Friday, August 24, 2007


The Legendary Mary Jane (My Wife) Mixture


The New York Police Department has fired a veteran counterterrorism detective who flunked a drug test, finding that claims his wife served him marijuana-spiked meatballs "simply weren't credible,'' NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Thursday.

Chiofalo, a 22-year-veteran assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force, was suspended without pay in 2005 after a random drug test found marijuana in his system. The officer denied ever using drugs and demanded a hearing.

During an investigation, his wife said she had secretly substituted marijuana for oregano in her meatball recipe in hopes of forcing him to leave police work.

The detective's lawyers also presented evidence that she had passed a lie-detector test, and offered testimony from a toxicologist that the excuse was valid.