Thursday, May 23, 2019

‘It’s an epidemic’: Inexpensive crystal meth eclipsing opioids on prairies

Police are dealing with a prairie fire of methamphetamine use which is rapidly overtaking fentanyl as the drug of choice for many. (Winnipeg Sun)

Calgary police pull over minivan loaded with drugs

CALGARY - Police seized roughly $8 million in cocaine and methamphetamine after a three-month drug trafficking investigation — a bust they are calling one of the largest in the city’s history. (Calgary Herald)

Life on the dirtiest block in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - The heroin needles, the pile of excrement between parked cars, the yellow soup oozing out of a large plastic bag by the curb and the stained, faux Persian carpet dumped on the corner. (WRAL)

Canada facing shortage of legal pot as legalization looms

The supply of legal pot in Canada will only meet 30 per cent to 60 per cent of demand after legalization, keeping the black market very much alive and stunting the government’s tax take, according to a new study. (Financial Post)
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  • Three full patch Hells Angels plead guilty to drug trafficking charges

    MONTREAL - Three full-patch members of the Hells Angels, including one of the biker gang’s founding members in Canada, and a member of the Repentigny police pleaded guilty to various drug trafficking charges at the Montreal courthouse on Wednesday. (Montreal Gazette)

    N.S. man accused of murder is alleged member of drug cartel

    HALIFAX - A Halifax-area man accused of murder was allegedly one of the kingpins of a Colombian drug cartel before he was arrested on a Venezuelan beach and extradited back to Canada, officials in South America say.(CTV NEWS)

    Reality show doc, woman charged with drug rapes

    LOS ANGELES - A California physician who appeared in a reality TV dating show and an alleged female accomplice have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities said Tuesday there could be many more victims. (Toronto Sun)
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  • Police investigate shooting at legal grow-op

    NIAGARA FALLS - Niagara regional police say officers and paramedics responded on Monday afternoon after a 45-year-old man called 911 to report that he had just been shot. (CBC News)

    Vancouver’s Crosstown residents fed up with needles, waste

    VANCOUVER - North False Creek residents fed up with discarded needles, open drug use and what they say is increased violence in their neighbourhood are issuing a desperate plea for help. (The Province)

    Fighting a war with a water gun: Manitoba facing meth crisis

    WINNIPEG—Dane Bourget never thought his life would spiral into addiction. But when his roommate brought methamphetamine into their home, it started a decade-long journey in and out of treatment centres throughout Manitoba.

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