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5 Texas Inmates Sickened By Synthetic Pot

Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.

03/11/2014

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Heroin Use Reaching Epidemic Levels Across North Texas

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is calling the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent public health crisis” and says first responders should carry with them drugs to reverse the effects of an overdose.

03/10/2014

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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

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Judge Rules Against Lance Armstrong In Bonuses Fight

A Texas judge has dealt a blow to Lance Armstrong, clearing the way for an arbitration panel to review $12 million in bonuses the cyclist was paid before admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs.

02/26/2014

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Man Tied To Sam Hurd Drug Case Gets Prison Time

Toby Lujan was sentenced Thursday after admitting to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

02/26/2014

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Dallas School Sees Spike In Drug Overdoses

A community is on alert after a spike in drug overdoses at one Dallas school. Parents and school officials had an eye-opening meeting on Monday night to discuss the issue.

02/25/2014

Addiction

Resources For Battling Addiction

On “Plugged In To DFW,” we are talking about drug and alcohol abuse, the path to sobriety, drug prevention, and resources if you or someone you know needs help with addiction.

02/20/2014

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Newly Legalized Marijuana Business Pokes Fun At Super Bowl

While most football fans were thinking the Super Bowl will feature two teams playing at their highest level, many made another connection between Seattle and Denver.

01/30/2014

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Ex-Police Chief Admits Misusing Crime Data System

A former East Texas police chief has pleaded guilty to abusing access to a crime database at the request of a drug trafficking suspect.

01/23/2014

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Gov. Perry Surprises Pro-Marijuana Supporters

A surprise statement about the decriminalization of marijuana from Gov. Rick Perry, long a champion of conservative causes, has some people scratching their heads.A surprise statement about the decriminalization of marijuana from Gov. Rick Perry, long a champion of conservative causes, has some people scratching their heads.

01/23/2014

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Gov. Perry Defends States’ Right To Legalize Marijuana

Gov. Rick Perry is defending Colorado and Washington’s legalization of marijuana as a states’ rights issue — and says he wants to keep minor drug offenders out of jail.

01/23/2014

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Rodman Checks Into Rehab Center

Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.

01/18/2014

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