A little grandmother has pleaded guilty for her role in a big New York drug ring.
A former Puerto Rico police officer was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for his role in providing security for drug deals in an FBI sting in which he received $2,000 per transaction, authorities said.
A joint drug investigation in Hong Kong hauled a record cocaine shipment worth an estimated street value of U.S. $98 million, customs officials said.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes over the revelations revealed in Whitney Houston's autopsy report, which was released Wednesday.
Whitney Houston drowned face down in a tub of "extremely hot water" about 12 inches deep, the final autopsy report on the singer's death said.
Heart disease and cocaine use were also listed as factors in Houston's death.
Whitney Houston died from an accidental drowning in a hotel bathtub, but the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" were contributing factors in her death, the Los Angeles County coroner said in an initial autopsy report released Thursday.
NFL player Sam Hurd faces federal drug charges and has been cut from the Chicago Bears team.
The Chicago Bears waived wide receiver Sam Hurd on Friday, two days after federal authorities arrested him on charges of conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine.
NFL player Samuel Hurd has been arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday.
Brooke Mueller has reconsidered her decision to undergo at-home drug rehab. Instead, Charlie Sheen's ex-wife has checked into an in-patient treatment center, her spokesman said Tuesday.
Brooke Mueller, the ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen, will undergo drug rehab at home while caring for her young twins, her spokesman said Monday.
Brooke Mueller, the ex-wife of actor Charlie Sheen, was arrested early Saturday in Colorado and charged with assault and cocaine possession, police said.
Law enforcement officials seized 300 kilograms of cocaine from a yacht in a coastal town off of Queensland, the Australian Federal Police said.
CNN's Rafael Romo reports on the plight of Colombian farmers who grow legal crops that are ruined by cocaine fumigation.
Abelardo Joya's life and livelihood vanished in a matter of seconds. When a fumigation plane flew over his farm in September 2010, mistakenly targeting his crops with coca eradication chemicals, his small cacao, yucca and plantain plants didn't stand a chance. Brown and crisp, they can no longer produce food.
Bolivian indigenous leaders vow to keep fighting a road project through a national park on their ancestral homeland even though President Evo Morales said he would suspend construction pending a national dialogue.
Long before crack, drug wars and celebrity addicts, cocaine was touted as a miracle drug by doctors like Sigmund Freud.
A suspected drug kingpin on the "15 Most Wanted" fugitives list has been arrested in Los Angeles, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday.
Lenny Dykstra, a three-time major league All-Star outfielder who played for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, was charged Monday with multiple counts of allegedly leasing cars using phony businesses and credit information, and with drug possession, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office announced.
David Charles Schubert allegedly bought crack cocaine as the law looked on
Two U.S. marshals who were shot while carrying out an arrest warrant in West Virginia are expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman said. A third marshal, Derek Hotsinpiller, was fatally wounded in the incident.
A deputy U.S. marshal who had been with the service for just over a year was fatally shot while serving an arrest warrant Wednesday morning in West Virginia, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service.
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Singer Bruno Mars appeared in a Las Vegas, Nevada, court Wednesday morning to accept a "deferred adjudication" deal on a drug charge, his lawyer Blair Berk confirmed.
The Netherlands recalled its ambassador from Iran, it said Monday, after Iran executed a Dutch-Iranian woman in spite of Dutch efforts to intervene in her case.
The Netherlands froze all ties with Iran Sunday after Tehran hanged a Dutch-Iranian woman a day earlier, calling the execution a "shocking act by a barbaric regime."
Singer Bruno Mars can avoid prosecution for a Las Vegas, Nevada, drug arrest if he stays out of trouble for a year, gets drug counseling, does 200 hours of community service and pays a $2,000 fine, according to terms of a deal confirmed by the prosecutor's office Friday.
A man who fled his trial on drug and racketeering charges in 1979 and eluded police in several different countries while on the run was arrested Thursday at a Florida senior living community, U.S. Marshals said.
Rafael Romo reports in some areas of Colombia, farmers have switched from coca plants to less profitable but legal crops.
Police say five Columbia University students were arrested for selling drugs from on-campus housing.
For 42 years, Ronald Foster didn't know he had a felony conviction for cutting up pennies.
A federal judge pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of drug possession and another charge, admitting he had paid a stripper to buy drugs for the two to use together.
A federal judge in Georgia, arrested after federal agents say he bought drugs for a stripper, will plead guilty to some charges on Friday, his attorney said.
In a pair of unrelated incidents, three suspects were apprehended at New York-area airports within days of each other for attempting to smuggle $1.4 million worth of cocaine and heroin through customs, federal officials said Friday.
Federal authorities dismantled a large-scale cocaine trafficking organization in Denver, Colorado, with the indictment of 35 people, officials said Monday.
Paris Hilton was placed on probation for a year under a plea deal to settle a cocaine possession charge.
Paris Hilton entered guilty pleas on two misdemeanor counts in a Las Vegas court and was placed on probation for a year Monday morning under a plea deal to settle a cocaine possession charge.
Paris Hilton will face a Las Vegas, Nevada, judge Monday morning to accept a plea deal in her cocaine possession case, the prosecutor and a source close to the defense said.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Jim Dixon rushed her through to avoid "disruptions"
Prosecutors in Clark County, Nevada, filed a felony charge against Paris Hilton on Monday stemming from her arrest over the weekend on suspicion of cocaine possession.
The heiress had .8 grams of cocaine and a broken Albuterol pill in her purse, police say
The heiress was booked by Las Vegas police and released after the drug is found in her purse
A Clayton County, Georgia, police officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he took money to protect illegal drug deals, possessed a stolen firearm and stole personal property from drivers during traffic stops, a U.S. attorney announced Wednesday.
President Obama signed a bill Tuesday reducing the disparity in penalties for the use of crack and powder cocaine, according to the White House.
A sweeping drug bust in Puerto Rico involving more than 500 U.S. drug agents and Puerto Rican police early Friday is being described by officials as the biggest drug trafficking arrest/operation ever conducted on the Caribbean island.
If current trends continue, Peru is poised to overtake Colombia as the world's top producer of coca, the plant used in the production of cocaine, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.
Police in Gambia have seized a record haul of Europe-bound cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars, a statement from British authorities said Wednesday.
Rapper T.I. was released from prison on Tuesday after seven months, his attorney confirmed.
A second post-mortem questions whether drugs played a role in the salesman's death
An experimental vaccine for cocaine addicts can help some users kick the habit, according to a new study.
Colombian and Mexican drug cartels have jumped the Atlantic Ocean and expanded into West Africa, working closely with local criminal gangs to carve out a staging area for an assault on the lucrative European market.
A three-letter typo has slashed years off a prison sentence for a repeat drug offender in Ohio.
Chris Shurn walked out of San Quentin Prison last June after serving nearly four years of hard time for possession of crack cocaine and a weapon charge. He joined the many men paroled each year in Oakland, California, where the recidivism rate is more than 50 percent.
"Get yourself together." Mary Williams repeated those three words often to her 28-year-old daughter, who served three years in a Kansas prison for a 1988 armed robbery.
There are no welcome signs on the approach to Camargo.
For the first time since the war on drugs became a national law enforcement obsession in the mid-1980s, the number of African-Americans in state prisons for drug offenses has declined, a criminal justice reform organization said.
Chris Shurn walked out of San Quentin Prison in June after serving four years of hard time for possession of crack cocaine and a weapon charge. He joined at least 3,000 men paroled each year in Oakland, California, where the recidivism rate is more than 50 percent.
Iraq war veteran Patrick Lett admits he made a mistake, one that sent him to jail and resulted in a criminal record.
I was truly honored to participate in the CNN documentary "Black in America."
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was released from a London hospital after an overnight stay to treat what her spokesman said was an adverse reaction to medication
London police have arrested two alleged drug dealers linked to the singer's infamous video
Some crack cocaine convicts can begin applying for early release. What will the impact be? CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
At least four federal inmates convicted on crack cocaine charges were freed Monday, a result of federal efforts to close the gap between sentences doled out for crack and for its purer, powder counterpart.
Musician Ike Turner died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.
Music legend Ike Turner died of a cocaine overdose, the San Diego medical examinerâs office confirmed Wednesday.
Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein reveals a tortured past – including a suicide attempt – in a new interview.
CNN's Kelli Arena profiles a mother fighting to reduce wide disparities in federal prison terms for cocaine offenders.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal judges have the discretion to give "reasonably" shorter prison terms for crack-cocaine crimes to reduce the disparity with crimes involving cocaine powder.
The debate over why some prisoners serving time for crack cocaine charges should get out early. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering retroactive changes that could mean shortened sentences for nearly 20,000 federal prisoners convicted of crack cocaine related offenses.
The use and trafficking of crack have long been treated more harshly than the same offenses for powder cocaine. New federal sentencing guidelines aim to rectify that
Lindsay Lohan will serve at least 24 hours in jail in her drunken-driving cases under the terms of a plea deal reached Thursday.
The momentum behind changing New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws seems gone, as lawmakers worry about narcotics kingpins getting out of jail
Lindsay Lohan was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., early Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after a brief car chase, authorities confirm to PEOPLE.
As America's appetite for coke fades, Guinea Bissau has become a key transit point for Colombia's narco-traffickers with an eye on the growing European market
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review whether judges are required to impose dramatically longer sentences for crack cocaine than for cocaine powder
Troubled former boxing champion Johnny Tapia is in a critical condtion in a New Mexico hospital after a reported drug overdose.
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was fined £770 ($1,523) for possession of drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis Monday.
Fifty leaders of the Colombian rebel group FARC, described as "narcoterrorists" by U.S. authorities, have been indicted in Washington for allegedly exporting more than $25 billion worth of cocaine to the U.S. and other countries, Justice Department officials announced Wednesday.
In 1990, the FBI busted Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry for crack cocaine. Today, the 68-year-old self-proclaimed "mayor for life" is back in politics, serving on the D.C. City Council.
When William Fairchild's friend traded her car for $70 worth of crack cocaine, police say he helped carry out an elaborate scheme to get it back from the drug dealer.
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