Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana.
Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones... more »
Colorado ranks high when it comes to abuse of prescription pain killers; in fact, only one state ranks higher in a recent study.
Prescribing pain killers has been a concern for Doctor Mark Carroll from the beginning. When his practice - Alliance Family Practice and Urgent Care in Colorado... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department inspector general's office said Monday it is investigating possible misconduct by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel in Colombia unrelated to the Secret Service incident with prostitutes at a Cartagena hotel. The Drug Enforcement Administration said the probe began based on information provided by the Secret... more »
Prescription medications are frequently making their way into the wrong hands, and much too often it's teenagers who are suffering as a result. In 2009, the most recent year on record, 445 people in Colorado died from abusing pain pills. Pill popping is also the second most frequent drug abused... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - Drug control advocates say the federal government has been dragging its feet for 12 years on whether to restrict the second most-abused medicine in the United States.
The drug is hydrocodone, and it's the key ingredient in Vicodin, Norco and other painkillers.
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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration and authorities in Pueblo have arrested 24 people after they seized more than 10 pounds of black tar heroin.
Acting special DEA agent Kevin R. Merrill said five more suspects are being sought, all on various drug charges.
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The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most commonly abused drugs in America today come from the medicine cabinet. Over the last decade the number of people who've overdosed on prescription pain meds like Oxycotin has doubled.
Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says... more »
The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most frequently abused drugs in America can be found in your medicine cabinet. People are abusing prescription drugs more than any other narcotic.
Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says a new public service announcement campaign launched... more »
Lawmakers trying to regulate Colorado's growing medical marijuana industry say the recent raid of a marijuana growing operation highlights the need for clarification on what operations are legal and which are not. Under the Obama administration's new policy, the Drug Enforcement Administration isn't supposed to target anyone who is in... more »