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5 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Marion County police agencies adding Rx drop boxes

The growing number of law enforcement agencies collecting unwanted prescription drugs with drop boxes now includes the Speedway Police Department in Marion County.


Related Topix: Marion County, IN, Speedway, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Lawrence, IN

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Board shuts down El Monte Boys & Girls Club amid allegations of gang activity

EL MONTE >> Leaders have closed the doors of the former Boys & Girls Club on Mountain View Road amid allegations gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia hold meetings and sell drugs there.


Related Topix: El Monte, CA, Family, Kids, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Charitable Organizations

Marin Independent Journal

Dr. Bill Elliott: Crackdown on pain-killers to combat abuse, deaths

The statistics on prescription drug abuse in this country are staggering. One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug overdose partially because the US population has been flooded with prescription pain relievers.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration


Painkillers leading to heroin addictions

The US Drug Enforcement Administration announced stricter rules for painkiller prescriptions calling them highly abused and addictive.


Related Topix: Drugs

Business Insurance

Reclassification of opioid painkillers may boost workers compensation costs

Tighter controls on opioid prescription painkillers issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration last month may increase workers compensation costs in the short term, but over the long term they could help reduce overuse of opioids.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian

Trinadad Express

Cops probe $m party financier

Port of Spain Six individuals are being invesA tigated in relation to the US$100 million cocaine bust in the United States in December where the drug was hidden in juice cans which carried local labels.


Related Topix: Drugs, Norfolk, VA, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Central America

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Speedway police will have a prescription drug drop-box like this one at the Marion County Jail.

Speedway police will join a list of law enforcement agencies that have installed a drop box for unwanted prescription drugs.


Related Topix: Speedway, IN, Marion County, IN, Indiana, Lawrence, IN, Zionsville, IN

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Arizona Cops Seize $455,000 from Medical Marijuana Patient

In March 2013, Steve Oates' home in Goodyear, Ariz. was stormed by police, SWAT, and DEA agents because of a marijuana grow room in the guest house.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Home Listing, Home, Goodyear, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Bangor Daily News

Four arrested in Gouldsboro drug bust

Four people were arrested Thursday by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency after police executed a search warrant at a home on Guzzle Road and found about 10 grams of heroin along with $1,000 in cash that police suspect are proceeds from the sale of drugs, MDEA indicated Friday in a prepared release.


Related Topix: Drugs, Gouldsboro, ME

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

New rules could keep pain pills out of hands of addicts

Nevada has the fourth highest rate of prescription drug overdose deaths in the country, according to a study by Trust for America's Health.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Healthcare Law, Law, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)


120 marijuana plants seized from Charlton home

Charlton Police made a huge drug bust last week after seizing over 120 marijuana plants from a residence.


Related Topix: Drugs, Charlton, MA

Black Enterprise

Government Wants To Buy 12 Acres Of Weed From Pot Farmers

The government wants to buy 12 acres of marijuana for research according to a listing posted on a federal government website.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Operation Medicine Drop set for September

On Saturday September 27th, law enforcement agencies will be hosting the bi-annual "Operation Medicine Drop".


Related Topix: Drugs


Harlan ER doctor suspended by Kentucky board

A Knoxville, Tennessee, doctor practicing at Harlan Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital has had his license suspended by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Medicine, Nursing

Evening Sun

Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge

The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs

Houston Press

Houston Man Gets 20 Years in Synthetic Drug Case

The supposed mastermind behind a Houston-based synthetic drug distributorship linked to the deaths of two teens in Minnesota and North Dakota has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.


Related Topix: Minnesota, Healthcare Law, Law


Adam's story: 63 pills a day

The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.


Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs


China in 'biggest' recent cocaine bust amid drugs war

Chinese police have with US help seized 70 kilograms of cocaine in the country's biggest single haul in recent years, state media said, as Beijing cracks down on drugs in a wider war on excess.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, China, Asia, Prison

KHQ-TV Spokane

Helicopter Swoops Into Richland, Confusing Neighbors & One Specific Cancer Patient

A helicopter swooping down and scanning the nearby Yakima River with men rappelling down on lines.


Related Topix: Richland, WA, Marijuana, Spokane, WA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Prosecutor: Teacher had cocaine delivered to school

Arin Staples, who taught at Holmes Middle School in Covington, just south of Cincinnati, resigned Aug. 15 after being questioned by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Related Topix: Drugs