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Stories From Main Street: A Reminder Of The Perils Of Drug Addiction In Port Washington

Drugs and teens – the struggles and challenges are constantly evolving. Keeping them away from each other is the goal.

01/09/2012

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Customs Officers: Smugglers Hid Coke In Soccer Ball, Sandals

Customs officers at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport say they seized some unusually heavy soccer balls from a Peruvian man’s luggage.

12/27/2011

Roger Levans

Framed At The Airport: Queens Man Gets Shock Of His Life At JFK

Let’s say you’re flying back from another country, but before you depart someone stashes drugs in your luggage. It happened to a Queens man who faced federal charges until the truth came to light.

11/17/2011

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NJ Woman Charged With Lacing Boyfriend’s Food With Cocaine

Cookman’s boyfriend told police his heart began racing and his throat went numb when he started eating.

09/14/2011

Guilty Plea In Columbia University Drug Ring Case

Former Columbia University student Harrison David, whose lawyer had said he has hopes of getting back into a good college someday, will be majoring in jail time for the next six months.

07/19/2011

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Dozens Of Albanians Charged In NY Case Related To Violent Drug Ring

An indictment unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn charged 37 people with multiple counts of conspiracy to smuggle and distribute massive amounts of high-grade marijuana and cocaine.

07/13/2011

4 Students Offered Probation Deals In Columbia University Drug Ring Case

New York prosecutors are offering no-jail plea deals to four of the five Columbia University students charged with selling LSD-spiked candy and other drugs on the Ivy League campus.

06/21/2011

In this Monday, June 6, 2011, photo, Lenny Dykstra, center, is put in handcuffs after his arraignment on grand theft auto and drug possession charges in San Fernando, Calif. Attorney Daniel Nixon is at left. Dykstra, 48, a former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star, was charged with 25 misdemeanor and felony counts of grand theft auto, attempted grand theft auto, identity theft and other crimes, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He faces up to 12 years in state prison if convicted. (credit: AP Photo/Michael Robinson Chavez, Pool)

Dazed Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty In Fraud Case

An out-of-sorts Lenny Dykstra appeared in a Los Angeles federal courtroom on Monday where he entered his plea in a federal case where he’s accused of embezzling money from a bankruptcy estate — while flanked by a new attorney, a deputy federal public defender.

WFAN–06/14/2011

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Booming Addiction: Baby Boomers Using Drugs In Record Numbers

As they age, Baby Boomers are using drugs in record numbers. Some five percent of the 78 million Boomers admit to abusing drugs – and experts are calling it a booming addiction.

05/20/2011

Bath Salts

N.J. Attorney General Paula Dow Announces Ban On Selling ‘Bath Salts’

Calling them an imminent threat to public safety, Dow has filed emergency rules designed to immediately ban the sale and manufacture of the synthetic drugs.

04/28/2011

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New York City Police Officer Emmanuel Tavarez Pleads Guilty To Helping Rob Cocaine Dealers

Federal prosecutors alleged that the eight-year veteran was part of crew that pulled more than 100 holdups.

04/25/2011

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Riker’s Island Officer Accused In Escape-For-Cocaine Plot

Authorities said an undercover federal agent helped thwart officer Robert Whitfield’s plan. An accomplice, Islime Duvivier, also was arrested.

04/06/2011

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Jamaican Drug Trafficker Sentenced In NY

David Christie was sentenced in Manhattan federal court after being found guilty of narcotics importation and distribution conspiracy. The 44-year-old from Montego Bay was also ordered to forfeit over $3 million.

02/04/2011

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Schumer Wants Ban On Drug-Like Bath Salts

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to ban new designer drugs known as bath salts that are legal in many states even though they pack as much punch as cocaine or methamphetamines.

01/30/2011

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SI Drug Incident Leads To Detectives, Suspects Hospitalized

A wild incident on Staten Island left two detectives and two drug suspects hospitalized on Friday afternoon outside the Manor Heights Shopping Plaza.

01/29/2011

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