| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:33 AM
Alarmed by reports of kids and adults getting sick on synthetic drugs, South Florida declared war on the manmade weed and psychoactive bath salts being sold openly at local stores.
Cities and counties throughout the region passed bans last year after...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A blonde walks up to a kiosk at the Swap Shop on Saturday and asks for a packet of Cloud Nine, a popular brand of synthetic marijuana.
A clerk reaches behind the counter and hands over a powder-blue packet with a smiley-face cloud. She doesn't realize...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Springfield and two men from Kirbyville are indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2.
Travis Butchee, also known as “Donkey,&...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
An Aberdeen man who was arrested after an August drug bust at a Main Street art gallery admitted Thursday to two synthetic drug charges.
Brandon J. Messmer, 37, pleaded guilty to possession of synthetic cannabis and possession of bath salts. He will...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man and a Kirbyville, Mo., man were charged in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:09 PM
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- Besides producing an instantly addictive drug, methamphetamine labs are time bombs that can kill with fumes and flames. A first-of-its-kind drug lab was recently discovered here in northwest Arkansas.
What was fizzing and...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Synthetic marijuana ranked in the top three substances abused by the nation's high school students in 2012, according to a new report compiled by the Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The drug -- herbs...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Move over lead-containing kiddie toys; psychoactive designer drugs are on their way to becoming China's most deadly exports.
A relatively obscure compound nicknamed "25-I" is the newest in a string of these "research chemicals" available for purchase...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
I love the fact that UCF wants to build a tiki bar at its football stadium, but I don't think the school is going far enough in trying to create a tropical motif at its games. I'm thinking George O'Leary should...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:38 AM
College athletics are a cesspool of hypocrisy.
But you knew that.
At least I hope you did, and weren’t gullible enough to continue believing in the rah-rah, feel-good nonsense that the NCAA tries to sell you as the most absurd marketing...