Barkly Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin steps down while facing drug charges

Barkly Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin steps down while facing drug charges

The mayor of a remote Northern Territory region is stepping down while he faces drug charges laid this week. Jeffrey McLaughlin was arrested and charged in Tennant Creek on Monday He said he would step down to avoid “detracting” from council’s work Deputy Mayor Dianne Stokes will step in until further notice Barkly Mayor Jeffrey … Read more

Welcome to the World’s Oddest Pot Party, Thrown By the Local Police

Welcome to the World’s Oddest Pot Party, Thrown By the Local Police

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md.—It was a pot party with a twist. The cops were hosting. “Have some fun,” Montgomery County Police Lt. John O’Brien urged the 10 marijuana enthusiasts who had brought joints, blunts, edibles, vape pens and at least one bong to the public-safety training academy in this suburban Maryland county.

Marijuana Retail Licenses in New York Are Going First to Those Convicted of Drug Crimes

Marijuana Retail Licenses in New York Are Going First to Those Convicted of Drug Crimes

New York regulators want people who were affected by marijuana criminalization to get the first licenses to sell recreational pot in the state, an effort to redress what they see as the harms of the drug war and to prevent large companies from dominating the market. New York isn’t the first state to try to … Read more

Adelaide man who allegedly stole car with baby inside seeks to withdraw guilty pleas, claiming he was affected by drugs

Adelaide man who allegedly stole car with baby inside seeks to withdraw guilty pleas, claiming he was affected by drugs

An Adelaide man who pleaded guilty to abducting a four-month-old baby during a carjacking was still “strung out” on drugs when he confessed, a court has heard. Key points: Ilias Latsis allegedly stole a car with a baby inside in May He pleaded guilty to theft and abduction The court has been told he now intends … Read more

Ontario police seize enough fentanyl to kill all of Toronto and more in huge drug bust

Ontario police seize enough fentanyl to kill all of Toronto and more in huge drug bust

Police in Ontario just announced yet another massive bust of an organized crime ring on Tuesday that involved shocking amounts of drugs that have been driving the opioid crisis in Canada and abroad. Peel Regional Police uncovered more than a whopping $12.4 million of illicit substances in what they are deeming Project Warrior, a joint effort between the … Read more

People are being kicked out of Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto for taking photos

People are being kicked out of Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto for taking photos

A former vaudeville theatre turned bookstore turned Shoppers Drug Mart location is truly an interior to behold, but just don’t try and go taking photos inside the majestic space in Bloor West Village. The former Runnymede Theatre existed as a vaudeville theatre, bingo hall, and later a Famous Players movie theatre until 1999, when Chapters … Read more

It’s been six years since Vancouver approved a ‘fentanyl tax.’ Is it helping?

It’s been six years since Vancouver approved a ‘fentanyl tax.’ Is it helping?

It’s been nearly six years since Vancouver city council approved an 0.5-per cent property tax hike in an effort to battle the deadly drug crisis. Earlier that year, the BC Coroners Service had declared a public health emergency as fentanyl flooded the streets, and the month before council approved the tax hike, four people died … Read more

Hundreds of Somali-American Youths Held Captive in Rehab Centers; ‘They Were Torturing Me’ – The Wall Street Journal

Hundreds of Somali-American Youths Held Captive in Rehab Centers; ‘They Were Torturing Me’ – The Wall Street Journal

Hundreds of Somali-American Youths Held Captive in Rehab Centers; ‘They Were Torturing Me’  The Wall Street Journal

High | Official Trailer | Akshay Oberoi | Ranvir Shorey | MX Player – MX Player

High | Official Trailer | Akshay Oberoi | Ranvir Shorey | MX Player – MX Player

High | Official Trailer | Akshay Oberoi | Ranvir Shorey | MX Player  MX Player

Drugmaker Endo Says Bankruptcy Likely Imminent

Drugmaker Endo Says Bankruptcy Likely Imminent

Endo International PLC, a pharmaceutical manufacturer facing thousands of lawsuits alleging it fueled the opioid addiction crisis, said Tuesday that it is likely to file for bankruptcy imminently. The company said it is in negotiations with a group of senior lenders that it expects will result in an agreement for a chapter 11 filing. Endo … Read more