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Middlesbrough Drugs Gang Faces Long Prison Term

Middlesbrough drugs gang faces long prison term
Dowson also admitted being concerned in the supply of a wrap of crack cocaine. All four were remanded in custody except John Galbraith, who was bailed, until sentencing on June 28. Judge Howard Crowson told John Galbraith: “Drugs offences are serious …
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Connecticut health officials bully barber giving free haircuts to the homeless
He said he met a heroin addict named Arnold who needed a haircut, so he offered his services. “I said, `Geez, Arnold. Not only are you a bum, you look like a bum. How about I bring in my clippers?'” Cymerys recalled. Cymerys, a retired businessman …
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Two Slain in East Falmouth

Two slain in East Falmouth
She initially had been charged in Falmouth District Court, but was later indicted by a Barnstable County grand jury on two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The trial had been scheduled for last month, but was postponed until …
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US, Peru Presidents Pledge to Fight Trafficking
LIMA, Peru—In a White House meeting Tuesday, Presidents Ollanta Humala and President Barack Obama promised to strengthen relations between the two nations, including in the fight against narcotics trafficking and in tightening economic ties. "We …
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Consumers Replace Conflict and Cocaine as Driving Force in Colombia

Consumers replace conflict and cocaine as driving force in Colombia
In midtown Bogotá at an Éxito supermarket, the market-leader controlled by France's Casino, a battalion of sales associates advance down the aisles on office workers shopping on their lunch break, proffering a new promotion: store credit cards. “If you …
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Two men taken into custody following standoff
Albers said police believe the drug is crack cocaine, but field tests were pending Friday afternoon. The incident began just after 11 a.m., when a realtor called police for a report of a possible break-in incident at a home she is selling along …
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Ex-Addict Says Pregnancy Turned Her Life Around

Ex-addict says pregnancy turned her life around
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Erin Genther's heroin addiction brought her to dangerous lows, none more harrowing than the nights she spent sleeping in abandoned buildings on a street known as "Murder Drive." Genther couldn't … She dabbled in pot and cocaine …
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Heroin's Back and May Have Killed My Friend, Chris Levoir

Heroin's Back and May Have Killed My Friend, Chris Levoir
While this is certainly the main cause in some substance addiction cases, I've seen with heroin and its pill form substitutes like Oxy, Dilaudid and morphine, that it can attract and take hold of almost anyone. It's insidiously slow acting … For …
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Journal of Addiction Medicine Reviews Emerging Data on New and Hazardous
The effects are generally similar to those of cocaine, amphetamine, and other stimulants but vary with compound, dose, and route of administration. Users may sniff or swallow the drugs, or even inject them. Reported symptoms in patients treated for …
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York Credit Union Robber Receives 40-Year Prison Sentence

York Credit Union Robber Receives 40-Year Prison Sentence
Following his arrest, it came out during the investigation that Cook was addicted to cocaine. At his Thursday … Hahn said a mental evaluation showed no overt signs of psychosis and that Cook was “grossly exaggerating” symptoms of psychosis. VanFossen …
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Panel Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse in Rockland County
We are getting inundated, not just with marijuana or crack or cocaine, but also with synthetic drugs. These are scary substances. You don't know what you are … The discussion turned to treatment, specifically the importance of getting young people …