Decorative snow globes sneak liquid methamphetamine. A recovery-based argument for supporting safe drug consumption. Military service members arrested in human smuggling and drug probe.
Tennessee Town Dispels ‘Meth-Gator’ Myth [BBC] A police bulletin warning the public of “meth gators” went viral, but the joke was lost on many people. An environmental expert confirmed that a staggering amount of methamphetamine would need to be flushed down the toilet to create gators on speed.
Hip and Sober: The Mocktail Generation [CBC] The emergence of the “sober curious” or “mocktail” movement has shown no sign of slowing down. “[These trends] have influenced the culture and created more opportunities and made it more possible for people to choose to be abstinent.”
As the Nation’s Opioid Crisis Grew, The Pills Got Stronger [AP News] Not only were a shocking amount of opioid pills sold, distributed and prescribed across the U.S. increase over the last decade, their potency was also rising. “It shows it wasn’t just the number of pills being shipped that increased.”
Drug Smugglers on High Seas Prosecuted in North Texas [CBS DFW] Drug smugglers caught at sea are being prosecuted in North Texas. Whether smugglers transport their illicit cargo by submarine or fishing boat, the law allows the U.S. Coast Guard to stop vessels in international waters.