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Carl Mark Force IV, the fourth in his family to carry that amazing name, has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands in bitcoin, as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. This follows last week’s guilty plea by his accomplice, former Secret Service special agent Shaun Bridges. During the bizarre coda of the Silk […]

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On May 17, DEA agents raided a stash house and trap vehicle in the Bronx and found 70 kilos (approximately 155 pounds) of Mexican heroin, $2 million in cash, and a handgun. The bust is the largest carried out by DEA agents in New York City history. “This load was so large, it carried the […]

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Two law enforcement officers who were part of the Silk Road investigation are now being charged by the Department of Justice for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of bitcoin (at time of writing) from Silk Road as well as generally abusing their position to lie, cheat, and steal. The ludicrously named DEA Special Agent […]

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On Tuesday, senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a groundbreaking bill that would federally legalize medical weed. The bill, presented by Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rand Paul (R-KY), would reclassify weed from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II; allow doctors of the Department of Veterans Affairs to […]

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At a state senate hearing in Utah, the Drug Enforcement Agency provided compelling testimony about a bill being proposed that would allow human patients to ingest weed-laced edibles to treat certain medical conditions. Special Agent Matt Fairbanks said, in public, that the legalization of therapeutic pot could have a drastic effect on woodland creatures because […]

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While the rest of the world marches into the 21st century, the Drug Enforcement Agency — a federal law enforcement bureau that benefits the most from keeping weed illegal — continues its Reefer Madness-style propaganda campaign about weed despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary. Several days ago, the buzz-killing malcontents who run the DEA’s […]

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At this point in America’s ongoing loss of privacy, it’s becoming clear that if one can imagine a way for an agency to spy, it’s probably happening. Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the DEA collects call data on citizens, the ACLU has discovered that the drug agency is tracking millions of peoples’ […]

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an influential federal agency with a billion dollar budget that conducts studies and helps shape public policy, has officially changed its stance on the benefits of medical cannabis. On the agency’s “DrugFacts: Is Marijuana Medicine?” webpage, it reads: Revised December 2014 The marijuana plant contains several chemicals that […]

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The Justice Department claims to have every right to impersonate a real person on Facebook and use photos from a seized cellphone to post them on the popular social networking site. Sondra Arquiett was arrested in 2010 for allegedly being part of a drug ring. She was accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was facing a […]

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To tackle the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Monday that it will allow consumers to return prescription drugs — like opioid painkillers — to the pharmacy for disposal. Prior to this, the only legal options you had at home were flushing them or mixing them with cat litter or […]

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