Tamarac Florida Cannabis Dealer
Deimytre Nozil was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale after being shot while attempting to rob a cannabis dealer. Photo: Rytyho usa

Deimytre Nozil was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale after being shot while attempting to rob a cannabis dealer. Photo: Rytyho usa

In Tamarac, Florida, a gentleman ended up in intensive care after trying to steal drugs from a cannabis dealer. On Monday June 18 2018, Tyshon Joseph, 18, and his cousin, Deimytre Nozil, 19, drove to 5700 North Rock Island Road ostensibly to purchase some cannabis.

He pulled a gun on the drug dealer

The pair approached the drug dealer’s car, a Ford Ranger, on the driver’s side in front of the Sun Vista Gardens condominium complex. While they conversed with the dealer, Nozil produced a handgun, reached inside the Ranger and attempted to steal the cannabis that was visible. He shot the dealer, 21-year-old Mauricio Tiggs, twice, in the head and neck. Tiggs’ girlfriend, Destinee Carris, was present in the vehicle but escaped injury.

… who promptly returned fire

Tiggs then drew out his .357 handgun and returned fire, shooting Nozil once in the side. He admitted to police that he was selling cannabis, while Joseph admitted to meeting him intent on robbery. Joseph also admitted to carrying a .40-calibre handgun that was unloaded. He and his cousin ditched their firearms as they fled the scene. He was arrested for armed robbery and released on bail, having stumped up $50,000. Nozil will be charged with armed robbery as well as attempted murder. Being in the intensive care unit of Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, he will have time to consider his prospects. The status of the injured drug dealer goes unreported. Anybody with information on the episode was asked to contact call Broward County Crime Stoppers on 954-493-TIPS.

If you’ve smoked cannabis, you’re less likely do die in intensive care

Fortunately for Nozil, a study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in 2017 found that people in intensive care who had taken cannabis were half as likely – 7.3 compared to 16.1 percent – to die as those poor souls who had not indulged. 28,813 people in Arizona were examined, covering a period of five years commencing in 2008. 1,339 had taken cannabis, with those who had also taken alcohol or other drugs excluded. Their mean age was 31. The authors of the study called for further investigation of “the possible physiologic effects of marijuana in trauma patients.”

Cannabis is not only good for you before you get shot; it’s good for you after. Cannabis has been shown to be beneficial to people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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