Category results for "Legal"

Police in Florida City Make Millions in Cocaine Sting Operations

Law enforcement officers in a city outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida have been conducting “reverse sting” operations to lure potential cocaine buyers, and funneling the proceeds into the police department budget, ABC News reports.

“Crazy Clown” and Three Other Synthetic Drugs Outlawed in Florida

Four new synthetic drugs, including one called “Crazy Clown,” were outlawed in Florida this week under an emergency rule filed by state Attorney General Pam Bondi.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Tobacco Case Could Help Smokers’ Lawsuits

The United States Supreme Court this week rejected the tobacco industry’s appeal of a Florida court ruling. The decision could make it easier for ill smokers or their survivors to sue cigarette makers, Bloomberg reports.

New York Court to Decide Whether Drivers Can Be Too Drunk to be Found Guilty

New York State’s highest court this week heard arguments from lawyers of three drivers who claimed they were too drunk to understand what they were doing or the threat they posed to others. The judges will decide whether drivers can be considered too drunk to be found guilty.

TSA Agents Not Searching Airline Luggage for Marijuana

Transportation Safety Administration security officers are not searching airline passengers’ luggage for marijuana, the Daily News reports.

Other Websites Selling Illegal Drugs Remain After Shutdown of Silk Road

Other illegal websites remain in business, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD.

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has shut down Silk Road, an online marketplace that sold illegal drugs including heroin, cocaine, opioid pills, Ecstasy and LSD. They arrested the operator in San Francisco, according to The New York Times.

Colleges Debate Usefulness of Drug Testing

Administrators at some colleges are debating the usefulness of drug testing, according to USA Today. Last month, a federal judge ruled a Missouri technical college’s mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when it is applied to most students.

Backlash Brewing Against E-Cigarettes

As makers of electronic cigarettes invest in multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns, a backlash against the devices is brewing, according to The Kansas City Star. Last week, 40 attorneys general sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products.

Judge in Ohio Orders Teen to Undergo Injections of Opioid Dependence Medication

A judge in Ohio recently ordered an 18-year-old addicted to heroin, who was convicted of stealing, to undergo a series of injections of the opioid dependence medication Vivitrol. The move has sparked debate about whether this approach should be used more widely, and who would pay for it, according to USA Today.

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