Report: Changes to Drug Sentencing Guidelines Have Been Successful

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As we discussed in a previous post, sentencing for federal drug crimes is serious and strict. Oftentimes, people convicted of drug crimes — whether it is for drug possession, distribution or trafficking — spend years in federal prison. Certain types of drugs are also treated more harshly than others under federal law, including crack cocaine.
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North Carolina to Pass “Syringe Decriminalization Bill”

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A new bill that just passed both the North Carolina State House and Senate is surprisingly beneficial to both law enforcement officials and suspects potentially facing drug charges. House Bill 850 was passed earlier this month and, in a nutshell, will authorize law enforcement agents to ask individuals they suspect are using illegal drugs if
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Criminal Charges May Be Next for Lance Armstrong

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Millions of viewers watch raptly last night as Lance Armstrong appeared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the decades-long fight over whether or not he used banned substances in order to win his record seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong has vehemently denied using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs for many years,
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Dea Partners with State, Local Police for Sept. 29 Drug Take-back

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The Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement agencies throughout North Carolina are once again collaborating on a prescription drug take-back program. The April 28, 2012 National Prescription Drug Take-back Day was such a success that the DEA has scheduled another for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Prescription drug abuse has
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Prosecutors: if at First We Don’t Convict, We’ll Try, Try Again

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that investigators improperly obtained data from a GPS device that tracked the comings and goings of a suspect. The prosecutors may not be able to use that data, but they are determined to mount a third trial against the defendant. He was arrested in 2005 on drug charges and
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