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FDA Suggests Limits on Prescription Painkillers

After Deliberation, FDA Recommends Limits on All Prescription Painkillers In January of this year, the FDA convened an advisory committee to hear evidence related to hydrocodone and related prescription painkillers, which voted in favor of reclassifying those prescription painkillers as Schedule … [Read more...]

RI Officials Warn of Dangerous New Drug and Overdose Deaths

Rhode Island Officials Warn of New Drug on the Streets and Corresponding Overdose Deaths A dangerous and illegal new opiate drug, which has been responsible for 14 overdose deaths in Rhode Island alone this year, is now being sold in pill form and packaged to look like another popular opioid drug, … [Read more...]

Marijuana Chocolate Sold in North Carolina School, 3 Arrested

Three People Arrested After Discovery of Marijuana Chocolate Sold at School Three people in Statesville, NC have been arrested, including a high school student and a middle school student, after the investigation of a complaint that chocolate, laced with marijuana, was being sold at a school. On … [Read more...]

Synthetic Drug Causes Teenage Deaths

Synthetic Drug Linked to Teenagers’ Deaths in Two Cases Two teenage boys’ deaths have been linked to a dangerous new synthetic drug, which supposedly mimics LSD. In Missouri, the death of 14-year-old Ethan Rickman has been linked to a synthetic drug that he was told mimicked acid, or LSD. After … [Read more...]

DHEC, SLED Team Up to Stop “Pill Mills”

Prescription Drug Abuse through “Pill Mills” Will Be Combated by DHEC and SLED According to a recent report, South Carolina ranks 16th in the nation in drug overdose deaths, and many of those deaths are related to prescription drug abuse. Now, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and the … [Read more...]

South Carolina Ranks 16th for Drug Overdose Deaths

New Report Shows States’ Rankings for Drug Overdose Deaths, SC Ranks 16th According to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health, titled Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic, South Carolina ranks 16th nationally for drug overdosedeaths. The report shows that the number … [Read more...]

Huge Lexington County Meth Lab Busts Lead to 8 Arrests

Two Meth Lab Busts in Lexington County Land 8 People in Jail, 2 Children in Protective Custody Lexington County law enforcement officers raided two homes in Batesburg-Leesville after receiving information about meth lab operations in the houses. The two meth labs were not connected. Eight people … [Read more...]

Suburban “Pot Mom” Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

Suburban Mom Running Massive Marijuana Grow House Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges On Tuesday, October 8th, the notorious “pot mom” pleaded guilty to federal drug charges for running a multi-million dollar grow house in Queens, NY. Andrea Sanderlin, whose life has been compared to popular … [Read more...]

Two Women Arrested for Meth Lab Operations

Lexington County Busts Another Meth Lab, Arrests Two Women On Tuesday, October 1st, Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team officers seized a meth lab being operated in a home in Pelion, SC. Two women were arrested on drug charges. Jessica Nicole Ellison, 31, from West Columbia, … [Read more...]

Rock Hill Student Arrested on Drug Charges for Selling Marijuana

High School Quarterback Faces Serious Drug Charges for Selling Marijuana at School On Tuesday, October 1st, South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, SC saw the arrest of their starting quarterback on drug charges, after the teenager was arrested for selling marijuana to fellow students. Davonta … [Read more...]