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  • Police praise “sniffer cat" for making cocaine haul

    09/25/2018 2:17:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:57, Mon, Sep 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 19:07, Mon, Sep 17, 2018 | By Stuart Winter
    A CURIOUS cat sparked a major drugs investigation today after dragging home a consignment of suspected cocaine. The cat was found curled up in bed next to a bag containing at least 20 “wraps” of Class A drugs (Image: TWITTER ASPOLICE ASHLEY) ========================================================================= The mischievous moggie was found curled up in bed next to a bag containing at least 20 “wraps” of Class A drugs. Forensic experts are still analysing the substance but do not believe it is the deadly party drug mephedrone, otherwise known as MKAT or “Meow Meow”. Avon and Somerset Police are keeping the identity of the...
  • FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

    09/25/2018 9:54:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | September 25, 2018 | by AP
    FBI crime statistics place Baltimore's homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000. Citing crime data released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports that the 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people; Memphis, Tennessee, with a rate of 28 per 100,000 and Chicago, with a rate of 24 per 100,000. But some smaller cities reported a higher homicide rates. St. Louis has a population of slightly over...
  • Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

    09/24/2018 1:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Jeff Mason
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief U.N. event with Trump, countries had to sign the one-page “call to action on the world drug problem.” Trump held a similar event at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York last year, focused on U.N. reform....
  • Police warn parents after drugs found disguised as lollipops, candy cartoon characters

    09/23/2018 6:28:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    News4jax ^ | 9/23/18 | Carianne Luter
    HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia police have a warning for parents after a recent bust found drugs disguised as colorful candy cartoon characters and lollipops. Police found two firearms (one stolen), cash, suspected marijuana, pills, cannabis pops, and suspected powder cocaine after a drug bust in Hapeville, police said. The drugs look like Hello Kitty and the minions from “Despicable Me.” This could be dangerous if found by children.
  • Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    09/21/2018 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | September 21st, 2018 | Unattributed
    Geneva (AFP) - Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency's latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders. Men account for more than three quarters of alcohol-related deaths, the nearly 500-page report found. "Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful...
  • The Federal Agency that Fuels the Opioid Crisis

    09/18/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/17/2018 | N/A
    NY SLIMES actually has a good article on the Fake Opioid Crisis. See the link.
  • Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting

    09/13/2018 5:02:02 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 118 replies
    http://www.fox4news.com/news ^ | 09/13/2018 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - Following the shooting death of Botham Jean by the hands of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation. One of the warrants became a public record Thursday afternoon when it was returned to the judge who signed it. It was shortly after Jean’s funeral had ended. It listed several items found in Jean's apartment, including a small amount of marijuana.
  • Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications

    09/13/2018 6:03:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    fox ^ | 09/13/2018
    A Missouri woman has been charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter’s pain medications. Medical staff found bed sores on the daughter and began suspecting the daughter wasn’t being given the prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone, so they tested her urine. Police say it showed no signs of the medications..... … Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for Ballweg in online court records.
  • Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Mineral County jail

    09/11/2018 4:04:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 65 replies
    https://mynews4.com ^ | Wednesday, September 5th 2018 | by Melissa Matheney|
    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The family of a 27-year-old woman who died in a jail cell in Mineral County has filed a lawsuit arguing deputies left her to die after ignoring her serious medical needs. Kelly Coltrain was jailed in July of 2017 for unpaid traffic tickets after she was pulled over for speeding.
  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

    09/07/2018 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2018 | BBC News
    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk. "I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint. Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make Tesla a private firm. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. He also told the newspaper he...
  • 'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency, study finds

    09/05/2018 8:12:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Emma Newburger
    Ever since Donald Trump's improbable political rise, many have attributed his appeal among the white, male voter base to economic anxiety. Faced with unemployment and wage stagnation, these voters elected a president who promised to fight for jobs. A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward Trump. "Changes in life expectancy were an independent factor in voting choices. Reduced health prospects are an important marker of dissatisfaction, discouragement, hopelessness, and fear — sentiments that may have...
  • Beto O’Rourke: Clean-Cut Man with a Dirty Family File Pt. 1

    Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking to unseat Incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, has been linked to a family that has had skirmishes with law enforcement, as well as the federal government over the past few decades, as well as covering potential ties to aiding drug cartels in El Paso since the 1980s, evidence shows. O’Rourke, who is playing up a “family man” and “good boy” picture, is quickly trying to scrub or censor any mention of his family’s wrongdoings, as well as his ethical violations from public view on social media. The criminal-like behavior and history dates back to...
  • A Hole in the Bottom of the KFC

    09/02/2018 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    In the fourth season of Showtime’s Weeds, drug smugglers use a tunnel connecting border towns in California and Mexico, with the American side of the tunnel opening up under a maternity shop. Yet when a drug-smuggling tunnel was found, last month, connecting a defunct Arizona KFC to a home in Mexico, all the references seemed to be to AMC’s Breaking Bad. I guess what stuck out in most people’s minds was the chicken. KFC is a fast-food chicken joint. And, in Breaking Bad, the show’s fictional crystal meth operation was run under umbrella of Los Pollos Hermanos, a southwest fast-food...
  • Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

    09/02/2018 11:46:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 02, 2018 9:17 AM EDT
    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times he was “humbled” by the experience. He said that “it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn’t see the top of, and I was at the bottom. And anybody else would say it’s just the drug, the hallucination, but we felt we had seen a higher thing.” …
  • Couple built drive-thru window into mobile home to sell drugs: cops

    08/31/2018 2:52:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News
    A Florida couple was arrested last week after they were caught allegedly selling drugs out of a drive-thru window they constructed out of the side of their mobile home. William Parrish Jr. and McKenzee Dobbs of Ocala, Florida, were arrested on Aug. 23 after investigators raided their mobile home following reports of four drug overdoses in the area, WFTV reported. Ocala Police said the couple had turned a kitchen window into a drive-thru so customers would not have to constantly enter and exit their home, potentially drawing unwanted attention, WFTV reported. The house had signs directing people where to drive...
  • Mom charged after drugs in breast milk killed baby, prosecutors say

    08/29/2018 4:40:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | August 29, 2018 | Nadia Kounang,
    According to an affidavit, Jones told investigators that about 3 a.m. April 2, she heard R.J. crying. He had been primarily breastfed, Jones said, but she had recently started using formula because she worried that he wasn't getting enough milk and wasn't sleeping. She was too tired to make a bottle of formula, according to the affidavit, so she decided to nurse him. She then dozed on and off for a few more hours. Before her husband, Vincent McGovern, left for the day, he made R.J. a bottle and left it with Jones. She remembers feeding R.J., putting him back...
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    08/26/2018 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 34 replies
    https://www.palmbeachpost.com ^ | July 15, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, ALA. — An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday.
  • Burning Man: Inside the world's WILDEST festival

    08/26/2018 10:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 8/25/2018 | Tom Fish
    Tens of thousands have gathered for the deranged nine-day festival of excess, which is unique among others in frowning at any hint of commercialism. Incredible photos show attendees donning outrageous Mad Max-style outfits, or even forgoing clothes at all, under the relentless sun. Some are seen traveling around the temporary city in post-apocalyptic "art cars" and bicycles. And the ritualistic burning of a giant human-shaped effigy is seen sending smoke and flames billowing into the empty skyline.
  • Drug tunnel discovered under former KFC, officials say

    08/23/2018 11:06:53 PM PDT · by thecodont · 18 replies
    CBS News via MSN.com ^ | 8/23/2018 | Caitlin O'kane
    A tunnel that stretches from a former Kentucky Fried Chicken in Arizona all the way to a home in Mexico was discovered last week by investigators, who believe the secret passageway was used for drug smuggling, KSWT reports. Homeland Security Investigations said the tunnel was discovered on August 13, after the owner of the former KFC, Ivan Lopez, was pulled over by the San Luis Police Department. A canine unit alerted officers to two toolboxes in Lopez' truck. Inside the boxes, authorities say they found 118 kilograms of methamphetamine, six grams of cocaine, three kilograms of fentanyl, 13 kilograms of...
  • Teva goes on hiring spree after FDA approval for its generic EpiPen

    08/22/2018 3:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Thinknum ^ | August 21, 2018 | James Mattone
    On August 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to Teva Pharmaceuticals USA ($NYSE:TEVA) to produce the first generic version of EpiPen, the portable epinephrine (adrenaline) device carried by millions for severe allergic episodes. It will also produce a generic version of EpiPen Jr. which is used on children who weigh 33 to 66 lbs. The announcement comes while there is a nationwide shortage of EpiPens — right when schools are getting back in session — to which the FDA also announced an extension on expiration dates for certain lots of the drug. Currently, those who...