This video shows the making of cocaine by peasant farmers in Columbia.
Police say neighbors tipped them offDeanna Dewberry “Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a bar owner, her boyfriend and a bar employee. Police said the three sold crack cocaine at the Frosty Mug Bar located at 3802 East New York Street.” http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/Indy_bar_accused_of_serving_up_crack_20090824
Story Highlights:*Colorado authorities say ring distributed pounds of meth each week*Drug was believed to have been manufactured in Mexico*Collectible comic books were used to launder money, officials say*Authorities seize comic books with value of half a million dollars http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/25/meth.ring.arrests/index.html
By Kitty Donaldson “Britain’s Home Office said it’s planning to ban a cannabis substitute known as “spice” and a club drug called GBL, an effort by Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government to crack down on so-called legal highs.” http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aE59uk3TjjuU
Random Testing Might Curb Substance Abuse ProblemsPOSTED: 5:27 pm MDT August 11, 2009 “Studies have found nurses and other medical professionals pop prescription pills at a higher rate. They also have easier access to them than the rest of us.” http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/20363213/detail.html
By Matthew Pleasantdailycomet.com “A 30-year-old who abused pain medicine while pregnant and passed the addiction to her unborn child pleaded guilty to a cruelty charge Monday.” http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20090825/ARTICLES/908259891?Title=Mom-on-drugs-while-pregnant-guilty-of-cruelty
“Peru could displace Colombia in 2011 as the world’s biggest producer of coca, the raw material of cocaine, according to experts quoted Monday by La Republica newspaper.” http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=341600&CategoryId=14095
August 20, 2009 03:10 PM ET Emily Brandon “These findings show that many in the Woodstock generation continue to use illicit drugs as they age,” says SAMHSA acting administrator Eric Broderick. SAMHSA found that the increase in drug use was driven primarily by the aging of the baby boomers, who have had higher rates of…