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Unusual House Pet Discovered During Suburban Drug Bust

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

Police acting on a search warrant of a suburban Chicago home suspected to house a marijuana-growing operation came across more than they bargained for...

Suburban Police Intercept 1,000 Pounds Of Pot

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Police acting on a tip were waiting at a freight yard in suburban Wheeling Wednesday when a California man arrived to pick up 1,000 pounds of marijuan...

Cocaine Bust: Small Planes Smuggled 10 Tons Of Cocaine A Month

AP | By CESAR GARCIA | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a joint U.S.-Colombian operation against a major trafficker, police arrested 30 people and seized 21 small planes that were fer...

12,000 Pounds Of Pot: Police Score Huge West Side Bust

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police arrested seven men and found an estimated $33 million in cannabis, weighing more than 12,000 pounds, from a West Side warehouse during ...

Deli Workers Caught Selling Oxycodone From The Store

Posted 10.22.2011 | New York

25 people have been arrested as part of "Operation Bitter Pill", including eight employees who sold drugs out of Nel Boy Bagels in Great Kills, Staten...

Iraqi-Mexican Drug And Weapons Operation Busted In California

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Crime

SAN DIEGO — Federal officials said Thursday they've busted a drug trafficking ring involving Mexico's most powerful cartel and members of an Ira...

Does Pueblo Heroin Bust Indicate Deeper Problem?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Denver

DEA agents announced Thursday the arrest of 24 people and seizure of more than 10 pounds of black tar heroin in Pueblo, Colorado. The Associated Pres...

Con Games: Aspen Cocaine Bust a Black Eye for Sheriffs

Michael Conniff | Posted 07.23.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The longstanding romance between the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office and known local drug dealers in Aspen took a decided turn for the worse this week.

Cops Take Down Massive Pizza Delivery Drug Ring

AP | Posted 07.07.2011 | Chicago

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Authorities in suburban Chicago say they've charged 19 people in connection with a cocaine ring that operated out of pizza restaura...

Staten Island, Drug Capital Of New York?

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

What do an ice cream truck and a seemingly abandoned garage have in common? They're both in Staten Island, for one, and they're both allegedly the si...

Hazmat Scare Turns Into Pot Bust In South Barrington

Barrington, IL Patch | Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

A hazmat box alarm caused a scare at a South Barrington home on March 25. At 5:18 p.m., South Barrington police officers responded to a burglar al...

Cops Find 4-Foot Alligator Guarding Pot Stash

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

HEMET, Calif. -- California narcotics investigators found a $1.5 million marijuana growing operation at a house and an unusual security guard – a 4-...

Hundreds Arrested In 'Project Southern Tempest' Drug Bust

Wendell Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Law enforcement agencies arrested nearly 700 gang members and associates from December through February during an anti-drug ...

Cops Have A 'Better Day Than The Bears'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police sergeant said a group of narcotics officers had a better Sunday than the Chicago Bears did--after seizing 115 pounds of marijuana fro...

Police Terrorize 13-Year-Old Girl In Botched Pot Bust, Family Says

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Spring Valley, New York, family was mistakenly displaced from their house early Thursday morning after a troop of armed officers looking for drugs r...

Family Angry At Cops For Ruining 'Designer Marijuana' Operation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Tinley Park family busted for running a $1 million marijuana grow operation in their suburban home is furious with the Cook County Sheriff's police ...

Brooklyn Heroin Dealers Caught On Google Maps

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Google Street View captured three heroin dealers outside a Williamsburg bodega, "where they peddled their product to hipsters and other dope fiends" r...

Meth Ring Made $300,000 Each MONTH In Grand Junction Area

Grand Junction Sentinel | Paul Shockley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Grand Junction organization with ties to Denver and Mexico pumped up to 5 pounds of methamphetamine into the Grand Valley on a weekly basis, while r...

PHOTOS: Father And Son Marijuana Operation BUSTED

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A father and son were arrested last week after Cook County Sheriff's police discovered a massive marijuana grow operation in north suburban Skokie and...

Cocaine Gambia Raid: $1 Billion In Drugs Seized

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least two tonnes of cocaine with a street value of some $1bn has been seized in The Gambia, bound for Europe. ...

Sheriff E.J. Melvin Dealt Drugs From Police SUV, FBI Alleges

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff dealt drugs from his police SUV and when state and federal agents gave him a list of possible drug dea...

Passenger Caught With Kilo Of Cocaine On Lap

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police responding to a call of a person with a gun arrested a van passenger with a kilogram of cocaine in his lap and then found 9 pounds of marijuana...

Loud Sex Justified Warrantless Search That Led to Drug Bust, Says Court

law.com | Charles Toutant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Screaming too loud during sex can get you or your partner arrested in New Jersey, thanks to an appeals court ruling handed down on Monday. Affirming ...

$9 Million In Marijuana Found In West Suburban Warehouse

suntimes.com | Jobsanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Police discovered more than $9 million worth of marijuana while searching a west suburban warehouse last week and arrested four people ...

Drug Busts Up 270% As Police Go After Dealers In Their Homes

suntimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department's narcotics section carried out 1,311 search warrants last year -- a 270 percent increase over 2008. Those raids netted...