Whether pro athletes are using steroids to gain an edge on the field or recreational drugs or booze to lose their edge off of it, stories of pro athletes getting caught up with drugs or alcohol seem to always be in the headlines.
Law enforcement officials on Thursday found nearly 1,300 marijuana plants growing in a very rural part of Navarro County, along with a recently used campsite nearby.
Sheriff’s deputies busted a marijuana grow operation that used a converted 18-wheeler to house its plants.
Former Pro Bowl defender Marcellus Wiley is among a second wave of players joining a lawsuit accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing painkillers and other drugs to keep players on the field without regard for their long-term health.
A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications.
Police in central Texas say synthetic marijuana that caused more than 30 people to fall ill was obtained in Dallas and sold by dealers in downtown Austin.
“Lost your appetite for romance? You might not just be getting older. You might have a treatable condition called low testosterone,” the ad says. But lately, doctors say more people are using hormone replacement drugs and some might not need it.
Toxicologists say smoking alcohol can be a dangerous way to get drunk, especially for teenagers.
A pro-marijuana legalization group named Progress Texas has put up a billboard in support of its cause. Some people may call it a “sign of the times,” after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado two years ago.
It was before last Christmas, when Eric Brown and his family’s lives changed in an instant. “It’s the phone call no parent ever wants to get.”
Parents in McKinney just want to know how three McKinney teenagers got their hands on what’s believed to be called N-bombs, which is a synthetic form of LSD.
McKinney police said three teenagers — two boys and a girl — younger than 17 were rushed to two different hospitals after overdosing on drugs Saturday.