Gas station owner installs blue lighting in restroom to combat drug use

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – An unlikely front line has emerged in America’s opioid epidemic: public restrooms. Coded door locks and biohazard boxes are just a few of the ways store owners are making their bathrooms safer. The new lights being tested at a Sheetz gas station in a New Kensington, Pennsylvania, bathroom are another attempt to do just that. “It’s a little jarring at first. You go into a bathroom, you expect it to be well-lit,” Nathan Murray Sinicki, of New […]

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Albuquerque police officer adopts woman’s opioid-addicted baby

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police officers will often tell you there’s no such thing as a routine call when you’re patrolling the streets. But when Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets responded to a possible theft at a nearby convenience store, it had all the hallmarks of a mundane assignment he could quickly clear from the call log. It didn’t turn out that way. As Ryan left the convenience store on September 23rd, he noticed out of the corner of his eye […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts employee accused of selling drugs while on the job

Denver, Pa. – 35-year-old Nathan Pizzardi is accused of selling meth and heroin while on the clock at a Pennsylvania Dunkin’ Donuts. Lancaster County authorities say they were tipped off about suspicious activity by Pizzardi a couple months ago, according to WPMT, and detectives began to monitor Pizzardi while he was at work. “We found that he would stay in his uniform, even his headpiece from the drive-through window at Dunkin’ Donuts, he wore when he went out to his personal vehicle and […]

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House where 13 year-old Shavon Randle found dead gets demolished

OAK CLIFF, TX – The day finally arrived, the moment family members and neighbors have all been waiting for. The demolition of this eyesore in Oak Cliff brought down wood and painful memories. It’s the house where 13-year-old Shavon Randle and 19-year-old Michael Titus were found murdered four months ago. “I’ve been having many mixed emotions about the whole situation like how am I supposed to feel?” says Shavon’s mother, Shaquana Presley. “How am I gonna feel once I see […]

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Man sentenced to 80 years for fatally shooting teen who tried to steal marijuana plant from backyard

DENVER —A Denver man says he will appeal his 80 year sentence for shooting a teen to death and critically injuring another one after they tried to steal a marijuana plant from his backyard. The shooting happened last October, according to KDVR. 15-year-old Keylin Mosely was shot dead and his 14-year old friend was paralyzed over what family calls a stupid teenage prank. “The boys were trying to steal a pot plant from the backyard of an illegal grow,” said […]

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Suspected dark web drug dealer ‘OxyMonster’ tripped up by beard contest in Austin

TEXAS – People in trouble with the law often grow a beard, or don a fake one, to avoid notice. In Gal Vallerius’ case, his beard is what did him in. Vallerius, who authorities believe is an administrator for a dark web narcotics site, was arrested Aug. 31 at Atlanta’s airport during his first trip from France to the US. He was en route to the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Texas to compete in the “full beard 30.1 […]

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Virginia man who did not disclose HIV status to sex partners found dead

BALTIMORE – A Virginia man previously convicted of reckless endangerment for not disclosing his positive HIV status to his sexual partners, has died, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel Cleaves was found dead at about 2 p.m. on September 18 after officers were called to the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, according to a Baltimore Police spokesperson. “Once at the location, officers located an adult male laying unresponsive. The male had no […]

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Woman hid three syringes, opioid in her vagina, Arkansas police say

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – An Arkansas woman was arrested last Monday on drug charges after jail deputies found three syringes and an opioid hidden inside her vagina, according to a probable cause affidavit. Bentonville police stopped Tracy McCoy at about 9 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of a reckless driver, according to the affidavit. McCoy failed several field sobriety tests but told police she hadn’t been drinking, only that she took her prescription medications. McCoy was taken to the Benton County […]

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Teen drug dealer calls Indiana police to report someone stole her drugs

GREENWOOD, Ind. — An underage girl called police to report someone had stolen her drugs, according to WXIN. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the girl called police and said two boys came to her home, put a gun to her head, and stole the marijuana she had planned to sell them. Police said the incident involved a total of five teenagers, all between 14 and 16 years old. Officers found drug paraphernalia “all over the house” including marijuana, smoking pipes, a […]

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3 students hospitalized after bully forced students to ingest ‘cocaine,’ family says

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Police are investigating after three students at an Illinois elementary school were apparently forced to ingest what students believed to be cocaine, according to WGN. The family of one of the students told WGN the children unwittingly consumed what they believed to have been cocaine. A student at the school allegedly bullied the students to eating the substance. A grandmother of one of the other students told WGN the bully “sprinkled cocaine” into her grandchild’s lunch without […]

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