In West Virginia where drug abuse is running ramped, police have made a major bust. A recent multicounty law enforcement investigation has lead to one of the largest crack cocaine busts in West Virginia history. A bust produced multiple arrests and netted a pound-and-a-half of crack cocaine. The drugs have a street value of more
A quadriplegic is now unable to speak due to a prescription drug overdose. In 2005 he overdosed on OxyContin at a friend’s house. He suffered a heart attack and two strokes, and was in a coma for three weeks. His family was preparing for his funeral when he started to show some signs of life.
In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, there is a Drug Court Program that was established in April 2006 and is an innovative approach to disposing of drug-fueled criminal offenses by offering participants intensive help to fight their addictions. The program encourages them to change their lifestyles and offers an opportunity to earn a dismissal of the charges
MTV Reality TV Star on the Show Teen Mom 2, Janelle Evans has checked herself out of rehab after only four days. Reports have said that she has previously walked out after three days only to return a day later. The Teen Mom stated that she does not have a problem and that it was
Police in Idaho reported a traffic stop led to the seizure of 52 pounds of methamphetamine and 27 pounds of cocaine worth $2.2 million. A simple traffic stop after the police observed a car failing to maintain its lane led to the arrest of two men. Police say the two denied ownership of the property
Alcohol plays a powerful role in our cultural and research has proven that it is more dangerous and destructive than heroin and cocaine. Alcohol is also the number one factor in most violent crime. The book “Alcohol and Violence: The Nature of the Relationship and the Promise of Prevention” suggests that created laws to reduce
Nine men have pleaded guilty in federal court in the past three years to dealing at least 5 kilograms in two small counties in Virginia. One kilogram – which is about 2.2 pounds – is worth more than $26,000 and can be cut and sold to hundreds of users. People have a misconception that you
A Babysitter in Norristown suffocated an infant to death while suffering from the effects of heroin withdrawal. The babysitter is an admitted heroin user and stated that she was going through heroin withdrawal and was not fit to be watching the child. While babysitting she admitted that the 5-month old began to cry, and she
Tennessee Health officials and law enforcement are at odds over proposed legislation regarding children born addicted to prescription drugs. The Legislation, “Safe Harbor Act,” is supported by doctors and other healthcare professionals. The measure would give pregnant women incentives to get into drug treatment programs by giving them priority placement over other addicts seeking treatment.
A study out of St. Louis has found that people that drink before they are more likely to turn out to be binge drinkers. The study tracked the long-term drinking behavior of people who began consuming alcohol in the 1970s when the drinking age was 18 in many states. The study showed that states where