Tag: drugs

Trump: Big Drug Dealers Should Get Death Penalty

President Trump has voiced his support of giving drug dealers the death penalty, according to Axios. The president has outwardly admired Singapore’s policy to execute drug dealers “for months,” and reportedly said that “drug dealers are as bad as serial killers and should all get the death penalty.” While Trump is said to personally believe…

Attorney General Sessions Issues Tougher Drug Sentencing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent harsher charging instructions to federal prosecutors, asking them to clamp down on drug offenders. President Obama’s administration sought to avoid doling out long, mandatory-minimum sentences to less-serious, nonviolent drug offenders, but Sessions has opted to revive the “war on drugs” in an effort to dissuade offenders—and swelling prisons as…

Police: 4 Killed, 9 Wounded in Shooting at Mexican Resort

An electronic music festival at a popular Mexican resort was reportedly shut down Monday after shots were fired, leaving at least four people dead and another nine injured, witnesses said. Details on the shooting were scarce, with conflicting reports on the number of those killed coming from witnesses on Twitter. The Associated Press cited a…

EpiPen Maker Offers Discount After Outrage [VIDEO]

Following extremely critical news coverage and condemnation from politicians including Hillary Clinton, pharmaceutical maker Mylan has agreed to offer a discount to the patient cost of the EpiPen, the emergency epinephrine shot that stops anaphylaxis. The cost of the severe-allergy treatment had increased by more than 400 percent in the past 10 years. Mylan said…

Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion

Pfizer Inc. said Monday it has agreed to buy biotech Medivation Inc. for $81.50 a share, valuing the total company at about $14 billion, in a move that adds one of the crown jewels of the multibillion-dollar market for cancer drugs to Pfizer’s portfolio. It ends months of bidding for San Francisco’s Medivation, one of…

Fentanyl Pills Found At Prince’s Estate [VIDEO]

Several pills recovered at Prince’s estate after his death were reportedly counterfeit drugs that contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid more powerful than heroin. Many pills were falsely labeled “Watson 385,” which is supposed to identify pills containing acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Autopsy results indicated the musician died from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Authorities are still investigating…

Double Murder Suspect Ate Victim’s Face

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Florida man accused of murdering a married couple and biting off one of the victim’s faces as 19-year old Austin Kelly Harrouff. The Florida State University student is accused of biting the flesh of the male victim in his own driveway. A neighbor initially intervened but was…

DEA to Refuse Relaxing of Marijuana Prohibition

Despite 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia having allowed the medical use of marijuana, the federal government on Thursday will reaffirm its prohibition on the drug and its standing as a Schedule I narcotic that has “no currently accepted medical use.” The refusal to reschedule the drug will maintain its illegality, at the…

Maria Sharapova Suspended 2 Years for Doping

Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation for illegal doping. The tennis star tested positive for meldonium in January; she said at the time she was not aware that the drug was banned. Because of the time of her test, her Australian Open results from January will be voided…

Prince Overdosed 6 Days Ago [VIDEO]

Doctors gave Prince a “save shot”—generally used in opiate overdoses—six days before his death, TMZ reported, citing multiple sources. The music legend’s jet was forced to land last week in Illinois, just 48 minutes from his Minnesota home, and he was rushed to the hospital. His representatives at the time told TMZ he was suffering…

Police Seize $900 Million in Meth Hidden In Bra

Australian authorities said on Monday they seized more than $900 million worth of methamphetamine concealed in gel bra inserts in Sydney. The 160 gallons of liquid meth was intercepted in a shipment from Hong Kong. The liquid could have made 1,100 pounds of crystal meth, according to Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commander Chris Sheehan. A…

Putin Wants Inquiry For Russian Drug Use [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin ordered a hearin on Wednesday into the allegations of widespread doping among athletes in Russia. He held a meeting with the country’s sports federations after the World Anti-Doping Agency put out a report earlier this week saying that athletes across the country had been doping. This report has raised the possibility of Russian…

Trevor Noah: Someone Give A Red Bull To Ben Carson [VIDEO]

“How can you stand this guy,” Noah said. “Chastising victims of a shooting for what you assume was their cowardice is what most normal candidates would consider a gaff. But I will admit, Ben Carson does practice what he preaches, because even though the media kept taking shots at him, he kept charging into those…

California Approves Assisted Suicide [VIDEO]

Gov. Jerry Brown approved an end-of-life measure Monday that allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to quicken the deaths of terminally ill patients. Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, said he had difficulty in approving the assisted-suicide law and had to “reflect on what I would want in the face of my own…

FDA Warns Against Kim Kardashian Pregnancy Drug Ad [VIDEO]

THE FDA posted a warning letter online Tuesday aimed at a drug company Kim Kardashian has been promoting on social media. Kardashian has been promoting a prescription pill to treat morning sickness called Diclegis without mention of the drug’s various side effects. “I tried changing things about my lifestyle, like my diet, but nothing helped,…

VIDEO shows drug lord El Chapo escaping prison through shower

Minutes before Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman began his escape from a Mexican prison to a mile-long tunnel where he disappeared from authorities where release from a surveillance footage on Wednesday. The video shows Guzman changing his shoes before heading into the shower to bend down and never to return. Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio…

Drug Trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Escapes Prison [VIDEO]

Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or “Shorty”, has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say. In a statement, Mexico’s National Security Commission said Guzman was last seen in the showers of the Altiplano jail late on Saturday night. He was the leader of the Sinaloa…

Rapper Nelly Arrested on Drug Charges After Bus Searched in Tennessee

Rapper Nelly (real name Cornell Haynes, 40 years old) is in jail tonight after his bus was stopped by Police in Tennessee. Tennessee Highway Patrol stated in a press release that the rapper was stopped because the bus he rode in didn’t show a U.S. Department of Worldwide and Transport Fuel Tax label. According to…

Teen Son Of Canadian Consul Arrested, Brother Killed In Drug Deal [VIDEO]

Police arrested the son of the Canadian Consul General in Miami after they say he was involved in a marijuana deal that ended in gunfire and claimed the life of his older brother and another man. Police think 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu and his 17-year old brother Jean Wabafiyebazu — both equipped with guns — prepared…

Powdered Alcohol ‘Palcohol’ Approved For Sale In The US

Palcohol, the powdered alcohol product has been approved for sale in the United States. Palcohol came under a lot of criticism last year when it initially launched with a website promoting irresponsible uses of its product, a powder that you can mix with water to create an alcoholic drink. Even after cleaning up its website,…

Colorado Pot Tax Brings $2.3M to Schools

Colorado marijuana sales reached an all-time high in January, bringing with it excise taxes totaling a whopping $2.35 million designated for public schools. Recreational marijuana sales jumped to around $36.4 million, up from $14.69 million a year ago, according to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. “This is really what we expected and hope…

Ireland Legalized Crystal Meth, Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms [VIDEO]

Possession of ecstasy, crystal meth, ketamine, magic mushrooms and more than 100 other drugs were legalized in Ireland on Tuesday, due to an accidental loophole in the drug laws. The state court of appeals, which ruled in favor of a man who was convicted of possessing illegal drugs, said that the current law banning certain…

Police arrest Mexican Drug Cartel Los Zetas Leader [VIDEO]

Mexican security officials have arrested Omar Trevino-Morales, the leader of the Zetas drug cartel authorities said on Wednesday. Alejandro Trevino-Morales, also known as “Omar” or “Z42”, was arrested around 4 a.m. in Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon—which is part of the Monterrey metropolitan area. The operation was a joint effort between the Mexican Federal Police and…

DEA agents raid NFL medical staffs after games

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers’ staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in…

Harrowing Details Of Slaughtered Students, 43 Abductions In Mexico

On Sept 27, a body of a 22-year-old student was found spread on a street in Iguala, Mexico with his face skin peeled off and his eyes gouged out. Forty-three other students remain missing, three other students died and one in a coma in a criminal scandal allegedly orchestrated by the town’s ex-mayor’s wife. On…

FBI Arrests Alleged ‘Silk Road 2.0’ Operator Blake Benthall [VIDEO]

FBI agents arrested alleged “Silk Road 2.0” owner and operator Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday, the bureau’s New York field office announced Thursday. The FBI is accusing Benthall, 26, of running the online “black-market bazaar” where anonymous users can trade illegal goods and services. The hidden marketplace operates on what’s called the “Deep…

A-Rod Confessed In DEA Meeting

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez admitted to performance-enhancing drug use during a meeting with the Drug Enforcement Administration in January, according to a report from the Miami Herald. According to the Herald, which cited a written “report of investigation,” Rodriguez told the DEA that he paid Biogenesis doctor Anthony Bosch for testosterone cream, testosterone…

Mexico Security Chief Shot Dead

Ricardo Nino Villarreal, a Mexican security chief in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, has been shot to death along with his wife, officials have confirmed. The couple were killed Saturday as they drove in neighboring Nuevo Leon state, but their bodies were found by passersby the following day. Nino Villarreal, a former military general, was…