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Drug Crimes Archives

Cartel leader cleared for extradition

People in Kentucky may be aware that some criminals can be extradited from other countries to face charges in the United States. On May 20, the Foreign Ministry of Mexico announced that since the United States had agreed to not seek the death penalty against the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, it would allow his extradition to face drug-related charges in multiple U.S. districts.

THC tests for marijuana impairment flawed

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety commissioned a study that looked at how several states where marijuana is legal determined whether a person was impaired by marijuana usage while driving. The study found the tests used to determine impairment were scientifically flawed. While marijuana is not legal in Kentucky, the report's findings might still be of interest to some Kentucky drivers. According to AAA, the tests create a risk of prosecuting people who are not doing anything unsafe while allowing others who are impaired to go free.

2 Kentucky men chgarged with drug possession

Police in Kentucky have reported that two Harrodsburg residents were taken into custody on drug possession charges during the early morning hours of March 31. After being processed, the two men, who are 31 and 44 years of age, were transported to a detention facility in Boyle County. A cash bond of $5,000 was set for the 31-year-old man and a $7,500 10-percent bond was set for the 44-year-old.

Federal drug crime sentencing overhaul possible

Some political observers think Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a target painted on his back. He could be ousted from his post one of these days just as House Speaker John Boehner was recently deposed, but for right now, the senior senator from Kentucky remains one of the most powerful figures in Washington D.C. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are waiting to see if McConnell blesses bipartisan legislation put together by liberals and conservatives to reduce prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.

Protecting your future

He's a young man with a golden arm and a long list of legal troubles. The Murray State University Racers dismissed quarterback Zeke Pike -- a former five-star recruit with stops at the University of Louisville and Auburn University -- after his recent arrest.

Binge and crash

According to drug experts, methamphetamine users take the drug in a variety of ways, including smoking it, snorting it and dissolving it in water and then injecting it. No matter how it is consumed, the substance is said by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to deliver an "immediate, intense euphoria."