Kenny Morrison soaked in life from his beachfront home. A top chef at a trendy L.A. restaurant, he served dinner to the Hollywood stars, including A-listers.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on addicts who are turning to dentists for prescription drugs like coedine and vicodin.
Mexican authorities were searching Wednesday for two politicians accused of belonging to the Familia Michoacana drug cartel, which is blamed for killing more than 30 federal police officers in a series of attacks since Saturday.
In recent days, Michoacan, the home state of President Felipe Calderon, has become a flashpoint of violence in Mexico's deadly war against drug cartels. Since Calderon went after the drug cartels shortly after coming into office in 2006, more than 10,000 people have died across Mexico, about 1,000 of them police.
The killing last weekend of a Catholic priest and two seminary students in southwest Mexico marked the first time that drug cartel hit men have purposefully targeted a clergyman, said Manuel Corral, public relations secretary for Mexico's Council of Bishops.
It's a snapshot meant to shock: a bloodied woman hunched over with this caption underneath, "My mother knew I'd never hurt her, then she got in the way."
A top Mexican drug cartel suspect has been arrested along with 12 accomplices, including five women, federal authorities said.
Do men who frequently smoke pot have a higher risk of testicular cancer than those who do not? It's possible, according to a new study. However, the researchers say the link is currently a "hypothesis" that needs further testing.
Which drug is the cash cow of the Mexican drug war: cocaine or marijuana? Jeanne Meserve takes a look.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, a 54-year-old drug cartel leader whose nickname means "Shorty," is the most wanted man in Mexico. He's also one of the most wanted men in the United States.
Asia is a major source of opium and heroin for the world market, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Consequently, across Asia, most countries have adopted a severe stance against drug-related crime, and heavy penalties -- including capital punishment -- have been widely adopted.
Feds says teen drug smuggling is on the rise. A veteran smuggler takes CNN's Ed Lavandera inside this dangerous world.
Sitting in high school, math and history lessons never captured Danny Santos' imagination. The drug-fueled streets of the Texas-Mexico border provided his education, and he was an excellent student.
Drug traffickers are throwing everything they've got at getting drugs into the United States any way they can.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on the creative ways in which cartels try to smuggle drugs into the U.S.
President Obama travels to Mexico on Thursday as the United States' neighbor to the south continues to wrestle with increasingly deadly drug wars.
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox speaks to CNN's John Roberts about drug violence across the border.
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled a $700 million plan on Tuesday to help Mexico fight violent drug cartels, which includes a U.S. crackdown on the flow of weapons and money into Mexico.
The troubled son of Ryan O'Neal was busted last year for alleged meth possession
Oscar Reynoso owed his bosses $300,000, and he was running out of time.
A bloody war between Mexican drug cartels is no longer solely a south-of-the-border problem, members of Congress said Tuesday at a hearing on the issue.
Jose Molinar knew something wasn't right. He hadn't heard from his wife for a few hours, which was not sitting well with him.
American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard about gun trafficking into Mexico.
Ciudad Juarez was converted into a fortress as members of President Felipe Calderon's security cabinet met Wednesday in the border town to devise a strategy to combat narcotraffickers.
U.S. investigators have wrapped up a major 21-month drug-enforcement operation aimed at crippling a powerful and violent Mexican cartel operating in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday.
No one, especially not one of Mexico's top law enforcement officials, denies that killings by drug cartels have reached record levels.
A shootout in a border city that leaves five alleged drug traffickers sprawled dead on the street and seven police wounded. A police chief and his bodyguards gunned down outside his house in another border city. Four bridges into the United States shut down by protesters who want the military out of their towns and who officials say are backed by narcotraffickers.
A reporter attempts to work as Mexican police and presumed drug traffickers exchange fire in Reynosa, Mexico.
A former anti-drug czar in Mexico has been arrested on corruption charges in his home state of Chiapas, officials said.
Mexican authorities have detained the country's former drug czar on suspicion that he may have accepted $450,000 a month in bribes from drug traffickers, Mexico's attorney general said Friday.
Whatever the outcome of the official inquiry into the death of officials central to the government's anti-drug effort, the public will suspect the cartels were responsible
Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed senior member of a major Tijuana-based drug cartel after a shootout, U.S. authorities confirmed Sunday.
The leader of Canada's Green Party, which supports the legalization of marijuana, has apologized for never smoking pot.
Afghan drug lords are increasingly converting opium into heroin at home with outside technical help and chemicals smuggled from abroad, the U.N. said
Rep. Barney Frank introduced a House bill Wednesday that would end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, or about a quarter-pound, of marijuana.
Rep. Barney Frank says he supports a law to remove federal penalties for possessing up to 100 grams of marijuana.
The U.S. should stop arresting responsible marijuana users, Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday, announcing a proposal to end federal penalties for Americans carrying fewer than 100 grams, almost a quarter-pound, of the substance.
A global survey finds that Americans are most likely to have tried illegal drugs
Afghan police this week seized a massive stockpile of hashish, a stash that weighed as much as 30 double-decker London buses, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Wednesday.
The boy looked to be about 12 or 13 years old. Chubby, he struggled a bit with his bicycle as he rode to where we stood. He had a slight smirk as he played a tape that blared music from speakers tied to his bike.
The Colombian government sent 14 suspected paramilitary leaders to the United States on drug charges Tuesday after authorities said they violated a 2003 deal with the government.
Colombian police have killed a drug trafficker who the government says is one of the most sought-after fugitive outside the country's rebel leaders.
Sophisticated submarine-like boats are the latest tool drug runners are using to bring cocaine north from Colombia, U.S. officials say.
Workers who are legally prescribed marijuana to treat illness can still be fired from their jobs, following a ruling Thursday from the California Supreme Court.
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.
Should doctors refuse treatment if it conflicts with their religious beliefs? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look.
The United Nations is calling on NATO to do more to stop the Afghan opium trade after a new survey showed how the drug dominates Afghanistan's economy.
Denver and the small town of Hailey, Idaho, join the liberalizing trend toward rolling back the tough laws on pot
The United States, Colombia and Mexico are slowing the flow of cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S., according to new figures from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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
The feds call industrial hemp a controlled substance -- the same as pot, heroin, LSD -- but advocates say a sober analysis reveals a harmless, renewable cash crop with thousands of applications that are good for the environment.
North Dakota's agriculture commissioner believes the U.S. should get into the business of producing hemp products.
Bumper cannabis crops -- and tighter border controls -- are creating a looming internal drug problem for the country
Federal drug officials say they've arrested 124 people and busted 56 labs in the largest illegal steroid investigation in U.S. history.
More arrests could come in an international steroid drug bust. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
Reputed drug kingpin Diego Montoya was arrested in western Colombia.
An alleged drug kingpin was captured in his underwear Monday, hiding in a bush outside a house in western Colombia, government officials said in Bogota.
The momentum behind changing New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws seems gone, as lawmakers worry about narcotics kingpins getting out of jail
From his parked car, Jack, the special agent from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, had a clear view of the entrance to the Empress Hotel in La Jolla, Calif. It was Dec. 14, an overcast day, and Jack's men were all in place. They were hoping to arrest a key figure in Mexico's steroid industry, a pharmaceuticals executive and trained veterinarian named Alberto Saltiel-Cohen, who, according to a tip, was staying at the Empress.
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
We're fighting a war that is inflicting even greater casualties than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, incredibly, costing even more money. We're losing the War on Drugs, and we've been in retreat for three decades.
The investigation that exposed an allegedly corrupt Virginia sheriff's department began with a package containing vials of a date-rape drug.
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has hit record levels -- up by more than 40 percent from 2005 -- despite hundreds of millions in counternarcotics money, Western officials told The Associated Press.
One of the world's most wanted drug lords was captured Wednesday aboard a recreational fishing boat off Mexico's Baja peninsula, federal law enforcement officials said.
A man on the United States' list of most-wanted international drug traffickers was arrested Wednesday morning in Brazil, officials said.
A two-year investigation into a Colombian heroin ring netted more than 65 pounds of drugs, resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people and saved the lives of some drug-smuggling Labrador retrievers, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the arrest Wednesday of 78 people as part of a probe into a suspected Colombian heroin ring accused of using artwork, furniture and clothing to smuggle drugs into the United States.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday it has wrapped up an operation aimed at shutting down an alleged Atlanta-based hub of a major Mexican drug cartel.
More than 400 suspected producers and distributors of methamphetamine are in custody after DEA-led task forces fanned out in about 200 U.S. towns and cities in an operation aimed at denting the growing scourge of meth abuse, officials announced Tuesday.
A two-year undercover investigation targeting money laundering operations in the United States and Colombia has resulted in 81 indictments and 36 arrests of people allegedly connected to a major drug cartel, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled doctors can be blocked from prescribing marijuana for patients suffering from pain caused by cancer or other serious illnesses.
Luggage security at Sydney airport is under scrutiny amid revelations more baggage handlers may be stood down next week.
The earlier a young person uses marijuana the greater the risk for mental health problems later in life, the director of National Drug Control Policy said Tuesday, basing his conclusion on a survey of medical research.
An accused heroin kingpin has been indicted and arrested in a massive narcotics conspiracy involving Afghanistan's former Taliban regime, U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley has said.
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.
A major drug trafficking operation that allegedly moved cocaine, marijuana, and cash between Colombia and the United States through the Caribbean has been dealt a major blow, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Wednesday.
U.S. federal agents have arrested Haiti's former national police chief in Miami, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Caribbean nation, according to a DEA spokesman and court documents.
The New York City Police Department said Thursday it has cracked a major drug ring it says brought more than $75 million worth of cocaine from Guyana to the New York area each year.
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