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  • Marijuana found inside firewood seized at U.S.-Mexico border

    02/20/2017 10:20:19 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Sasabe arrested a Tucson man Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $53,000.
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Sheriff Jones to undocumented workers: 'Bring your poison here, get arrested’

    02/16/2017 6:07:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    WLWT News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Amanda Kelly
    Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday in Middletown. It’s put a hot-button issue front and center again, with Butler County’s sheriff right in the middle of the debate. “The drugs are pouring in from Mexico, and it's poison, it's poisoning our community. I'm not going to put up with it,” Sheriff Richard Jones said. Francisco Torres-Davila and Ramon Sanchez-Reyes both were arrested in Middletown on Valentine's Day...
  • TSA and Airport Employees allegedly Smuggled 20 Tons of Cocaine Over 18 Years

    02/14/2017 8:20:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | 02/13/2017 | Max Kutner
    A dozen current and former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airport employees are facing charges related to an alleged cocaine-smuggling operation going back almost two decades. A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico indicted the defendants on February 8, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the news on Monday. The defendants allegedly transported cocaine-filled suitcases through security at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Between 1998 and 2016, approximately 20 tons of cocaine made it through as part of the racket, according to the announcement. Drug mules would drop off the cocaine-filled suitcases at...
  • U.S. calls Venezuela's vice president an international drug trafficker

    02/13/2017 7:12:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-13-2017 | CNN
    U.S. authorities on Monday said the vice president of Venezuela was an international drug trafficker and slapped severe sanctions on him. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said Tareck El Aissami has played a "significant role in international narcotics trafficking," a news release said. "OFAC's action today is the culmination of a multi-year investigation under the Kingpin Act to target significant narcotics traffickers in Venezuela and demonstrates that power and influence do not protect those who engage in these illicit activities," said John Smith, acting director of OFAC. El Aissami, who was appointed vice president of Venezuela...
  • AP Sources: US Sanctions Venezuela’s New Vice President

    02/13/2017 4:38:59 PM PST · by Enterprise · 19 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | AP Sources
    The Trump administration is slapping sanctions on Venezuela’s new Vice President Tareck El Aissami and accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking. (snip) The U.S. is also sanctioning Samark Bello, a wealthy businessman connected to El Aissami who has held significant business interests in the U.S. The U.S. says Bello provided assistance or support to El Aissami’s trafficking activities.
  • President Trump U.S. Treasury Identifies Venezuelan Vice-President as Narcotics Trafficker…

    02/13/2017 4:35:21 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 21 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 13, 2027 | Sundance
    Moments ago the U.S. Treasury Department announced official sanctions against Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami). El Aissami is the Executive Vice President of Venezuela. WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Venezuelan national Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami) as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. El Aissami is the Executive Vice President of Venezuela.
  • Reflections on the CNN Healthcare Debate

    02/13/2017 1:37:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Hal Scherz
    The CNN healthcare debate between Senators Ted Cruz & Bernie Sanders on February 7 was dubbed a success by the network, ranking first in its cable time slot. With healthcare once again thrust into the headlines, and with two big personalities squaring off, this was certainly the marquee event, as was advertised. It turned out to be what one would have expected; a clash of ideologies, but a deeper look into what was said, and specifically what wasn’t, turned out to be most revealing. Senator Sanders’ positions contained very little substance as he clung to his talking points which reflected...
  • Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychiatric Drugs

    02/13/2017 10:12:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | FEB. 13, 2017 | BENEDICT CAREYFEB.
    <p>The number of retirement-age Americans taking at least three psychiatric drugs more than doubled between 2004 and 2013, even though almost half of them had no mental health diagnosis on record, researchers reported on Monday.</p> <p>The new analysis, based on data from doctors’ office visits, suggests that inappropriate prescribing to older people is more common than previously thought. Office visits are a close, if not exact, estimate of underlying patient numbers. The paper appears in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.</p>
  • Agents Bust Violent Street Gang In Santa Cruz

    02/13/2017 8:14:37 AM PST · by csvset · 34 replies
    Kpix ^ | 13 feb 2017
    Agents Bust Violent Street Gang In Santa Cruz February 13, 2017 7:19 AM SANTA CRUZ (KPIX 5) – The Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz police busted what was described as a violent street gang linked to murders and drug trafficking early Monday morning. Residents said they were woken up by the sound of helicopters and flash bang grenades around 4:00 a.m. At that time, authorities launched raids in multiple locations, making several arrests. Authorities said the gang has been operating in the Santa Cruz area for at least a decade. “It’s been a multi-year investigation, into a criminal...
  • Clinton Foundation Partner Hiked Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Price By 680 Percent

    02/12/2017 8:25:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/12/17 | Joe Schoffstall
    The head of a pharmaceutical company, who partnered with the Clinton Foundation, has increased the price of an auto-injector used to treat opioid overdoses by 680 percent over the course of three years.Spencer Williamson, the president and chief executive officer of the Richmond, Virginia-based Kaleo Pharmaceuticals, is under fire after the price of a two-pack of Evzio, a device that treats life-threatening opioid overdoses, skyrocketed from $690 in 2014 to $4,500 today.Thirty-one Democratic senators are now demanding answers on the price hike."We are deeply concerned about reports that Kaleo dramatically increased the cost of its naloxone injector device, Evzio, an...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

    02/10/2017 9:09:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 10, 2017 | Amy Taxin and Alicia A. Caldwell
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advocacy groups say that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are rounding up people in large numbers around the country as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. They say a roundup in Southern California was especially heavy-handed and cite arrests in places such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina that have rattled immigrants. The government says it's simply enforcing the laws and conducting routine enforcement targeting immigrants in the country illegally with criminal records. Authorities say it's no different than what happened during the Obama years on a regular basis. The truth...
  • Drug dealer whose life sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars after.....

    02/10/2017 8:22:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com
    Drug dealer whose life sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars after being caught with two pounds of cocaine worth $26,000 A Texas felon who was pardoned by Obama is back behind bars after he was caught 'fleeing police with two pounds of cocaine worth $26,000'. Robert M. Gill is getting reacquainted with his jail cell after he crashed into another vehicle when fleeing from police following an alleged drug deal in San Antonio on Thursday. The 68-year-old's original life sentence was pardoned by President Obama but now he could face up to 40 years in prison for...
  • VA Employees Charged With Stealing Prescription Drugs To Sell On The Street

    02/09/2017 12:08:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/9/17 | Jonah Bennett
    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been charged with stealing prescription medications like oxycodone and Viagra to sell on the street.Satishkumar Patel, Alisha Pagan and Nikita Neal have all been charged with conspiring together to steal and distribute highly addictive drugs, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, Christopher Thyer said in a press release. Thyer is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.Out of the three, Patel and Pagan are staring down additional charges, including intent to deliver oxycodone, THV11 reports.Management at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System complained to the VA inspector general that large quantities of drugs were disappearing from...
  • Florida Fisherman Faces Life in Prison for $500K Catch

    02/05/2017 1:45:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A commercial fisherman in Florida made a costly mistake that could land him in prison for life. Thomas Breeding, a 32-year-old boat captain, was out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he came across a mysterious package floating in the water. Inside the package was 45 pounds of cocaine. Breeding reportedly said he knew the right thing was to turn it over to the police, but Breeding decided to go a different route. Instead of doing what he knew was right, Breeding gave the package – worth $500,000 to $620,000 on the street, says AL.com – to four other...
  • Art of the Drug Deal? Seized Heroin Bore Trump's Image

    02/05/2017 1:59:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 4, 2017
    It might be called the art of the drug deal: Florida authorities seized scores of individually wrapped heroin packets stamped with the image of President Donald Trump. As Tampa news station WFLA reports, law enforcement officers seized 5,550 packages of heroin Jan. 27 in Hernando County, culminating a months-long investigation into heroin distribution in the area. Some of the packets bore the names or likenesses of other notorious figures, such as Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. Authorities couldn't explain the markings' purpose. Dealers often stamp heroin bags with street "brand names." Top...
  • Richard Kirk, accused of fatally shooting wife while high, pleads guilty ( Marijuana : Colorado)

    02/03/2017 6:37:14 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 3, 2017 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER -- The man accused of fatally shooting his wife while investigators said he was high on marijuana edibles pleaded guilty to second-degree murder .. Richard Kirk, 50, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, citing marijuana intoxication, in September to a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife Kristine. Under terms of the plea, Kirk, who had been charged with first-degree murder, will be sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison and fined $5,000 to $1 million. He will also give up parental rights to the couples' three children to Kristine Kirk's parents ... The...
  • Amgen chief tells Trump the biotech giant will hire 1,600 workers

    02/03/2017 6:46:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 1, 2017 | Melody Petersen
    Amgen Chief Executive Robert Bradway told President Trump on Tuesday that the company would soon be adding 1,600 jobs. The news of hiring by the Southern California biotech giant came as the president met with a group of pharmaceutical executives at the White House, where he told them their pricing “has been astronomical.” “You folks have done a very great job over the years,” Trump told the executives, “but we have to get the prices down.” Kristen Davis, an Amgen spokeswoman, confirmed that the Thousand Oaks company plans to hire 1,600 skilled workers across the U.S. this year....
  • Am I the only one to notice (Homeless and drugs)

    02/02/2017 3:30:09 PM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    2 Feb 2017
    Am I the only one to notice this? I had an appointment canceled so I was in a local sports bar. I noticed the homeless guy who had replaced the previous homeless guy on the street corner with a sign. I always joked that it must be an union job as they seem to have limited hours and worked shifts. A few stop and give him change. Eventually, a young woman approaches and gives him a wad of money larger than a coffee mug. He passes her a bag. They talk a little. She leaves. He panhandles another few minutes...
  • IRS lawyer in D.C. charged in methamphetamine conspiracy

    02/01/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/17 | Spencer S. Hsu
    An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 allegedly participated in a meth ring with others in Arizona and on Long Island between about September 2014 and January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday. Public records show Vitayanon living in the U Street corridor. In the criminal complaint, prosecutors noted that during one alleged transaction, Vitayanon directed a buyer to make a cash deposit of $1,650 to...
  • Insanity on prisons

    02/01/2017 5:47:54 PM PST · by 198ml · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 1/31/17 | Letter
    For decades, the tough-on-crime movement has well served vote-pandering politicians (remember Jane Orie?), but hasn't reduced crime and imposes an ever-increasing burden on taxpayers. More specifically, the war on drugs is a dismal failure. Saying “drugs are a serious problem” is an understatement, because drug-related offenses aren't limited to possession and distribution. Many violent and property offenses are also drug-related — another understatement.
  • “Outrageous!” Woman Calls Police to Report Her Drug Dealer’s Price Hike

    02/01/2017 3:09:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | HEATHER HOLEMAN | JANUARY 31, 2017
    A woman in Australia called police demanding they investigate her drug dealer's sudden price hike. The woman was offended when her dealer asked for more money than usual for her marijuana purchase. Officers with the Northern Territory Police, Fire, and Emergency Services say it tops their list of most bizarre calls. When they asked the woman for more information, she hung up. What a shame, considering officers would gladly investigate! Officers turned to Facebook to share the woman's marijuana price gouging claims, "If you know a drug dealer who is ripping you off, give us a call, we’d love to...
  • NYU Professor: Mexico Should Let Drug Cartels Flood U.S. with Narcotics to Retaliate Against Trump

    02/01/2017 5:30:29 AM PST · by tony75034 · 30 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Are these people insane or what? This clown is a former official of the Mexican government, and he wants Mexico to flood America with drugs to get back at Trump? WTF is wrong with these people and how long does this guy get to keep his new job at NYU? That's what I want to know. America is not putting up with these snowflake's any longer. I can tell you that for sure. More snowflake videos below to make you laugh.
  • FULL REPORT REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME IN AMERICAN CITIES: AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD(unbiased?)

    01/29/2017 8:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    policefoundation.org ^ | 1/1/2017 | unknown
    Last, the law enforcement executives engaged in this project agreed that it is essential, in order to address gun violence at the national level, to put in place a federal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing law – neither of which exist today – and comprehensive and universal background checks, which most Americans support
  • My Revised Health Care Coverage Proposal

    01/25/2017 1:52:13 PM PST · by Brian Griffin · 6 replies
    Brian Griffin | Brian Griffin
    Be gentle, this is a draft put out for the purposes of: a. letting you find errors and suggest corrections and b. providing Republican lawmakers with a coverage-expanding plan that keeps costs down SUBSIDIES [The Founding Fathers would be astonished at the mere thought of federal health care/product coverage subsidies, but federal patent exclusivity and state law crimping of provider supply and (drug coverage) mandates have made the cost of drugs and medical care very expensive.] Only coverage for US citizens may be subsidized. Drug coverage and healthcare service coverage would have separate subsidies. [Having drug-only coverage plans allows hospital...
  • Heroin Overdoses Killed More People in US Than HIV, Melanoma or Firearms in 2015

    01/19/2017 7:07:46 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 19, 2017 | Gillian Moheny
    The opioid epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S., with more people dying from heroin overdoses than firearm homicides, melanoma or HIV-related causes, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015 at least 13,150 people died of heroin overdose, according to the CDC Wonder database, which houses public health data. .. firearm homicides .... was 12,974, .... HIV was 6,465 deaths. ... melanoma ... 9,940 deaths in 2015. The staggering number of deaths related to heroin use is just a part of the toll of the opioid epidemic. In 2014, 28,000 people died from...
  • Expensive Medicare

    01/18/2017 2:12:52 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 82 replies
    1/18/17 | Originalbuckeye
    Sorry for the vanity. I have been on Medicare for a few months. I am paying extra for Part B and Part D, and on top of that, my husband is still working, so we are penalized for the 'one person working' situation.
  • Addicts hurting pets to get pain reliever commonly given to animals, vets say

    01/18/2017 9:30:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    news10 ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carmen Chau
    SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Reports claim addicts have begun hurting their pets to get ahold of a pain killer given to pets with arthritis. Veterinarians at The Animal Hospital in Slingerlands said they don’t carry the drug Tramadol in-house because they’re worried addicts will use it for themselves instead of their pets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tramadol a controlled substance three years ago. Since then, the commonly used pain medication for pets with arthritis became available only as a prescription at pharmacies. “There’s unfortunately always the risk of abuse with any of these medications, and it’s a sad...
  • Sparring over evidence marks first day of Border Patrol agent's trial (TX)

    01/18/2017 8:45:27 AM PST · by bgill
    ValleyCentral.com ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | The Texas Tribune
    Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna got to trade in his jail-issued orange uniform for a suit and tie Tuesday, but the judge turned down his bid to have potentially damaging testimony thrown out on the first day of his capital murder trial. Luna and his brother Eduardo are accused of murder and drug cartel ties in the grisly beheading death of Franky Palacios, whose headless body was found floating off the waters of South Padre Island during the height of spring break in 2015. Joel Luna briefly took the stand as his lawyer attempted to suppress a statement he gave...
  • Tiny gravity sensor could detect drug tunnels, mineral deposits

    01/16/2017 12:22:48 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    science mag ^ | May 2016 | Sid Perkins
    Tiny gravity sensor could detect drug tunnels, mineral deposits By Sid PerkinsMar. 30, 2016 , 1:00 PM A new device the size of a postage stamp can detect 1-part-per-billion changes in Earth’s gravitational field—equivalent to what the gizmo would experience if it were lifted a mere 3 millimeters. The technology may become so cheap and portable it could one day be mounted on drones to spot everything from hidden drug tunnels to valuable mineral deposits. Gravity’s force is nearly the same everywhere on Earth. But there can be minute fluctuations, based on the density of the rock or other material...
  • Donald Trump’s Promise of More Jobs Could Mean Less Drug Abuse

    01/15/2017 9:54:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2017 | Maia Szalavitz
    Research shows that unemployment and low socioeconomic status are linked with higher risk for addiction, compared to having a job and being in the middle class. Although the media has focused on heroin and prescription opioid misuse these days as being a “middle class” problem, the risk of addiction is more than three times higher for people making less than $20,000 compared to those who make over $50,000. These facts make President Trump’s promises to increase employment — perhaps through an infrastructure program — critical if he wants to deal with the opioid epidemic in the long run. Meaningful work...
  • Trump team gathering information to build the wall on southern border

    01/04/2017 12:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 4, 2017 | John Sexton
    Donald Trump promised many times during the campaign that he was going to build a wall on the southern border to put a stop to illegal immigration. Yesterday afternoon Reuters reported that his transition team has been gathering information that could be used to plan where and how to honor that promise: In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction… In response to the transition team request, U.S. Customs and Border Protection staffers identified more than...
  • "Summer of Satan" cultists and cannibals of 1970 behind murders where victims' hearts missing

    07/26/2010 8:03:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies
    ny dailynews ^ | July 18, 2010 | Mara Bovson
    On June16, 1970, a hiker stumbled upon a shallow grave off a highway near El Cariso, in southern California. It held the body of Florence Nancy Brown, 29, a schoolteacher from El Toro who worked with handicapped children. Thirteen days earlier, Brown told her husband she was going to a PTA meeting, got into her car and vanished.  About a month later, July 11, 1970, a man fishing on the Yellowstone River in Montana cast his line into the rushing waters and, instead of a trout, snagged a corpse. It was the remains of James Schlosser, 22, a social worker...
  • Metro Atlanta among nation’s worst in HIV/opioid deaths

    01/02/2017 11:02:18 PM PST · by RC one · 22 replies
    albany herald ^ | 12/4/16 | Andy Miller
    New stats show alarming rise in drug abuse, HIV/AIDS infections ATLANTA — Fulton County’s rate of opioid overdose deaths was more than double the national average in 2014, newly released figures show. And the county — which contains most of the city of Atlanta as well as some of Georgia’s most affluent suburbs — had a higher rate of HIV diagnoses than all but one of 28 large cities studied, according to statistics released last week by the Big Cities Health Coalition project. Fulton’s data were used because the county, not the city, collects the area’s health information, which is...
  • Top Democrats tested cocaine attacks on Obama

    12/29/2016 3:15:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 14, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Hanna Trudo
    A big-money group that included some of Hillary Clinton’s top allies tested the effectiveness of attacking her 2008 rival Barack Obama for his admitted use of cocaine and his connections to Islam, hacked documents released Friday show. In the early stages of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, a group known as Progressive Media commissioned a poll that asked more than 800 likely swing state voters about a number of possible lines of attack against Obama, but also against Clinton and the eventual Republican nominee, John McCain. The poll results and emails discussing the questions were among a batch of documents...
  • LSD caused four violent episodes, Santa Cruz sheriff says

    12/25/2016 8:13:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | December 25, 2016 | Michael Todd
    Four instances of violent behavior in Santa Cruz County over one month have been attributed to ingested LSD, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. The string of incidents began with the Nov. 19 case of Luke Smith, 15, who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy after he stabbed his father and uncle in Corralitos. A fifth report documented a 17-year-old girl who ingested LSD on an ice pop in Felton on Dec. 14. That girl had a seizure and nearly died because of the drug, said Sgt. Chris Clark, the sheriff’s office spokesman. The office is investigating...
  • House Report: Hezbollah Trafficking Drugs ‘Virtually Unopposed’ in Latin America

    12/23/2016 7:39:18 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2016 | EDWIN MORA
    Shiite Iran’s narco-jihadist proxy Hezbollah is operating a “virtually unopposed drug trafficking operation” in South America with links to the terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), reports the bipartisan House Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. Hezbollah is also involved in money laundering and provides its expertise in the illicit practice to other drug trafficking groups in Latin America, including Los Zetas in Mexico. “Multiple financial actions by the [U.S.] Treasury Department in recent years have highlighted the ability of Hezbollah, a terrorist group with reputedly sophisticated financial expertise, to exploit the international financial system and move and...
  • Police: Woman beats sons, 9 and 7, for opening gifts early

    12/22/2016 5:57:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 22 DECEMBER 2016 | AP
    GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say a central Indiana woman faces charges for allegedly beating her young sons after they found their hidden Christmas presents and unwrapped them. The 36-year-old Greenfield woman was freed on bond Thursday, two days after she pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of battery.
  • ‘Heroin is the worst thing in the world’

    12/18/2016 7:33:25 AM PST · by pabianice · 123 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/18/16 | Allen
    The story fit the grim emerging genre of the opioid epidemic: addicted caregivers who imperil their young children, their very public failings instantly held up for excoriation on social media. Tamara and Jacob had abruptly been added to a national tableau, fused in the popular imagination with the Ohio couple slowly turning blue in their SUV while a 4-year-old watched from his carseat; the Milwaukee pair revived with Narcan in front of the woman’s 2-year-old son; the woman who overdosed in the toy aisle of a Lawrence dollar store, while her toddler wailed and pulled at her arm. Much less...
  • PHOTOS: 26 tons of cocaine worth $715M seized in Pacific

    12/16/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific. Coast Guard officers said at a news conference Thursday that the drugs brought to Fort Lauderdale came from 27 separate vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations off Central and South America over the past three months.
  • Marijuana Goes Mainstream: Newport Cigarettes to Introduce 'Marijuana Cigarettes'

    12/15/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 70 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-15-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    When social conservatives told libertarians (of which I am one!) and liberals about their fears that legalization of marijuana would cause a domino effect, they were blasted for supposedly using a 'slippery slope' argument. 'Stop nagging,' we told those conservatives, 'it won't be that bad! It's just that people who use marijuana right now won't be punished for it. Won't that be a considerable improvement?' Well, perhaps not so much: Newport Cigarettes, one of the world’s most popular cigarette brands, announced today that they will join the marijuana legalization trend and start producing marijuana cigarettes. Reynolds American Inc. Chief Marketing...
  • Army recruiter admits funneling guns to drug cartel

    12/14/2016 11:52:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | December 14, 2016 | Guillermo Contreras
    A former Army recruiter from San Antonio has admitted he funneled dozens of assault rifles to operatives of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel last year by organizing other soldiers to help him buy the weapons. Sgt. Julian Prezas, who is facing a disciplinary discharge from the military, pleaded guilty in two separate cases Monday to a total of five counts of lying on federal firearms forms and attempting to export defense articles to Mexico. Prezas, 36, acknowledged acquiring 42 guns — 23 of which were seized and forfeited to the government during the investigation. However, a co-defendant who became an informant told...
  • Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US

    12/13/2016 2:53:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 2:15 PM EST
    Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California. […] Prosecutors said Monday that one of the tunnels reached to San Diego, California, and the other was unfinished. The Attorney General’s Office said the tunnels were apparently used by the Sinaloa drug cartel to move drugs into the United States. …
  • Mexican Drug Smugglers Use Air Cannon to Launch Weed into the U.S.

    12/12/2016 12:58:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 12, 2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Smuggling illicit drugs across the U.S border is a lucrative business. From hiding hundreds of pounds of cocaine or marijuana in vehicles, funneling it through tunnels under fenced areas or shipping it across the Florida coastline, drug dealers based in countries like Mexico and Cuba are pretty inventive in finding ways to get their contraband past border agents and into the United States. So inventive, in fact, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that over the weekend, drug smugglers in Mexico used an air cannon to launch a pile of weed across the border into the U.S. According to...
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Why Are Leftists Such Pansies?

    12/08/2016 6:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Andrew Klavan
    Many times we accuse our political opponents of crimes of which we ourselves are equally guilty. Neither the left nor the right has a monopoly on dishonesty, hypocrisy, or hyperbole. But there is at least one unpleasant trait that seems to reside almost exclusively in the hearts of leftists: a puling hysterical weakness in the face of setbacks and defeat. I think President Barack Obama is the worst president of my lifetime: an incompetent ideologue who made the world and the country worse. The economy is not as bad as it was directly after the crash, but it is much,...
  • Dr. Manny: Trump's power of negotiation will save lives in the future

    12/07/2016 12:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    I believe that President-elect Donald Trump will succeed in bringing down health care costs, and tackling soaring drug prices will be at the forefront of his battle. This may have come as a shock to the industry, who likely believed that they’d be given a free pass under a Republican presidency and Republican-controlled Congress. It is likely that on Election Day the Big Pharma companies prematurely let out a collective sigh of relief believing that a Republican-led government would never allow for imported medicines or for Medicare to negotiate drug prices, but it appears that the well-deserved panic is starting...
  • Drug Stocks Topple On Donald Trump's Pledge To Bring Down Drug Prices

    12/07/2016 9:22:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Allison Gatlin
    Shares of a key biotech ETF plunged to their lowest point since the election, after President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview with Time Magazine to curb spiraling drug prices. In morning trading on the stock market today, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (IBB) exchange-traded fund was down more than 3%, near 266. The index had jumped 9% on Nov. 9, after Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, on the belief that high drug prices would not be as big a focus for Trump as it would have been for Clinton. IBD's 421-company Medical-Biomed/Biotech industry...
  • 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate [MA]

    12/05/2016 1:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    www.fox5ny.com ^ | Updated:Dec 05 2016 03:05PM EST | Staff
    LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. Borges is being prosecuted as an adult, so court proceedings were open. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, did not argue for bail. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack...
  • DD2 elementary school students suspended for having 'happy crack'

    12/05/2016 3:47:33 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    WCIV News Channel 4, Charleston, SC ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Alex Heaton
    DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Some parents in Dorchester County are furious after nine students at Eagles Nest Elementary School were suspended for violating a school drug policy. The problem parents say is the children weren't caught with drugs. They were accused of having sugar mixed with Kool-Aid in their possession. ABC News 4 spoke with one parent Tuesday who said her child's infraction was reduced during an expulsion hearing at the district office. The child is now on a probationary status with the district and will be able to return to school Thursday.