What makes a police officer suspect that a driver might be hauling drugs somewhere in his or her vehicle? Is it the type of car? The age or condition of the vehicle? The driver's shifty eyes and nervous attitude?
A 58-year-old Texan is now facing life behind bars in a federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. This is the most recent sentence stemming from a long-running investigation into drug activity that ran from Mexico to Tennessee.
Your smartphone has a potential gold mine of information on it for the police. In any situation where you face police scrutiny, you can absolutely bet that the police would love to get a peek into your emails, text messages, geo-location tracking and photos.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been ramping up its efforts to prosecute doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses who they say are contributing to the opioid crisis by operating "pill mills."
How does a routine traffic stop turn into a nightmare scenario for an ordinary citizen? All it takes is for an overeager officer to glance around a vehicle and spot...some kitty litter?
Could the entertainment industry be causing Latinos to be unfairly stereotyped as drug traffickers?
You can thank the "War on Drugs" and the drug trade in general for the fact that prisons worldwide are starting to overflow with women inmates.
Fentanyl is a major problem in the United States. Currently, the synthetic opioid, which is much stronger than morphine, is being added to heroin and other drugs to increase their "kick." Unfortunately, it's also killing addicts because it's hard to guess when you're getting something that is laced with too much of this powerful drug.
Are you thinking of shipping drugs through the mail?
What's the difference, exactly between a drug user, a small-time dealer and a drug "trafficker?" How do police know when to charge someone with trafficking instead of possession? What's the difference for the defendant?