Weird News

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September 05, 2017

NEWARK, Ohio (AP)

A central Ohio county is selling off an assortment of collectible sneakers seized from a convicted drug dealer.

The Columbus Dispatch reports there are 67 boxes of confiscated footwear up for sale by Licking County officials. Bids will be accepted through September 15 on the website GovDeals.com. Proceeds will be used to fund drug investigations by the Licking County law-enforcement task force that found the sneakers.

The name-brand shoes range in size from 10 to 12.

The 48-year-old Newark man who owned the sneakers received 11 years in prison last month after being convicted of possessing more than a half-pound of cocaine and 100 pills containing the deadly opioid fentanyl.

He's currently held at a prison in Orient while officials determine where he'll ultimately serve his sentence.

CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP):

Maine lobsterman Alex Todd has hauled in blue lobsters and even some lobsters that were half-blue, or half-orange. But he says those don't compare on the scale of weirdness to the translucent crustacean that he recently pulled up in a trap.

The lobster that Todd caught on August 24 is a ghostly, pale blue. It almost looks to be transparent.

Todd from Chebeague Island said he knew when he saw the translucent lobster in his trap alongside mottled green and brown lobsters that this was "definitely weird".

His photos have made the rounds on social media.

As for the lobster, he tossed it back into the ocean because its tail had been notched, flagging the lobster as an egg-bearing female. Those lobsters are off-limits for conservation reasons.