Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Drug Enforcement Administration
drug test

Houston Police End Use Of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

The Houston Police Department has ended its longstanding practice of using $2 chemical kits to make drugs arrests, a policy that had contributed to hundreds of wrongful convictions in recent years.

July 16, 2017
Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor cultivation in Montevideo December 6, 2013. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

DEA: Marijuana Has No Medical Value, Will Remain In Same Category As Heroin And LSD

The long-awaited decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration keeps intact a 1970 law that lists marijuana as Schedule 1 drug, one defined as having no medical value. That runs counter to decisions made by 26 states that have already approved use of the drug as medicine.

August 11, 2016

Seven Colombian Taxi Drivers Extradited To U.S. In DEA Agent’s Death

By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times BOGOTA, Colombia — Seven Colombian taxi drivers charged with murder in the death of an off-duty U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent were extradited Tuesday to stand trial in Virginia, capping a case that highlighted the pervasive dangers of kidnappings in this Andean capital as well as the omnipresence of […]

July 1, 2014