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Shadowy Illicit Drug Market, Silk Road, Busted by Feds

October 3rd, 2013

A federal bust this week involves millions of dollars, illicit drugs and a would-be assassin, all of which allegedly were bought and sold on the Internet in a shadowy online marketplace known as the Silk Road, NPR reports. Read more..

Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

September 2nd, 2013

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs. Read [...]

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories

August 8th, 2013

A pair of Indiana prison guards get in trouble over weed in separate incidents, a Florida deputy is apparently having way too much fun, and an Alabama cop gets nailed in a cocaine sting. Let’s get to it: Read more..

$19 million in cocaine to be offloaded in Miami Beach

July 1st, 2013

In Miami Beach on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard plans to offload more than 1,200 pounds of cocaine recently intercepted from a go-fast boat off Costa Rica. Read more..

“Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana”

July 1st, 2013

From Rolling Stone. In part: Most people don’t think “cops” when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law enforcement groups have a long history of lobbying against marijuana policy reform…. Read more..

Judge accuses prosecutor of withholding evidence in drug case

May 31st, 2013

MIAMI — Two Colombians who were facing the prospect of spending the rest of their lives in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking will go home much sooner after prosecutors were accused of withholding evidence about payments by the Drug Enforcement Administration to police in the South American country. Read more..

The New Reality: Drug-Detecting Dog Turns His Snout At Marijuana

May 31st, 2013

Meet Dusty, a 19-month-old drug-sniffing black Labrador outside of Seattle with an unusually discriminating nose. Dusty digs and paws at a whiff of heroin, crack, cocaine or methamphetamine. But when encountering a pipe full of marijuana, he trots on by, reports the Associated Press. Read more..

Fla. court rules against police over pot arrests

May 22nd, 2013

A Florida appeals court is throwing out convictions against two men because sheriff’s deputies discovered pot plants by looking through a mobile home window. Read more..

Cocaine habits: Fake nuns in Colombia hid coke under hats

May 7th, 2013

The nuns’ habits didn’t seem to be habitual garb for three young women so Colombian police asked them to step aside when they arrived on the Caribbean island of San Andres on a flight from Bogota. Read more..

Cops Ordered to Return Pot or Face Contempt

May 2nd, 2013

With new marijuana laws coming into effect in some states, police officers won’t be tasked as often with seizing small amounts of pot from citizens. But in an unusual case, police are actually being asked, well, ordered, to give some back. Read more..

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