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HR Celestial
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« on: March 05, 2011, 01:43:10 PM »

You just can't make this $h1t up!

Accused Meth Dealer Faces Loss Of His Beloved 18,753 Comic Books

A large-scale methamphetamine dealer who allegedly laundered drug profits by purchasing valuable comic books is in danger of forfeiting his 18,753-volume collection to Uncle Sam, according to a new court filing.

Federal prosecutors yesterday filed a U.S. District Court complaint seeking ownership of the comic book holdings of Aaron Castro, 30, who is facing a May trial in Colorado on narcotics distribution and weapons charges. The comics are valued in excess of $500,000.

The forfeiture complaint recounts a government interview with Lonna Gwinn, who said she sold meth for Castro, who is pictured above. “Gwinn said that Aaron began to struggle with money because he would spend his drug money on comic books.” Gwinn added that she would meet Castro “at comic book stores to give him the drug money and had seen Aaron buy a box of comic books.”

A second admitted dealer told investigators that he helped Castro organize his comic books, “which he confirmed were purchased by Aaron with drug proceeds.”

“If I could go back in time and like tell 11 year old me that like not only do you get to go to Comic Con but you go every year.  So much so that you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up.  And 11 year old me would be like - How did we get so fat?”- Kevin Smith
Just an old man
HR Celestial
Posts: 13744

« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 03:03:57 PM »

So he used one illegal, slightly addictive drug to purchase a legal, more addictive drug.

Avatar mash-up is from Ross Pearsall... and of course those that own the original characters Smiley
HR Vigilante
Posts: 113

« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 06:19:42 PM »

You know, it's worse:  If they determine the comics are "contaminated" they could be destroyed...
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 10:31:18 PM »

like i tell Adam McLaughlin who you may know from "drugs and comic books don't mix," i really feel bad for this guy losing his comics but i don't respect his drug abuse. so remember kids, drink your milk, don't do drugs, stay in school, and enter in 10 tokens from the backs of your cereal box and you could win a Dick Tracy de-coder ring.
Not Liefeld
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 02:18:43 AM »

Where did you get this story? Where is the source?
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