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Drug News: October 6, 2010

Drug Testing – USA
Lawmaker Calls for Drug Testing the Unemployed – Drug Addiction Treatment

From the “things that make you go hmmm…” file comes a radical idea proposed by a South Carolina gubernatorial Republican nominee. Nikki Haley is calling for all of the state’s unemployed workers to undergo drug testing before being approved to receive unemployment benefits; South Carolina’s unemployment rate stands at eleven percent.

Mephedrone – Ireland
Mephedrone Ban Hasn’t Deterred Users in Northern Ireland – Drug Addiction Treatment

Mephedrone is a synthetic stimulant that produces effects similar to Ecstasy, amphetamines, and cocaine. Although the drug was outlawed in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland earlier this year, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that the ban did not deter people from taking the substance.

Marijuana – Nevada
Mom behind apartment drug shop pleads guilty – 8NEWSNOW.com

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – A Nevada mother who papered her neighborhood with signs directing marijuana seekers to her apartment has plead guilty to drug and child endangerment charges.

Drug Trafficking Cops – Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico cops nabbed in huge drug sweep – UPI.com

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 6 (UPI) — Federal authorities arrested scores of Puerto Rican police Wednesday for allegedly colluding with drug traffickers, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Cocaine – New York
Dockworkers arrested in cocaine smuggling – UPI.com

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) — Eight dockworkers have been charged with helping Panamanian drug dealers smuggle bags of cocaine through the Port of New York and New Jersey, authorities said.

Meth – Iowa
Iowa Warning Issued Over ‘Shake-And-Bake’ Meth Labs – KETV 7 abc

DES MOINES, Iowa — Methamphetamine cooks are turning to a more flammable way to make the illegal drug and Iowa drug enforcement officials have issued a warning to residents to protect themselves from fires and explosions.

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