Tag: Cocaine

West Virginia, a mountainous state of less than two million people, is among one of the hardest hit communities in the US which is facing an epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse

Oregon Bill to Make Heroin, Cocaine Possession a Misdemeanor

A bill that would reduce drug felonies to misdemeanors for first-time possessions of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other hard drugs passed through the Oregon state legislature on Thursday and is likely to be signed into law by Governor Kate Brown.

Woman Straps $45K in Heroin to Buttocks at Mexican Border

Officers noticed something suspicious about a 47-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, as she attempted to enter the U.S. through the pedestrian border lines. Upon further inspection, officers discovered nearly 3 pounds of heroin strapped to her buttocks, worth an estimated $45,000.

We Need More Money to Fight Cartels, DHS Officials Tell Congress

U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress they need more equipment, cutter fleets, and manpower to fight transnational drug cartels from Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe. Cartels have almost unlimited funds to traffic drugs into the country, they say.

Newborn Exposure to Drugs Triples in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – The number of newborn babies who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol in Louisiana has tripled since 2008, mostly due to the massive rise and popularity of heroin being trafficked into the state through the U.S. southern border.