Drug News: September 24, 2010
Prescription Drugs – Massachusetts
A Wave of Addiction and Crime, with the Medicine Cabinet to Blame – The New York Times
BOSTON — Police departments have collected thousands of handguns through buy-back programs in communities throughout the country. Now they want the contents of your medicine cabinet.
Drug-Related Trouble – UK
Britain’s youngest mother aged 12 evicted over ‘wild drug-fueled parties’ – Thaindian News
London, Sept 24 (ANI): The woman, who became Britain’s youngest mother after a one-night stand at the age of 12, has been evicted from her home for throwing “wild drug-fueled parties”.
Alcohol – New Mexico
DWI/Drug Court graduates extol program’s value – News-Bulletin.com
John Savedra was on a mission: He was drunk, but he wanted to get drunker. So he hopped into his Jeep CJ5 with the intention of buying more beer and almost ended up killing himself.
Drug Tainted Water – Spain
Cocaine And Ecstasy Detected In Waters Of The L’Albufera In Valencia – Medical News TODAY
The water in the canals and irrigation channels in the L’Albufera Natural Park in Valencia contain cocaine, ecstasy and a further six drugs. This has been confirmed by a study carried out by researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), who have issued a warning about the continued presence of these substances on wildlife and human health.
Heroin – UK
Pembrokeshire heroin conspiracy gang jailed – BBC NEWS South West Wales
Eleven drug gang members have been jailed for a total of over 30 years for supplying heroin in Pembrokeshire.
Marijuana – Kansas
US woman receives marijuana along with shoe order – Thaindian News
Kansas, Sept 24 (ANI): A free gift along with a pair of shoes ordered online is nothing unusual, but when that gift turns out to be marijuana, it is an entirely different matter.