By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) 02/14 — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever.
NEW YORK (AP) 01/17 — A U.S. agent testified Wednesday that Mexican police were purposely kept in the dark about secret efforts in 2014 to hunt down notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo”
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/04 — He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States,
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) 08/23 — A county sheriff in southwest Oregon is asking for money from the state to investigate illegal marijuana operations, saying his department lacks the resources to do so.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) 08/16 — The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven,
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 03/27 — An alleged drug trafficker was accused Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful opioid have skyrocketed.
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.