Two Dead Bodies Apparent Heroin Overdose - News36 is reporting on the deaths of two people who found in an apartment in Uptown Charlotte.
Police are calling this a death investigation. They say there was no sign of foul play and it's not clear how the victims died.
But privately officers are looking at the possibility that both victims died from a drug overdose. If that is the case it will be up to the medical examiner to make that call.
The victims' names have not been released, but they are between 20 and 30 years old.
Filed Under Dumb Crook News - WBTV is reporting the following:
Two men called police looking for help after two men stole their drugs and money late Saturday night, police said.
The incident happened between 11 am Saturday until 12:30 am on Sunday when a 65-year-old man and a 36-year-old man said their cocaine and marijuana was stolen, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a report.
"Officers were flagged down by victim," in the 100 block of Marmion Road, police said in the report. "Victims advised unknown suspects were invited into the address after knocking on door."
Once the two men were inside the "suspects robbed victims of listed property by brandishing a black firearm." The stolen items were $1100, cocaine powder and marijuana.
Police said Monday that it is very unusual for victims to report that drugs have been stolen. On the report, the two victims, both unemployed, are listed as being under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Police said that the two victims were not charged despite the fact they claimed to have their drugs stolen. Both men suffered minor injuries.
It's unclear to what extent police will help the men recover their stolen items, but the incident has been placed under investigation.
Christopher Hailey Candidate for Charlotte City Council At-Large - Hailey ran against Democratic Mecklenburg County Sheriff Chipp Bailey last year and lost.
Now he's back and running for a Charlotte City Council seat and he's quoted as saying the supports Chief Rodney Monroe and his department. But he also wants an eight-year term limit for the chief "because after eight years you get complacent."
The rest of the Charlotte Observer's interview with Christopher Hailey is here.
WSOC is again playing catch-up - This time taking a piece from Pundit House reporter by Mark Pellin City Pays Big Bucks To Be Left In The Dark that was posted last week. The short of Mark's work is that Charlotte pays Duke Energy nearly a million dollars each year for street lights that don't work.
Even Andy Dulin who seldom challenges consent items balked at giving Duke Energy $258,000 to install 31 pedestrian lights and eight street lights along Kenilworth Avenue at about $6,500.00 each.
“I’m going to blow,” said Council member Andy Dulin, after learning details of the Duke contract “We have been paying, for what might now be years and years and years, $9.90 a month for street lights that don’t work,” Dulin said. “On my walk this morning, I passed at least 10.
“This has got to be fixed – quick,” he said. “This is nuts.”
The item passed anyway with only Dulin and Barnes voting no. WSOC's story where they claim they discovered that the city pays $9.99 for lights that don't work is here.
In Other Dumb Crook News - This is not the first time scavengers tried to sell a pile of power company wire to a scrap yard. Just the first time it included a big chunk of the pole.
Officer to the driver "Do you have any idea why I stopped you?".
Another Charlotte Observer Fail - The Observer is running a series of articles on local candidates including the one referenced above on Christopher Hailey. But the subhed for each article is "Decision 2012".
Cedar Posts wonders if they are just slack or maybe they don't know that Charlotte City Council's election date is November 8, 2011?