| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:31 AM
The killing of an Aryan Brotherhood leader inside a high-security federal prison in Victorville last week is the third reported fatality in recent months.
David Snow, who had served as president of Aryan Brotherhood in Ohio, was pronounced dead at the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:55 PM
From his wheelchair in the Corona del Mar High School gym, Aaron Rubin held up one finger to indicate "yes" and two fingers for "no" as he answered questions about a drug addiction that led him to a catastrophic overdose.
"This is Aaron," said his...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Following a police inquiry, a $250-per-person marijuana seminar run under an opaque name saw a recent Burbank program canceled, resulting in a last-minute move from the Holiday Inn to Universal City, something its organizer decried as “un-American.&...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:20 PM
The owner of a tree and lawn service was arrested Thursday after he took thousands of dollars from an elderly couple for work he didn't do, Belle Isle police said Friday.
Joseph Spivey, 53, accepted $9,475 from a 96-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:48 AM
A Volusia County convicted felon is heading to federal prison for 15 years after police found him with guns and an assortment of drugs in his rental car.
Sanford police found 31-year-old Albert Thompson, III, with two loaded firearms, marijuana,...
| Oct 13, 2013
It feels ungrateful, not to mention anachronistic, to yearn for a fat realist novel when there are so many mesmerizing genre hybrids out there. Moreover, in our current end-times publishing climate, an 800-page bildungsroman narrated, David Copperfield-...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:47 PM
CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he regrets his past stance on weed. Gupta, who previously opposed legalizing marijuana, says he’s woken up and smelled the proverbial plant life.
"I apologize because I didn't look hard...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.
Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Ventura County authorities have arrested 21 people in connection with alleged sales of prescription drugs via Craigslist.
The arrests, announced this week, took place in recent months and stemmed from illegal sales of drugs like Adderall, OxyContin and...