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Federal Drug Charges Lead to Arrest of 8 For Trafficking in Midlands

8 Gang Members Arrested on Federal Drug Charges for Trafficking Cocaine in the Midlands On Thursday, November 7th, federal authorities arrested 8 gang members on federal drug charges for trafficking cocaine and other substances in South Carolina, especially in the Midlands area. The gang members … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in San Diego

New Report Shows Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in San Diego According to a report released on Monday, November 4th, prescription drug abuse in the San Diego area has climbed drastically in the last five years. Reportedly, prescription drug abuse was responsible for 268 deaths last year … [Read more...]

Two Arrested in North Charleston Meth Lab Bust

Fire at North Charleston Home Due to Meth Lab, Two Arrested On the evening of Sunday, November 3rd, a fire at a home in North Charleston led to the discovery of an active meth lab, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Around 9:30 PM, North Charleston firefighters were called to a … [Read more...]

Survey Shows SC Residents More OK with Marijuana Use, Police Still Bust for Drug Use

Columbia Police Department Seizes 8 Lbs of Marijuana, Arrests Man on Drug Charges The Columbia Police Department, based on a tip, arrested a man and seized $40,000 of marijuana from his apartment. On Wednesday, October 30th, 35-year-old David Anthony Ryan was arrested on marijuana drug charges … [Read more...]

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...]

Eight More Suspects Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

Drug Ring Bust Turns Up 8 More Suspects, Arrested on Federal Drug Charges Eight more people have been indicted on federal drug charges related to a drug ring that distributed cocaine and prescription painkillers like oxycodone in Beaufort County. The total number of people arrested on federal drug … [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...]