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Drone used to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico, police say

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A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said… Continue reading

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23 illegal immigrants, 250 pounds of weed found in semi-trailer in El Paso

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After a traffic stop, officers searched the car and found the immigrants and weed. Continue reading

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Woman overdoses while driving, crashes into police cruiser leading funeral procession

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Before she got into her green sedan, she shot up with heroin. Continue reading

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Coast Guard unloads more than 3 tons of cocaine worth $85 million in Florida

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The Coast Guard unloaded 3.1 tons of cocaine worth about $85 million in Florida on Monday. Continue reading

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Mexico drug cartel figure’s son indicted on US drug charges

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The son of a leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel has been indicted on drug smuggling charges in the United States and pleaded not guilty on Monday, less than two weeks after surrendering to U.S. border inspectors. Continue reading

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Iowa man tries to deposit million-dollar bill, gets arrested for drugs

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An Iowa man was arrested after police allegedly found the man carrying meth as he tried to deposit a million-dollar bill into his bank account. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania man shot dead 45 minutes after leaving court in drug case

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A Pennsylvania man who had just been sentenced for drugs was found dead in his car less than an hour after his trial. Continue reading

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Last of 12 inmates who escaped from Alabama jail is caught in Florida

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The final prisoner who escaped from an Alabama county jail is now back in custody, according to police. Continue reading

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Ohio police chief: Somebody snorted heroin off my business card

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Canal Fulton Police Chief Doug Swartz’s business card was used to snort heroin, according to authorities. Continue reading

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Peanut butter jailbreak: How a dozen Alabama inmates used food to bust out of jail

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The dozen inmates who busted out of a jail in Alabama used peanut butter to fool a new guard into opening an outside door, investigators revealed Monday, shedding light on how so many inmates got a taste of freedom. Continue reading

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Virginia law will give drug addicts clean needles

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A new law in Virginia will permit health departments to provide clean needles to drug addicts in order to help decrease the spread of disease. Continue reading

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Video shows Mexican teen drinking liquid meth in front of US border agents, but youth dies hours later

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A Mexican teenager died after he drank liquid meth in front of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to prove that he was not trying to smuggle in illegal drugs, surveillance video showed. Continue reading

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Man who disguised broccoli as marijuana sentenced after shooting unhappy buyers

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A Colorado man, who shot a pair of would-be pot purchasers who became upset when they realized they’d been duped with a bag of broccoli, was sentenced to 16 years in prison last week. Continue reading

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Trooper discovers 5.2 pounds of cocaine during traffic stop

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An Oregon State Trooper who pulled over an SUV in Deschutes County Thursday found more than he anticipated when he discovered more than $67,000 worth of drugs. Continue reading

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Former Miss USA contestant busted for smuggling drugs into Ohio prison

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A former Miss USA contestant from Kentucky is facing arraignment next week after being accused of sneaking drugs to an inmate inside an Ohio prison. Continue reading

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Teen found dismembered in Texas creek was stepdaughter of doctor arrested on federal drug charges

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The dismembered body of a 17-year-old Texas girl, who had been tortured prior to her murder, was found floating in a creek — just days after her stepfather was arrested on federal drug conspiracy charges related to numerous overdose deaths. Continue reading

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Wisconsin police target heroin dealers’ phones to disrupt deadly trade

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For heroin dealers, the cell phone number is the lifeline of the business, ensuring a steady flow of customers and cash that can top $10,000 in a single day. Continue reading

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Woman hides $2 million worth of liquid crystal meth in cleaning jugs, police say

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A woman was arrested last week after cops discovered $2 million worth of liquid methamphetamine hidden in jugs while her 4-year-old daughter sat in the car, police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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NJ doctor charged in drug ring wrote thousands of bogus opioid prescriptions

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New Jersey authorities arrested an Essex County physician for allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions for tens of thousands of painkillers as part of a drug dealing ring. Continue reading

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Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

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Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn’t the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. Continue reading

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Self-described Florida drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

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Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn’t the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer. Continue reading

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Pot plants, fighting roosters seized in California police raid

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Three men were arrested after authorities discovered nearly 2,000 marijuana plants and 200 fighting roosters during a raid in California. Continue reading

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Cocaine found in Cookie Monster doll during Florida traffic stop

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A Florida man ended up behind bars Wednesday after deputies found a stash of cocaine hidden inside a Cookie Monster doll during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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Free heroin samples possibly tied to eight overdoses in Chicago, police say

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Police say “free samples” of tainted heroin may have resulted in the hospitalization of at least eight people in Chicago over the weekend due to overdoses. Continue reading

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Naked man painted gold, on drugs arrested after strolling through Walmart in Arizona

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An Arizona man naked and on drugs has been arrested wandering near a Walmart store in Tempe. Continue reading

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17 pounds of heroin seized in South Carolina interstate bust

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One of the most dangerous drugs on the streets is among more than a dozen pounds of narcotics Greenville County deputies found being transported on the interstate. Continue reading

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Opioid crisis: ‘We are very much at war here,’ NJ attorney general says

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At a lab in New Jersey, the pressure is on to identify those substances and find another piece to the ever-changing puzzle of the killer epidemic in time to save lives by putting out warnings to the public, and giving law enforcement the data to trace … Continue reading

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Death of 13-year-old Texas girl linked to drug theft

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The Amber Alert for a teenage girl in Texas was cancelled when her body was found, but new details reveal she was kidnapped in conjunction with stolen drugs. Continue reading

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US opioid epidemic hits Staten Island funeral homes hard, director turns activist

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When Kevin Moran speaks to young people, he unscrolls about a dozen letter-size papers taped together and holds them squarely in front of their eyes. Continue reading

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Police investigating ‘bad batch’ of heroin after four overdoses in ten hours

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The Johnson City Police Department is investigating four suspected heroin overdoses in the last ten hours, three of which resulted in death. Continue reading

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Cocaine worth $2 million found in unlicensed daycare center

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Cocaine with a street value of two million dollars was found just feet away from a Highland Park daycare center where children would sleep, according to investigators. Continue reading

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DEA seizes nearly 100 pounds of fentanyl from San Diego home; 3 arrested

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Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. Continue reading

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Cartel Wives: Women whose husbands worked for, then brought down El Chapo tell their story

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They once enjoyed a life of ill-gotten luxury, married to identical twins who climbed to the top of the world’s most profitable – and deadly – drug cartel. Continue reading

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Meth lollipops worth $1M found in Houston, suspects in custody

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An estimated 600 lbs of meth filled lollipops were seized Tuesday morning in a Houston-area home. Continue reading

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Texas woman granted clemency by Obama last year back in prison

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A Texas drug dealer is back in prison a year after she was granted clemency by President Obama. Continue reading

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Cocaine spills out of California vending machine toy, police say

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California police discovered cocaine hidden in vending machine toys after a boy’s putty ball ruptured and dumped out white powder on Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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150 pounds of meth found in popcorn boxes at border entry

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Sunday discovered 150 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside popcorn boxes in a woman’s SUV at the San Ysidro port of entry. Continue reading

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Ohio drug overdose deaths in one county already top last year’s total

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The coroner’s office in Montgomery County, Ohio, doesn’t need to check federal data to know that the body count from the opioid epidemic is overwhelming it resources. Continue reading

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Facebook Live video shows cops busting man flashing wad of cash

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Facebook Live video showed cops in SWAT gear bursting into a Florida home moments after the shirtless occupant flashed a wad of cash at the camera. Continue reading

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Drug ring distributed pot disguised as UberEats delivery service

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Authorities raided a warehouse and confiscated approximately 300 kilos of marijuana. Continue reading

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Mississippi nurse arrested for alleged opioid embezzlement

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A registered nurse who works at a Jackson, Mississippi metro area hospital has been arrested and charged with the embezzlement of drugs. Continue reading

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Drug-smuggling pigeon carrying 178 party pills caught by Kuwaiti officials

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Kuwaiti customs officials seized a pigeon carrying 178 ketamine pills in a tiny backpack. Continue reading

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Two addiction counselors die of overdose at Pennsylvania facility

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Two counselors at an addiction treatment facility in Chester County died Sunday of opioid overdoses. Continue reading

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Drug smuggling on the rise along the border as human smuggling drops

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Like any large corporation that responds to a sagging line of revenue, the Mexican cartels who control the border have replaced a decline in human smuggling with an increase in drug smuggling. Continue reading

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Massachusetts boy called police to say dad had drugs in luggage

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An 11-year-old boy helped Massachusetts cops bust his father on a drug trafficking charge. Continue reading

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Ohio boy, 5, saves overdosed parents after walking two blocks, alone and barefoot, for help

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Police in Ohio say the 5-year-old son of a couple overdosing on heroin saved his parents after walking alone for two blocks to alert a relative nearby that he thought they were dead. Continue reading

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Arizona officials seize massive marijuana stash hidden in bell pepper load

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they seized more than $7.2 million worth of cocaine and marijuana trying to pass the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona on Saturday. Continue reading

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Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses on fentanyl after traffic stop

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An Ohio police officer overdosed on fentanyl Friday after accidentally getting the deadly drug on his uniform during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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Drug bust netting 7.9 tons of cocaine dubbed ‘one of the largest in history’

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The ship was loaded with Colombian cocaine in the Pacific and planned to travel through the Panama Canal. Continue reading

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