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Pot-Dealing Suburban Mom Free on $500,000 Bail

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Random acquaintances bail out Andrea Sanderlin, who ran a massive marijuana ring. MORE  

Malibu Fights Back Against Rehab Rule

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Local officials say the swanky facilities are driving down the neighborhood's quality of life. MORE  

Colombian Music Festival Tests Drugs for Purity

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A new harm reduction strategy allows drug users to find out what they're actually taking. MORE  

2gether Star to Kick Meth on Camera

By McCarton Ackerman

Former '90s boy band member Noah Bastian asks for help with a Kickstarter project to film his recovery. MORE  

North America Making Massive Amounts of Meth

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The world's meth supply is skyrocketing, with most of it made in the US and Mexico, says the UN. MORE  

Feds Launch Biggest Ever Crackdown on Synthetic Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The DEA seizes 770 lbs. of synthetic drugs in a sweep of 35 US states and five countries. MORE  

Alexis Neiers' Road From the Bling Ring to AA

By McCarton Ackerman

The former Hollywood burglar and reality TV star tells The Fix about the heroin addiction that led her to her bottom—and how she began a new life. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs' March to World Domination Continues

By McCarton Ackerman

Cocaine and heroin use is falling in North America, but synthetic drugs are booming worldwide, shows the UN's annual report. MORE  

Shoot-Out Between Rio Cops and Drug Dealers Kills Nine

By McCarton Ackerman

A fatal gun battle in a Rio slum calls into question whether police reacted with needless violence. MORE  

German Army Camp Cracks Down on Drunks

By McCarton Ackerman

Chronic boozing at the base in Afghanistan has already caused one accidental death. MORE  

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