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1 hr ago | Terrace Standard

Anti-gang tactics working, Mountie tells conference

The battle against gangs in B.C. has made big advances but now is not the time to relax, a top B.C. Mountie told a conference on youth gang prevention Thursday.


5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Arrest warrant issued for man with tuberculosis

Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospital's emergency room in March, complaining of a severe cough.


Related Topix: San Joaquin, CA, Stockton, CA, San Joaquin County, CA

8 hrs ago | Washington Times

Former head of Venezuelan military intelligence detained in Aruba at U.S. request

Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S. government for involvement in drug trafficking.


Related Topix: Hugo Chavez

11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested on drug complaint

Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond.


Related Topix: Marijuana

12 hrs ago | KMIZ

3 men convicted in $17 million drug conspiracy

After a trial that lasted almost a month, a federal grand jury has convicted two Lawrence men and a California man in a conspiracy that brought $17 million in drugs to Kansas.


Related Topix: San Lorenzo, CA

16 hrs ago | KMBC-TV

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic), Food and Drug Administration

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Federal charges filed following hash oil blasts

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced the charges Tuesday. Durkan said the explosions in Bellevue, Kirkland, Puyallup and Seattle resulted in multiple injuries to innocent bystanders.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

If police caught you carrying a marijuana cigarette in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday, chances are you would have been arrested, fingerprinted and perhaps jailed.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Opinion

WNDU-TV South Bend

Warsaw man arrested for dealing drugs to officers

The Kosciusko County Drug Task Force Officers, Warsaw Police Department Narcotics Officers and Sheriff's Department detectives arrested 35-year-old Chad Monroe Morgan.


Related Topix: Kosciusko County, IN, Warsaw, IN


Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death

Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.


Daily Journal

Honduran families deported back to a bleak future

Elsa Ramirez already had lost two brothers to violence in this remote Caribbean region when co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered her husband four months ago.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Central America, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration

McDonald's worker charged with selling crack outside Wayne restaurant

Radnor Township police on Tuesday arrested a McDonald's employee who they say sold crack cocaine from the restaurant's parking lot in Wayne.


Related Topix: Radnor Township, PA


Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic samples of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles, Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration


Peaches Geldof a relapsed addict before death

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday.


Related Topix: Drug Testing

News Observer

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

The 36-year-old Gonzales in January pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, January

Iowa man convicted of growing pot heads to Oregon

Benton Mackenzie is a 48-year-old terminal cancer patient who was convicted earlier this month of growing 71 marijuana plants in his rural Scott County home.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Journal Gazette

Rx overdose numbers 'concerning'

But even though members of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Board of Health probably knew this before Monday night's meeting, seeing the numbers compiled and put into a presentation caused obvious concern.


Related Topix: Allen County, IN, Fort Wayne, IN

KREM-TV Spokane

Recreational marijuana qualifies for Oregon ballot

Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Clatsop County, OR, Spokane, WA


Rand Paul wants to let ex-cons vote, reduce drug offenses

Paul, a likely Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said he has a friend whose brother grew marijuana plants 30 years ago at college.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Senator Rand Paul

US cracks down on Caribbean drug trafficking ring

The indictment charges members of the group with generating some $127 million in revenue by trafficking Colombian cocaine from the Dutch Caribbean territory of St. Maarten by boat and plane for almost a decade.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Lottery