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Look out for 'bath salts'

Watch out for "bath salts" — a new synthetic drug that's been on the Maine market for less than a year but has wreaked havoc in that time.
Bad trips
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 29, 2011
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NFL follies

Not only was Donte Stallworth officially charged with DUI manslaughter, but another former AFC East star, former Buffalo Bill running back Travis Henry, reached a plea agreement on drug charges.
Pro football gets tossed around. Plus, Kirk Snyder goes to the dentist.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 10, 2009
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Pilgrims’ progress

India, 1838. The opium business is booming, and drug money fills the British Empire’s coffers, offsetting a trade imbalance created by imports of Chinese tea and silk. But now the emperor wants the drug trade stopped.  
Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  October 08, 2008
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Rural libertarians

For something so full of personal quirks and whimsical detail, John Brandon's first novel, Arkansas, is a sober, even dignified, read.
Disorganized crime, rendered elegantly, in Arkansas
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 30, 2008
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Media matters

No matter which side you’re on, you’re wading in a very strong, unpredictable, and treacherous current.
The Wire’s final season
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  December 31, 2007
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Selling points

Jay-Z’s new album shares its title with the new Ridley Scott film about Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas.
Jay-Z ties his fortunes to American Gangster
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  November 14, 2007


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Shafted

American Gangster , Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Mark Jacobson’s New York magazine article about ’70s Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, is as generic as the title.
Ridley Scott packages American Gangster
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 31, 2007
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Moldy justice

A California law prohibits a woman from driving while wearing a house coat.
Archaic laws are often funny, but they’re no laughing matter
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE  |  October 12, 2007
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Cop or drug dealer?

Meet Roberto Pulido, 41.
Roberto Pulido’s story shows how easily the divide between law-keepers and law-breakers can break down — if nobody is paying attention
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 09, 2006
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Waist Deep

In this hip-hop urban Bonnie and Clyde wanna-be, charismatic rapper/actor Tyrese ( Baby Boy , 2 Fast 2 Furious ) plays O2, a recent parolee whose efforts to go straight are derailed when a Crenshaw drug lord inadvertently kidnaps his son during a carj
A sugar buzz
By TOM MEEK  |  June 28, 2006