In his second brazen escape, notorious Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman burrowed out of maximum security prison on July 11. There have long been allegations of shady, behind-the-scenes cooperation between Guzman’s Sinaola cartel and U.S. law enforcement agencies, with the DEA using his underlings as informants.
Less than a week after Ross Ulbricht, convicted founder and mastermind behind the infamous online “dark web” drug bazaar Silk Road, received a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole, his lawyers filed a notice of appeal. But things don’t look good for Ulbricht's chances.
Drug-reformers don't appear to be too worried about Loretta Lynch being confirmed as the country's next Attorney General, despite her denouncement of marijuana legalization and support for asset forfeiture.
Since Gil Kerlikowske left his position as Drug Czar, the nation’s War on Drugs has been left in the hands of a gay recovering alcoholic whose main focus is sobriety and treatment. Meet Michael Botticelli.
Because he baked a batch of brownies using hash oil instead of plain ol’ marijuana, Texas officials wanted to send 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro to prison for anywhere from five years to life. But the felony charge has been dismissed.