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Chicago Police Making Fewest Drug Arrests in Decades

May 10, 2016
Chicago Police are on pace to make 13,000 narcotics arrests by year’s end. That would be the smallest annual tally since 1973, two years after President Richard Nixon declared a national war on drugs.

Video: Undercover Alabama Officer, Suspect in Critical Condition After Shootout

April 1, 2016
The officer, who family members say was shot in the leg and lower abdomen, went into surgery this morning to have part of his lower intestine removed.

Indiana Deputy Killed in Mobile Home Shootout

March 20, 2016
A Howard County, IN, deputy was fatally shot while serving a warrant early Sunday morning, according to Indiana State Police.

Video: South Carolina Officer Shot Serving Warrant, 2 in Custody

March 14, 2016
A man wanted on drug charges is accused of shooting a Woodruff, SC, police officer while the officer was serving an arrest warrant.

South Carolina Officer Shot Serving Warrant, 2 in Custody

March 14, 2016
The injured Woodruff, SC, officer could hear a young child crying out from a back bedroom and did not return fire for fear of harming the child. More Here.

AS&E Introduces the CarView Portal to Inspect Small Vehicles

February 17, 2016
American Science and Engineering Inc. today introduced the CarView portal, an advanced high-throughput scanning system for superior detection of hidden threats in cars and small vehicles.

Video: Louisiana Deputy Shot During DEA Raid, Suspect in Custody

January 26, 2016
A Jefferson Parish, LA, deputy was in critical condition after being shot five times in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans Tuesday morning.

Louisiana Deputy Shot During DEA Raid, Suspect in Custody

January 26, 2016
A Jefferson Parish, LA, deputy was in critical condition after being shot five times during a drug raid in New Orleans Tuesday morning. More Here.

Under the Influence

November 17, 2015

You notice a driver weaving in and out of traffic, so you signal with lights and siren for him to pull over. He definitely seems out of sorts, so you conduct the standardized field sobriety tests, which he fails. But when you administer a breath test, his blood alcohol content (BAC) is way below the legal limit for alcohol–despite his clearly exhibiting signs of being under the influence. What you have here is most likely a case of "drug driving."

Video: First Dog Certified to Sniff Out Prescription Drugs Has Died

November 17, 2015
K-9 Kash, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, was diagnosed with cancer late last year but continued to work until July. He was the first in the United States certified to sniff out prescription drugs.

First Dog Certified to Sniff Out Prescription Drugs Has Died

November 17, 2015
K-9 Kash, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, was diagnosed with cancer late last year but continued to work until July. He was the first in the United States certified to sniff out prescription drugs. More Here.

New York Sergeant Dies Searching for Pot Growing Operation

September 18, 2015
Meier, 51, and a fellow Crawford officer were investigating a tip that someone was growing marijuana back in a section of fields and woods on old farmland accessible only by a dirt road when he fell ill.

Louisiana Deputies Exchange Fire with Drug Suspects

September 3, 2015
When officers made eye contact with the individuals, deputies said they began to act suspiciously. As the officers drove around the block to approach the subjects through the open lot, they saw two of the males walking away from them on James Drive. The subjects turned into an alley between James Drive and Charleston, and the officers lost sight of them.

White House Announces Push to Combat Growing Heroin Epidemic

August 18, 2015
About $2.5 million from President Obama's anti-drug programs will target heroin abuse in New England, Appalachia and East Coast cities, and $1.3 million will go to fight trafficking on the border with Mexico.

Washington Detective Dies Investigating Marijuana Grow

August 18, 2015
Brent Hanger, a 47-year-old WSP detective from Mount Vernon, was part of a statewide drug task force investigating a report of an illegal marijuana grow when he suffered a heart attack.

Video: Florida Deputy Catches $12M Worth of Cocaine While Fishing

August 11, 2015
A Charlotte County, Fla., deputy was fishing off duty when he caught 50 pounds of cocaine worth millions in the Gulf of Mexico.

Off-Duty Deputy Catches $12M Worth of Cocaine While Fishing

August 11, 2015
A Charlotte County, Fla., deputy was fishing off duty when he caught 50 pounds of cocaine worth millions in the Gulf of Mexico. More Here.

No Charges Against Officers In Maryland Stun Gun Death

August 7, 2015
Five police officers involved in the stun-gun-related death of a home invasion suspect won't be criminally charged, citing that the man died from drug-induced "excited delirium in the setting of police restraint."

XCAT Narcotics, GSR and Explosives Detection System

July 24, 2015
The XCAT Narcotics, GSR, and Explosives detection system detects trace and visible substances in less than 2 minutes.

Heroin Use Spikes Among Women, Higher-Income Groups

July 10, 2015
According to a study by the CDC and the FDA, Heroin use doubled among women and more than doubled among non-Hispanic whites. It increased dramatically among people with incomes above $50,000 and with private health insurance.
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