Illegal drug use

August 29, 2018 - 7:52 am
FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver was under the influence of heroin when he struck and killed an elderly man outside a Pennsylvania ice cream shop earlier this month. Anthony Woods is charged with murder, homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and failing to render aid...
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This Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by Zac Mercauto shows him holding a package of marijuana cookies in Fryeburg, Maine. Mercauto is one of many proponents of legalized marijuana who supports President Donald Trump, but thinks his administration is wrong about its anti-pot stance. (Zac Mercauto via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 12:22 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by...
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In this photo made video from the Australian Broadcasting Corp., a white SUV vehicle is stopped after allegedly striking pedestrians, Thursday, Dec. 21, 20217, in Melbourne, Australia. Local media say over a dozen people have been injured after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Australian Broadcast Corp. via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 9:57 am
SYDNEY (AP) — The Latest on a car which rammed into pedestrians in Melbourne, Australia (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Australian police say the driver of a vehicle that rammed into pedestrians in Melbourne is an Australian citizen of Afghan decent who has a known history of drug use and mental...
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October 16, 2017 - 2:23 pm
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected — even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Republican nominee Dave Gautreau broached the idea...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2015 file photo, fourteen-year-old Jack Splitt, right, celebrates with his mother, Stacey Linn, as Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signs a bill named after the young man from Wheat Ridge, Colo., to crack down on the state's medical marijuana industry in southeast Denver. Mark Pedersen, a man who made cannabis oil for Jack Splitt who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 28, 2017 - 10:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man who made cannabis oil for a Colorado boy who was instrumental in passing a state law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana is facing several felony drug charges. Mark Pedersen had been providing the oil to Jack Splitt before the boy's Aug. 25, 2016, death...
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FILE- This undated file photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Mark Asay. Florida on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, executed Asay with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders. Authorities said Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for the killing of a black man, was pronounced dead at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Starke. Asay received a three-drug injection that began with the anesthetic, etomidate. Asay was convicted by a jury of two racially motivated, premeditated murders in Jacksonville in 1987. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP, File)
August 25, 2017 - 4:41 am
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying out its first execution in more than 18 months on an inmate convicted of two racially motivated murders. Authorities said 53-year-old Mark Asay, the first white man executed...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials on Friday were urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after finding nine people had died after using the drug this month in the nation's largest city. The latest was a 31-year-old woman who died Thursday evening in Auckland. Police...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:06 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials are urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after they say nine people have died this month in the city of Auckland after using the drug. Police say they suspect a 31-year-old woman was smoking synthetic marijuana shortly before her...
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July 28, 2017 - 1:04 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials are urging people to stop smoking synthetic marijuana after they say nine people have died this month in the city of Auckland after using the drug. Police say they suspect a 31-year-old woman was smoking synthetic marijuana shortly before her...
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July 26, 2017 - 9:28 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two defendants were given lengthy federal prison sentences Wednesday in separate, back-to-back horrific crimes of violence against children last year that rattled residents of a Montana American Indian reservation and prompted tribal leaders to blame rampant drug use. U.S...
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