Police seize more than 10 pounds of meth in traffic stop
A traffic stop for speeding turned into a major drug bust Thursday night for Tulsa police.
An officer pulled over Alicia Aldean Wright's red Toyota Corolla in the 3200 block of South Harvard Avenue for speeding about 8 p.m. Thursday.
Wright's driver's license was determined to be suspended, and a police K9 reportedly detected drugs in the car.
Officers found 10 onepound bags of what was later field tested to be methamphetamine. The bags were hidden in the car's trunk, according to a police report.
Wright reportedly had a crystal substance in her possession and marijuana was found in the vehicle as well. The report stated Wright had a previous drug-related conviction in California.
Wright is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and is being held on a $50,000 bond. She was placed on hold for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, according to jail records.
JOHANNESBURG — Roelof “Pik” Botha, the last foreign minister of South Africa's apartheid era and a contradictory figure who staunchly defended white minority rule but recognized that change was inevitable, died Friday at age 86.
Botha died in “the early hours of the morning” at his home after an illness, his son, also named Roelof, told South Africa's eNCA news outlet.
Internationally, Botha was the most visible representative of apartheid at the height of protests and sanctions against the racist rule that ended with Nelson Mandela's election as the first black president in 1994.
Often willing to passionately debate critics, the longtime foreign minister was vilified around the world while drawing the ire of his own boss, President P.W. Botha, when he said in 1986 that South Africa might one day have a black leader.
“Merely because you are riding on a plane doesn't mean that you agree with the pilot's decisions,” Pik Botha said in a 1996 interview with peace advocate Padraig O'Malley.
Pik Botha, who was not related to the apartheidera president, later served for two years as minister of mineral and energy affairs under Mandela and said in 2000 that he would join the African National Congress, the ruling party that had led the movement against white minority rule for decades.