Andrew Simmons: Caught With More Than 1,600 Ecstasy Pills (Look at His Goofy Face and Neck Tattoos!)

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Harlingen Police Department
Andrew Taylor Simmons' senior-year photo might read, "Most Likely To Look Like (and Get Busted for Being) an Ecstasy Dealer."
If you're going to deal ecstasy, it may be a good idea to keep a lower profile than Andrew Taylor Simmons (and not just the quintessential hipster look).

On Saturday, Simmons was inside his black Chevy Avalanche, which was parked on North 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen, when Harlingen Police Department officers approached the vehicle. A surprised Simmons, according to Harlingen PD, tried to hide a clear plastic bag.

Now, if the 23-year-old dude didn't have a neck tattoo of a third-eye pyramid with wings, maybe the cops wouldn't have asked what the guy was trying to hide.

But if you're a law enforcement officer and you see a guy with a script "Survive" tattoo under his right eye, you're probably going to take the next step to see what's up with this odd-looking cat.

Harlingen officers were right to following their instincts: Simmons was attempting to hide 174 ecstasy pills.

"During an interview with investigators," says Harlingen PD Sergeant John Lee Parrish, "Simmons provided a statement that he was going to deliver the pills to another person for payment."

There's more.

Simmons gave investigators written consent to search his apartment. There, officers found 1,452 more pills of eccy.

Simmons was charged with manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony.

Simmons survived arraignment on Sunday. His bond was set at $235,000.

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42 comments
EvansRude
EvansRude

Before I read the headline I looked at the photo, Then I read the headline. Went back to the photo. Holy crap, you're right. 

vonEggers
vonEggers

I think ecstasy is a rather minor drug whose dangers got blown out of proportion by suburban kids who OD'd, and whose well-heeled parents then went on the warpath. True, some may have taken X when they overdosed, but it was in combination with other drugs, and those drugs were the ones that were the lethal ingredient. There's a good piece about this, and other street drugs, on the LSE lecture website, available on podcast. 

Daphne
Daphne

The law against x, and other drugs, makes little sense, but makes plenty of 'criminals' that we then have to warehouse and take care of once they are released from the already overcrowded prisons. We need to look seriously at our drug laws and stop the goofiness that animates this post and others like it.

Rachel Walden
Rachel Walden

I find it disturbing that this article is endorsing police profiling.

Fernando Castro
Fernando Castro

I think this is his undercover persona. One would never suspect that he is anything but a tattoo artist.

Carter Goforth
Carter Goforth

His stupid haircut is worse than his stupid tattoos.

Warren David Akin
Warren David Akin

We should try an experiment. We should have a Love Day or something.... call it anything we want....A day where, for 24 hours, we don't say or do anything negative or hateful. A day where we say something nice and maybe even (God forbid) beautiful to everyone we run across. Maybe even hand flowers to cops. Say sweet things to people that we may not even know. " My, but don't you have the prettiest eyes". Of course most people who are recipients of this will view us as having agendas of wanting money, sex or ....whatever, but some wont. Some might even try and understand it. I know that a lot of people think that I am some kind of Hippie Freak Acidhead. But I am not. You can trust me. I am just sick of the hate. I have seen and had enough. I get it. But I know that I am not the only dreamer out there. Or...well...maybe I am...but I don't care. If it fails we can always go back to doing what we do best. Hating, fighting, killing and destroying everything around us....including our very own mother planet. Oh. well. It was just a thought. God be with all of you and yours in the strange days to come.

David
David

Looks like a total douchebag moron. Cops probably follow him anytime they see him.

Raymond Guy LaFauci
Raymond Guy LaFauci

Andrew will do time. Yet no bankster from HSBC will do time for laundering billions of international drug cartel money over a decade. It's what's called equal justice under the law in the USA.

Warren David Akin
Warren David Akin

hahahahhahahahahahhahaha........cough, cough,.....hahahahahahha!!!!!!!!

Rob Torres
Rob Torres

Steve Jansen (the guy who wrote this article) - You are a fucking moron. "Now, if the 23-year-old dude didn't have a neck tattoo of a third-eye pyramid with wings, maybe the cops wouldn't have asked what the guy was trying to hide." Yeah.... sure Steve. Don't you think ANYTIME you are caught trying to hide something when the cops walk up to your vehicle that they are going to investigate no matter what???

Justin Drake
Justin Drake

Im covered in Tattoos and I dont slang dope..... thanks Houston Press.

Nicholas Dion
Nicholas Dion

Darwinism at it's finest. YES, I was selling these officer. Dumb guy. YES, go right ahead and search my house. You don't need a warrant, here is the key. What a complete schmuck. People this stupid are a liability to all.

Wendy Browne
Wendy Browne

"Granted not on my face and neck..." I think that's the difference between having tattoos and looking sketchy.

Brian Paul Klein
Brian Paul Klein

This is profiling people with tattoos. Yes there are some that do bad things, but there is also white collar crime committed by bankers and CEOs. I have tons of tattoos (granted not on my face and neck) and I make above average money working hard for every penny of it.

Oa Brown
Oa Brown

they're nice looking tats actually, but they're so random they make him look stupid.

Anika Davis
Anika Davis

Looks like Kryptonite is going to be empty for a few weeks.

David
David

It seems like tattoos are a bit passe now. Every soccer Mom has one. Yawn.

dcc624
dcc624

Some see tats as art? I see them as scars. A temporary desire for a permanent scar.

BigSteve
BigSteve

@taylor_0420 You have an appreciation for self expression and the rest of your body is covered in ink?  Do you mean that you didn't cover the self-expression part?  I don't think you've been out very long.

David
David

@Jay Vinekar Not sure what your point is. Are you gleeful that some guy may be hurt in prison?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Warren David Akin Someone should have told that dude, nicely of course, "Your tattoo's make you a target, and you look kinda douchey" in a nice way.  That would have been better, eh Spanky?

BigSteve
BigSteve

@Warren David Akin That day won't be today, dumbass.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Raymond Guy LaFauci Your argument is weak. None of those other guys had the profile that says, "arrest me."

Even if they did, they need to be convicted first.  If you have compelling information, please call your local po-po

David
David

@Rob Torres Not really. If he had no tattoos and did not look like a complete horses' ass they might have just kept on walking.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@Justin Drake That one tattoo that says, "Insert cock here" above your butt crack says that you do slang

superfly2
superfly2

@Nicholas Dion Yeah, well, they probably threatened him first, don't you think?

David
David

@Oa Brown You have bad taste.

David
David

@Coco Davies You deserve each other.

David
David

@dcc624 They are art by definition. Pictures of things or designs are art.

superfly2
superfly2

compelling information? The banksters have the best lawyers and sometimes have judges in their pockets. Yeah, it's true more and more white collar guys get caught and arrested but it takes a while and they mostly get a slap on the wrist. If you don't see what's going on in America, you're blind and the one that's weak.

superfly2
superfly2

@bob_lablaw96 What? Tattoos in 2013 are not that common? Yeah, they're visible, so what? It's profiling, like most cops do. To me, He looks like a typical art school student who's into punk rock. It's doesn't make him a drug dealer. He could be straightedge for all we know. 

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