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Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

Subway Train Kills Man Released From Jail Over Drug Lab Errors

When the drugs involved in Nwakanma Ochei’s case were sent to a new lab, authorities found less cocaine than the amount used to convict him.

03/17/2012

Marijuana Cigarette (file / credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmaker Looks To Expand Tax Collection From Illegal Drugs

In Connecticut, drug dealers, by law, are meant to pay taxes on the cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs they sell illegally.

03/09/2012

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Drug Bust On Staten Island Nets 19

The suspects are charged with turning the South Shore of the Island into a veritable supermarket for drugs, with everything from oxycodone pills to cocaine and LSD for sale.

02/16/2012

Zurana Horton was killed amid crossfire in Brownsville Friday afternoon. (credit: handout)

Over A Dozen Alleged Drug Dealers Busted In Brooklyn After Shooting Of Mother

1800 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn drew the attention of narcotics investigators after a was killed by a stray bullet while picking up her child from school.

02/16/2012

The United Nations (file/credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Sources: 30 Pounds Of Cocaine Found At United Nations

Sources tell CBS 2 that the New York Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency are investigating a delivery of cocaine to the United Nations.

01/26/2012

Jim Murphy and Mike Zotto (file / credit: Strategic Protection Group)

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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