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Drug Charges Archives

Routine traffic stop leads to drug charges for woman

Drug charges should never be taken lightly and can result in serious consequences and penalties. A New York City woman was recently left facing drug charges following a traffic stop. According to authorities, the vehicle the woman was in was pulled over for several vehicle and traffic violations but the woman wound up facing drug charges. Police reported they detected evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle while conducting a roadside interview after stopping the vehicle. Subsequently, police allegedly discovered that one of the vehicle's occupants possessed crack cocaine.

Are more physicians addicted to prescription drugs?

Drug addiction is still a major problem that continues to vex legislators, law enforcement and physicians alike. In fact, opioid addiction has become a national crisis, with every state in the union reporting some type of unprecedented issue.  According to a nytimes.com report, drug overdoses outpaced gun deaths 2015.

New crackdown on synthetic marijuana

New York residents might benefit from understanding more about why Boston took the initiative to ban synthetic marijuana throughout the municipality. The city-wide ban on purchasing, selling or using synthetic marijuana, otherwise known as "Spice" or "K2", was inspired by the alarming number of deaths the substance has been linked to across the country.

Drones used to move heroin across border

New York residents might want to know about recent developments involving the use of drones to transport drugs from Mexico into the United States. Two California men pleaded guilty in federal court on Aug. 11 to operating drones loaded with heroin in an attempt to smuggle the drugs across the border with Mexico.

NBA player facing felony drug possession charges

Basketball fans in New York may be familiar with the NBA star Mike Scott, who averaged 7.8 points per game for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2014-15 NBA season. The 27-year-old forward recently completed his third season with Atlanta, but his future with the Hawks may be in doubt as he was taken into custody by a Georgia sheriff's office following a traffic stop on July 30.

Drug-sniffing dogs and warrantless searches

In many New York drug cases involving car stops, law enforcement officers rely on drug-sniffing K-9 dogs to detect the presence of illicit substances. If a dog hits, the positive sniff test has been historically considered to be sufficient probable cause for the police to then conduct a warrantless search of the vehicle and its occupants.

Obama commutes sentences for 46 people

New York residents may have heard about President Obama's recent action to commute the sentences of 46 federal inmates, most of whom were serving long prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. According to a statement released by the White House, many of the people whose sentences were commuted would have been sentenced to shorter sentences if they had been convicted under today's laws.

10 accused of being involved in New York drug rings

New York authorities reported on June 19 that two separate drug rings were allegedly busted in two cities. One of the alleged rings was located in Buffalo while the other was located in Dunkirk. It was believed by the authorities that the alleged ring in Buffalo was distributing heroin to up to 200 users per day while the alleged Dunkirk ring was involved in the distribution of cocaine.

Several people taken into custody at music festival

On June 6, it was reported that New York authorities seized a large quantity of drugs and approximately $40,000 in cash during the recent FolkFest music festival. Authorities reportedly went undercover during the festival, which was held at Sterling Stage in Oswego County from May 21 to 24.