Alleged packaging table, via the Office of the Special Narcotics ProsecutorThe DEA has announced the takedown of a heroin packaging mill in Fort Lee, NJ. About five and a half pounds of heroin was seized yesterday, as well as 100,000 glassine envelopes. The envelopes bore names of different b ... More >>
A correctional officer at Rikers Island has been arrested for offering an inmate early release in exchange for three kilos of cocaine. The office of the special narcotics prosecutor released a statement today detailing the investigation of prison guard Robert Whitfield. Whitfield allegedly pr ... More >>
Kobina AmpahIt's usually the older, Soviet-era types from Sheepshead Bay who are in court, facing the usual illegal fishing charges. Most need a Russian interpreter. But none expect a lanky, bearded African man to rise to their side. Kobina Ampah, 49, is a professional Ghanaian polyglot, an ... More >>
Seven men alleged to be narcotics and weapons traffickers in West Africa and Eastern Europe have been indicted in federal court in Manhattan for a plot to move tons of heroin and cocaine from Afghanistan to the United States, and using the proceeds to purchase weapons for use by the Taliban, federal ... More >>
Obama enforcer Attorney General Eric Holder says he doesn't care how Californians vote when it comes to November's Proposition 19, which stands to legalize marijuana in the state, because he's still going to arrest them. Ex-officials from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wrote to Hold ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York just announced charges against 50 suspects for their roles in a "massive" marijuana trafficking ring that has funneled "ton-quantities" of pot from Florida and California to New York since 1990.
Did you know that there are other places you can "stash" your marijuana besides the back a police cruiser? There are! But here are 10 places that are worse than "stashing" your Marijuana than in the back of a police car:
I have this theory about movies with plots that involve serious drug trouble: the second a woman causes trouble, everything goes to shit. This isn't to say it's how it actually is in real life - I wouldn't know - but if you watch Blow, Scarface, Goodfellas, even Pulp Fiction, you'll start to ... More >>
A well-worn bottle of quaa keeps the doctor at bay.There's nothing like a good quaalude ring bust-up to put you in a jolly mood. I mean, the spelling of quaalude itself is hilarity on a doughnut, and then you start thinking of what it might be like to sit at the helm of command over such a ri ... More >>
Affiliates of the Bloods were allegedly running the Jackson and Melrose Projects in The Bronx, leading to dozens of shootings and about 20 unsolved murders. So the feds stepped in. As the gangsters were selling heroin and crack, the DEA and ATF were engaged to work with local police in a se ... More >>
The Department of Justice will not go after medical marijuana users and suppliers who are following state laws which allow them to operate, according to new DOJ guidelines examined by the Washington Post. This would seem to reverse the policy of the previous Administration, which continued to send D ... More >>
Attorney General Eric Holder is going to do a "preliminary review" of the CIA to see if any of the techniques their operatives used on detainees -- which the Inspector General's report reveals included threats to rape the detainees' female relatives in front of them and kill their children, m ... More >>
--The Brooklyn Bowl is almost open. Curated by former Wetlands owner Peter Shaprio, the 600-capacity Williamsburg space triples as a bowling ally/music club/Blue Ribbon Restaurant. It includes eight massive high-def screens (tickets for a Sept. 24 Lebowski-fest are on sale now). The ally's opening n ... More >>
The only-in-NY trial that brings together a lawyer to drug kingpins, his mob attorney, and the Gotti prosecutor
Oh come on. This picture, and Michael Musto interviewing Joan Rivers? Are you that straight you wouldn't enjoy it? New York hasn't had this good a mob trial in a while: Roger Khan, exiled drug dealer and a hero to some of his neighbors in Guyana, got picked up by the DEA; celebrity mob lawyer Bob S ... More >>
Oh yeah? How Michael Mukasey and Bernie Kerik are haunting Rudy's run.
The Bush administration finally nails a notorious supplier to terroristsafter he spent 30 years hiding in plain sight
In search of New York's most elusive drug
Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop series update
Ibogaine enthusiasts get bad vibes from conspiracy arrests
Clubbers are people, too. Nightlife denizens give thanks.
Traffic's crowded with ideas, but imaginative gridlock keeps them from going anywhere
Inside New York's Quiet Success Stories
Online Pharmacies Offer Relief to the Uninsured, Vulnerable, and Desperate
A New Federal Law Could Spoil Your Summer Fun
The Elementary Article
New Research Brings Ecstasy Back to the Couch
How Global Heroin Shifts Could Hit Home
Tales of the Afghan Drug Trade
Feds Steal the Fun From Nightlife
Mayoral Candidates Take the Club-Friendliness Test
Secret FBI Tapes Spell Trouble for Labor Bigs
Studying MDMA is Shaping up to Be the Latest Battle in the Drug War
The 'Times' Says the DEA Started It
The World-Famous Staten Island Hip-Hop Collective Has a Government Informer Working Within Its Ranks; at the Same Time, the Group Is Being Investigated by the Feds for Gunrunning. Coincidence?
Is Talk Jumping on the Antidrug Bandwagon?
Steven Lewis: Villain or Scapegoat?
The Dubious Drug-Education Program Takes New York
New York Senator Hillary Clinton?