Mar 13, 2014 — The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.
Feb 22, 2014 — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, was arrested in the Pacific coastal city of Mazatlan, according to officials.
Jan 29, 2014 — Undercover police officers say they bought heroin at a McDonald's in Pittsburgh, acting on a tip that included a code phrase. They were then allegedly given a Happy Meal box containing the drug.
Jan 9, 2014 — The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.
Dec 16, 2013 — Government-sponsored drug consumption rooms may be helping save the lives of drug users in Denmark. Addicts can use drugs safely and without being judged in the "fix rooms," which have medical staff on duty to treat overdoses.
Oct 2, 2013 — Ross William Ulbricht, 29, known by his hacker handle "Dread Pirate Roberts," is charged with conspiracy to drug trafficking, hacking and money laundering.
Aug 28, 2013 — Disability and illness caused by opioids, amphetamines, cocaine and cannabis increased by more than 50 percent over the two decades prior to 2010. Opioid dependence in particular has become much more common.
Feb 22, 2013 — Kids whose parents have talked to them about the dangers of drugs are more likely to think that using isn't OK. That message can become mixed when parents bring up their own experience. There's no need to lie to a child, but parents should be careful about offering too much information.
Dec 18, 2012 — In South Africa, drug users are crushing HIV medications and mixing them with marijuana, heroin and other illicit drugs. Public health workers worry that people who smoke so-called whoonga are helping to fuel the rise of drug-resistant HIV.
Dec 12, 2012 — The pot was put into 30 containers and shot from Mexico into a field near Yuma, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection agents say. In other smuggling news, authorities in Spain say they arrested a woman who tried to smuggle cocaine in her breast implants.