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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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