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WSBT CorrespondentA LaPorte woman was arrested Tuesday for driving while allegedly impaired by morphine and other drugs with her daughter in the vehicle. The 26-year old woman also told officers she is expecting a baby and she crossed the center line because she was...
WSBT-TV ReporterIt’s a shocking statistic impacting lots of local families – last year in St. Joseph County, more people died from accidental drug overdoses than in car accidents. Many of those deaths were caused by prescription drugs. It’s a...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman sent a text message to set up a drug deal that resulted in five people being fatally shot in southeastern Indiana, prosecutors say. Franklin County Prosecutor Mel Wilhelm said Thursday that a charge of conspiracy to deal...
Tags: Prisons, Theft, Murder, Lawyers, Justice System
DETROIT (AP) — Experts say tough economic times are causing drug abusers to turn to cheaper and more dangerous alternatives such as heroin. Lt. Darcy Leutzinger, head of Warren's Special Investigation Division, tells The Detroit News (http://bit....
Tags: Substance Abuse, Heroin, Drugs and Medicines
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man police say shot himself in the head while his hands were cuffed behind him in the back of an Arkansas patrol car tested positive for methamphetamine, anti-anxiety medication and other drugs, according to an autopsy...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Barbara doctor linked to a string of drug deaths has been arrested on federal painkiller trafficking charges. Prosecutors say 63-year-old Julio Gabriel Diaz was arrested Wednesday morning at his Goleta home for...
Tags: Police Arrests, Vicodin (drug), Prosecution
BOSTON (AP) — The winner of the CBS reality show "Big Brother 9" has been sentenced in Massachusetts to four years in prison on drug and tax charges. Adam Jasinski, of Delray Beach, Fla., was sentenced Friday in a Boston federal court for...
The doctor admitted there were clues that he was working at a Fort Lauderdale pill mill – his salary went up 400 percent, the "chaotic" waiting room overflowed with patients from out of town and he was told to give everyone the maximum number of...
Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...
— Siding with patients who say cannabis is the only drug that can safely ease their chronic pain, the Senate sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure Friday that would make Illinois the 19th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The issue sparked...
ReutersSPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Friday voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, which if signed into law would make it the second-most-populous state in the nation after California to allow the drug's use for...
Daily PressA 27-year-old Richmond man was convicted in federal court Thursday in connection to an armed robbery at a Walgreens in Hampton in August. A federal jury convicted Marcellus Edward Cheatham, III, of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and...
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