Morning Roundup: Dec. 11, 2018

By Bryan Le 12/11/18

El Chapo have a cocaine train running product from Mexico to New York, Miley Cyrus is back on marijuana thanks to mom, a legal 'cartel' of generic drug execs has been uncovered by investigators.

El Chapo in US custody after his extradition from Mexico.
A conductor of a massive, well-trained operation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Wikimedia

El Chapo 'ran a cocaine train route to NYC all the way from Mexico' [ Daily Mail ]
The former cocaine kingpin's drug trade was so massive it needed its own infrastructure.

Cincinnati Could Raise the Legal Smoking Age to 21 [ City Beat ]
The city gets serious about keeping cigs away from young people, but critics say it'll hit the sales of local stores without actually stopping teen smoking.

Price-fixing probe of generic-drug 'cartel' grows to 300 medications [ Chicago Tribune ]
At least 16 companies were caught fixing the prices of their generic drugs in an investigative probe, causing some to call the cabal of drug execs a cartel.

Kim Kardashian West: Kris Jenner feared I would be a 'crazy drug addict' after ecstasy [ USA Today ]
"I did ecstasy once, and I got married (to music producer Damon Thomas)," she said. "I did it again, I made a sex tape (with singer Ray J)." She's thankful her mom convinced her to stay away from the stuff from then on.

Ty Dolla Sign Reportedly Facing Up to 15 Years in Prison for Drug Charges [ Vulture ]
The musician has been arrested and charged with felony cocaine possession, felony possession of THC, and misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

Miley Cyrus smoking weed again. 'My mom got me back on it.' [ USA Today ]
"My mom got me back on it. When I’m just working I don’t think I function at my highest, most intelligent, most being-able-to-be-as-aware-and-as-present, so I don’t smoke when I work."

Cold weather makes people drink more alcohol: Study [ Pacific San Diego ]
Research shows that people in icy, frigid zones around the world--like Russia--do indeed drink more alcohol.

Local Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Drunkenly Trashing His Own Store [ Local Memphis ]
In a true life lesson on not getting high on your own supply, a liquor store owner got trashed and then trashed his own store.

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