Illegal drug trade

This publicity image released by AMC shows Dean Norris as Hank Schrader, left, and Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad." (AP Photo/AMC, Frank Ockenfels)

Life imitates TV in blue meth mimic of ‘Breaking Bad’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Reality in the illegal drug world is mimicking fiction. Kevin Abar, assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New Mexico, says distributors are selling methamphetamine tinted blue in […]

01/14/2014

Officer impostor confronts real detective

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado say a police impersonator picked the wrong man when he approached an undercover detective and demanded he hand over drugs as part of a police drug bust. According […]

09/26/2013

Marijuana plant

18 arrested, ton of pot seized in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Friday the 13th was certainly unlucky for some reputed drug smugglers. Authorities arrested 18 people and seized more than a ton of marijuana brought ashore by boat in Santa Barbara. […]

09/13/2013

US Customs and Border Patrol K-9 security dog (AP Photo)

Some Wash. police dogs not smelling pot anymore

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — When Dusty, a 19-month-old black Labrador, walked past a pipe full of marijuana during a recent police search of a house, he was doing exactly what his handler hoped. The newest […]

05/31/2013

Drugged driving bigger problem than drunk driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A statewide survey shows there are more drugged drivers than drunken drivers on California roads during the weekend. The California Office of Traffic Safety said Monday that 14 percent of drivers […]

11/20/2012

'Little czar' in Ohio school drug ring gets prison

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – A teenager convicted of selling up to $20,000 worth of high-grade marijuana a month to high school students in southwestern Ohio has been sentenced Monday to serve six months to three […]

10/22/2012

2 arrested in Colombia after swallowing dollars

BOGOTA (AP) – Colombian police have arrested two men at an airport in Medellin after discovering they were smuggling $80,000 in cash hidden in their stomachs. Authorities say the men swallowed the dollars wrapped in […]

09/14/2012

Colombia's 'Queen of Cocaine' shot to death

BOGOTA (AP) – Police in Colombia say an unidentified gunman has fatally shot a convicted drug trafficker once known as the “Queen of Cocaine.” Col. Mauricio Cartagena of Medellin‘s metropolitan police said Tuesday that 69-year-old […]

09/04/2012