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  • Man stabbed in New Orleans for denying drug purchase

    August 2, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 20-year-old man was stabbed after rejecting an offer to sell him drugs in one of the city's top tourist areas. Officer Juan Barnes Sr. says the victim told investigators that two men asked if he wanted to buy drugs, then argued and... more »
  • Deputies: couple got high at jail

    July 30, 2015 11:41 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Two people seemed to have surrendered to authorities on drug charges since they're accused of getting high at the jail. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said Candy Latiolais and Michael Duncan were arrested when deputies found Latiolais, who was visiting the jail, injecting narcotics into her arm... more »
  • Gonzales man and 16-year-old runaway arrested on drug charges

    July 17, 2015 12:07 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish deputies charged a Gonzales man for illegal possession of drugs and stolen firearms Thursday. Deputies received a complaint that Fabian Mills, 40, went to a woman's house and demanded to find her son, who allegedly stole $5,000 worth of heroin and a firearm from Mills.... more »
  • Five busted with meth and heroin in Livingston Parish Play Video

    July 16, 2015 4:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested five people in Denham Springs during a search warrant stemming from an investigation into illegal drugs. Deputies arrested 31-year-old Joseph "JoJo" Rousseau, 41-year-old Jeremy Austin Hebert and 38-year-old Eric Byrd Jr. at a house on Wisteria Street Tuesday. A press... more »
  • Mother charged after toddler tests positive for cocaine

    June 30, 2015 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge mother after they said doctors found high levels of cocaine in her 3-year-old child this week. Police charged 25-year-old Megan Gaylord with cruelty to a juvenile on Monday after her child was taken to a hospital by the Department of Children... more »
  • Sheriff: 'Gangsters' arrested in year-old murder caused by Mojo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2015 3:58 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - An emphatic sheriff chastised drug users in an afternoon news conference Wednesday where it was revealed a murdered teen died after being beaten up during a drug-induced brawl. Four people were arrested in the case, the most significant development since Brandon Augusta was found dead behind a... more »
  • BRPD K9 Unit awarded USPCA Award

    June 4, 2015 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One of Baton Rouge Police Department's K9 units recieved special recognition Wednesday. Cpl. Luke Cowart and his dog Rukus were presented the USPCA National Detector Case of the Year Award in recognition of his efforts finding drugs during a stop last October. Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Felon accused of drug, gun possession

    May 29, 2015 12:04 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's investigators arrested a Labadieville man after deputies said they found a gun and drugs in his home this week. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Assumption Parish narcotics agents and SWAT members searched the home of Kendell Jones, 32, on Thursday. During the search Waguespack said deputies found... more »
  • Deputies say man ditched car with AK-47, weed inside

    May 20, 2015 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said officers and K-9s tracked down a man who fled after a traffic stop in East Baton Rouge, leaving behind an AK-47 and drugs in his vehicle. EBRSO said deputies arrested 26-year-old Markus Morris after the chase around noon in Old South Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Man accused of trying to run over motorcycle cop

    May 14, 2015 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Baker man of trying to murder police officer by running over his motorcycle during a chase this week in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged 23-year-old Tyrie Burton with the attempted murder of a police officer and drug possession after he was caught Wednesday afternoon.... more »
  • Police: student sold classmate drugs to assist with suicide

    May 8, 2015 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a teen boy after a classmate told a nurse at Belaire High School, she tried to commit suicide with drugs she bought from him in the cafeteria Friday. The girl, who was not identified in a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2, sought... more »
  • 2 men arrested for accepting package with marijuana

    May 6, 2015 10:29 AM

    ABITA SPRINGS- Two men have been accused of accepting a FedEx package stuffed with 60 pounds of marijuana in Abita Springs and taking it to Covington. State police said in a news release U.S. Customs and Border protection agents detected the package passing through FedEx's Memphis hub on April 25.... more »
  • 14 dogs put down after dogfighting operation discovered check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 21, 2015 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Animal control officials said more than a dozen dogs had to be put down overnight after Baton Rouge Police discovered a dogfighting operation while investigating drug activity. Police arrested six people in all at 3819 Uncas Street, where detectives said a "high level" of narcotic trafficking... more »
  • Three arrested in drug busts on I-10

    April 20, 2015 9:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Three people were arrested for transporting drugs on I-10 in West Baton Rouge, State Police released Monday night. Troopers said Sunday night, an SUV was stopped near Highway 415. The vehicle, which was traveling east, was stopped for a traffic violation and a K9 alerted officers... more »
  • Search suspended for man who escaped drug arrest by jumping into bayou

    April 16, 2015 5:04 PM

    BAYOU BOEUF - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish have suspended search efforts for a man who fled on foot into Bayou Boeuf during a narcotics investigation. Deputies began the search of the bayou in the early morning hours of Thursday, using their Marine Division's boats, radar and dive... more »
  • Former tool CEO Knight surrenders on racketeering charge

    April 14, 2015 4:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The former CEO of Knight Oil Tools, Mark Knight, surrendered to a racketeering warrant in Lafayette Tuesday. According to KATC.com , Knight and his attorneys went to the jail so he could turn himself in. He was given a $100,000 bond. Knight is accused of being... more »
  • JPSO: Drugs, guns found after deadly shootout

    April 8, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sheriff's investigators in Jefferson Parish said they found guns and drugs in the vehicle of a man shot and killed during a firefight with deputies this week. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office held a press conference Wednesday where they laid out two handguns, extended ammunition clips,... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on drug charges

    March 27, 2015 10:20 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man in Donaldsonville was arrested after police seized $6,000 dollars worth of drugs from his house. On Wednesday authorities received a tip that Donald Gaddis, 33, was distributing cocaine. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant. Police seized cocaine, Oxycodone, marijuana, and suboxon from his house.... more »
  • New drug pops up in Ascension Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2015 5:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A new type of drug that goes by several different names has landed in Ascension Parish for the first time. Butane hash oil, or BHO, was found inside a Prairieville house during a narcotics raid. The new drug caught the eye of Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics... more »
  • Connecticut priest who ran meth ring pleads for leniency

    March 17, 2015 11:13 AM

    HARTFORD, CT - A suspended Roman Catholic priest who authorities say dealt pounds of methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency when he is sentenced next week. Monsignor Kevin Wallin's public defender filed a sentencing request in federal... more »
  • Experimental cholesterol drugs could reduce heart risk

    March 15, 2015 1:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - New research is boosting hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems. Studies presented at a cardiology conference in San Diego today suggest that people taking one of these drugs had... more »
  • Man swallows drugs in attempt to hide evidence from detectives

    March 14, 2015 3:23 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies arrested a man for having a multitude drugs in his car on Tuesday. The Ascension Sheriff's Department says 44-year-old Loyce Beck of Gonzales swallowed some of the Xanax pills in his car in attempt to hide the evidence from narcotic detectives who pulled him over. ... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested for drugs worth hundreds

    March 14, 2015 1:02 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A man is arrested for having hundreds of dollars worth of drugs in his home on Thursday. The Ascension sheriff's department arrested 44-year-old, Ernest Batiste, on a search warrant for having marijuana and cocaine packaged and ready for distribution in his home on Railroad Ave. in Donaldsonville.... more »
  • Man caught after manhunt in West Baton Rouge

    March 6, 2015 11:25 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Deputies in West Baton Rouge Parish said they caught a man who fled after he was stopped on the interstate and deputies spotted drugs in his vehicle. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said searchers found Clarenc Preston behind a roofing company near Port Allen. ... more »
  • Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    February 28, 2015 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish. Louisiana wildlife and fisheries agents arrested 33-year-old Oliver Rudesill Jr. and 23-year-old Tracy Gallardo Jr. for several oyster, boating safety and drug violations after a boating safety inspection earlier this... more »
  • Dozens arrested in WBR drug roundup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 19, 2015 11:54 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities accused a former school worker of selling prescription narcotics Thursday and arrested her as part of a drug warrant roundup. Deputies accused Keashu King-Wright of selling drugs such as oxycodone, diazepam, morphine, xanax, and valium among others. A sheriff's office spokesperson said King-Wright used... more »
  • Deputies bust pair for loot of drugs in bed of truck

    January 31, 2015 12:51 PM

    BERTRANDVILLE -The Assumption Parish sheriff's department arrested two men after the found drugs in the bed of a pickup truck Friday. Deputies arrested 30-year-old Brandon Harris and 26-year-old Wilbert Caldwell for having over six pounds of weed and multiple bags of other drugs including crack cocaine, ecstasy pills and... more »
  • Nine charged in aptly named "Operation Hammer"

    January 26, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nine-person grand jury indictment was unsealed Monday, revealing the details of a case built against people accused or running a drug trafficking network across I-12. The case, nicknamed "Operation Hammer," targeted people from Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. The investigation was part of the Organized... more »
  • Doctors develop new way to test brain cancer drugs

    January 22, 2015 12:12 PM

    PHOENIX, AZ - One of the nation's most unusual cancer experiments is underway at a Phoenix hospital, aimed at finding new treatments for deadly brain tumors. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and multiple drug companies, doctors at Barrow Neurological Institute are testing drugs Tso early in... more »
  • NY defense lawyer: Silk Road creator is not a drug dealer

    January 13, 2015 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York defense lawyer says a San Francisco man who launched an underground website as an economic experiment was fooled into taking the fall when investigators concluded it was used for drug dealing. Attorney Joshua Dratel said at the criminal trial's opening Tuesday that Ross William... more »
  • Federal judge weighs marijuana's classification

    January 12, 2015 12:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO, CA - A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on... more »
  • Man arrested with 35 pounds of marijuana

    January 6, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said he was caught with 35 pounds of marijuana at his home. Deputies charged Joshua B. Scott, 28, with drug possession and possession with intent to distribute. Members of the sheriff's office Narcotics Division found... more »
  • Troopers make $200,000 pot bust on I-12

    December 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police arrested a man accused of moving drugs between Texas and Georgia during a stop on I-12 Monday. Troopers said they stopped a truck near the Hammond Square exit and found 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Authorities said a K9 from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Police: drug trafficking operation busted in college neighborhood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2014 2:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A house in a quiet neighborhood of mostly college students was a cover for a drug trafficking operation, police said in court documents relating to the arrest of Sittipong Jitarun, 31. Jitarun was arrested Thursday at his house in Nicholson Lakes after a search turned up... more »
  • Dwight Perrilloux out of jail on bond

    December 12, 2014 2:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A property bond posted Friday allowed Dwight Perrilloux , accused of being on drugs, driving and causing a deadly crash, to be released from jail in Ascension Parish. Jailers confirmed Perrilloux was released on a property bond but could not disclosed what was used to front the... more »
  • Mug shots released after arrests, weapons hoard found in Spanish Town Play Video

    December 12, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Jailers released the mugshots of two men police said were running a drug and weapons smuggling trafficking operation from a home in Spanish Town. Russell Jefferis, 28, and Sean Krieg, 29, were two of nearly a dozen people arrested in a city-wide raid. The pair listed... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2 Southern students

    December 12, 2014 10:11 AM

    GRETNA - A 22-year-old Harvey man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two teens last year, during what authorities believe was a drug deal gone bad. Irvin Harris faces mandatory life in prison for his role in the Aug. 13, 2013, deaths of cousins Nikiayh Westerfield... more »
  • Mother says Perrilloux was on Adderall & Vyvanse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2014 6:34 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The mother of the man accused of killing 15-year old Claire Carline in a head on collision says he was on stimulants during the time of the crash. Dwight Perrilloux's mother told News 2 her son has ADHD and just finished a 12-hour shift at a plant in... more »
  • Men apparently killed each other in moving car

    December 6, 2014 6:38 PM

    MARRERO - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman says a drug deal gone sour apparently prompted two men to shoot and kill each other in a moving car, which ran into a house and caught fire. Col. John Fortunato said Saturday that the passenger died with a stolen gun in his... more »
  • LPSO cracks down on drugs during roundup Play Video

    November 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    LIVINGSTON - More than a dozen accused drug dealers were busted in Livingston Parish Friday during a narcotics roundup. The suspected dealers got a rude awakening as deputies worked parish-wide to crack down on drugs. "The mission here is to make sure we get any and every drug... more »
  • Feds: Silk Road sequel leads to California arrest

    November 6, 2014 10:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Authorities in New York say a California man has been arrested for starting a spinoff version of the Silk Road website, enabling more than 100,000 people to buy and sell illegal drugs. Blake Benthall has been arrested in San Francisco. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharar said Thursday that... more »
  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    October 30, 2014 3:10 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Football League is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. NFL lawyers on Thursday are expected to urge a... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested on multiple drug charges

    October 23, 2014 2:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A man who narcotics detectives in Ascension Parish have been able to buy marijuana and cocaine from over the past four months, is now behind bars. Just before midnight Wednesday, detectives searched the Donaldsonville home of Romel Julien and found a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and... more »
  • Baton Rouge looking to curb heroin 'epidemic' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 21, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals and law enforcement agencies say Baton Rouge has a heroin epidemic on its hands. Five people died from heroin two years ago. That number went up to 35 deaths in 2013. So far this year, nine people have died from heroin but more cases... more »
  • Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    October 19, 2014 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
  • Police chief says he's not worried about investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 17, 2014 7:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Chief Scott Jones denied allegations made to a civil service commission surrounding how his department operates. Thursday, the Denham Springs Civil Service Commission began an investigation into the Denham Springs Police Department. A former officer accused the force of abuse of power and favoritism. Friday,... more »
  • La. leaders meet as Ebola and immigration loom check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers and local leaders met Thursday to discuss solutions to hot button issues affecting Louisiana On the agenda was immigration along the U.S. - Mexico border and Ebola. After three hours of discussion, though, no hard and fast solutions materialized. Lawmakers say the border issue... more »
  • Sheriff: attempted murder after victim pays for sex

    October 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    ZACHARY - East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies say a Central man, William Bottoms, 25, was arrested after he held a man at gunpoint and tried to rob him. Officials say Bottoms went to the victim's car and told him to give up his cash. When the victim said all... more »
  • Police raid home of suspected pharmacy burglar

    October 10, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Part of Evangeline St. in Baton Rouge was shutdown for two hours Friday while police raided a home. Three men were taken from the home in the 4600 block of Evangline. At least one is a suspect in pharmacy burglaries in several parishes. K-9's were released... more »
  • BRAVE unit announces drug, gun arrests

    October 9, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced ten arrests and several drug and gun seizures Thursday as the result of several recent BRAVE unit patrols through Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD said the arrests included some from proactive patrols around the Southern University homecoming game. McKneely said BRAVE officers... more »
  • Accused cocaine distributor arrested in Donaldsonville

    October 1, 2014 2:34 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Narcotics agents in Ascension Parish said they arrested an accused cocaine distributor last week after a three-month investigation. Officials said they arrested Warren Henry, 56, after he reportedly sold the drug to undercover agents on Sept. 26. Agents from the APSO Narcotics Division searched Henry's home... more »
  • Couple arrested on child cruelty, drug charges

    October 1, 2014 1:45 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a couple on drug and child cruelty charges after investigators said the pair was found passed out in their truck at a traffic signal with their 2-year-old boy in the back seat. Walker police said they got a call Monday afternoon from a motorist who... more »
  • Couple busted for drugs with 4-year-old at home

    September 24, 2014 4:58 PM

    SORRENTO - Deputies said they arrested a man and his wife after the couple tried to deal drugs to undercover agents with their four-year-old girl in the home. Deputies from Ascension and Livingston parishes took Donald Sanford, 36 and his wife Chelsea Sanford, 22, into custody on Monday after... more »
  • Iberville Parish puts 31 accused drug dealers behind bars Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:12 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Dozens of accused drug dealers were locked up in Iberville Parish Wednesday. It was part of an 18-month undercover investigation that ended with 31 people behind bars, and the second roundup in Iberville Parish since Sheriff Brett Stassi took office two years ago. "I made it... more »
  • Man tells deputies to take him to jail

    September 9, 2014 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies said they arrested a man on drug charges following an investigation where they tracked a shipment of more than five pounds of high-grade marijuana to the man's apartment. Rueben Maurice Crawford, 29, was booked into jail Tuesday on drug distribution charges. Inside his apartment on... more »
  • What happens to homes after a meth lab bust? check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 5, 2014 5:18 PM

    ST. AMANT - Another residence in Ascension Parish is about to be added to the list of "meth lab" houses on the Department of Environmental Quality's website. Two people accused of operating a meth lab were arrested on Wednesday at their home on Highway 936 in St. Amant, and... more »
  • 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... more »
  • Man arrested for drugs in Ascension Parish

    August 8, 2014 2:17 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- Detectives in Ascension Parish have arrested a Baton Rouge man for drug possession. Detectives saw a drug deal taking place in a parking lot of a business in Prarieville on Thursday night. They then followed the vehicle down Highway 621, before stopping it. Irwin Mitchell was arrested... more »
  • LDWF: Drugs found on oyster boat

    August 4, 2014 4:19 PM

    LAFOURCHE - State wildlife agents arrested a man last week after investigators said they found drugs on his boat. Nick A. Collins, 42, from Golden Meadow was arrested for the possesion of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of... more »
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    July 23, 2014 2:11 AM

    NEW YORK - A major national survey finds disconcerting data about teen use of performance enhancing drugs. The survey by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids finds experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year as young people strove to boost their athletic performance... more »
  • 2 arrested for pawning stolen items

    July 18, 2014 6:50 PM

    WALKER - Two people are arrested on theft charges. The arrests are the result of an investigation involving multiple complaints of theft in a neighborhood in Walker in mid June. Police say John King, 22, and his girlfriend, Lauren Howze, 21, are responsible for stealing a number of power... more »
  • LPSO: Drug roundup nets 14 arrests check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2014 4:04 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested more than a dozen people Thursday for allegedly selling a range of drugs including methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone and Adderall. "For 3 months, my narcotics team conducted undercover operations," said Sheriff Jason Ard. "Through these operations, low-level street dealers in Livingston Parish were... more »
  • Parents, kids arrested after party shooting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2014 5:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured. It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
  • Walker PD: High parents left child in hot car

    July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    WALKER - Police rescued a child from a locked car in Walker Friday after investigators said her parents were too high on drugs to realize they'd locked the child in the vehicle. Officers arrested Billy Henry Jr., 35, of Denham Springs and Lana Henry, 32, of St. Amant on... more »
  • Man convicted of killing 2; bodies found in trunk

    June 28, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man has been convicted in the 2011 drug-related slaying of a woman and her boyfriend. 33-year-old Patrick James Ramirez will face a mandatory term of life in prison when state District Judge Mike Erwin sentences him July 17. Jaydee Wright said Friday his sister,... more »
  • Louisiana sues dialysis drug maker

    June 28, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is suing drug maker Fresenius Medical Care North America and its nearly 100 Louisiana clinics over the use of two dialysis drugs - GranuFlo and NaturaLyte - that could contribute to fatal heart attacks. The drugs have since been recalled by the federal government.... more »
  • 'Medical issues' hospitalize Boston concertgoers

    June 26, 2014 5:48 AM

    BOSTON, MA - Authorities say 36 people were transported to the hospital and as many as 50 others were treated or evaluated at the scene during a an electronic dance music show featuring Swedish disc jockey Avicii at the TD Garden arena in Boston. Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse... more »
  • Experts warn about synthetic marijuana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 20, 2014 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State drug experts met Friday in Baton Rouge to urge people to stay away from synthetic marijuana. The multi-billion dollar synthetic pot industry poses a physical and mental health threat, but it's marketed toward teens and young adults, according to the Capital Area Human Services. ... more »
  • EMS: Synthetic pot a dangerous problem check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 13, 2014 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders say synthetic marijuana has become a dangerous problem in Baton Rouge. Emergency Medical Services has responded to 17 synthetic marijuana overdoses in the past month, according to EMS spokesman Jody Chandler. That's why EMS says it's become a big problem. "They just don't... more »
  • Two raids, four arrests in synthetic drug seizures

    June 12, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies raided two businesses, found synthetic drugs and cash and arrested four people in separate incidents the department said Thursday night. About 218 pounds of synthetic marijuana was found at The Lotus Shop on O'Neal Lane. The owner, Tim Nguyen, also allowed deputies to search his... more »
  • Senators OK bill to hide source of execution drugs

    May 30, 2014 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to let the state corrections department hide information about the source of its execution drugs and buy them from compounding pharmacies outside Louisiana is nearing final passage. The Senate voted 29-7 Friday to back the proposal by Republican Rep. Joe Lopinto. Lopinto says the changes... more »
  • Senate votes to keep info on execution drugs confidential

    May 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal that would allow the Louisiana corrections department to keep information on execution drugs confidential continues to advance in the Legislature. A Senate judiciary committee backed the measure by Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, on Tuesday after amending it to allow the state to get drugs used... more »
  • Tennessee brings back the electric chair

    May 23, 2014 3:22 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates - and increasing concern about new sources for the drugs - has prompted a nationwide debate about whether the method of execution is still feasible or humane. While the rest of the country discusses the issue, Tennessee has... more »
  • Doctor accused of prescribing narcotics for cash

    May 20, 2014 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and DEA agents arrested a Baton Rouge doctor after they said he prescribed narcotics to patients who didn't need them in exchange for money. Investigators accused James Hines, 64, of four different counts of drug distribution Tuesday afternoon. Baton Rouge Police said they received... more »
  • Deputies: Man stole $100,000+ from his grandma

    May 5, 2014 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities accused a man of swindling more than $100,000 out of his 74-year-old grandmother and then blowing it on drugs. Gary Michael Gray Jr., 23, is charged with exploitation of the infirm. Investigators said Gray would harass his grandmother into writing checks for him. The... more »
  • Maringouin man arrested for drugs

    May 2, 2014 2:28 PM

    MARINGOUIN- Authorities in Iberville Parish have arrested a man for drugs, after finding over 2 ounces of crack cocaine in Todd Smith's home in Maringouin. The drugs, along with $30,000, a BMW 745i and a Dodge Charger were seized from Smith's home. Smith was arrested for drug possession,... more »
  • Police arrest woman in prostitution sting

    April 28, 2014 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman as part of an internet prostitution sting in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies arrested Roxanne Merritt, 21, on April 24 for prostitution and drug charges. According to arrest records, an undercover detective contacted Merritt through a website known for prostitution,... more »
  • Five arrested in "purple drank" investigation

    April 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Five current and former nurses at a Plaquemine health clinic have been arrested, accused of selling fake prescription for drugs used to make "purple drank." "Purple drank" is a slang term for a drug mixture using prescription strength cough syrup. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stasi says... more »
  • Five arrested in synthetic marijuana investigation

    April 23, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five arrests were made with drugs, guns, and money seized in an investigation by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Narcotics detectives along with SWAT, K-9, and Baton Rouge Police SWAT executed three search warrants early Wednesday morning. Detectives seized... more »

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