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45 min ago | MyFoxAtlanta

Sheriff: Grandmother's casket used to hide drugs

A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket.

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Related Topix: Bibb County, GA, Macon, GA

4 hrs ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, and when they turned to opiates, heroin was their first choice.

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Related Topix: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Autos

7 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Suriname president's son pleads guilty to 'Hezbollah plot'

The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to US charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drug Enforcement Administration

11 hrs ago | Canada.com

Man convicted in shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 arrested

One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a drug crime.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison

A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains.

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Related Topix: Prison, Montana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Cee Lo Green Pleads No Contest to Dosing Woman with Ecstasy

Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to secretly giving a woman the drug Ecstasy at a Los Angeles restaurant in the summer of 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced on Friday.

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Related Topix: Cee Lo Green, Hip-Hop, Los Angeles County, CA

New York Daily News

Actor arrested in drug bust with Jackie Chan's son released

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Entertainment

WHEC-TV Rochester

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Brandon Sun

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt sent to prison for conspiring to bring drugs into Australia

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.

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Related Topix: Motley Crue, Metal

Post and Courier

Upstate woman accused of exposing child to meth

Authorities tell local media outlets that 36-year-old Bridgette Delanea McCall was booked into the Oconee County jail at around 6 p.m. Wednesday on a child neglect charge.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Brandon Sun

Some facts and figures about Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana

Colorado's experience with marijuana legalization is being closely watched as other jurisdictions - including Canada - debate their own drug laws.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Red Bluff Daily News

Playboy model jailed in Australia for drug role

Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia.

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Related Topix: Metal, Motley Crue

Brandon Sun

Taiwan actor Kai Ko, arrested with Jackie Chan's son on drug charges, released from detention

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Jaycee Chan

The Age

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend Ben Panangian arrested on drugs charges

Schapelle Corby's boyfriend that she met in prison, Ben Panangian, has reportedly been arrested on drugs charges in Bali.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

SFGate

Philippine man sentenced to death in Vietnam

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KOMO News

Cannabis cuisine rises in wake of legalizations

There are books about cooking with herbs. And then there are books about cooking with herb.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Recipes

Ukiah Daily Journal

No jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe

A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman

WHO-AM Des Moines

Medical Marijuana May Cut Painkiller ODs

The solution to America's addiction to painkillers may be more drugs? A new study found a drop in painkiller overdose deaths in 13 states that allowed medical marijuana, CNN reports.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

SFGate

Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week.

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Lowell Sun

3 charged with trafficking heroin in Tewksbury

Three men, including one from Tewksbury, were ordered held on high bail on drug trafficking charges after Tewksbury seized more than $300,000 in heroin during a traffic stop.

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Related Topix: Tewksbury, MA, Lawrence, MA

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