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  1. Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Impose Jail Time For Execs Behind Opioid Crisis

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce a bill Tuesday that would impose jail time for pharmaceutical executives whose companies engage in manipulative practices when marketing opioids. The legislation would impose a 10-year minimum prison sentence and fines equal to an executive’s compensation package if the individual’s company is found to have illegally contributed to the opioid crisis. It would also impose an additional fine on those companies of $7.8 billion — one-tenth...
  2. WhatsApp photo drug dealer caught by 'groundbreaking' work

    An image of a man holding ecstasy tablets in his palm was found on the mobile of someone arrested in Bridgend. It was sent to South Wales Police's scientific support unit and helped to secure 11 convictions. These are believed to be the first convictions in Wales from fingerprints taken from a photograph. The unit's Dave Thomas described its use as "groundbreaking" and said officers are now looking more closely at photographs on phones seized for potential evidence. He said: "It is an...
  3. Trump Considering Drug Testing Plan For Food Stamp Recipients

    The Trump administration is considering letting states require some food stamp recipients be drug tested in order to receive their benefits, The Associated Press reported. The plan would be narrowly targeted and affect mostly those that are "able-bodied," according to an anonymous administration official that spoke with the AP. It would apply to about 5 percent of people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to the source. Along with able-bodied people, the...
  4. High Rollin-How Nevada Pot Laws Compare To Colorado

    "Nevada is home to legal public gambling, prostitution, and drinking. The State has been regulating fringe businesses for decades. But how do their newly minted recreational marijuana industry and policy compare to Colorado?" Cannabis in Nevada-the basics Under Nevada law, adults 21 years of age and older can buy and possess up to an ounce of cannabis flower, or an eighth of an ounce of concentrates. These products are available in dispensaries throughout the state. The state proved that...
  5. Boulder's Stashlogix, maker of pot carrying cases, under fire as feds confiscate product

    Federal officials have seized 1,000 bags from Boulder-based Stashlogix after identifying the product — lockable, odor-blocking containers used to store marijuana or other medications — as drug paraphernalia. Company officials said the decision will cost them tens of thousands of dollars and force them to bring manufacturing into the U.S. to avoid customs. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, in April sent a letter to Stashlogix which said...
  6. Local smoke shop owner pleads guilty to drug paraphernalia in business

    A Carlsbad smoke shop owner pleaded guilty to drug paraphernalia charges in federal court in Las Cruces last week. Leon Conaway, 56, owner and operator of Twisted Roots in Carlsbad, entered a plea agreement which recommended a sentence of three years probation. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Conaway was arrested in January 2018 on an indictment charging him with two counts of selling and offering for sale drug paraphernalia. The release stated in entering...
  7. Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says

    (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines. FILE PHOTO - A woman holds a Frappuccino at a Starbucks store inside the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States, October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson A little-known not-for-profit group sued some 90 coffee retailers, including...
  8. Federal prosecutors told to seek death penalty in drug cases

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors on Wednesday to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases whenever it is "appropriate," saying the Justice Department must boost efforts to counter America's epidemic of opioid abuse. REUTERS/John Sommers II United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits families of opioid overdose victims and members of local law enforcement at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Lexington His...
  9. Vape store clerk charged after Mooresville student overdoses on synthetic cannabinoid laced vape oil

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  10. Aunt admits trying to poison niece

    A 19-year-old woman admitted today she tried to poison her 11-week-old niece by putting crushed Excedrin tablets into a bottle of breast milk. Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to attempted murder. As part of a plea agreement, she could be ordered to serve up to 25 years behind bars when she is sentenced May 18. Attempted murder carries a sentencing range of 20 to 40 years in prison with 30 years being the standard sentence. Rodriguez-Miranda was arrested by...
  11. Trump To Release Opioid Epidemic Plan On Monday That Includes Death Penalty

    President Trump on Monday will release a plan to combat the opioid epidemic that includes the controversial move to use the death penalty for some drug dealers. Trump will announce the Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse during his first visit as president to New Hampshire, a state the opioid epidemic has hit hard and where 2016 presidential candidates, including Trump, discussed the issue of addiction at length. The plan includes a mix of efforts that advocates have been supportive of in the...
  12. 5 Doctors Are Charged With Taking Kickbacks for Fentanyl Prescriptions

    A box of the fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics. Five New York doctors were charged with participating in a bribery and kickback scheme involving Insys. Credit/Reuters In March of 2013, Gordon Freedman, a doctor on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fielded a request from a regional sales manager for the manufacturer of Subsys, a spray form of the highly addictive painkiller fentanyl. Dr. Freedman was already a top prescriber of Subsys and also one of the company’s paid...
  13. Des Plaines day care workers gave melatonin gummies to 2-year-olds before naptime, cops say

    Three employees of a Des Plaines day care center were charged with endangering the life or health of a child after allegedly giving 2-year-olds melatonin gummies to calm them before nap time, police said. Day care employees Ashley Helfenbein, from left, Jessica Heyse and Kristen Lauletta allegedly gave kids melatonin gummies to calm them before nap time. (Des Plaines Police Department) Management of the center, Kiddie Junction on East Oakton Street, alerted police after learning that a...
  14. Keighley police find cannabis farm after snow-free roof spotted

    A lack of snow on the roof of a terraced house led police to uncover a cannabis farm with 322 plants. No-one was in the house when police arrived on Thursday afternoon (PC CAROLINE FOSTER/TWITTER)Police noticed the clear roof on property off Arctic Street in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and noticed a strong smell as cannabis as they approached. The heat levels required to grow cannabis plants meant any settled snow had melted. Officers found plants - some nearly 6ft (1.8m) tall - in all four...
  15. Operation Candy Crush: Rutherford County businesses closed, accused of selling CBD candy

    Officers padlocked 23 Rutherford County businesses Monday accused of selling candy containing a derivative of marijuana. Authorities indicted 21 people in the investigation law enforcement officials named "Operation Candy Crush," according to a news release from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. Investigators were acting on a tip that gummy candies and vape juice containing cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, were sold in stores throughout Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne, the...
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