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1 hr ago | ABC News

Prescription Painkiller Deaths up, but Not as Fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Methadone, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Mon Sep 15, 2014

SFGate

California residents sentenced after pot bust

Two California residents who were arrested after 115 pounds of marijuana was found in their car during a Montana traffic stop have been sentenced to the supervision of the Montana Department of Corrections . The Stillwater County News reports District Judge Blair Jones sentenced Rick and Dawn Voight of Hayward to five years with the department for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

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Related Topix: Stillwater County, MT, Yellowstone County, MT

KFVS12

Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Lima, OH, State Prisons, Allen Correctional Institution, Prison

Wisconsin Gazette

No gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

WBTV

Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD, Health

Lake County Record-Bee

Cops: NY man hid drugs in anti-drug stuffed animal

State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt. Troopers say Gregory Bolongnese , of Plattsburgh, was arrested Monday at the bus station in his hometown near the Canadian border.

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SFGate

Another Look At Why Alcohol May Be More Dangerous Than Heroin

Another way to view the study's findings has been published by 12 Keys Recovery . The infographic details types of harm caused by each drug and looks at the two types of harm.

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CTV

2 Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens charged with smuggling drugs worth $68M

Two Canadian-Vietnamese dual citizens have been charged with smuggling heroin and methamphetamine worth 75 million Australian dollars hidden in a consignment of frozen fish fillets shipped from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. A law enforcement statement said on Monday the men, aged 57 and 55, appeared in a Sydney court on Friday last week on multiple charges related to the shipment of 88 kilograms of heroin and 21 kilograms of methamphetamine.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

CFRA

Study: Kids' emergency hospitalizations tied to anti-addiction drug; packaging change may help

In this March 11, 2013 file photo, Shavonne Bullock, a recovering heroin addict, holds a demonstration dose of the medication Suboxone during an appointment at the West Division Family Health Center in Chicago. Each dose is incorporated on a dissolvable film, which is placed below the tongue where is dissolves and is absorbed into the bloodstream.

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WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Report: Madison pot arrests higher for blacks

Police in Madison arrest or cite blacks for marijuana offenses at about 12 times the rate they punish whites, according to data analyzed by the Wisconsin State Journal. The State Journal examined 18 months of police drug arrests for their report Sunday.

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Daily Journal

Public housing safety policy can hit whole family

Wanda Coleman sits in the New York City public housing apartment where she's lived for 25 years, surrounded by empty rooms, bare walls and suitcases lined up by the front door. Any day now, she and her teen daughter will be evicted and have no other option than to go to a homeless shelter - partly because of her son's criminal case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Bangkok Post

Five arrested in huge drug haul

Five men were arrested with 194,000 methamphetamine pills and 5kg of ice, or crystal methamphetamine, in a major drug bust in Nakhon Nayok province on Saturday. The arrests and drug seizure were announced in a press conference chaired by deputy police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Thailand, World News

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

2 charged after Worcester drug raid

Two men were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute following a raid by the Worcester Police Department vice squad Friday at an apartment at 33 Coral St. Roger Rossignol, 21, of 33 Coral St., and Kadeem Sully, 21, of 298 Massasoit Road, will be arraigned Monday in Worcester Central District Court.

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FOX16

Mayflower Man Arrested For Selling Drugs To Juveniles At Home

The Sheriff's Office arrested Manuel W. McCuien, 61, on September 11th. The department's Special Response Team served a Narcotic Search Warrant at McCuien's house at about 6pm where investigators were able to seize narcotics, guns and money.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Police Arrest Enid Man On Multiple Drug Charges

The Narcotics Unit with Enid Police made an arrest Thursday after serving a search warrant on the 700 block of Choctaw. Police said they found methamphetamine with a street value of $11,200.

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Related Topix: Choctaw, OK, Garfield County, OK

The New Zealand Herald

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration

News Max

In Jamaica, Rastas Ready for Pot Decriminalization

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Marijuana, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers, Bob Marley

SFGate

5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office in central Illinois announced Friday. Rico J. Speed , 27; Roosevelt D. Smith , 22; Charles V. Williams , 39, and Carlton Lashawn Smith , 34, all of Kankakee, and Antwon T. Crite , 38, of Hopkins Park, were all charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

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York Press

International drugs gang jailed after A 55m haul seized from North Yorkshire warehouse

Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Officers entered and searched a unit rented by Kirk Anderson and recovered a speedboat and a large consignment of drugs, 408 kilos of amphetamine and 30 kilos of heroin with a street value of A 55Million Two holdalls containing A 313,000 were found in the boot of Abdur Khan's vehicle when he was stopped by Leicestershire Police, believed to be the cash dropped off at Michael Watts home address by Neil Hoban earlier that day A 65,000 found in Andrew Yates vehicle when he was stopped by Durham Police.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Concord Monitor

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdraws re-election bid

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election bid yesterday as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen, dramatically ending a campaign he had doggedly pursued despite a stint in rehab and calls for him to quit amid drug and alcohol scandals. But he announced his brother would run in his place, saying "we cannot go backwards."

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