warrenellis + drugs   19

Cheap, synthetic 'flakka' dethroning cocaine on Florida drug scene | Reuters
For decades, South Florida has battled drug traffickers who ship boatloads of cocaine from South America. Now the region is dealing with a new epidemic - cheap, synthetic drugs that arrive from China through the mail.

As authorities in the Sunshine State battle with the surge of Alpha-PVP, better known as "flakka" or "gravel," police departments have begun equipping officers with field detection kits, employing sniffer dogs at mail facilities and training patrol units to look for signs of delirium.
drugs  crime 
june 2015 by warrenellis
Smugglers Use SENTRI Drivers To Move Drugs Across San Diego Border | KPBS
"Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing powerful magnetic containers full of drugs under their cars while in Mexico, and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States."
crime  drugs  mexico 
january 2015 by warrenellis
Drugs smuggling in Africa: The Smack Track | The Economist
"EXPERTS are calling it the African “Smack Track”: a circuitous route to smuggle heroin from Afghanistan to Europe, passing through east Africa. Two drug busts in November, netting 712kg of the stuff, closed a record year for heroin seizures off the coast of Kenya. The haul is less a sign of improved policing and more evidence of the growing importance of the route."
crime  pol  drugs 
january 2015 by warrenellis
An Iron Curtain Has Descended Upon Psychopharmacology | Slate Star Codex
"Science, you would say, is science everywhere. You can’t have one set of elements in Russia and another in the US, everyone would work together and compare notes. At the very least one side would have the common decency to at least steal from the other. No way anything like this could possibly go on. But as far as I can tell this is exactly the state of modern psychopharmacology."
neuro  drugs 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state … I'm a wild beast' | Culture | The Guardian
Did he enjoy being a pop star? "No, I hated it. I hated the assholes. And I hated the fact … it's what Smithy [Mark E Smith] said himself, that all the English bands act like peasants with free milk." What did he mean? "All their belligerence went and they turned into forelock-tugging gruelheads as soon as they were around record company types."
drugs  music  writers  writing 
june 2014 by warrenellis
Touched By The Tremendum | Edge.org
QUESTION: It starts with Timothy Leary. What you're saying gives me deja vu of Timothy 20 years ago.

MCKENNA: Only because you misremember what he said. He never said anything like this. The rhetoric of the '60s was entirely devoid of any sensitivity to shamanism, of any awareness that these things had ever been done in the human past. They thought it was a miracle drug that had come out of a Swiss laboratory. They didn't realize that it was the way religion has always been practiced except for the last 2,000 years.
drugs  cult  mckenna 
june 2014 by warrenellis
May 14.
"the corporate future of marijuana"
drugs  money 
may 2014 by warrenellis
Police Find 49 Bodies by a Highway in Mexico - NYTimes.com
"Forty-nine mutilated bodies were found dumped along a highway on Sunday near Monterrey, Mexico’s third-largest city, according to officials."
crime  drugs  war  pol 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Decline Watch: New York's cocaine comedown | FP Passport
"Cocaine-related emergency-room admissions, overdoses and requests for rehab have declined since the economy started its 2008 decline"
drugs  money 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Majed Neisi: The Heroin Lab of Darayem
"“Since the Taliban moved in, we can plant the poppy. The people are not starving anymore, because they have opium. And if the government tries to bully us, we have weapons.”"
war  pol  crime  drugs 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users - CNN.com
Two posters left near the bodies declared that the pair -- a young man and woman -- were killed for posting denouncements of drug cartel activities on a social network.
crime  pol  drugs  war 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Ex-cop acquitted of rape, Kenneth Moreno, won't face charges after heroin found in police locker
A disgraced ex-cop acquitted of raping a drunk Manhattan woman won't face drug charges after heroin was found in his police precinct locker.
crime  drugs 
september 2011 by warrenellis
Guernica / Noam Chomsky: Drug Cartels and the Growing Border War
..."about 80% of the businesses in Mexico are involved in one manner or another with the drug racket. Now once you start publishing things like that and looking into it, you’re getting to the power centers of Mexican society, and they’re simply not going to want to be exposed." If they can use the drug assassins to stop it, they will.
drugs  war  crime  pol 
august 2011 by warrenellis
Welcome to the future of drug use
"Ever heard of dimethocaine, methoxetamine or JWH-18? They are ‘research chemicals’ similar to cocaine, ketamine and cannabis respectively. They were all first synthesized in the last few years and are being produced in large quantities in Chinese factories. They are quasi-legal and readily available over the internet. As a consequence, they are already widely taken. Like mephedrone before them, it probably won’t be long before they are banned. And, like mephedrone, no-one really knows if they are safe or not. People haven’t been taking these new drugs for long enough for us to know..."
may 2011 by warrenellis
Drug overdose from designer pill known as 'death'
"The man's death is believed to be related to a lethal hallucinogenic drug, paramethoxymethamphetamine or PMMA, that may have been sold as ecstasy, and may go by the street name "death"."
january 2011 by warrenellis

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