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‘Godmother of Cocaine’ Gunned Down in Colombia: Reports

‘Godmother of Cocaine’ Gunned Down in Colombia: Reports

Florida Department of Corrections(WASHINGTON) — A 69-year-old woman known throughout the drug world as the “Godmother of Cocaine” was gunned down by an assassin on a motorcycle in Colombia Monday, according to international news reports.Gr…

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

Appetite for Food, Cocaine Linked to Same Spot in Brains of Mice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — In the global fight against obesity, scientists have become particularly interested in the parts of the brain that make us want to eat, and sometimes to eat too much. Many researchers have noted that hunger a…

Woman Discovers Cocaine Hidden in Tampons

Woman Discovers Cocaine Hidden in Tampons

File photo. (Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock)(SALT LAKE CITY) — A Utah woman was shocked when she discovered cocaine inside of tampons she purchased. Now police are investigating whether the discovery could be connected to a larger smuggling scheme. Ci…

How Cocaine Contributed to Whitney Houston’s Death

How Cocaine Contributed to Whitney Houston’s Death

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — In an infamous 2002 interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, pop icon Whitney Houston candidly spoke about her abuse of drugs such as cocaine, which, along with heart disease, factored into her accidental drowning last mo…

‘Amazing Race’ Producer Dead of Suspected Cocaine Overdose

‘Amazing Race’ Producer Dead of Suspected Cocaine Overdose

Courtesy Josh Gates(KAMPALA, Uganda) — American television producer Jeff Rice was found dead in a hotel in Uganda and police told ABC News he died of an apparent cocaine overdose.Rice’s body was discovered in a luxury hotel in the capital city o…

Large Shipment of Cocaine Delivered to UN

Large Shipment of Cocaine Delivered to UN

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The NYPD and Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating a peculiar shipment of drugs seized at the United Nations earlier this month.Mailroom workers at the U.N. discovered packages containing around 16.5 kilos of …

200 Million People Use Illicit Drugs, Study Finds

200 Million People Use Illicit Drugs, Study Finds

Doug Menuez/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — Roughly 200 million people worldwide use illicit drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine and opioids each year, according to a new study. The figure represents about one in 20 people between the ages of 15 and 6…

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