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Former Brooklyn D.A. Allegedly Used Drug Money For Campaign

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Charles Hynes used money seized from drug dealers to pay for a political consultant in a losing bid for re-election. MORE  

Drug Task Force That Burned Toddler's Face Also Killed Innocent Pastor

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The same task force that burned a 19-month-old's face with a flash grenade accidentally shot and killed a pastor in 2009. MORE  

12 Shocking Drug News Items From the Sunshine State

By McCarton Ackerman

From wickedly funny to stunningly stupid to eye-raising examples of brutal behavior, Florida is the state that keeps on making headlines in the drug world. MORE  

Maryland Couple Used Troop Donations to Support Drug Habit

By McCarton Ackerman

This wasn't the first time David Michalski and Amanda Miskimon scammed charitable people into believing they were supporting a good cause. MORE  

Professors Argue Silk Road Reduced Drug Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

The controversial site has spawned a new breed of drug dealer that thrives on anonymity and doesn't resort to more traditional tactics. MORE  

Toddler Disfigured By Police Flash Grenade During Drug Raid

By McCarton Ackerman

Another heartbreaking casualty in the never-ending war on drugs. MORE  

JetBlue, Delta Employees Arrested For Smuggling Drug Money

By McCarton Ackerman

Another in a long line of drug-related busts involving airline employees. MORE  

Ultimate Fighter "Literally Ran" From Drug Test, Opponent Says

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A "cloud of suspicion" hangs over Wanderlei Silva after he ducked away from a random drug test. MORE  

Florida Governor Trying To Bring Back Mandatory Welfare Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

If at first you don't succeed, ignore court decisions, waste taxpayer money, and shove it down people's throats anyway. MORE  

VIDEO: One Direction Caught Smoking Weed In Peru

By McCarton Ackerman

Members of the squeaky clean boy band proved to be anything but in a leaked video. MORE  

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