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