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Four-Block Drug Den Made $44 Million Per Year

Four-Block Drug Den Made $44 Million Per Year

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOGOTA, Colombia) — In recent years, drug dealers have created a terrifying new form of criminal enterprise in Colombia. Micro-traffickers in Bogotá and other cities have taken over small neighborhoods to establish hubs c…

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Former Mexican President Wants Marijuana Legalized

Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A former Latin American president has once again said that drugs should be legalized. This time it was Vicente Fox who was the president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006.Fox was in Seattle on Thursday, …

Mike Tyson Went Vegan to Flush Drugs, ‘Bad Cocaine’

Mike Tyson Went Vegan to Flush Drugs, ‘Bad Cocaine’

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Mike Tyson’s ear-chomping days are officially behind him. The former professional boxer and world heavyweight champ has become a vegan.Tyson, who actually committed to the strict vegetarian diet last year and …

Teen Burn Victim Arrested on Drug Charges

Teen Burn Victim Arrested on Drug Charges

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Michael Brewer, who was set on fire by three teens in 2009, has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.Brewer was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol on Wednesday after running a…

Don’t Dish About Your Past Drug Use to Your Kids, Study Says

Don’t Dish About Your Past Drug Use to Your Kids, Study Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to telling your kids about how you used drugs but they shouldn’t, honesty may not be the best policy.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign surveyed 561 middle school studen…

‘Blue Fairy’ Arrested in New York Drug Bust

‘Blue Fairy’ Arrested in New York Drug Bust

YouTube(NEW YORK) — A 22-year-old woman who dressed like a fairy-winged Tinkerbell for an online rap video about prescription drug abuse was peddling more than pixie dust, according to New York City police.Sharissa Turk was one of 32 people arrested t…

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Marijuana use is on the rise among the nation’s high school students, according to a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  The annual “Monitoring the Future” survey shows more than a third of…

Head of 9/11 Hijackers’ Flight School Faces Drug Running Charges

Head of 9/11 Hijackers’ Flight School Faces Drug Running Charges

Kevin Horan/Stone(NEW YORK) — The man who ran the flight school that unwittingly trained two of the 9/11 hijackers now sits behind bars, accused of drug smuggling and offering his illicit services to an undercover federal officer.Rudi Dekkers, a Danis…

Drug Smugglers Shoot Drugs Across US/Mexico Border with Cannon

Drug Smugglers Shoot Drugs Across US/Mexico Border with Cannon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(YUMA, Ariz.) — Drug smugglers continue to show creativity in inventing new ways of getting drugs across the U.S. border from Mexico.Border Patrol agents say they believe a pneumatic cannon was used to launch dozens of containers…

California Man Arrested on Drug Charges

California Man Arrested on Drug Charges

AMERICAN FALLS – A California man was arrested on drug charges Thursday morning following a traffic stop along I-86 near American Falls. Robert Wiuff, 52, of Sonoma, Calif., was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officials found 3.4 pounds of marijuana in the man’s car with […]

UNC Professor Held in Argentina on Drug Charges Wants Raise from University

UNC Professor Held in Argentina on Drug Charges Wants Raise from University

University North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Paul Frampton is seen in this undated photo. (Paul Frampton)(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — A 68-year-old physics professor who has spent the past 10 months in an Argentine jail cell awaiting trial on drug cha…

Oregon Meth House Owners Deliver Petition to Freddie Mac

Oregon Meth House Owners Deliver Petition to Freddie Mac

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An Oregon family who unknowingly bought a house that had been used as a meth lab is delivering a petition to Freddie Mac to require that the government-sponsored housing organization’s homes be tested for methamphe…

Oregon Meth House Owners Deliver Petition to Freddie Mac

Oregon Meth House Owners Deliver Petition to Freddie Mac

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An Oregon family who unknowingly bought a house that had been used as a meth lab is delivering a petition to Freddie Mac to require that the government-sponsored housing organization’s homes be tested for methamphe…

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Substance Abuse

Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Substance Abuse

Tom Morello/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Weight-loss surgery can help people who are obese ditch their unhealthy relationships with food.  But a new study suggests these patients sometimes enter a rebound relationship with something else — alcohol, dr…

Airline Employee Sentenced to Life for Role in Drug-Smuggling Ring

Airline Employee Sentenced to Life for Role in Drug-Smuggling Ring

United States Attorney’s Office(NEW YORK) — A former American Airlines baggage handler was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison for his role in leading a vast, multi-million dollar drug-smuggling ring known as the “Bourne Organization” and using the…

Cops Used Traffic Ticket to Force Woman Into Drug Buys, Lawyer Claims

Cops Used Traffic Ticket to Force Woman Into Drug Buys, Lawyer Claims

ABC News/KTRK(FRIENDSWOOD, Texas) — A woman in a small Texas town is alleging that police who pulled her over for a traffic ticket coerced her into making undercover drug buys to avoid paying the traffic fine, and threatened to reveal her role when sh…

‘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…

Washington Woman Forces 10-Year-Old Son to Burglarize Home for Drug Money

Washington Woman Forces 10-Year-Old Son to Burglarize Home for Drug Money

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LYNNWOOD, Wash.) — They are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, only with a twist.A Lynnwood, Wash., woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly coercing her 10-year-old son to burglarize homes so that she could buy drugs with the money…

Intersex Experts Question Safety of ‘Normalizing’ Drug

Intersex Experts Question Safety of ‘Normalizing’ Drug

Courtesy Janet Green(NEW YORK) — Janet Green was born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a condition that is one of 36 disorders of sexual development, leaving her with ambiguous genitalia, or intersex.During the earliest weeks of conception in her …

Intersex Experts Question Safety of ‘Normalizing’ Drug

Intersex Experts Question Safety of ‘Normalizing’ Drug

Courtesy Janet Green(NEW YORK) — Janet Green was born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a condition that is one of 36 disorders of sexual development, leaving her with ambiguous genitalia, or intersex.During the earliest weeks of conception in her …

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