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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Book Review: ‘Dreamland: The True Tale Of America’s Opiate Epidemic’

Dreamland is a tale of two artificial and highly permeable membranes. One separates legal and illegal drugs, the other Mexico and the United States.

June 14, 2015

Cop Gets Job Back After Blaming Failed Cocaine Test On Sex-Aid Cream

By David Ovalle, The Miami Herald MIAMI — After Miami Beach Police Detective Reinaldo Casas tested positive for cocaine, he insisted that the drug had been unwittingly absorbed into his blood through an erection-enhancing cream he applied to his genitals. His defense worked. An arbitrator this week ordered Casas, who was fired last year because […]

July 31, 2014

Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Arrested On Suspicion Of Smoking Cocaine

By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The son of actor Robert Downey Jr. was arrested Sunday after sheriff’s deputies allegedly saw him smoking cocaine in West Hollywood, authorities said. Indio Falconer Downey, 20, was in the passenger seat of a car driving near Santa Monica and La Cienega boulevards about 2 p.m. […]

June 30, 2014

‘Cocaine Congressman’ Trey Radel Resigns; Bitter GOP Primary Ahead

by Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — In the fallout from his cocaine bust last year, Fort Myers, Florida, Congressman Trey Radel (R-FL) submitted his resignation Monday because, he said, he couldn’t escape the “serious consequences” of his actions. “While I have dealt with those issues on a personal level,” Radel wrote to U.S. […]

January 27, 2014