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Faux tombstones line a lawn in Medinah, Ill. It's a campaign to heighten awareness about an epidemic of heroin and pain pill overdoses - a prelude to International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31. In the suburbs of Chicago, a stark reminder of the toll of heroin and prescription-pill addiction is making the rounds as a lawn exhibit.
Police dogs searched two Vermont prisons this week and found homemade alcohol, chewing tobacco and 11 prescription drug pills at one facility and nothing at the other, police said.
Ross Ulbricht, who prosecutors say created the underground online drugs marketplace Silk Road, makes an initial court appearance in New York, Feb. 7, 2014.
An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to put the issue on a ballot, but the initiative petition's organizer vowed Thursday to circulate a new ballot measure next year.
Texas authorities have jailed a Houston Police Department officer who they say transported a kilogram of cocaine while her 6-year-old son was in the car.
Narcotic pain pills to face tougher regulations Tough new restrictions on the powerful, highly addictive hydrocodone combination painkillers will take effect in mid-October.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges of distributing methamphetamine in the U.S. territory.
Dawn Miera, mother of Alexis Rasmussen, speaks with reporters after a state judge sentenced 41-year-old Dea Millerberg Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ogden, Utah.
A federal jury in Sioux Falls has convicted a Minnesota man in a drug case that authorities say involved large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.
A Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.
A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 02:32 am
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