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The saga of Jose Morales Continues in Texas, as he Awaits Sentencing on a Cocaine

Jose Morales was arrested in August, 2008 at the Edinburg airport after trying to charter a jet back to Baltimore. Federal agents found six kilos of cocaine in a restroom trash can. Morales pled guilty to a single felony count last spring, and there began a battle over his sentencing.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  12-08-2009  |  Drugs

Users Get Tests for Bad Cocaine in British Columbianew

The province's health officer has confirmed that testing is now available for people with a fever who believe they may have used contaminated cocaine.
The Georgia Straight  |  Matthew Burrows  |  01-05-2009  |  Drugs

The Experimental Drug Treatment Prometa Fights Fire with Firenew

Does an unproven treatment that combats drug addiction with drugs promise more than it can deliver?
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  08-18-2008  |  Drugs

Witness: Young Jeezy Received Kilos of BMF Cokenew

Testimony offered yesterday in the federal government's cocaine-conspiracy case against alleged Black Mafia Family member Fleming "Ill" Daniels revealed a stunning allegation: According to a witness, Atlanta hip-hop superstar Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins received kilos of cocaine from BMF.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  06-16-2008  |  Music

Blow's Backnew

Cocaine is still the drug of choice for many of Portland's beau monde.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  05-23-2007  |  Drugs

After the Snownew

Last year, a drug and its discontents seeped into books and hip-hop.
The Village Voice  |  Hua Hsu  |  01-18-2006  |  Commentary

Police Reports Describe Activities of Miami Politician Art Teelenew

Many people who thought they knew Art Teele will find it hard to believe one man could inhabit so many different personas. The disgraced public official, who was facing federal charges, committed suicide on July 27.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  08-01-2005  |  Politics

"Lost & Found"new

AltWeeklies Award - Drugs Reporting
Westword  |  Luke Turf  |  06-08-2005  |  Media

Woman Blamed After Boyfriend's Murdernew

Celia Lola pointed out the drug dealer who she claims attacked her boyfriend and then raped her, but she is the only one who's been charged with murder.
Miami New Times  |  Tristram Korten  |  04-02-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Hair Metal Hits the Roadnew

When fans see a band that once defined youthful abandon begin to go gray, it underscores their own mortality. But if you gotta go out, it might as well be with a smile, and Mötley Crüe's first tour in five years should provide plenty of dopey grins.
Phoenix New Times  |  Jason Bracelin  |  03-22-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Property Co-Owned by Actress Tied to Alleged Drug Ringnew

A Feb. 2 indictment of 13 men who federal prosecutors say are involved in a violent Baltimore drug conspiracy called the Rice Organization seeks forfeiture of co-conspirators’ assets—including an East Baltimore property that state records show is co-owned by movie actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  02-11-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Troubled Hand Doctor Pursues Custody of His Childrennew

The millionaire doctor, Michael Glyn Brown, accused his third wife of neglect. But both his third and fourth wives claim he threatened their lives.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  02-09-2005  |  Children & Families

Larger Than Lifenew

Her voice, her beautiful wreck of a voice, transforms her songs into something greater than the sum of their parts. Marianne Faithfull has found her final Frankenstein, and it's perfect.
Illinois Times  |  René Spencer Saller  |  02-05-2005  |  Reviews

Immigrant Dealers Feed Americans' Hunger for Heroinnew

Most of the heroin dealers in downtown Denver are young Mexican and Central American men. Many of them are selling heroin to pay off thousands of dollars in debt to smugglers who spirited their families into the country.
Westword  |  David Holthouse  |  10-13-2004  |  Crime & Justice

An Iran-Contra Conspirator Joins the Swift Boat Crowdnew

Felix I. Rodriguez, who ran Ronald Reagan's mission to arm the Nicaraguan Contras, claims John Kerry has lied about him. In 1987, the Democrat's committee concluded that Rodriguez had helped steer drug money to the Contras.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  09-28-2004  |  Politics

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