Po­lice seize more than 10 pounds of meth in traf­fic stop

Tulsa World - - Our Lives - — Stet­son Payne, Tulsa World

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.

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