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Patrol Car Nudges Drug Runner Off the Road

December 16, 2009

A suspected drug runner is caught on patrol car cameras taking extreme risks in a high speed chase. Video via Cops, Cars and Crashes (YouTube).

Dodge Challenger Patrol Car

December 11, 2009

A Texas Chrysler dealer is offering a powerhouse law enforcement version of the re-introduced Dodge Challenger muscle car that can reach 165 mph. The vehicle is available with a variety of custom options and is currently being used by several Texas agencies as a highway car for drug interdiction duty in solid black. We've blogged about the Challenger. Now, take a more in-depth tour with this gallery. Photos courtesy of Group 1 Automotive.

Texas Dealer Offers 400hp Dodge Challenger Patrol Car

December 7, 2009
One enterprising Chrysler dealer in Dallas is offering a custom "special service" version of the re-introduced Dodge Challenger muscle car for patrol that should put Texas-sized fear into the hearts and minds of traffic violators.

Feds Won't Use Resources to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Cases

October 21, 2009
The Obama administration has ended the policy of federal enforcement of medical marijuana patients and dispensers in states where use of the drug is permitted for certain illnesses, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced.

Florida Officers May Have Compromised Arrest by Playing Wii Bowling During Raid

September 22, 2009
As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.

American Airline Employees Arrested For Using Commercial Aircraft To Ship Drugs

September 15, 2009
Eight American Airlines employees were among the 23 people arrested in Miami and Puerto Rico as part of Drug Enforcement Administration's "Operation Heavy Cargo" that uncovered a drug trafficking organization that used commercial aircraft to import cocaine.

Large Meth Ring Busted in Colorado

August 25, 2009
A massive methamphetamine ring with suspected gang affiliation that used women as drug mules and classic Batman and Superman comic books to hide drug profits has been dismantled after a year-long undercover operation.

40 Arrested In Outlaws Meth Ring Bust

August 24, 2009
Dealing a major blow to a suspected methamphetamine ring allegedly run by the Outlaws motorcycle gang, Pennsylvania authorities arrested 40 people connected with the operation, the Inquirer reports.

Chicago Feds Indict Mexican Drug Cartel Leaders

August 20, 2009
Calling it the most significant narcotics conspiracy case of its kind ever in Chicago, authorities today announced indictments against leaders of warring Mexican drug cartels blamed for increasing violence south of the border and for bringing up to four tons of cocaine to the city each month for national distribution.

California Pot Farm Fire Reveals Troubling Trend

August 20, 2009
Narcotics agents said Tuesday they had little doubt that the nearly 90,000-acre La Brea fire in California was started by Mexican drug traffickers who were tending a large, sophisticated marijuana farm planted on the side of a mountain in the Los Padres National Forest.

Colombian Cartel Leader Heads to Prison For 45 Years

August 12, 2009
At its peak, the Norte Valle Cartel was responsible for 60 percent of the cocaine exported from Colombia to the U.S. Between 1990 and 2004, the cartel exported more than 1.2 million pounds, or 500 metric tons, of cocaine worth more than $10 billion.

DEA Arrests Top La Familia Cartel Member

August 3, 2009
Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested a key member of La Familia Michoacana, one of Mexico's most ruthless and violent drug cartels, acting Administrator Michele Leonhart announced today.

New Trend in Drug Smuggling: Juvenile 'Mules' Who are U.S. Citizens

July 21, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the teenagers, all U.S. citizens, on Thursday and Friday at the San Ysidro and Calexico ports of entry. Agents seized roughly 17 pounds of marijuana and just over a pound of brown heroin, worth an estimated $38,000, officials said.

Border Agents Reporting Record Drug Seizures

July 17, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting record drug seizures for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2009, which ended June 30. The agency seized 3.3 million pounds of drugs.

California Backers of Legal Pot Eye 2010 Ballot Initiative

June 11, 2009
With polls showing the legalization of marijuana gaining public support, and a state budget crisis fueling an ever-more-desperate search for revenue, backers of the first major statewide initiative to legalize marijuana for personal use - and allow counties to tax and regulate the drug—say they're preparing to get the matter on the November 2010 ballot.

Legalizing Marijuana: Chronic Confusion

June 1, 2009

Some cops say marijuana is not benign; it's a gateway drug that leads users to harder narcotics. Others say policing its use and sale wastes precious law enforcement resources.

Face2Face

June 1, 2009
Abalone LLC is working with the Mendocino County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office to show children how their faces would age after long-term methamphetamine use. Abalone’s compact 3D imaging Face2Face System uses off-the-shelf digital cameras mounted on a stereo bar to take two identical images offset from each other by a few degrees.

FBI SWAT Action Near San Diego May Have Foiled L.A. Kidnapping

April 17, 2009
According to the complaint, the case began when the FBI's Major Mexican Traffickers Strike Force began to focus last year on a drug-smuggling ring allegedly headed by Armando Gonzalez. Over time, however, the focus shifted from drug smuggling to kidnapping as the strike force learned that Gonzalez's group was stalking people who purportedly had stolen a 2,500-pound load of marijuana from them.

Clandestine Meth Labs

January 1, 2009

About 20 percent of all meth labs are discovered due to an explosion. Besides the obvious immediate concerns associated with any structure explosion, meth labs create a special set of problems for law enforcement. Police must be aware of these concerns and have a plan in place to mitigate them.

Bear Takes Out Colorado Pot Farm

September 4, 2008
Garfield County (Colo.) sheriff's deputies who raided the pot farm found pipes chewed in half, food containers ripped apart, cans scarred by bites, claw marks and bear prints and trees bearing claw marks. "If I can find this bear, I'm going to deputize him," said Sheriff Danny Perkins.
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