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FL Woman Tipped Off Drug Dealers About Investigation to Get Back at Detective-Husband

June 22, 2017
A FL elementary school teacher who tried to get revenge against her husband by tipping off drug dealers that they were under investigation should spend the next eight years in federal prison because the consequences of her actions were so serious, prosecutors say.

Stiff Drug Offense Sentences Save Lives

June 16, 2017

Thanks to new Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a recent FBI report, former President Obama's mythology regarding alleged "non-violent" drug dealers has been debunked.

Charlotte Police Announce New Training for Officers Amid Wave of Overdoses

June 15, 2017
A sergeant who works with Crime Scene Investigations said she has trained 200 officers to properly deal with possible fentanyl cases, and said her department is actively trying to prepare officers.

Pot-Sniffing Dogs Still Useful in CA, Officers Say

June 13, 2017
Legal marijuana is in the air across California, but local and state law enforcement agencies say they won’t retire their pot-sniffing narcotics dogs anytime soon.

With Synthetic Opioids On the Rise, Feds Look to Protect First Responders

June 9, 2017
Some chemical agents used to process illicit drugs are so toxic that even non-users and emergency responders are at risk of an overdose, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned police departments across the United States this week.

Colorado to Use Pot Tax Revenues to Fund Pot Busts

June 9, 2017
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.

FDA Wants Opioid Painkiller Pulled Off Market

June 8, 2017
The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals must remove its powerful opioid painkiller Opana ER from the market due to "the public health consequences of abuse."

PA Officers Rescue Child from SUV Teetering on Hill After Father ODs

May 24, 2017
An SUV with a child in the back seat nearly flipped over a steep hillside in Carrick, PA, on Monday afternoon when the driver and his passenger overdosed on suspected heroin while driving, according to police.

NC Officers Discover Massive Opium Poppy Growing Operation

May 23, 2017
Deputies estimate that the plants found near Claremont are worth a half-billion dollars. They said some of the plants had been cut to allow collection of the opium resin.

Video: NC Officers Discover Massive Opium Poppy Growing Operation

May 23, 2017
Deputies estimate that the plants found near Claremont are worth a half-billion dollars. They said some of the plants had been cut to allow collection of the opium resin.

Video: Ohio Officer Accidentally Overdoses on Fentanyl

May 15, 2017
An East Liverpool, OH, Police officer, while responding to a drug-involved call Friday night, accidentally touched fentanyl and overdosed.

Baltimore Homicide Detectives to Begin Investigating Drug Overdoses

May 3, 2017
For the first time, Baltimore police have begun investigating overdoses in an effort to trace drugs back to dealers, joining a wave of Maryland law enforcement agencies showing up at 911 calls previously left to medics.

CO Marijuana DUIs Drop 33%, But Officials Still Concerned

April 18, 2017
The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana in Colorado dropped by 33.2% in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number of people using marijuana and then driving continues to be a concern for Colorado officials

Man Charged with Following, Firing on Ohio Narcotics Investigator

April 17, 2017
A coordinated investigation Thursday by three police agencies and the U.S. Marshals Service led to the arrest of a man accused of following and firing shots at a Stark County deputy taking part in a surveillance operation.

FL Sheriff Makes Good on Viral Video Threat to Local Dealers

April 17, 2017
Lake County, FL, Sheriff Peyton Grinnell is keeping his promise to drug dealers: He’s coming for them.

New Mexico to Require All Officers to Carry Naloxone

April 7, 2017
New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with antidote kits as the state works to curb deaths from opioid and heroin overdoses.

Law Enforcement Coping with Elephant Tranquilizer ODs

March 24, 2017
From southern Ohio down to Alabama and increasingly up the Eastern Seaboard, drug users are dying by the scores in a strange new way: by overdosing on elephant tranquilizer.

NC Agency's Newest K-9s Are Rescue Pit Bulls

March 20, 2017
North Carolina's Clay County Sheriff's Office announced, proudly, that two new narcotic detection dogs had joined the team. Their names are Phantom and Sarah — and both are pit bulls, rescued from shelters and trained to be key members of the force.

Video: Ohio Officer, Man Hit By Gunfire Amid Drug Search

March 16, 2017
Police say a Columbus officer was shot in the hip at a home where the gunfire suspect was arrested and another man was shot in the leg.

AL PD Uses Asset Forfeiture Funds from Big Seizure to Buy Needed Gear

March 14, 2017
Thanks to an OnStar tip two years ago that led them to four pounds of powder cocaine and a quarter-million dollars, the entire Pleasant Grove (AL) Police Department was able to use asset forfeiture funds to become better equipped.
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