Drug News: October 15, 2010
Drug-Related Deaths – Mexico
At least 5 dead after drug-related clashes in northern Mexico – Thaindian News
MONTERREY, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) — At least five people were killed and three others were wounded during deadly clashes between Mexican Marines and drug gangs in the northern region of Mexico.
Illegal Drugs – UK
Drug dealer stripped of £550,000 assets – THE INDEPENDENT
A jailed drug dealer was stripped of more than half a million pounds of assets today – including his house, yacht and three flats.
Youth Drug Treatment Services – Canada
Government Of Canada Works With Alberta To Improve Drug Treatment Services Aimed At Youth – Medical News TODAY
Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, $6,488,367 in funding support for an early intervention drug treatment services project aimed at youth.
Prescription Drug Database – USA
States Linking Prescription Databases, Fight Abuse – abc NEWS/Technology
Starting next year, dozens of states will begin knitting together databases to watch prescription drug abuse, from powerful painkillers to diet pills.
Cocaine – Australia
Half-ton of cocaine found on sloop – UPI.com
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 15 (UPI) — About a half-ton of cocaine was found on a 40-foot sloop raided shortly after its arrival in Brisbane, Australian police said.
Synthetic Marijuana – Florida
Florida battles ‘legal’ marijuana – UPI.com
LANTANA, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) — Police in Florida are asking convenience store owners to stop selling synthetic marijuana, legal in the state because it’s sold as “incense,” authorities say.