First Woman Charged Under Tennessee’s New Law Criminalizing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs.

First Woman Charged Under Tennessee’s New Law Criminalizing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs.
The law is the first of its kind in the country.  The new law allows prosecutors to file  child endangerment charges against pregnant women who use drugs: “a woman may be prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Almost 90 Percent of All US Wiretaps Listen for Suspected Drug Deals

 
According to a new Administrative Office of US Courts report, nearly 90 percent  of wiretaps, , listened for suspected narcotics dealings.   Wiretaps hit an all-time high in 2013, the most recent year for which we have data.
The report breaks down the  hotspots of authorized wiretap surveillance on electronic, oral, and wire communications in the US.
All told, federal and state judges authorized 3,576 […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

The Epidemic of Heroin

The Epidemic of Heroin

 
I never shy away from telling my clients and their loved tan that Heroin use in this country has reached epidemic proportions.  The country has a terrible heroin problem and so does New Orleans.
 We know, that many users turn to dealers just to be able to support their own habit. At our […]

By |June 9th, 2014|Drugs|0 Comments

Medical Marijuana now legal in Maryland

Maryland’s state Senate has passed a bill overhauling the state’s medical marijuana law, taking a key step toward making the drug more accessible to patients.
 
 
 
Senate Bill 923, which passed Thursday in a 45-1 vote, would allow patients to be recommended by their doctor for medical marijuana treatment.
Maryland technically legalized medical pot last year. However, the law […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Drugs, Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

Nigella Lawson denied entry into US over Drug confession

Nigella Lawson denied entry into America over cocaine confession

 
Turned away … Nigella Lawson was barred entry onto a Los Angeles-bound flight over her drug confession. Source: AFP
NIGELLA Lawson has been stopped from boarding a flight from London to the US because of her courtroom confession that she used cocaine.
Nigella Lawson, 54, confessed last year to using the […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Drugs, People|0 Comments

House Bill 332 Clears Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee

House Bill 332 Clears Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee

House Bill 332 advances to the full house without objection from Criminal Justice Committee members. House Bill 332 would make heroin possession a crime calling for a mandatory two-year jail sentence. Further, the minimum sentence for distribution doubles from five years to ten years. On Wednesday Louisiana State […]

Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely To Err In Traffic Stop Scenarios

Study: Drug Dogs Most Likely To Err In Traffic Stop Scenarios
 
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
March 24, 2014
Drug dogs trained to detect the presence of illegal drugs are most likely to provide false alerts in situations involving the search of a motor vehicle, according to the findings of a study published online in the journal Forensic Science […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

Judge Michael Cook ‘s Plea Deal Was Rejected in Drug Case

Former Judge Michael Cook ‘s Plea Deal Was Rejected in Drug Case
 
 
Source: Illinois Bar Association
Proof that drug use and abuse is not solely the problem of the poor and disenfranchised was made apparent in the case of a former Illinois judge just last week.
A federal judge refused to accept terms of a plea agreement that […]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Drugs|0 Comments

Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences in Latest Sign of Shift

Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences in Latest Sign of Shift
 
By MATT APUZZO MARCH 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/us/politics/holder-endorses-proposal-to-reduce-drug-sentences.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1 Since the late 1970s, the prison population in the United States has ballooned into the world’s largest. About one in every 100 adults is locked up in prison. Eric Holder Endorses Proposal to Reduce Drug Sentences in Latest Sign of Shift.
 In […]

By |March 20th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News|0 Comments

NBOMe new psychedelic drug being sold in parts of the country

Here is a new psychedelic drug being sold in parts of the country that is extremely dangerous and even deadly.
It’s called NBOMe, and its popularity is just starting.
 
Here’s what you need to know about “N-Bomb.”NBOMe
 1.  NBOMeCould Be the Deadliest Designer Drug to Date The Daily Mail reports: The street drug has so far killed five […]

By |March 15th, 2014|Drugs, National Headlines|0 Comments