain for so long it no longer falls under the patent.last_img read more