By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/01 — A former medical examiner for several metro Atlanta counties was at the center of an opioid ring,
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 02/21 — Police who find suspected drugs during a traffic stop or an arrest usually pause to perform a simple task: They place some of the material in a vial filled with liquid.
WASHINGTON (AP) 12/23 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered a review of the Obama administration’s handling of a Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting drug trafficking by Iranian-backed Hezbollah.Read more »
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) 11/03 — A Chinese official on Friday disputed President Donald Trump’s claim that the deadly opioid fentanyl that is flooding the U.S.
ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 08/14 — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug,
RAPHAEL SATTER and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 07/21 — In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world’s leading “darknet”
WARREN, Ohio (AP) 07/16 — Authorities say more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of marijuana has been found in 15 new cars made in Mexico and shipped to Ohio and Pennsylvania to sell.
KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 06/29 — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors,
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press BEL AIR, Md. (AP) 05/27 — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan.
DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) 05/13 — In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S.
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 05/04 — It’s being called “gray death” — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S.
KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 04/14 — Colorado lawmakers on Thursday backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs,
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) 04/13 — Three Dominican brothers and a dozen other people have been arrested in New England as part of a federal investigation into alleged cocaine,
SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/09 — For three decades, America got tough on crime. Police used aggressive tactics and arrest rates soared. Small-time drug cases clogged the courts.
MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) 04/05 — In a major embarrassment for Mexican law enforcement, U.S. prosecutors said in documents made public Wednesday that the commander of the Mexican police’s intelligence-sharing unit was passing information to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in exchange for cash.
KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 03/25 — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown,
HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/20 — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft,
ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) 02/16 — So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1,
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) 02/14 — Venezuela’s vice president is shrugging off U.S. sanctions identifying him as a major international drug trafficker.
In a series of messages posted on social media Tuesday,
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BIRMINGHAM 02/07 – A federal judge today sentenced a former Huntsville physician, who was the nation’s highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice,