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?
The Gas Pipe defendants, a father-daughter duo of shopkeepers who were accused of trafficking synthetic cannabis products (also known as "spice") were recently acquitted in a court of law. We've followed their story in our blog before.
If you've been charged with drug trafficking (or any other drug-related offense), be skeptical of the advice from your friends or the internet.
The national attitude toward marijuana has undergone a massive shift in recent years -- but that doesn't mean that people aren't being prosecuted for marijuana crimes. It's important to remember that state laws regarding marijuana possession vary considerably, even in states where some versions of the drug are legal. In addition, marijuana possession still remains a crime under federal law, no matter what state law may say.