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A Mexican national who pleaded guilty to trying to buy a Stinger missile and other military weapons for a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

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Elementary school principal arrested on drug chargesupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 15:09:00

A central Florida elementary school principal has been arrested on drug charges after a sting operation, authorities said Saturday.

Watch guy overdose on 'bath salts'updated: Fri Jun 08 2012 11:22:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to recovering addict Freddy Sharp about his overdose on the drug called "bath salts."

Ohio fire chief blames fatal nursing home fire on secret meth labupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 23:06:00

A nursing home fire that killed one person and injured several others in Ohio was caused by "a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory" in one of the facility's rooms, a fire official said Monday.

Mexico captures suspected methamphetamine producerupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 12:43:00

Police have captured a man they allege is one of the main producers of methamphetamine for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, authorities said.

Man back in court after allegedly using pencils, pen to stab three of his attorneys updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 02:02:00

Joshua Monson will be in a Washington state courtroom Monday, but he may not have a lawyer with him.

ICE agent arrested on drug charges after chaseupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 16:45:00

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention officer was arrested this week on suspicion of marijuana possession after a pursuit in which he was seen throwing bundles of marijuana out the window of his truck, according to federal court documents.

Alleged drug dealer indicted after multimillion-dollar drug seizureupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 14:15:00

A New York City grand jury indicted an alleged drug kingpin and three suspected associates Monday after authorities seized a stash of methamphetamine and heroin valued at more than $6.5 million, the Drug Enforcement Administration said.

676 arrested, tons of drugs seized in U.S. bust of Mexican cartelsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 21:51:00

U.S. law enforcement seized thousands of pounds of drugs and arrested hundreds of people in a synchronized bust targeting Mexican drug cartels and their associates, federal authorities said Friday.

Fire at suspected meth lab kills 3 childrenupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 17:30:00

A suspected methamphetamine lab operating out of Lilburn, Georgia, house caught fire Thursday, resulting in the deaths of three children who lived there, according to police and fire officials.

Man sought in deaths of 3 children in suspected meth lab fireupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 17:12:00

Investigators in Georgia were looking Friday for a man who left the scene of a suburban Atlanta house fire that killed three children, authorities said.

War on bath salt drugupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:04:00

CNN's Deborah Feyerick takes a look at how easy it is to obtain a drug as dangerous as meth.

Dream home becomes meth lab nightmareupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 09:57:00

First-time home buyers Jenn Friberg and Rob Quigley grapple with a meth problem in the new home. CNN's Sarah Hoye reports.

Couple's first home is a meth houseupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 09:57:00

Jenn Friberg makes her way down the upstairs hallway to the master bedroom. The clacking of her high-heeled boots against the hardwood floor echoes throughout the two-story house.

Police find record amount of meth during Georgia raidupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 16:22:00

Police raided a major methamphetamine lab in an Atlanta, Georgia, suburb, discovering a large amount of crystal meth and liquid methamphetamine oil, they said Tuesday.

Fugitive gets 14 years in prison after 14 years on the lamupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 18:49:00

A Colorado Springs, Colorado, man who spent 14 years on the run will spend the next 14 years in federal prison, plus another three years on supervised release for drug crimes and failure to appear, the federal Department of Justice said Friday.

CNNMoney: CVS to pay $77.6 million in meth caseupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 18:20:00

CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $77.6 million in fines and returned profits in a case alleging improper control in the sale of an ingredient used to make methamphetamine, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

CVS to pay $77.6 million in meth ingredient caseupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 17:45:00

Illegal sales practices by CVS Pharmacy Inc. allowed criminals to make mass purchases of a component used in the manufacturer of methamphetamine, said federal prosecutors, who announced a settlement Thursday that will cost the company $77.6 million and bring new controls.

Authorities seize $45 million of narcotics in California drug bustupdated: Sat Jun 26 2010 04:05:00

Authorities in southern California said the strong smell of marijuana helped them discover $45 million worth of drugs in the back of a tractor-trailer they had pulled over for a traffic violation.

People.com: Michael Douglas: Prison Will Help My Son 'Start Afresh'updated: Mon May 03 2010 13:37:00

"He's a great young man," says the Oscar winner. "And I wouldn't be supporting him if I didn't feel that way."

Do graphic PSAs have you changing the channel or glued to the tube?updated: Tue Apr 20 2010 14:07:00

A razor blade sitting in a blood-splattered bathroom sink. A bacteria-infested toilet seat that wouldn't be welcome in a gas station. Open lesions and gray, jagged teeth peeking out from behind chapped lips. These are images that have become hard to ignore in some parts of the United States.

743 pounds of marijuana found in septic tank truck, Arizona police sayupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 22:13:00

In a messy drug bust this week, investigators uncovered more than 700 pounds of marijuana stuffed in a septic tank truck full of human waste, Arizona police said Friday.

People.com: Michael Douglas's Son Admits Drug Dealingupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:54:00

Cameron Douglas also pleads guilty to heroin possession

Agassi admits crystal meth useupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 17:31:00

In his upcoming autobiography, Andre Agassi admits to using crystal meth. CNN's Alex Thomas reports.

Major drug bustupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 18:06:00

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks about the latest illegal drug arrest.

Ex-skater Bobek pleads not guilty in methamphetamine caseupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 21:27:00

Former figure skating champion and Olympian Nicole Bobek was free on bond Tuesday after New Jersey police accused her of being part of a drug ring.

Fawcett's family and friends say goodbyeupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 07:56:00

Friends and family of actress Farrah Fawcett -- including longtime partner Ryan O'Neal and their son Redmond, who was temporarily freed from jail for the service -- gathered Tuesday to say goodbye.

Meth ads talk to teens in Spanishupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 16:43:00

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."

Redmond O'Neal gets rehab instead of jailupdated: Fri May 01 2009 07:18:00

Redmond O'Neal, son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, will get another chance to kick his drug addiction before facing more jail time.

People.com: Redmond O'Neal Tells Judge Farrah Fawcett Down to 86 Lbsupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 20:26:00

The troubled son of actor Ryan O'Neal is given another chance at rehab

Study: More whites, fewer blacks going to prison for drugsupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 13:55:00

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.

Drugs from Mexico to U.S.updated: Thu Mar 26 2009 12:51:00

How do drugs from Mexico get to the United States? Tom Foreman traces the route.

Ex-DEA agent: Treatment, education key in drug warupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 12:51:00

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues high-level talks with Mexico's leaders this week, her comments about responsibility in the U.S.-Mexico drug trade have struck a chord with officials familiar with U.S. anti-drug efforts.

20 alleged Hispanic gang members indicted in Coloradoupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 19:13:00

Twenty alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent have been indicted in Colorado on drug and firearm charges, authorities said Tuesday.

Haggard accuser speaks outupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 01:29:00

A man who says he had a sexual relationship with Ted Haggard says he's emotionally scarred by the experience.

Disgraced pastor Haggard admits second relationship with manupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 01:29:00

Evangelical pastor Ted Haggard described Thursday as "fundamentally true" an assertion that he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 20-year-old male volunteer in 2006.

HBO's Haggard documentaryupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 14:57:00

Watch this clip of HBO's documentary on Ted Haggard. In this scene, Haggard is on his way to an interview.

People.com: Jodie Sweetin & Husband Working to Avoid Custody Battleupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 17:18:00

The Full House star and Cody Herpin mediate over their 9-month-old in court

Bush pardons 19, commutes sentence of meth dealerupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 19:47:00

President George W. Bush granted pardons Tuesday to 19 citizens charged with a variety of crimes, but none was prominent.

People.com: Court Investigated Jodie Sweetin for Substance Abuseupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 11:01:00

"Right now she needs to be strong and think about our daughter," the actress's estranged husband tells PEOPLE

People.com: Tatum O'Neal Speaks Out about Ryan and Redmond's Drug Arrestsupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 10:41:00

The Oscar winner tells PEOPLE she's "worried," and hopes her dad and half-brother can "get the help they need"

U.S. Attorney: Threat against Obama not 'operational'updated: Tue Aug 26 2008 20:30:00

There is not enough evidence to conclude that three people arrested with drugs and weapons posed a "true threat" to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the Denver U.S. Attorney said Tuesday.

Spree killing suspect held on $1 million bailupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 16:13:00

A man suspected of bludgeoning eight people to death is a methamphetamine addict with a history of fighting with police, an investigator said as the suspected spree killer made his first court appearance.

People.com: Redmond O'Neal Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Meth Possessionupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 11:15:00

Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's son makes a deal in DUI case

Time.com: Report: Wildlife Refuges Underfundedupdated: Fri May 23 2008 10:00:00

America's wildlife refuges are so short of money that one-third have no staff, property is in disrepair, and drug dealers are using them for illicit purposes, a study says

Romney ad attacks Huckabee as soft on crimeupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 14:30:00

In a new TV ad airing in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped up his attacks on rival Mike Huckabee, this time accusing the former Arkansas governor of being soft on crime.

Romney: Huckabee soft on crimeupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 14:30:00

In a campaign ad airing in Iowa, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claims rival Mike Huckabee was soft on crime.

People.com: Fergie: Give Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan a Breakupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 11:45:00

Fergie - no stranger to tabloid attention - says she can relate to what Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are going through.

People.com: Tom Sizemore Begs Judge to Spare Him Jailupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 13:13:00

A tearful Tom Sizemore begged a judge Tuesday to spare him prison for violating his probation in a drug case.

People.com: Tom Sizemore Surrenders to Courtupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 08:54:00

Tom Sizemore surrendered to a Los Angeles court Tuesday on an arrest warrant for allegedly violating probation.

People.com: Rosie O'Donnell Compares Fame to Crystal Methupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 09:03:00

Rosie O'Donnell knows about fame - and she doesn't have very nice things to say about it.

Nuclear lab's security scrutinized updated: Thu Oct 26 2006 12:15:00

Federal officials are examining security measures at a nuclear weapons laboratory after three computer memory sticks from the lab were found at a suspected methamphetamine lab, officials say.

Jail, prison populations rise 2.6 percentupdated: Sun May 21 2006 15:05:00

More than 1,000 inmates were added to the nation's prisons and jails each week from June 2004 to June 2005, according to a report issued Sunday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ashley Smith fights drug addiction, and for her childupdated: Thu Mar 09 2006 11:11:00

"It's very strange to be here," Ashley Smith said as she returned to the apartment that one year ago was the setting for the last act of a deadly 26-hour drama that terrorized the Atlanta area.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 12:39:00

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ali MacGraw will make her Broadway debut in "Festen," the London hit that will also star Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden and Julianna Margulies.

Atlanta operation of Mexican drug cartel bustedupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 08:05:00

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.

Meth sweep nets 427 suspectsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 19:02:00

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.

Feds: Meth seizure largest in eastern U.S.updated: Wed Mar 09 2005 13:23:00

Federal drug agents in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, have made what authorities call the largest seizure of methamphetamine in the eastern United States.

Drug-resistant HIV strain alarms officialsupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 22:26:00

Health officials in New York City are alarmed after a man infected with a highly drug-resistant strain of HIV progressed to full-blown AIDS within months of diagnosis.

Everyday HIVupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 14:02:00

After her divorce, Jane Fowler did what any single person might do: She started dating. She was 48 at the time.

Review: Jenna Jameson's crazy porn lifeupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 10:22:00

Sing, Muse, of your meteoric ascent from a seething pit of pure, all-American white trash.

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