Drugs

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman" (C), is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City.   (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Seizes Upon Prison Escape Of Mexico’s Most Powerful Drug Lord To Bolster Immigration Stance

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is using the escape of Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin to bolster his arguments about illegal immigration.

07/13/2015

(CBS)

San Francisco Probation Officer Allegedly Leaves Gun, Cocaine Behind In Fanny Pack At Hotel Near Disneyland

A San Francisco youth probation officer allegedly left drugs and a gun behind when he returned from a family trip to Disneyland earlier this month.

06/28/2015

Cold medicine (Getty Images)

Davis Police Warn Parents About Teens Abusing Cough Medicine

Davis Police are warning parents about an over-the-counter cold medicine that’s been used recreationally by area teens.

06/25/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California Prisons Despite Stepped-Up Searches

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it’s unclear if the tough steps state officials took to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect.

06/21/2015

Scene of marijuana growing operation that was raided in Hayward on June 4, 2015. (Hayward Police)

Hayward Police Raid Massive Marijuana Grow, Seize Estimated $15 Million In Plants

Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with a raid on a Hayward warehouse growing operation that appears to be the largest in the city’s history, police said Wednesday.

06/10/2015

2 ounces of hash oil. (jlcoving/Wikipedia)

East Bay Assemblywoman Proposes Cap On Buying Butane As Illegal Hash-Lab Explosions Become More Common

Health officials in California are concerned about a large increase in the number of hash-oil explosions stemming from illegal labs.

06/09/2015

Flibanserin, which has been dubbed by some as the "female Viagra." (CBS)

FDA Panel Backs ‘Female Viagra,’ Remain Concerned About Its Safety

The panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s daily pill, flibanserin, on the condition that the company develops a plan to manage its risks.

06/04/2015

Ross William Ulbricht of San Francisco during an interview on YouTube. Ulbricht is accused of running the Silk Road, a black market website where people bought and sold illegal drugs and services. (YouTube / CBS)

Mastermind Behind Silk Road Online Drug-Selling Site Sentenced To Life In Prison

Ross Ulbricht, who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. He was arrested in San Francisco in 2013.

05/29/2015

(CBS)

Sacramento County Man Who Stuffed Pills Into Teddy Bears Sentenced To 12 Years

A Sacramento County man who stuffed illicit pills inside teddy bears and shipped them to Boise was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

05/27/2015

MDMA Crystals (Getty Images)

Feds Approve Ecstasy Therapy Study In Marin County

A team of psychotherapists at a Marin County clinic now have permission to start using ecstasy in therapy trials.

05/26/2015

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