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Heroin Fuels Spike in Salt Lake City Bank Robberies

By Bryan Le

Police say a whopping 90% of robberies in the last 18 months were heroin-related. 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  

Morning Roundup: May 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

LA hosts massive medical marijuana convention, Rob Ford says crack-smoking video does not exist, and drug smuggler busted after spelling out his own name in cocaine. MORE  

LA Mobster Indicted in International Drug Ring

By Tony O’Neill

Alessandro Taloni allegedly helped run a billion dollar cocaine ring spanning three countries. MORE  

Drug Czar Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

By Victoria Kim

Gil Kerlikowske insists that Obama's drug strategy will emphasize prevention, treatment and "smart on crime" policies. MORE  

Lawrence Block: One Case at a Time

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

Sober crime writer Lawrence Block's greatest creation may be Matthew Scudder, a PI who trades booze for AA meetings; Liam Neeson is shooting the role for a movie. Block tells The Fix about his life and work. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 19, 2013

By The Fix staff

Obama's drug czar attacks marijuana legalization, Los Zetas drug cartel seeks to recruit Americans, and Amanda Knox was smoking pot the night of her roommate's murder. MORE  

Death of a Gambler

By Seth Ferranti

Gambling addiction is frequently lethal—in most cases through suicide. I spent years in a prison cell with a good friend who became another kind of victim. And I never saw it coming. MORE  

NYPD Officer "Robbed Drug Dealers"

By McCarton Ackerman

A veteran cop is charged with aiding in a $1 million dollar robbery scheme. MORE  

80% of Border Drug Busts Involve US Citizens

By McCarton Ackerman

Border Patrol reports highlight Mexican traffickers, but the reality is much different. MORE  

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