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Man accused of paying for murder pleads guilty to drug charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. A Louisville man has pleaded guilty to a drug offense after the slaying of a witness caused a federal murder and racketeering case to fall apart.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Wed Aug 20, 2014


As CMA votes to oppose smoking plants, Mulcair calls pot-puffing personal choice

Tom Mulcair defended the use of marijuana as a matter of personal choice Wednesday, recalling his own youth puffing on "oregano" even as the Canadian Medical Association officially warned against smoking pot.


Related Topix: Marijuana

ABC News

Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy Gets 27 Years

Prosecutors say a Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise.


WNEM-TV Saginaw

Federal agents find big cocaine stash in towed car

Federal agents have discovered cocaine worth $400,000 hidden in a car that was driven to a Saginaw hotel and towed to a pole barn.


Related Topix: Saginaw, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Washington Post

US names Hondurans to drug kingpin list

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed financial sanctions on three Honduran men, three coffee companies and a cattle and dairy operation under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.


Related Topix: World News

KXLY-TV Spokane

Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named Paul Stoner with manufacturing the drug and selling it to juveniles.


Related Topix: Blue Ridge, VA


Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

Investigators with the San Antonio Police Department found weapons, marijuana, heroin, rims, jewelry, laptops, tablets and other electronics at a house in San Antonio Tuesday afternoon.


The Compass

B.C. man arrested in St. John's drug bust

This photo shows police making an arrest on Duckworth Street in St. John's last Friday.


Related Topix: Canada,

Cybercast News Service

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

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