Remember The "Hero" Who Stole The School Bus And Drove Katrina Survivors To Houston?

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    NEW ORLEANS - A man hailed by some as a hero for stealing a school bus the day after Hurricane Katrina to take 60 stranded residents to safety in Houston has been indicted on federal drug and gun charges.

    Jabar Gibson, 21, was charged Thursday by a grand jury with cocaine and heroin trafficking and possession of a gun while dealing drugs.

    Authorities said Gibson was carrying 1.7 grams of cocaine, an undisclosed amount of heroin and a .357-caliber revolver when he was caught by New Orleans narcotics detectives and federal agents on Jan. 7.

    At the time of his arrest, Gibson was facing heroin charges in an unrelated case from November. New Orleans police said he tried to ditch the drugs while being pursued by officers in a public housing complex.

    Gibson got a movie offer and coast-to-coast media attention after he stole a yellow Orleans Parish school bus and drove 60 people from New Orleans to the Astrodome in Houston. He was not charged for swiping the bus.

    Gibson was arrested Nov. 25 shortly after he returned to the city from a temporary home in a Houston hotel. He was free on bond at the time of his second arrest, authorities said.

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    It proves even drugdealers can once in their life do the right thing and use their "skills" to help others.
     
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    1.7 grams? Is that even visible?
     
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    If memory serves, two paper clips weigh approximately a gram, so in weight, a little more than 3 paper clips worth. The weight of the .357 is of more concern.
     
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    about a thimble full...even more visible if he snorted it...he would be flying high for sure!... :cof: 28 grams to the ounce!
     
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    I'm just wondering how you "deal" 1.7 grams of cocaine?
     
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    Mules and low level dealers received a cut from the sale merchandise...about a ounce or two from a kilo or less depending on the dealers volume...he probably used the rest and this was all that was left...this may not be the case today as the last bust I made was 1986...but I would bet dollars to donuts it is pretty close! also as for illegal aliens alot of drug mules carried the loads across the border as payment to the Coyotes!...food for thought!
     
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    The coke may have been for his own use, he may have been dealing the undisclosed amount of heroin. If it were crack cocaine, it would already be in small pieces (rocks) and from what I've seen on cop shows would take a few to make a gram, so it's possible he was dealing both. He also may have been heading to his stash for a refill after selling most of his immediate stock.
     
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    I just wanted to know how many posts it would take for someone to bring up the heroin. ;)

    It just reminded me of some stand-up comedy from the late 70s when Leon Sphinx got busted for a dollar and "fitty" cent worth of cocaine.
     
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    If it is pure you could cut it and make it go along way. It was probably recreational. He most likely had a big load of heroin. Thats what undisclosed usually means.
     

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