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01.16.15 Rhett Jones

For the past three months, an art exhibition in Switzerland has been displaying random items that were bought on the Darknet by an automated bot; most controversially, one of the items was a bag of ecstasy. According to the artist’s collective behind the piece, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, the artwork was seized by authorities under confusing circumstances on […]

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08.05.14 Sophie Weiner

The Electric Zoo festival has released an anti-drug PSA hilariously titled “The Molly,” as part of their “Come To Life” campaign ahead of the Randal’s Island festivities this year. Attendees will be forced to watch the two minute video, written and directed by Dexter creator James Manos, Jr., in order to activate their wristbands and enter the festival. Anti-drug […]

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10.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

Police in Belgium believe to have uncovered what may be one of the largest synthetic drug production sites in the entire European Union, housed inside of an unassuming old pig barn between the northwest border of Belgium and the Netherlands. According to the BBC, this monstrous 10,764 sq ft facility was readily equipped with enough custom-made equipment […]

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12.27.12 Andy Cush

A study sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies found that MDMA can be an effective short- and long-term treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder when used in combination with psychotherapy, and does not lead patients to drug abuse or loss of memory or concentration. The study was a  follow-up to research published last year, […]

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02.26.10 Bucky Turco

When someone gets arrested for so much MDMA that it has to be measured in pounds, you know they’re screwed. A Canadian man attempting to cross into the U.S. was busted by Customs and Border Protection officers with 47 lbs. of ecstasy, which after what must have taken a lot of time to count, amounted […]

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05.19.09 Bucky Turco

After an eight month investigation, the NYPD dismantled one of the most insignificant, low level, drug rings ever. The sting lead to the arrests of at least two party promoters who peddled relatively small amounts of Ecstasy and other played out club drugs. |NYDN| […]

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05.06.09 Will Sherman

An innocent cab driver, imprisoned for 9 months in 2002 after an undercover cop lied about buying 100 Ecstasy pills from him, has received a $1.5 million settlement from the city. The perjuring cop wasn’t even working the day he falsely claimed the cabbie sold him drugs. |Newsday| […]

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