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I-80 Drug Stops Lead To Community Debates

Thousands of dollars have been confiscated from vehicles traveling on U.S. Interstate 80 where authorities have believed that these travelers could potentially be drug traffickers. Recently, one vehicle contained $50,000 while another vehicle was pulled over with a reported $13,800. …

Cocaine Use Down, Weed Smoking Up in U.S.

The marijuana industry in the U.S. is ramping up and the legalization movement for the plant seems to have reached a tipping point. Washington and Colorado have already legalized the drug in a small way and other states appear to …

Lea Michele Only Has Happy Memories of Cory

Popular Glee actress Lea Michele does not want her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith, to be defined by the addiction that ultimately claimed his life. In a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, Michele spoke about Cory’s unique ability to make her …

Heavy Opioid Abusers Often Have Prescriptions, Shows Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today highlighted new research showing that Doctors themselves often supply patients at risk for opioid overdose. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, shows …

Seafaring Smugglers May Pose Threats for Coast Guard

As awareness increases along the border of the U.S., smugglers have resorted to seafaring methods in order to transport drugs. The U.S. Coast Guard, which patrols 95,000 miles of coastline, has continually upheld the responsibility of keeping a watchful eye …

FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation FDA Implements Pilot Program For Fast-Track Drug Importation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has begun its two-year Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program. The program is meant to streamline some drug importation for select companies so that the FDA can focus its resources …

Nogales Drug Tunnel: Largest Ever Found Shut Down

The longest drug tunnel ever found was discovered in Nogales and shut down on Monday. Three men were arrested during the shutdown and more than 640 pounds of marijuana and a half pound of heroin were seized during the operation. …

Heroin Happy Meals: Twice In One Month

Heroin is not exactly what you’d like to see when you open your kid’s Happy Meal box from McDonald’s, but apparently, that is what was being used to sell the drug out of a McDonald’s drive-thru in Pittsburg, PA. Shania …

Knights Templar Drug Cartel Boss Is Caught

Mexican officials have captured one of the country’s most wanted drug lords, officials say. The government had a 30m-peso ($2.2 million) bounty on his head for drug and money-laundering crimes. The attorney general’s office said on Monday that security forces …

Snorting Smarties And Other Strange Ways Kids Get “High”
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According to officials at the Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode Island, the newest way for kids to get “high” is by snorting Smarties candies. Children and teens are grinding the candies up into a powder and then making a line …

Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an acetaminophen warning on Tuesday and recommends that healthcare professionals stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a pain medicine that you may recognize from taking Tylenol. …

Border Tunnels: A Sophisticated Way To Smuggle Drugs

Drug cartels have resorted to underground tunnels to avoid detection since security has become more stringent along the border. Since 1990, about 170 tunnels have been discovered, the majority of them have been along California and Arizona’s border with Mexico. …

Arrested With $153,000, Likely Drug-Related
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When you show up at an airport with $20,000 in cash asking for a private jet, it’s likely that somebody is going to ask questions. According to Fox17, a man attempted to purchase the use of a private plane in …

School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study

Though states such as Colorado and Washington are easing up on marijuana, the war on drugs is still in full force throughout the U.S. As part of the drug war, many high schools across the country test students for drugs. …

Waitress in Oregon Receives Methamphetamine for Tip
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Most people have probably heard the saying, “If you can’t afford to leave a tip, then you can’t afford to go out to eat.” Apparently a couple in Oregon takes this saying to heart because even though they didn’t leave …

Insane Clown Posse Files Lawsuit Against FBI for Gang Label

On Wednesday, rap duo Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and four of their fans filed a lawsuit against the FBI for labeling the group and its followers as a gang. ICP’s fans also refer to as ‘Juggalos,’ have been targeted ever …

Lisa Robin Kelly’s Autopsy Results Are In

Lisa Robin Kelly’s cause of death has finally been determined. According to a report released by the Los Angeles County Coroner on Friday, the former That 70s Show actress died from multiple drug intoxication. Kelly passed away while sleeping, on …

“Obamacare Heroin” Seized in Massachusetts
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The next time someone asks if you like Obamacare, you might want to make sure they’re referring to the Affordable Care Act and not drugs. State police in Massachusetts seized 1,250 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Friday, …

Obama Commutes Crack Cocaine Sentence for 8 Inmates
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Thursday morning, Barack Obama further cemented his campaign to alleviate the sentences of those punished for minor, nonviolent drug offenses by commuting the sentences of 8 individuals who had been serving time for crack-cocaine cases. The eight people President Obama …

Majority of U.S. High Schoolers Are Cool With Marijuana
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As U.S. states begin to roll back prohibitions on marijuana, younger Americans are beginning to view the drug in a more favorable light. A new survey out from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week is showing that …

Cops Find Disgusting Cat Torture Dungeon In Texas
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(Warning: This article contains descriptions of animal cruelty) In Santa Fe, Texas, a narcotics investigation that ended Friday had police finding more than what they were looking for; sub-human treatment by “humans” to animals. On Friday afternoon in the 4000 …