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Homing pigeon caught dropping off drugs at prison

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Guards at the La Reforma jail near San Jose, Costa Rica caught this homing pigeon as it flew into the prison carrying a bag of cocaine and marijuana.

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Two female meth heads kept a “special needs“ boy and his sister locked in cages

Photo: WRCB via Murray Co. Sheriff's Dept.


Photo: WRCB via Murray Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Two women in northwest Georgia are facing child cruelty charges after police officers discovered an 11-year-old boy trapped in a makeshift cage in a bedroom.

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Breaking Bad fans, Jesse Pinkman's house is for sale: $1.6 million

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Two houses featured on the great AMC television series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque, NM. The sales pitch includes this line, seriously: "Meth lab not included."

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New DEA head: Marijuana "probably not" as dangerous as heroin

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Chuck Rosenberg, the new acting administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration: “If you want me to say that marijuana’s not dangerous, I’m not going to say that because I think it is. Do I think it’s as dangerous as heroin?

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Watch scenes from LSD: The Opera!

Five scenes from "LSD: The Opera" performed at Los Angeles's REDCAT last month. It ain't over 'til Tim Leary sings?

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Ethel, 31, is briefly distracted and confused by the presence of an observer. Drugs are not only debilitating, but so delicious that addicts will chew through syringes when injection becomes too time-consuming to satisfy their depraved urges.

FRACT is an increasingly popular street drug that causes its users to contemplate devastatingly complex math puzzles. Tina, 13, has been an addict for months. Here she struggles to determine whether, for any given integer a > 0, there are infinitely many primes p such that ap - 1 ≡ 1 (mod p2).

Though it has been reported that marijuana confers the power of levitation upon women, it is less widely understood that it causes hands to weigh as much as the sun, and may cause mascara to teleport to random locations upon the user's face.

Cornstarch is not the preferred drug of hardware store employees, but may be snorted should more desirable narcotics such as sawdust and portland cement be unavailable.

Astrological knowledge is essential in the drug "scene," as injections must be placed carefully upon meridians to ensure the efficacy of the delivered compound. Some users claims that there is no compelling scientific evidence for the existence of meridians and that drugs should be injected in patterns consistent with modern astronomical observations. Lena, 17, has stabbed the constellation of Cepheus in her forearm.

Though illegal for human consumption in almost all jurisdictions, most members of the United Nations have ratified the Convention on Undead Rights and now provide certified zombies with a specified weekly ration of cocaine.

Some drugs mask a deeper pathological attachment. Patricia, 27, chomps down on a thick sandwich of prescription medications, unaware that her true addiction is to the cold frisson of revulsion experienced when chewing aluminum foil.

Not everyone involved in the drug trade is an evil, subhuman, despicable, psychopathic monster. Emma, 16, has developed a flour habit, but her concerned, fatherly, protective, secretly honorable flour dealer has served her favorite buckwheat-tapioca blend in an arrangement he hopes will alert her to her growing problem.

Some street drugs cause normally passive individuals to become frustrated with the Internet. Sheila, 22, was raised to believe that everything should be accepted with grace and feminine forbearance. Having drunk a bottle of beer, however, she has become mildly sarcastic at the sight of a foolish comment upon a blog post. Experts say that even just two bottles of beer could cause weary disdain to progress to eye rolling and exclamations of "would you just look at this shit on Reddit."

Though most consider drug dealing a disreputable, even criminal profession, its adherents lay claim to a tradition stretching back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Second-Dan dealer Jordan, 23, performs a skag kata for reporters in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Explosion at NIST offices was a meth lab


An explosion last weekend at a National Institute of Standards and Technology lab in Gaithersburg, MD threw a blast-shield 25 feet. Investigators found "pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner, and a recipe for meth" in the wreckage.

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Listen to Bill Cosby's "Downers and Uppers" anti-drug song (1971)

Cosby warns against the use of downers, from the Grammy-winning album "Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs," released in 1971.

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Beautiful microscope photographs of drugs, legal and illegal: LSD, caffeine, GHB, meth, and more.

MDMA Crystals ∅ Cross polarisation microscope with 200x enlargement.


MDMA Crystals ∅ Cross polarisation microscope with 200x enlargement. Photo: Maurice Mikkers/Medium.

In Medium's wonderful “Micrograph Stories” series, several spectacular photo-set of legal and illegal drugs, as revealed through microscope photographs.

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Pope Leo XII drank coca wine and also endorsed it in ads

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As previously posted, Pope Francis plans to chew coca leaves and already drank tea infused with coca, the raw ingredient in cocaine, during his visit to Bolivia. Psychedelic historian Michael Horowitz points out that Francis is following in the footsteps of Pope Leo XII who appeared in an advertisement for the coca-infused French wine Vin Mariani, popular in the late 19th century.

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Brief history of Quaaludes

Quaaludes, the pills Bill Cosby admitted giving to women so he could have sex with them, are a prescription sedative that took off as a recreational drug during the 1970s disco era. In 1985, commercial production ceased and clandestine synthesis began.

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A portrait artist draws while on LSD... for science! (1950s)

From the Daily Grail:

An artist --whose identity has been lost-- was administered two 50-microgram doses of LSD, each separated by a lapse of one hour, and was then asked to draw portraits while under its influence, using the doctor who administered the drugs as a model.

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Toy company that made beads coated with date-rape drug loses lawsuit

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In 2007 a 16-month-old toddler swallowed candy-colored Aqua Dots beads and lapsed into a coma. It turned out the beads were manufactured with a coating that dissolves into GHB, an illegal drug in many countries. The child's family sued the companies that designed distributed the toys, and was awarded $435,000.

Spin Master and Moose’s lawyers blamed a Chinese company that made the toy on an outsource basis for secretly spraying the beads with a chemical that metabolizes into GHB. That Hong Kong-based manufacturer wasn’t named as a defendant in the case because it doesn’t do business in the U.S.

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht appeals conviction and life sentence

Ulbricht in happier times.


Ulbricht in happier times.

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht filed an appeal to his life sentence on Thursday with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Police say snapping turtle used to guard drug stash was "aggressive"

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"Officers and Troopers searched the car, after finding drugs in the vehicle, and slammed the trunk in fear when this little guy aggressively jumped at them! Oklahoma Game Warden Carlos Gomez (Tulsa Co.) was called to the scene to remove the dangerous snapper, so the vehicle could be inventoried for impound." - Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Game Wardens Facebook page

Man chewed through police car seat belt so he wouldn't miss his kid's birthday

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Arrested for drugs, Lashon Stuckey, 33, chewed his way through a car seat belt so he could spend time with his son, who was celebrating his birthday. Stuckey was apprehended before he could be reunited with his son.

Vintage ads for prescription drugs


Ludes, neocaine, amphetamines, stelazine, and the Bayer rainbow, which ends in a pot of heroin.

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