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    Drug traffickers are increasingly ordering shipments of fentanyl, a potent opiate-based painkiller, from China at a fraction of the cost of heroin from cartels in Mexico. Fentanyl, known to be 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, is...
  • Heroin addicts revived after overdosing to be charged with criminal offence by Ohio police

    Users could face jail for inducing panic misdemeanour if revived using Naloxone. Heroin addicts in Ohio could now face jail if they are revived following an overdose under new plans to battle the state's drug "epidemic". Washington Court House...
  • South Africa - Medicinal cannabis gets the go-ahead

    Cape Town - The government has given the green light for the manufacture of cannabis for medicinal use – with the IFP hailing it a “major victory” and tribute to its late MP, Mario Oriani-Ambrosini who fought for the legalisation of the drug.
  • Trump's New War on Legal Weed is a Battle He is Bound to Lose

    Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by...
  • Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

    CORNELIA, Ga. — This town on the edge of the Appalachians has fewer than 5,000 residents, but the SWAT team was outfitted for war. At 2:15 a.m. on a moonless night in May 2014, 10 officers rolled up a driveway in an armored Humvee, three of...
  • Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

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  • Drug raid leads to 15 arrests.

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A major drug bust put more than a dozen suspects behind bars in St. Ann. The police department said the bust was a big win for their department and the entire community. "We know a lot of our residents have been...
  • Bolivia Sees Its Coca Production as an Economic Boom But Other Nations Disagree

    Ricardo Hegedus raised his voice so he could be heard over the clanging of tea-packaging machines. “Coca is a marvellous gift of nature, offering a moderate stimulant like coffee – but full of vitamins and minerals,” he said. Hegedus, the manager...
  • Drug Dealer Gets 8 Years For Deadly Heroin Dose

    A teenage girl died of an overdose after shooting his heroin. JOLIET, IL — A drug dealer got eight years in prison for selling a deadly dose of heroin to a teenage girl who died from a heroin overdose. Joseph Alksnis, 26, was sentenced to...
  1. Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin

    CHICAGO — Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a level of violence that the city has not seen since the 1990s.Authorities are hopeful that the sting, dubbed "Operation Travel Shut Down," will help undercut high-profile gang and drug suppliers suspected of fueling the city’s interminable gun violence.Among...
  2. New York women arrested in Missouri cigarette scheme.

    FORISTELL, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say two New York women who were arrested in eastern Missouri after jumping out a second-story motel window and running half-naked across Interstate 70 are suspected in a black market cigarette scheme. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 160 cartons of cigarettes and about two dozen fake credit cards were found after the women's arrest Thursday in the town of Foristell. Police say the women admitted they had driven around the nearby St. Louis area in a...
  3. Police Inspector and Son Arrested on £700,000 in Drugs Charges

    A “dishonest and manipulative” West Yorkshire police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years. Keith Boots, 55, who was responsible for disposing of seized drugs for West Yorkshire Police, was described as a “disgrace to the uniform” as he was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.
  4. Billions In Drug Dealers’ Illegal Amazon Gold ‘Laundered’ Through Miami Refinery, Feds Say

    In a zeal to hide cocaine profits, South American traffickers have funneled billions of dollars of illegally mined Amazon gold to a Miami metals refinery in what federal authorities say amounts to a massive money-laundering scheme. The man suspected of being in the middle of it all — NTR Metals director of operations Juan P. Granda — was arrested by federal agents this week at his mother’s Miami home after he flew back from Colombia and got fired from his job. Granda is accused of...
  5. Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits

    House Speaker Paul Ryan proudly unveiled new legislation Sunday that would allow states to require unemployed Americans seeking welfare cash assistance to first pass a drug test. The White House says President Donald Trump will sign it into law
  6. United Kingdom - Decriminalise personal drug use to free up prison space', say Lib Dems

    Party believes criminalisation of low level users is behind jail overcrowding Possession of all drugs for personal use should be decriminalised in order to tackle overcrowding in British prisons, the Liberal Democrats have urged. Calling for a radical overhaul of sentencing in the UK, the party calls on the Government to end the custodial punishment of drug users “that pose no threat to society”. Under current laws possession of Class A drugs, such as crack cocaine, cocaine, ecstasy and...
  7. Drug Dealer Gets 8 Years For Deadly Heroin Dose

    A teenage girl died of an overdose after shooting his heroin. JOLIET, IL — A drug dealer got eight years in prison for selling a deadly dose of heroin to a teenage girl who died from a heroin overdose. Joseph Alksnis, 26, was sentenced to another 10 year for selling heroin to an undercover cop. Alksnis pleaded guilty in both cases and will serve the two sentences at the same time. The teen who overdosed, Heather Watson of Braidwood, was found dead in her mom's car outside a Wilmington...
  8. Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood

    CORNELIA, Ga. — This town on the edge of the Appalachians has fewer than 5,000 residents, but the SWAT team was outfitted for war. At 2:15 a.m. on a moonless night in May 2014, 10 officers rolled up a driveway in an armored Humvee, three of them poised to leap off the running boards. They carried Colt submachine guns, light-mounted AR-15 rifles and Glock .40-caliber sidearms. Many wore green body armor and Kevlar helmets. They had a door-breaching shotgun, a battering ram, sledgehammers,...
  9. Bolivia Sees Its Coca Production as an Economic Boom But Other Nations Disagree

    Ricardo Hegedus raised his voice so he could be heard over the clanging of tea-packaging machines. “Coca is a marvellous gift of nature, offering a moderate stimulant like coffee – but full of vitamins and minerals,” he said. Hegedus, the manager of Windsor – Bolivia’s largest coca leaf tea producer – pointed to stacked boxes of teabags and said: “We have dreamt of exporting coca tea for the 26 years I have worked here.”
  10. Town in Washington Sues OxyContin Maker Over Area Opiate Epidemic

    EVERETT, Wash.-- As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle. Mayor Ray Stephanson stepped up patrols, hired social workers to ride with officers and pushed for more permanent housing for chronically homeless people. The city says it has spent millions combating OxyContin and heroin abuse - and expects the tab to rise. So Everett is...
  11. Scottish Liberals Push for Drug Decriminalisation

    South Queensferry’s MSP has made an impassioned new plea for a radical decriminalised approach to drugs, including heroin. Edinburgh Western Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton yesterday told the Lib-Dem’s party conference that hundreds of deaths caused by drug use every year make it essential for Scotland to learn from the experience of other countries. These would include, for example, the Netherlands, where cannabis has been decriminalised for many years, and where heroin users can...
  12. Sixty-Five Arrested in Chicago Fentanyl/Heroin Gang Bust

    Police decapitated a massive drug operation trafficking heroin and the often fatal painkiller fentanyl on the streets of Chicago. Authorities announced the sweeping arrests Thursday, charging 65 people for distributing heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in the West Side of Chicago. The investigation, known as “Operation Sweet Dreams,” began more than a year ago between state and federal authorities, which monitored members of the drug ring to uncover the scope of the operation. On one occasion in...
  13. Unique Program Helps Citizens With Prior Weed Convictions Secure Pot Industry Jobs

    OAKLAND - Well, this is quite cool: The Oakland City Council has voted to use the process for granting legal marijuana licenses as a means of addressing the racial injustices of the War On Some Drugs. Oakland was already the first (and so far only) city in the country to set aside 50 percent of medical marijuana and cannabis business permits for people who’ve been convicted of marijuana crimes. In a revision passed unanimously Tuesday, the measure was revised to address data showing that...
  14. Sessions: Changes coming to policies on drug charges

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is signaling that the Trump administration plans to make changes to policies the Obama administration implemented to seek less serious charges in some drug cases. In a memo sent to federal prosecutors nationwide Wednesday, Sessions called on them to crack down on violent crime. Most surely already view that as a core part of their duties. However, another passage in the directive says changes in Justice Department charging policies are in the offing. Legal...
  15. Belleville police officers are taking advantage of new gym, courtesy money seized from drug dealers.

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) - Belleville police officers are working with new ways to fight crime. For Staff Sergeant Bill Herling, every second counts whenever he faces a dangerous encounter while on duty. That's why he along with several of his fellow officers have been taking advantage of a brand-new workout facility built right inside the police station on West Main Street. "It's very important for every day on duty officers as your anxiety level goes from zero to here in any given moment...
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