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Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

By Desiree Bowie

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions. MORE  

19-Year-Old Faces Life in Prison for Pot Brownies

By Victoria Kim

Though offered a plea deal, Jacob Lavoro could spend the rest of his life in jail if he misses so much as a meeting. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ice Road Truckers star wasted during arrest, woman smoked crack while breastfeeding, and man drags wife to cops over WhatsApp addiction. MORE  

Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

By Bryan Le

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an. MORE  

Louisiana Approves Legal Immunity For Overdose Witnesses

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite passing bills that impose draconian prison sentences on drug offenders, Louisiana has become the 20th state to put a Good Samaritan law on the books. MORE  

Louisiana Sets Max Sentence For Repeat Heroin Dealers to 99 Years

By Shawn Dwyer

State Republicans did an end-around to the right of Attila the Hun by proposing draconian punishment for repeat offenders. MORE  

Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

By McCarton Ackerman

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave. MORE  

Twelve Pot Plants Earn Missouri Siblings 15-Year Sentences

By Paul Gaita

Though they claimed it was for personal use, Natalie and David DePriest were handed harsh sentences for cultivating marijuana and intent to distribute. MORE  

Life Imprisonment for Selling Marijuana Still a Reality

By Paul Gaita

Despite the Supreme Court ruling that judges don't have to abide by harsh sentencing guidelines, felons are still spending the rest of their lives in jail for selling pot. MORE  

Dubai Police Arrest Three In $31 Million Drug Haul

By McCarton Ackerman

The offenders face potentially strict prison sentences and harsh treatment due to the United Arab Emirates' zero tolerance drug policy. MORE  

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Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

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Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

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New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

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Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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