I-Team: Feds Consider Kratom BanSome call it an herbal supplement, but the government may soon call it an illegal drug. In Texas, Kratom has been sipped, steeped, and swallowed legally for years. It is used in liquid and powdered forms.
Federal Prosecutors Convict 7 Of Operating North Texas 'Pill Mill'Federal prosecutors say seven people have been convicted of operating a North Texas "pill mill" that conspired to illegally distribute prescription drugs.
Drug Ring Busted In Texas & Louisiana, 23 ChargedMore than 20 people have been arrested in a Texas and Louisiana prescription drug ring allegedly using the homeless to pose as patients.
TX Senate OKs Making Synthetic Drug '25I' A Controlled SubstanceThe Texas Senate has approved making the synthetic drug 25I-NBOMe a controlled substance, potentially banning it from being sold online and in places like convenience stores.
Texas Man Gets 20 Years In Synthetic Drug Deaths A Texas man accused of selling synthetic drugs in every state and distributing the chemicals that resulted in the overdose deaths of two North Dakota teens was sentenced to more than 20 years.
Parents Take Class To Learn How To Spot The Signs Of Drug UseParents, not students, got an education on drug use at Highland Park Middle School. The goal was to teach parents how to spot signs of possible drug use in their own homes.
$3,000,000 Bond For Suspected Meth DealerA North Texas man is being held on $3,000,000 bond, accused of distributing methamphetamines. Officials arrested Timothy Shane Brockway after a three month-long operation.
DPS Completing Launch Of Texas Online Rx DatabasePharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982 and now the information is going online. DPS has completed two of the three-phase online launch of the Texas Prescription Program.
'Doctor Shopping' Database Concerns Privacy AdvocatesThe abuse of prescription drugs has skyrocketed across the nation, and especially in Texas where, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, accidental overdoses from 1999 to 2007 increased 150%. Now the Texas Legislature is hoping to take action to curb prescription drug abuse.
Sheriff's: Inmate Ran Drug Ring From Hunt County JailThere’s nothing unusual about law enforcement officials investigating a suspected drug ring, but officials in Hunt County soon learned the illegal enterprise under the microscope was as being run out of their own jail.