Article Category: Illegal Drugs

Ethiopian Rehab Facility Begins Offering Treatment For Khat Addiction

Nathan Yerby ❘

Khat is a popular drug in Ethiopia, so the country's only publicly-operated rehab center has started to treat its patients for khat addiction.

Update: Aaron Shamo Convicted Of Organizing Plot To Sell Fentanyl On The Dark Web

Nathan Yerby ❘

A jury has convicted Aaron Shamo of leading a conspiracy to sell fentanyl-laced pills throughout America. He will spend the remainder of his life in prison.

U.S. And Canadian Authorities Unravel International Narcotics Conspiracy, DOJ Indicts 30 Suspects

Nathan Yerby ❘

The Justice Department has indicted thirty members of a scheme to distribute meth, cocaine, heroin, and Ecstasy in the U.S. and Canada.

Drug Dealer Charged In Connection With Death Of Mac Miller

Jena Hilliard ❘

Prosecutors have charged drug dealer Cameron James Pettit in connection with the overdose of rapper Mac Miller by supplying counterfiet Oxycodone pills.

West Virginia Center Established For Babies Battling Drug Exposure

Krystina Murray ❘

A local West Virginia center accepts babies suffering from opioid exposure, offering specialized care for drug-caused Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

Illicit Drug Spending Nearly Eclipses Spending On Alcohol In The US

Michael Muldoon ❘

American yearly drug spending is approaching the amount spent on alcohol per year. Researchers look toward governemtn for more research funding.

Trial Begins In Utah For Aaron Shamo, Alleged Leader Of Dark Web Fentanyl Conspiracy

Nathan Yerby ❘

A trial has begun in Utah for Aaron Shamo, a former Eagle Scout who allegedly earned millions of dollars from selling fentanyl on the Dark Web.

Former American Idol Facing At Least 10 Years In Prison

Michael Muldoon ❘

American Idol contestant Antonella Barba finds herself pleading guilty to 11 federal drug charges. Police found cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in her car.

Study Confirms First-Time Drug Use Most Likely To Occur In The Summer

Krystina Murray ❘

A study conducted by NYU researchers found that an individual is most likely to experiment with drug use for the first time in the summer months.

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