AN Australian woman allegedly caught with a small amount of cannabis has tearfully appeared before an Indonesian court on charges that carry lengthy jail terms and even death by firing squad.
Frank proudly surveys the large log cabin he constructed himself, on a two-acre plot of aromatic evergreen forest he now owns.
Six years and $4 billion into the US-backed campaign to wipe out cocaine at its source, Colombia appears to be producing more coca than when the campaign started, according to US government estimates.
Police in Sussex are broadening a program that requires people wishing to enter pubs to submit to on-the-spot drug tests. They also say they will detain anyone who refuses to take a drug test. The tests will be conducted randomly at selected establishments, police added.
Many school prevention programs don’t help, scientists say, and may even do harm.
A survey of the Northern Territory’s drug users shows most have driven while drunk or under the influence of illicit drugs.
Almost 300,000 Australians are using cannabis on a daily basis, a national drug council says.
India has an estimated 70 million drug addicts and the number is going up significantly, spreading to semi-urban and backward areas, according to official figures.
POLICE in Suffolk have seen a 942 per cent increase in the number of children found in possession of drugs in the last three years, The Evening Star can reveal today.
At 9 o’clock on the night of my first round of chemotherapy, exactly six hours after I left the oncologist’s office wondering what all the fuss was about, my stomach tumbled into my knees, my knees refused to work altogether, and I crumpled to the floor in a clammy, shivering heap.
Sixteen months after President Vicente Fox declared “the mother of all battles” against drug trafficking, Mexico is increasingly awash in drug violence and is now turning to a new, and controversial, approach: decriminalization.
Giles Brown, a talented musician and rock climber, who smoked cannabis from the age of 15 was found frozen to death
SHAMEFUL drug dealers who supplied cannabis to a 10-year-old boy were today blasted by police.
RESIDENTS say they are being plagued by teenagers smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol.
A NEW wave of South Yorkshire drug users are turning to cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines - because they believe they are “safer” than heroin.
The war on drugs reached the pinnacle of cruelty when 18-year-old Mitchell Lawrence was sentenced to two years in jail for selling a teaspoonful of marijuana to an undercover police officer for $20.
LEE Wellock is the picture of a happy young man, captured here in his final year at Elton High School.
Jonathan Magbie was a 27-year-old man who was paralyzed from the neck down as a result of a childhood accident. Although he had never been convicted of a criminal offense and although he required private nursing care for as much as 20 hours a day, Magbie was given a 10-day sentence in the D.C. jail in September 2004 by D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith E. Retchin for possession of a marijuana cigarette. He died in city custody four days later.
A woman who shared my name, Susan Lampert, died a month ago today and her death troubles me.
One in five secondary pupils takes illegal drugs and the use of cocaine among schoolchildren has doubled in a year, one of the biggest Government surveys of its kind said yesterday.
One in five secondary school children tried drugs in the last year, figures from a national survey suggest.
TWO Real IRA (RIRA) bomb-makers were among those arrested last week in connection with a large-scale cannabis-growing operation.