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7/16/2018
Man accused of killing Massachusetts cop, bystander was out on bail,...

Emanuel Lopes, 20, was arrested in the death of Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna. This is a mugshot from his 2017 arrest. [...]

7/16/2018
Meth use, prescription pills abuse on rise among juvenile detainees; marijuana still most common

Marijuana was the most common substance used by juveniles who entered the justice system last year, followed closely by alcohol, but methamphetamine use and prescription pill abuse are on the rise, according to a new report released Friday. . The report, by the San Diego Association of Governments, relied on confidential, anonymous interviews with juveniles within 48 hours of being booked into detention, and also incorporated information from anonymous drug tests. [...]

7/16/2018
Oklahoma schools unsure impact of medical marijuana law

As Oklahoma prepares for a medical marijuana program that is still being developed, school leaders across the state have raised questions and concerns over the impact on students and school policy. Officials with the state Department of Education have fielded numerous questions from district leaders related to medical marijuana and the department plans to issue guidance to schools next month. [...]

7/16/2018
Disqualification for driver caught with drugs in his system twice in month

A 33-year-old man was sentenced in Orange Local Court last Monday after being caught driving with methamphetamine and cannabis in his system twice within a month. Michael Gillman, of Molong Road, was given two $330 fines and two-concurrent six-month driving disqualifications for the two separate offences. [...]

7/16/2018
Police chief: Overdose deaths down in Montgomery County

Overdose deaths are down in Montgomery County, so far this year, compared to the same period last year - according to Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl. According to new figures released by the Dayton Police Department, there have been 128 overdose deaths as of June 28th 2018. [...]

7/15/2018
Synthetic Opioid Threat Prompts Bipartisan Push To Equip Police With Life Saving Screening Technology

A bipartisan proposal in the Senate would arm local law enforcement across the country with advanced drug screening technology to protect officer lives from the threat of synthetic opioids. Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown championed the legislation at a gathering of police in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday, arguing it is vital to give first responders the technology necessary to protect from accidental exposure to potent substances like fentanyl. [...]

7/15/2018
Marijuana Mayhem: Drivers In Canada Set Up To Get Busted For Stoned Driving

While the Canadian stoner class eagerly awaits the official launch of the nation's recreational marijuana market , law enforcement is devising a semi-evil plot to bust motorists -- potentially innocent ones -- for stoned driving. It is a situation that is bound to spawn an uprising in controversy, lawsuits and heaping piles of unwarranted convictions. [...]

7/15/2018
Mendoza: Towards a better nation

STARTING last week, schools nationwide have been launching a big health program of Deped called OK sa Deped. OK sa Deped, which means Oplan Kalusugan sa Deped, is a convergence of Deped's health programs, plans, policies and activities geared towards their effective and efficient implementation at the school level. [...]

7/14/2018
Driver tests positive to methamphetamine four times in four months

A driver who was caught with methamphetamines in his system four times in a four-month period, including on two consecutive days, was sentenced in Orange Local Court last Monday. Magistrate David Day fined Daniel Mark Rudd, 31, of Dalton Street, a total of $880, with individual $220 fines for each offence, and gave him four six-month driving disqualifications, which will run concurrently. [...]

7/14/2018
CVS pharmacies add medication disposal units in San Diego

The national chain announced new medication-disposal locations in 62 of its California stores this week, a move that is part of its 750-store 46-state push to make it easier to dispose of the drugs, especially prescription painkillers, that are driving the nation's opioid epidemic. The Rhode Island-based company also announced an $85,000 grant to support a drug screening and treatment referral program at San Diego's La Maestra Family Clinic. [...]

7/14/2018
Officials: About 70 treated so far at Camp Bisco on Montage

EMMA BLACK / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A crowd at the Wage Stage enjoys music during Camp Bisco on Friday at Montage Mountain. Roughly 70 people have received some type of medical treatment so far at a three-day electronic music festival on Mountage Mountain, Lackawanna County officials said. [...]

7/14/2018
Cottonwood woman gets one year for forging drug tests

Demetri Dearth, 61, of Cottonwood, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell Jr. to one year in prison and $2,500 in special assessments for forging and falsifying documents and then billing clients of her employment drug testing company for tests that never occurred, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott. According to court documents, between about 2006 and about 2010, Dearth owned and operated Advanced Substance Abuse Programs in Redding. [...]

7/14/2018
Gypsy man with history of false pretenses charges sentenced to prison on latest conviction

Harrison Circuit Judge Chris McCarthy imposed that term Friday in the case of Teddy Wayne Workman, whose deferred adjudication was revoked previously after he failed a drug screen. Workman had five or six charges that were identical in his criminal history, Peters told the court. [...]

7/13/2018
For National Drug Screening in Melbourne, business is starting to boom

For National Drug Screening in Melbourne, business is starting to boom For National Drug Screening in Melbourne, business is starting to boom Check out this story on floridatoday.com: https://on.flatoday.com/2L8kZ3s Joe Reilly knows drugs, and he knows that workers with illegal drugs in their system is a problem for businesses that's not going away anytime soon. And business is good these days for Reilly's company, National Drug Screening in Melbourne. [...]

7/13/2018
Kermit man jailed after violating home confinement

Police said a Kermit man is facing a felony after skipping out of court-ordered home confinement in May, taking an ankle monitor with him. [...]