September 28, 2013 |
A highly addictive drug whose name derives from the green, scaly sores that develop on users' rotting flesh was reported to have found a toehold in the United States this week. In Phoenix, physicians told toxicologists at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison Control Center that they spotted symptoms consistent with krokodil, an intravenous drug that is prevalent in Russia and Eastern European countries, according to a statement released to the Los Angeles Times. Although toxicology reports have yet to confirm the presence of krokodil, reports in the media sounded the alarm, prompting fascination and speculation.
September 17, 2013 |
The 21-year-old electro pop singer Sky Ferreira might be enjoying her "Night Time, My Time" a little too much. The singer was arrested Saturday in Saugerties, N.Y. , after a rough weekend with her boyfriend, Zachary Cole Smith of post-punks DIIV. The two face a bevy of charges ranging from heroin possession to driving with stolen license plates. As noted by Spin and Pitchfork , the police blotter of the local newspaper, the Daily Freeman , noted that Ferreira is facing " misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest," with the substance reported to be Ecstasy.
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August 15, 2013 |
Federal prosecutors Thursday unveiled indictments and charges against 57 people who authorities said smuggled massive quantities of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico to the Los Angeles area using PVC piping concealed in the axles of big rigs. A federal Southern California drug task force arrested 18 of the alleged traffickers. The others remain fugitives, including Mexico-based Miguel Angel Molinero-Castro, characterized by prosecutors as the boss of the Molinero organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 |
Federal prosecutors unveiled indictments Thursday against 57 members of an alleged drug trafficking ring that authorities said smuggled cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico to Los Angeles, using concealed compartments and PVC piping. Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested 18 of the alleged traffickers, whose drug distribution network stretched from the Mexican border to truck yards in Wilmington and South Gate and suburban homes in Sun Valley and Sylmar. During the course of an investigation that started in early 2011, authorities seized more than 2,400 pounds of methamphetamine, 30 kilograms of cocaine, 16 kilos of white heroin, 20 kilos of brown heroin and more than $1.2 million in cash from suspected narcotics transactions.
July 18, 2013 |
Ripples from Cory Monteith's death continued to spread through Hollywood and more details emerged in the week after his body was found in a Vancouver, Canada, hotel room. The 31-year-old "Glee" actor accidentally overdosed on a mix of heroin and alcohol, according to the coroner. He was found around noon Saturday after he failed to check out on time. "Glee" costars Jane Lynch and Dianna Agron expressed their grief publicly Wednesday, the former on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and the latter in a statement to Us Weekly. "Cory's one of the biggest hearts, a real bright light," Lynch told Leno, who said he'd never met Monteith and asked what type of guy he was. "He knew he was breathing rarefied air with the gifts that this show, this wonderful show, gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift, and he was quite generous and one of those adventurous types of people.
July 16, 2013 |
A mix of heroin and alcohol killed Cory Monteith, the British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed, calling the death a "most-tragic accident. " "Post-mortem testing, which included an autopsy and toxicological analysis, found that Mr. Monteith, aged 31, died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol," the office said in a statement issued Tuesday. The "Glee" actor's body was found Saturday afternoon in a luxury Canadian hotel in Vancouver, B.C., after he failed to check out on time.