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Drugs

Pot brownie window-jumper’s mom arrested for witness tampering
A Colorado woman was arrested after giving her son a pot-laced brownie that most likely caused him to leap out the window, for trying to make witnesses lie about it afterwards, Fort Collins police have said.

24.04.2015 16:33

30% of Afghan security forces involved in drug trade – Russian narcotics watchdog
Almost a third of Afghanistan’s security forces have turned to drug trafficking, Russia’s narcotics control agency reports. The watchdog’s director Viktor Ivanov blames foreign troops and fighting in the drug-rich region.

23.04.2015 14:41

Old (& young) habits: Hard drugs commonplace in schools, bingo halls
As new police figures show hard drugs are commonplace in UK schools, an investigation reveals that more than half of UK bingo halls are awash with narcotics.

23.04.2015 11:03

Small businesses impacted by religious freedom bills, marijuana legalization
Competition from big corporations isn’t the only thing entrepreneurs worry about. Small business owners have split and shifting views about hot-button issues like religious freedom bills, pot legalization and the 2016 presidential race, a new poll found.

22.04.2015 18:40

Global drug market approaching scale of $4trn oil & gas industry – Russian drug czar
The dark underworld of drug trafficking will soon be bigger than the world’s $3.7 trillion oil and gas market, and is already bigger than the global auto industry, the director of Russia’s drug control agency said.

22.04.2015 14:54

DEA chief quits after losing lawmakers’ confidence
The head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Michele Leonhart is retiring following reports of agent misconduct and a no-confidence vote by a House of Representatives oversight committee. She will leave the post in mid-May.

21.04.2015 22:54

Indiana extends state of emergency as HIV epidemic spreads
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) has extended a state of emergency as the state battles the worst HIV outbreak in its history. At least 135 people have been diagnosed in two counties and the epidemic is linked to needle-sharing by opiate users.

21.04.2015 21:31

'Global pandemic': False, substandard medicines flagged as risk to world health
Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue.

21.04.2015 14:32

​Britain’s ‘most wanted’ arrested in Spain over drug trafficking, suspicion of murder
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives, captured at his luxury villa in Spain last week, is now being questioned in Spain over the murder of a fellow Briton, alongside drug charges.

21.04.2015 11:32

High seas: Coast Guard shows off 14 tons of captured cocaine
A US Coast Guard cutter docked in San Diego with a 14-ton cargo of cocaine seized off the coast of Central and South America. It is the biggest haul in years, with the wholesale value of the drugs estimated at $424 million.

17.04.2015 20:39

Disneyland measles outbreak over, health officials say
A measles outbreak that was linked to Disneyland and affected almost 150 people in the United States has been declared over by health officials in California.

17.04.2015 22:00

​Use of e-cigarettes surpasses traditional kind among students
The use of electronic cigarettes among middle and high school students in the United States has surpassed the use of traditional ones for the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

17.04.2015 03:25