Five midshipmen have been expelled from the U.S. Naval Academy as part of an ongoing investigation into the use of a synthetic drug called "spice," a spokeswoman for the school said Friday.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confiscated a potent drug commonly used in lethal injections from a state correctional facility cache.
Effective Tuesday, "Spice" will not be a legal alternative to pot. The Drug Enforcement Administration is making the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana illegal for at least one year.
U.S. law enforcement seized thousands of pounds of drugs and arrested hundreds of people in a synchronized bust targeting Mexican drug cartels and their associates, federal authorities said Friday.
A Houston police officer was wounded Thursday as a myriad of agencies took part in an operation that has resulted in the arrests of about 100 Mexican cartel cell members in cities across the United States, officials said.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick takes a look at how easy it is to obtain a drug as dangerous as meth.
Kristi, 68, has been growing and dispensing marijuana from her home in northern California since the 1970s.
The Navy has discharged 16 sailors assigned to the Norfolk, Virginia-based USS Bataan for using or dealing the synthetic marijuana-mimicking drug known as "spice." The use of the drug is a problem on the rise, according to the Navy.
Seven midshipmen were expelled from the Naval Academy for using a drug called "spice" in violation of the Navy's policies on illicit substance abuse, officials said.
Privacy advocates are up in arms. They say the Obama administration is seeking to increase the government's surveillance powers. The White House is out to require internet companies to keep trapdoors so the government can read any and all messages.
An alleged drug cartel boss killed in clashes with Mexican authorities was also a "spiritual leader" who used religion to recruit criminals and strengthen his stronghold, according to a Mexican government report.
First-time home buyers Jenn Friberg and Rob Quigley grapple with a meth problem in the new home. CNN's Sarah Hoye reports.
Jenn Friberg makes her way down the upstairs hallway to the master bedroom. The clacking of her high-heeled boots against the hardwood floor echoes throughout the two-story house.
"Fake pot" products that give a marijuana-like high could be illegal in another month as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration takes emergency action to ban chemicals used to make them.
Federal agents arrested 45 people in Georgia believed to be members of a top Mexican drug cartel and confiscated nearly $2.4 million in cash, authorities said Thursday.
Authorities have arrested two Georgetown University students and another person in connection with a suspected drug lab found inside a dormitory Saturday morning, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
The federal government will continue to enforce federal marijuana laws in California even if the state legalizes pot through a ballot initiative next month, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter obtained Friday by CNN.
It's "On the Waterfront" five decades later.
The Drug Enforcement Administration urged Americans on Saturday to turn in their old and unused prescription drugs as part of an effort by the agency to stop a rise in prescription drug abuse.
The Drug Enforcement Agency wants people around the country to raid their medicine cabinets this week and get rid of any old or unused prescriptions that may still be lying around.
California's proposal to legalize marijuana has provoked every former director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to join in urging the White House to block the proposition if it is approved on the November ballot.
Wanted by the Drug Enforcement Administration: Ebonics translators.
Federal drug agents said Friday that they have made several arrests in connection with a group that allegedly was using major airlines to transport cocaine and heroin into the United States, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Jose David Figueroa Agosto's salt-and-pepper hair was covered with a similarly colored long wig. He hadn't been in the sun much and appeared younger and slimmer than the man in the old mugshots.
A sweeping drug bust in Puerto Rico involving more than 500 U.S. drug agents and Puerto Rican police early Friday is being described by officials as the biggest drug trafficking arrest/operation ever conducted on the Caribbean island.
A submarine found by anti-drug police in Ecuador last week cost $4 million to build and could have hauled 6 to 10 metric tons of cocaine, a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official said Wednesday.
Drug enforcement agents say they've found the first completely submersible drug submarine in a swamp in Ecuador.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has served 10 "administrative inspection warrants" at pharmacies and on physicians affiliated with the San Diego Chargers football and San Diego Padres baseball teams as part of an ongoing investigation, the agency said.
A man known as Canada's "prince of pot" pleaded guilty Monday in a deal with prosecutors that could send him to prison in the United States for five years.
Through the afternoon downpour a horse plods along a muddy mountain path. I can smell him almost before he rounds the bend. He's weighed down with more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of freshly-picked marijuana.
Marijuana is once again becoming a big crop in Colombia. CNN's Karl Penhaul gets access to a farm growing it.
A federal judge in Washington Tuesday sharply criticized the government but grudgingly approved a $3 million government payout in a case which the Obama administration managed to keep under wraps to protect national secrets.
The latest trend at teen parties isn't warm beer or prescription medicines pilfered from parents' medicine cabinets. Instead, increasing numbers of youths are turning to an herb-based product to get high, and unlike marijuana, it's perfectly legal.
More than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel have been assigned to an operation intended to find who was responsible for Saturday's fatal shootings of three people linked to the U.S. consulate in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, an official said.
Smokable herbal blends marketed as "legal highs" have become increasingly popular and as easy to buy as cigarettes.
Three African men suspected of ties to al Qaeda in North Africa have been arrested in Ghana and flown to New York to face charges that they engaged in drug trafficking and supported terrorism, federal officials said Friday.
President Obama said Thursday that watching the arrival of 18 flag-draped cases containing bodies of Americans killed in Afghanistan was a "sobering reminder" of U.S. sacrifice as he prepares to decide on sending more troops there.
President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base to witness the return of bodies from Afghanistan.
The Pentagon on Tuesday identified four U.S. Marines who died in one of two helicopter collisions Monday in Afghanistan.
Two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan kill 14 Americans. CNN's Samantha Hayes reports.
Fourteen Americans died in two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said: 10 in one incident and four in the other.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents searched a Beverly Hills pharmacy Friday in connection with the investigation into the death of Michael Jackson, an agency spokesman said.
The police search of Michael Jackson's physician's house was "calm" and "controlled"
Investigators searched the Las Vegas home and office of Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, on Tuesday morning, a Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman said.
Kenny Morrison soaked in life from his beachfront home. A top chef at a trendy L.A. restaurant, he served dinner to the Hollywood stars, including A-listers.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on addicts who are turning to dentists for prescription drugs like coedine and vicodin.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday it's considering tighter restrictions on propofol, a drug reportedly found after Michael Jackson's death in the Holmby Hills, California, mansion he rented.
Michael Jackson's memorial service will take place Tuesday morning in the Staples Center, the 20,000-seat coliseum in downtown Los Angeles where Jackson rehearsed his show the night before he died, according to a person who has been briefed by a representative of the family.
CNN's Don Lemon details Michael Jackson's will and what arrangements he made for his children and his financial assets.
Which drug is the cash cow of the Mexican drug war: cocaine or marijuana? Jeanne Meserve takes a look.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, a 54-year-old drug cartel leader whose nickname means "Shorty," is the most wanted man in Mexico. He's also one of the most wanted men in the United States.
Over the past two years, drug violence in Mexico has become a fixture of the daily news. Some of this violence pits drug cartels against one another; some involves confrontations between law enforcement and traffickers.
U.S. investigators have wrapped up a major 21-month drug-enforcement operation aimed at crippling a powerful and violent Mexican cartel operating in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday.
Accusing the US of trying to oust his regime, President Morales kicks out the DEA -- but promises to repair ties with post-Bush Washington
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that he was suspending the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Bolivia and that the government will take control of its activities in the war on drugs.
Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed senior member of a major Tijuana-based drug cartel after a shootout, U.S. authorities confirmed Sunday.
Spanish police have arrested a suspected Colombian drug trafficker listed among the most wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the police force said in a statement Friday
Federal prosecutors have decided not to pursue a criminal case into how Heath Ledger obtained the powerful painkillers that contributed to his overdose death this year
More than three-quarters of Web sites that offer highly addictive medications do not require a prescription, according to a study released Wednesday
How one California man is organizing the opposition to the feds' crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal by state law
Two U.S. customs agents were arrested on charges they helped smuggle drugs and other contraband through New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
About 100 people, including students majoring in homeland security and criminal justice, were arrested Tuesday in an undercover drug sting at San Diego State University, officials said.
The U.S. and Thailand capture the world's most notorious arms merchant. Now, who gets to put him on trial?
He was considered one of the world's most-wanted international arms traffickers this week. But when Thai authorities produced Viktor Bout at a Friday news conference, there was no swagger -- just a somber man dressed in an orange polo shirt.
For years, Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout made millions of dollars delivering weapons and ammunition to warlords and militants, officials say.
Feds determine that they met with Heath but did not prescribe the most powerful drugs
The Drug Enforcement Administration has subpoenaed Heath Ledger's autopsy records as part of a federal investigation into whether he was over-prescribed medication, a DEA source tells PEOPLE.
Should doctors refuse treatment if it conflicts with their religious beliefs? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look.
The United States, Colombia and Mexico are slowing the flow of cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S., according to new figures from the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The feds call industrial hemp a controlled substance -- the same as pot, heroin, LSD -- but advocates say a sober analysis reveals a harmless, renewable cash crop with thousands of applications that are good for the environment.
North Dakota's agriculture commissioner believes the U.S. should get into the business of producing hemp products.
Federal drug officials say they've arrested 124 people and busted 56 labs in the largest illegal steroid investigation in U.S. history.
More arrests could come in an international steroid drug bust. CNN's Kelli Arena reports.
When his craving for painkillers got to be too much, Steve Dotson lay down and let his wife drive a car over his leg. It hurt, but he could dismiss the pain with thoughts of the medicated bliss that would follow.
Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting.
From his parked car, Jack, the special agent from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, had a clear view of the entrance to the Empress Hotel in La Jolla, Calif. It was Dec. 14, an overcast day, and Jack's men were all in place. They were hoping to arrest a key figure in Mexico's steroid industry, a pharmaceuticals executive and trained veterinarian named Alberto Saltiel-Cohen, who, according to a tip, was staying at the Empress.
Colombian national police recovered close to $50 million in U.S. currency as well as other money during three raids in the past week on houses used to stash drug proceeds, a U.S. official told CNN.
Colombian national police recovered close to $50 million in U.S. currency as well as other money during three raids in the past week on houses used to stash drug proceeds, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.
One of the world's most wanted drug lords was captured Wednesday aboard a recreational fishing boat off Mexico's Baja peninsula, federal law enforcement officials said.
A man on the United States' list of most-wanted international drug traffickers was arrested Wednesday morning in Brazil, officials said.
Pfizer could use a new blockbuster and the sleeping pill industry could use a new drug, and both could happen this summer if the FDA approves Indiplon at its review later this month.
A two-year investigation into a Colombian heroin ring netted more than 65 pounds of drugs, resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people and saved the lives of some drug-smuggling Labrador retrievers, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the arrest Wednesday of 78 people as part of a probe into a suspected Colombian heroin ring accused of using artwork, furniture and clothing to smuggle drugs into the United States.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday it has wrapped up an operation aimed at shutting down an alleged Atlanta-based hub of a major Mexican drug cartel.
As the scandal over the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity has continued to unfold, there is a renewed focus on Karl Rove -- the White House deputy chief of staff whom President Bush calls his political "architect."
A two-year undercover investigation targeting money laundering operations in the United States and Colombia has resulted in 81 indictments and 36 arrests of people allegedly connected to a major drug cartel, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Tuesday.
U.S. federal agents have arrested Haiti's former national police chief in Miami, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Caribbean nation, according to a DEA spokesman and court documents.
A seemingly divided U.S. Supreme Court peppered attorneys with questions Tuesday during oral arguments in a pair of cases that test the government's ability to sneak into foreign countries and kidnap criminal suspects.
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