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In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

ABC News

Jackie Chan's Son Detained in Beijing Drug Bust

The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.


Related Topix: Jaycee Chan, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

Cybercast News Service

Drug czar promotes updates to northern border plan

The nation's acting drug czar promised more coordination with Canada on drug trafficking issues Tuesday and highlighted his northern border strategy by touring an area in North Dakota where authorities say heroin and other drugs are being pushed by motorcycle gangs and Mexican cartels.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, North Dakota, Control Group, Associated Press

Whittier Daily News

Trial opens in Los Angeles for alleged serial strangler

LOS ANGELES >> Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and strangling three women in the 1980s.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Modesto Bee

Doctor in illegal prescription case arrested again

The doctor had been scheduled to go on trial this month on a 10-count indictment accusing him of unlawfully prescribing hydrocodone, clonazepam and other powerful narcotics to patients without conducting proper examinations.


Related Topix: Norco, CA, Modesto, CA

ABC News

Saudi Arabia Executes 4 for Hashish Smuggling

Saudi Arabia executed four people from the same family Monday for attempting to smuggle "large quantities" of hashish into the kingdom, officials and a rights group said.


Related Topix: World News, Yemen, Death Penalty, Amnesty International, Activism, Charitable Organizations

Merced Sun-Star

Pot legalization makes anti-drug message hazy

A young couple trade off smoking out of a bong made from a mask on Sunday, the final day of Hempfest, in Seattle's at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Education Etc., Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Family, Teenagers

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

Rather than face arrest or citations for violations like possessing alcohol or marijuana on school property, students could be referred to off-site counseling centers or sent to the principal's office - a shift that activists, educators and justice officials say will prevent students, especially minorities, from becoming mired in the criminal ... (more)


Related Topix: Education Etc., Oakland, CA

Bellingham Herald

Campaign for legal pot announces $2.3M in TV ads

The former head of addictions and mental health for the Oregon Health Authority urges voters to support marijuana legalization in a YouTube video that proponents say will form the basis for their first television commercial.


Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Marijuana, TV Advertising

The Washington Post

Honduras takes 42 properties for alleged drug ties

Honduran authorities say they have seized 42 properties that belong to an alleged drug-trafficking family with links to Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel.


Related Topix: Honduras, Central America, World News

Edmonton Journal

Health Canada toughening prescription-narcotic warning labels to combat abuse

Health Canada is toughening warning labels for controlled-released prescription narcotics as part of efforts to curb rampant prescription drug abuse , federal health minister Rona Ambrose announced Monday at the opening session of the 147th annual gathering of the nation's largest doctors' lobby.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

The Hartford Courant

Jackie Chan's son arrested on drug charges

Jaycee Chan, son of martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, has been arrested in Beijing in connection with possible drug use.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Jackie Chan, Pop/Rock, Jaycee Chan, East Hampton, CT, Entertainment

1 dead, 3 jailed in fatal Florida drug deal

The News Herald of Panama City reports Patrick Register and Travis Marvin Locke were shot while trying to buy pseudoephedrine pills used to cook methamphetamine.


Related Topix: Jackson County, FL, Marianna, FL, Bradenton, FL

International Business Times

Women Arrested for Smuggling A 1.5 Million Worth of Cocaine in Breast Implants

This time it was a woman from Venezuela who got arrested over the charge of carrying cocaine with her.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

'Prince of Pot' returns to welcome by hundreds gathered in Vancouver

Hundreds gathered in Vancouver to welcome the return of Marc Emery, Canada's self-styled "Prince of Pot," after he spent more than four years serving a prison sentence in the U.S. The welcoming ceremony took place Sunday at Victory Square, not far from the Cannabis Culture store in the Downtown Eastside that bears his name.


Related Topix: Marijuana

Fake weed wreaks havoc in New Hampshire

Spice, potpourri, synthetic marijuana it goes by multiple nicknames, but it's all essentially the same thing - fake pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, Pelham, NH

Malvern Gazette

Legal high deaths could pass heroin fatalities within two years

DEATHS linked to legal highs could surpass those related to heroin use within just two years, a new report by a think-tank will say.


KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Illinois increases penalties for drug crimes

Illinois increases penalties for drug crimes Illinois has increased the penalties for some drug offenses.


WCTV Tallahassee

Jacksonville drug dealer avoids life sentence

Twenty-one-year-old William Henry Brown agreed to a 35-year sentence in the killing of William Register on Friday.


WLOX-TV Biloxi

Woman arrested for smuggling cocaine inside her breast implants

TODAY'S MOST... Unbelievable attempt to smuggle drugs: Police in Spain arrested a woman for trying to smuggle cocaine inside her fake breasts.