Around the City
A Burnaby, B.C. man had a less than ecstatic reception last Saturday night as he attempted to enter the U.S. with more than 93,000 tablets of Ecstasy hidden in his car's speaker enclosure.
Jamie Alphonse Cadorette, 20, was arrested after he entered the port around 6 p.m. driving a 1986 Honda Civic. Officers discovered about 35 pounds of pills hidden in a rear speaker during a secondary examination.
U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents also arrested two U.S. citizens as
they attempted to take delivery of the ecstasy on Peace Portal Drive.
Brian John Coll, 29, and Anthony Kwan Drawhorn, 42, both from Los Angeles,
appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle Monday, along with Cadorette.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized the vehicle and narcotics.
Estimated street value is $1.4 million.
Step-son of Custer man graduates from basic training
Army Pvt. Ryan C. Millman graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, and field training exercises.
He is the step-son of Joe Millman of Custer and grandson of Harlod Edminster, of Bellingham.
The Northern Light contributing writer Carol Hogan was inducted into the Alpha Xi Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Whatcom Community College this month.
Hogan, formerly of Hawaii, returned to college after a career as a newspaper reporter, freelance photojournalist, magazine publisher, and public relations entrepreneur. She is majoring in journalism with plans to transfer to Western Washington University after graduation from WCC. She is married to Blaine artist and sailor Robert Hogan.