Tag: drugs

A-Rod Allegedly Paid Cousin for Silence

Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez allegedly paid his cousin Yuri Sucart almost $1 million to remain quiet about the slugger’s alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, according to the New York Daily News. The paper reports that Rodriguez, who just finished serving a season-long ban for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, entered into a confidential settlement…

Medicare Bought Drugs for Dead People

Due to a bizarre rule that allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 31 days after a patient’s death, Medicare has been paying for costly medications even after patients have died. The report from the Health and Human Services Department’s inspector general says the policy is against the program’s basic principles, and common sense. Medicare…

Afghan Poppy Crop Hits Record High

Even though the U.S. has spent $7.6 billion to dismantle Afghanistan’s opium industry, the country’s opium poppy growth hit an all-time high last year. “The recent record-high level of poppy cultivation calls into question the long-term effectiveness and sustainability,” said special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction John F. Sopko in a report to be released…

Biden’s Son Discharged for Cocaine Use

Hunter Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s 44-year-old son, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reports. The younger Biden was commissioned as a part-time ensign in the Navy Reserve but failed a drug test last year, putting an end to his brief military career. In…

Girl hands out heroin packets at day care thinking it was candy

Delaware state troopers say a 4-year-old girl passed out packets of heroin she found in her mother’s backpack to her day care classmates, thinking they contained candy. The Delaware State Police said in a news release that the girl found the bags Monday in a backpack her mom gave her to use after hers was…

Mexican Officials Linked to Mass Killing

Local security officials are suspected of conspiring with gang members to kill some missing students who are likely among the charred corpses found in a mass grave in southwest Mexico, authorities said. At least 34 bodies had been buried at the site, and Guerrrero state Attorney General Inaky Blanco said two gang hitmen had admitted…

Drug trafficking suspected on jet missing in Dominican Republic

U.S. Aeronautics security agencies in Miami determined that the plane reported missing after takeoff from Las Americas International Airport headed to Punta Cana changed course toward Venezuela, and to Honduras from there. Although information is still sketchy the aircraft is suspected of heading towards Venezuela to pick up drugs, fly to Honduras and then Mexico,…

Study: Smoking Weed Together Makes Couples Fight Less

A study at the University at Buffalo point out that domestic violence is considerably lower among couples who get high together. Researchers followed 634 couples beginning in 1996 and followed up with them periodically to chart their drug and alcohol habits and their tendency to get aggressive with their partners. Although other studies have tried…

Tech Exec Killed With Heroin By Prostitute [VIDEO]

A woman whom police describe as a high-end prostitute is under arrest after they say she injected a Silicon Valley tech executive with heroin and then casually left as he lay dying. Forrest Timothy Hayes, 51, had an “ongoing prostitution relationship” with Alix Catherine Tichleman, 26, when he was found dead November 23 aboard his…

US Government reveals it approved powdered alcohol “in ERROR”

By the autumn, it will be legal to sell seven flavours of Palcohol in the US, including Cosmopolitan, Mojito, and a so-called ‘Powderita,’ which its creators say “tastes just like a Margarita”. But will they, late today we heard: The federal government admitted Monday that its recent approval of Palcohol—a powdered alcohol which turns water…

Blue meth found in New Mexico, feds say

Methamphetamine tinted blue is showing up in the Four Corners region of the US, the same area where blue meth was made infamous in the fictional AMC TV series ‘Breaking Bad.’ A Department of Homeland Security official says distributors are tinting the drug with chemicals in order to advertise and brand their product, although the…

The strange case of the man who took 40,000 ecstasy pills in nine years

Doctors from London University have revealed details of what they believe is the largest amount of ecstasy ever consumed by a single person. Consultants from the addiction centre at St George’s Medical School, London, have published a case report of a British man estimated to have taken around 40,000 pills of MDMA, the active ingredient…

WARNING GRAPHIC – ‘Krokodil’ New Heroin-Like Drug Flesh Eating Makes 1st Appearance In US

New Heroin-Like Drug Flesh Eating Makes 1st Appearance In US

A new heroin-like drug that rots the flesh of its users has appeared in the US for the first time, according to an Arizona health official. ‘Krokodil’ is a homemade opiate made from over-the-counter headache pills, iodine, gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol. After it’s injected the drug destroys users’ skin, turning it green and scaly.…

$270 Million Worth Of Cocaine Found On Air France Flight

There was something odd about the 30 suitcases that showed up on a flight from Venezuela. The colorful bags weren’t registered to any of the passengers on the plane. When French officials them up, they discovered why — 1.3 tons of pure cocaine were stuffed inside the anonymous bags. The street value of the stash?…