| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
When hundreds of Downers Grove high school students, parents and community members gathered at North High for a forum on substance abuse, two things were evident:
Chris Herren had a story that they wanted to hear, and Herren wanted to hear theirs....
| 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 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,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The FBI is investigating the killing of an Aryan Brotherhood leader from Ohio inside a high-security federal prison in Victorville last week, officials said.
David Snow, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday. He had served as president of the...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suspended a junior faculty member after she was charged with helping her roommate sell prescription pain pills through the online drug market Silk Road.
Alexandra Gold was in the second year of a two-year...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A man with a gun barricaded himself inside a Verizon store in La Crescenta Friday afternoon after he reportedly stole OxyContin from a nearby Rite-Aid store, according to Sheriff's officials.
Members of the Sheriff's crisis negotiation team have been in...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Courtney Bohl was in a drug-induced haze for nearly 20 years.
The 33-year-old Sunrise mother abused painkillers, smoked weed, drank heavily and dabbled with cocaine.
"I would always replace one with another," said Bohl, who started smoking marijuana...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Deaths caused by oxycodone are down by 41 percent statewide, according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tuesday.
The Drugs in Deceased Persons report found significant drops in the deaths caused by...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:57 AM
There was a moment in my life during college when I was extremely sick. I was bed-ridden for almost half the school semester in extreme pain.
Doctors told me that what caused my illness was lack of rest, stress and not eating well. I could blame no...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In February, there was a sizeable drug bust at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The media covered the story in great detail. While making my morning coffee, one update stopped me dead in my tracks. Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and...