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InvisibleTinMan
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Poppies in mail result in arrest
    #1898531 - 09/09/03 04:30 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/06/18/NorthPinellas/Poppies_in_mail_resul.shtml

Poppies in mail result in arrest

Jill Khanalizadeh's arrest comes months after her husband was charged with receiving opium.

By ED QUIOCO, Times Staff Writer
? St. Petersburg Times
published June 18, 2002


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OLDSMAR -- Pinellas County sheriff's detectives recently returned to the tan stilt home with large bay windows where in March they arrested a 47-year-old man for receiving opium mailed to him from Iran.

But this time investigators were looking for his wife.

Jill Khanalizadeh, who turns 47 today, was charged with trafficking in opiates, a felony, after investigators say she received two packages containing 213 opium poppies purchased from a Canadian mail-order company. When the U.S. Postal Service delivered the packages May 31, undercover detectives were monitoring the delivery.

Once she accepted the packages, she was placed under arrest, said sheriff's Sgt. Greg Tita.

"She claimed that she had bought it for floral arrangements for an Iranian wedding that she was involved in," Tita said. "That seemed highly unusual, considering her husband was arrested two months earlier."

She also was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and felony possession of cocaine.

Her husband, Davoud Khanalizadeh, was arrested in a similar operation this spring.

He was charged with trafficking in opium after he received a large package containing 2.2 pounds of opium on March 21. The package was mailed from Tehran and caught the attention of U.S. Customs agents after it arrived in the mail at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

Reached Monday at the couple's home on 360 Wellington Ave. in Oldsmar, Davoud Khanalizadeh, who also goes by David, said the couple was "just totally devastated" by the charges but declined to give further details.

"They are not true," he said. "But what can we do? We are going through due process."

The couple is free on bail.

In a sworn statement included in the search warrant, sheriff's Det. Eugene R. Lebrecht said opium poppies can be ground in a coffee grinder and boiled in water to make poppy tea. When the tea is consumed, users can get an opiate high that can last several hours. The tea also can leave a residue that can be eaten or smoked.

A postal inspector flagged the packages when they were delivered to the Oldsmar Post Office at Bayview Boulevard on its way to the couple's home. After reading the mailing label and viewing the company's Web page, the inspector got a federal search warrant to search the packages.

"They did a more thorough examination of it and brought it to our attention," Tita said. "We, too, examined it further; and we decided we would go ahead and make a case of it."

Lab tests determined that the poppies contained morphine and codeine, which are found in opium, according to court records.

Investigators set up an undercover operation for mail carriers to deliver the packages with the Sheriff's Office watching, Tita said.

An arrest report showed that Davoud Khanalizadeh is a U.S. citizen who was born in Iran and has lived in Oldsmar since January. He was a naval aviator in Iran in the late 1970s.

"This is really going to destroy our lives," he said.


That isn't good. They are supposed to be legal for floral arrangements...


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: TinMan]
    #1913435 - 09/13/03 07:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

If they get a good lawyer they'll probably get the charges dropped easy.

God damn this country knows how to waste money going after the 'dangerious' ones :frown:


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: TinMan]
    #2763620 - 06/04/04 03:47 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

can this happen with ne of our vendors? As far as scoobs are concerned


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: shadowmover]
    #2768564 - 06/06/04 11:49 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I think any of the vendors on here only sell the seeds, versus the actual poppy plant, which what it sounds like they were buying.


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: Twirling]
    #2768572 - 06/06/04 11:53 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: DailyPot]
    #2769418 - 06/06/04 05:46 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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DailyPot said:
God damn this country knows how to waste money going after the 'dangerious' ones :frown: 




Because someone will complain about it, and America has to show something, anything, that it cares for its constituents.


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: daba]
    #2769675 - 06/06/04 07:22 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: matts]
    #2769683 - 06/06/04 07:23 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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matts said:
I have no idea how this thread keeps popping up... but there are a few things you all should realize:

1.  This news article is from about 2 years ago.
2.  This couple had ONE KILOGRAM OF OPIUM SHIPPED TO THEIR HOUSE.  The husband was put in jail for this, and the wife was dumb enough to order opium poppies while her mail was BEING WATCHED.
3.  Izzy's (the place they ordered from) openly advertises that they sell poppies for human consumption, and have articles about opium and stupid shit like that.  They do not operate under the guise of flower arrangements.

They deserved what they got... for being so f-ing stupid.

That is all.




yes, exactly :thumbup:


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: matts]
    #2772202 - 06/07/04 05:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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I have no idea how this thread keeps popping up






lol  :smirk:


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Re: Poppies in mail result in arrest [Re: motaman]
    #2772497 - 06/07/04 07:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)



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