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  posted on 4/7/2010 at 10:40 PM
Remember these. Oh, the stories we could tell. I got this article from Yahoo today.

22 arrested in quaalude bust with ties to Emeryville lab
By Kristin Bender
Oakland Tribune
Posted: 04/07/2010 06:27:41 PM PDT
Updated: 04/07/2010 07:49:46 PM PDT

The director of an Emeryville lab where quaaludes were manufactured was among 22 people arrested as part of a narcotics trafficking ring that distributed more than 100,000 quaaludes from California to New York over several years, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced today.

The arrests came three years after an investigation dubbed "Operation Lude Behavior" was launched. Quaaludes, often referred to as "ludes," are a highly addictive prescription drug popularized as a recreational drug in the 1960s and '70s.

More than 100 federal and local law enforcement officers arrested the suspects Tuesday and today in the East Bay; Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, N.Y.; and Paramus, N.J.

Between August 2008 and this month, Dennis Patrick Fairley, a chemist by trade, led a narcotics trafficking ring that distributed more than 100,000 quaaludes worth more than $3.5 million in Manhattan and Long Island, N.Y., according to the DEA.

Authorities said the 65-year-old man manufactured the quaaludes at an Emeryville laboratory called CalCoast Labs, where he is listed on the company Web site as president and lab director. No one was available at the lab for comment.

He was assisted by his brother, Thomas Fairley, a 50-year-old paint chemist at CalCoast who lives in Modesto; Ana Sanchez, 37, of New York; and Kevin Yan, a 54-year-old senior scientist at CalCoast and a San Ramon resident, according to the DEA.

Authorities said Dennis
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Patrick Fairley transported the pills to New York, where they were sold and then resold multiple times to a large and extended ring of drug dealers.

"These arrests serve as a warning to anyone trafficking drugs," said Associate Special-Agent-in-Charge Wilbert L. Plummer of the New York Field Division office of the DEA. "The Drug Enforcement Administration and our fellow law enforcement agencies remain vigilant in finding and bringing to justice anyone that perpetrates this type of activity.

"Criminals should remember that no matter how driven they are to circumvent the law, we are equally as committed to finding and locking them up, wherever they traffic in illegal drugs."

Early today, police executed a search warrant at eight locations where some of the defendants had distributed the quaaludes. CalCoast Labs and a Brooklyn lab also were searched.

During the searches, police found thousands of pills at the Brooklyn lab. They found roughly two kilos of drug powder, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, a large bag containing many unfilled pill capsules, a pill press machine and firearms at Dennis Patrick Fairley's Manhattan home.

Three kilos of drug powder and a pill press were at the Emeryville laboratory, according to the DEA. Several bank accounts containing more than $1 million in proceeds from the sale of the drugs also were seized.


 
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  posted on 4/7/2010 at 10:44 PM
Rorer 714s...

 

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  posted on 4/7/2010 at 10:45 PM
60's & 70's?????

I thought it was 70's & 80's.

 

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  posted on 4/7/2010 at 10:46 PM
FZ from "Flakes" "Wanna buy some Mandies, Bob?"

Heh heh.

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  posted on 4/7/2010 at 11:10 PM
One of my room mates in the 70s always took two in his shirt pocket when he went out partying. One for him, one for "bait."

 

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  posted on 4/7/2010 at 11:27 PM
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One of my room mates in the 70s always took two in his shirt pocket when he went out partying. One for him, one for "bait."


Sheet, I knew guys that wouldn't even go out until they'd dropped at least 3....

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 12:01 AM
I've never dropped or taken a quaalude. Maybe it's because I'm 34 and that was before my time... but that's on my bucket list.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 12:03 AM
the good old days....lemon's too!!!

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 12:07 AM
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I've never dropped or taken a quaalude. Maybe it's because I'm 34 and that was before my time... but that's on my bucket list.




DO NOT DRIVE after ingesting any of these.....

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 02:34 AM
Ahhhhhhhh . . . fond memories

Anyone ever notice Joe Friday's badge in Dragnet



I always got a kick outta that

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 06:13 AM
Disco biscuits.....

First time I ever did them (1978,) I did two. Man....what a buzz.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 06:35 AM
Some guys that I knew called them "Pantie Droppers". I guess this was before the disgust of the "date rape drug" and all that.

Personally, I tried a couple once. I did not understand the attraction of these things (or ANY barbituate) as a recreational drug. I just got real slow and sluggish and fell down a flight of stairs. Woke up the next morning bruised and hurting - thought I'd been in a fight or something.

I noticed other people's reaction to these things. They just seemed to make people ... sloppy. Brought out negative emotions in a lot of folks. I've seen so many slobbering, crying, stumbling effed-up people on these things. They're probably responsible for some serious automobile accidents, too.

I mean, if it's fun for you ... I just never understood the appeal.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 06:54 AM
Oh, it's been 25 or 26 years since I did them. I was just reminiscing.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 07:19 AM
Never touched the stuff but a friend who I ran with was into them....I could always tell when he was doing them...he had one cigarette in his hand and one burning on the ashtray.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 07:53 AM
Rusty, I have also heard the same name.

Never tried them either, but had a conversation with a guy at a Rads show a while back who kept yelling at me that they no longer exist. Someone near us offered us the 714s (I think that's what they were) and said they were ludes.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 08:27 AM
I haven't kept up with them, but I do remember that there were "bootleg" ludes.

These were not made by a pharmaceutical company, they were literally mixed up and stamped out using counterfeit molds in somebody's basement or something. They were also called Mexiican Ludes (don't know if they were made in Mexico or not).

An aficionado that I knew showed me how to identify them by their rough edges (kind of scratched and chipped). I don't know if the same chemicals or ingredients were used as the factory made ones or not. It just seems safe to assume that bootleg ludes could only be as safe as bathtub gin or chrystal meth.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 08:43 AM
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Ahhhhhhhh . . . fond memories

Anyone ever notice Joe Friday's badge in Dragnet



I always got a kick outta that




The address at Roseanne's house on the Roseanne Show was 714 Hauser Street.

I live on Long Island. How did I miss this? Although, it is a good thing I did......

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 08:55 AM


It's a tribute to the number of home runs Babe Ruth hit

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 09:22 AM
Hey Rusty, a bad memory really, back in about '81, I guess I was in high school and a load of these bad "Mexican ludes" came into town, You could watch throughout the day as they circulated and people literally started sliding out of their seats and falling on the floor and just falling on the floor walking down the hallway. 2 unfortunate people died in my small town that night, not from the actual drug, but from their actions while under the influence of them. My friends and I thought we were smarter than everyone else so we waited till after school and split one 3 ways, 2 of us took 1/4 of a pill and the other guy took a 1/2 we were all unbelievabley effed up. The guy that took the 1/2 missed school the next day, but was ok after that. The police lab later determined that each full tab contained 200mg. Valium, 50mg. morphine, along with another ingrediant or 2 that I don't remember. What can You say?, good times, bad times I guess.............Peace.......joe
 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 09:53 AM
Common comment at early 70's frat parties by coeds looking to have a good time Was the infamous - "I'll drop my jeans for a 714!"
 

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I haven't kept up with them, but I do remember that there were "bootleg" ludes.

These were not made by a pharmaceutical company, they were literally mixed up and stamped out using counterfeit molds in somebody's basement or something. They were also called Mexiican Ludes (don't know if they were made in Mexico or not).

An aficionado that I knew showed me how to identify them by their rough edges (kind of scratched and chipped). I don't know if the same chemicals or ingredients were used as the factory made ones or not. It just seems safe to assume that bootleg ludes could only be as safe as bathtub gin or chrystal meth.
The last lude I took (maybe 1984?) was a valium based bootleg. It was too strong and I nodded off. After that, I said, "Eff it. I don't need to do those anymore," and haven't.

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 10:24 AM
Guerilla Biscuits. Knew a musician who burnt his brain out on ludes. Sad. When last I saw him (more than 10 years) he was considering breaking a frame/shrine to Lynyrd Skynyrd. It had a ticket for a LS show that was to be after the crash and a lude. He is now in an institution, non-functional because of his methaqualone addiction.
 

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It's a tribute to the number of home runs Babe Ruth hit


I Like that...TheBabe714 ;-)

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 02:04 PM
first what a retro post, so many fondle. i mean fond memories of those happy daze quualudes rorers, lemmons, and mandys..i can recall in the early 70's that we actually had them mailed to the home as samplers.. realizing .i was so hip , i collected those packages. two per package from all my neighbors..The early 70's used to get them pharmies from my buds brother a dentist!!100 in a vile.so white so clean...in the mid 70s these lil puppies financed my college days at USF, used tofly from Tampa to Ft. lauderdale at least once a week with 1000 in my tennis bag.. used to walk right in and sit right down 45 minutes flight. boy have times changed.. the irony was the flight i took was Northwest fl# 714..Then in the early 80s they were "legal" in south florida thru "stress" clinics.. 45 a script for 30.00, had 3 scripts a month.. forget all the references to dropping the pants, early date rape drug etc. as i type this Mrs. Yankweed is over my shoulder so we wont elaborate, but then again that was a long time . ha ha!!what a happy pill in its day!!

 

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  posted on 4/8/2010 at 02:52 PM
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It's a tribute to the number of home runs Babe Ruth hit


Qualudes payed homage to Babe Ruth? I never knew.

I've had a few sluggers in my time. I was just talking about those days with an old friend. We had a good laugh sharing fond memories.

They nearly killed me. I reckon they made me stronger.

 

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