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  • 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Truancy roundup leads to drug arrest Play Video

    March 26, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are finishing up a two day roundup of parents who haven't been sending their children to school. The truancy roundup focused on handing out summons to parents whose children have missed more than ten days of school and have shown a history of absences. ... more »
  • MLB hopes for new drug deal this week

    March 25, 2014 7:35 PM

    NEW YORK - People familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and decrease suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use. The deal would also eliminate... more »
  • Over 1,000 pounds of drugs seized in traffic stops

    March 25, 2014 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police have seized over 1,000 pounds of drugs in the last few weeks during routine traffic stops, leading to multiple arrests. Drugs seized included nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 11 pounds of cocaine, plus MDMA and codeine. Also found were thousands of dollars in... more »
  • Four arrested after deputies find drugs growing in front yard

    March 18, 2014 10:32 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A sawed off shot gun, a handgun and a bunch of drugs led to the arrest of four people in Ascension Parish this week. Deputies said there was two pounds of marijuana inside a house on County Drive and four weed plants growing in the front yard, too.... more »
  • Soldier caught with bag of pot released to military

    March 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday. Sgt. Horace Brown , 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found... more »
  • Serious injury in crash; Alcohol and drugs suspected

    March 9, 2014 4:04 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - State Police say alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a factor in a two car crash on Saturday night. Police say the two cars collided at approximately 10:45 pm on La. 969 north of La. 66 near Angola State Penitentiary in West Feliciana Parish. ... more »
  • FDA looks to reboot nonprescription drug system

    February 21, 2014 8:10 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Food and Drug Administration is seeking to revamp its 40-year-old system for regulating hundreds of over-the-counter drugs, saying the decades-old process is not flexible enough to keep pace with modern medical developments. In a federal posting Friday, the agency announced a two-day meeting next month to... more »
  • Mom arrested after child eats crack cocaine crumbs

    February 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old mother faces charges after she admitted to police her child likely ate crack cocaine from coke crumbs on the floor following her high. Keisha Strudivant was arrested when the child was taken to an area hospital and doctors said the boy showed signs of cocaine... more »
  • Driver of pot RV busted with $500,000 load

    February 7, 2014 10:52 PM

    GROSSE TETE- Sheriff's deputies in Iberville Parish arrested a man driving an RV through the region loaded with marijuana. A spokesperson said the man was from California and carrying 100 pounds of high grade, hydroponic weed. He was pulled over around midnight on I-10 early Friday morning. A... more »
  • Police: woman's home invasion story was a ruse

    February 7, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said a woman cooked a rouse about a home invasion, sold it to investigators and hoped to getaway with it but failed. After Jackie Bridgers was featured in television reports where she told reporters she, her child, and her roommate where attacked by three guys inside... more »
  • Woman with machete scares off robbers

    February 5, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three men were arrested in connection with a home invasion Wednesday, one of them allegedly claimed to be a police officer. Police say Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales broke into a house in the 400 block of St. Rose Avenue around 2:30 a.m. ... more »
  • Special drug reverses heroin overdose Play Video

    January 31, 2014 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical professionals say there's a way to give people a second chance who are overdosing on opiate drugs. Paramedics have been using Naloxone Hydrochloride, or Narcan, for years. It reverses an opiate overdose, instantly. EMS Unit Commander Chris Landry said it works quickly, saying "sometimes... more »
  • Woman arrested numerous times for "huffing"

    January 30, 2014 10:29 PM

    ZACHARY- Police said they have arrested a woman numerous times for huffing a compressed gas substance while operating a vehicle. Angela Gipson, 34, was most recently arrested Thursday afternoon after she ran a red light, according to a police report obtained by WBRZ News 2. The officer wrote... more »
  • Air Force drug investigation expands

    January 10, 2014 7:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- The investigation into drug use by members of the Air Force expanded to include ten officers at six bases in the U.S. and England. Nine Lieutenants and one captain are now under investigation for illegal possession of recreational drugs. Those can include Ecstasy and synthetic marijuana. The... more »
  • Drugs tied to nuclear launch officers

    January 9, 2014 7:30 PM

    F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WYOMING- Two Air Force nuclear missile launch officers are implicated in an illegal drug investigation. One defense official says both are responsible for operating the Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles and are assigned to the 341st Missile Wing. The official says the officers'... more »
  • 58-year-old busted with drugs, smoking device

    January 3, 2014 4:19 PM

    POLLOCK- A 58-year-old from this central Louisiana town faces drug possession charges after a sheriff's deputy said he found her with marijuana and a smoking device. The Grant Parish deputy stopped Teresa Burnaman after she weaved into his lane on a country highway, KALB TV reported on its website... more »
  • Police find drugs, arrest one at Baker business Play Video

    December 18, 2013 9:43 PM

    BAKER - A month long police investigation into a shoe shop took drugs off the streets in Baker Wednesday evening. The Baker Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Response Team served a search warrant at Hebrard's Shoe Shine and Repair. Inside authorities said they found Warren "Worm"... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for drugs

    December 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A search of a Baton Rouge home by detectives has landed one man behind bars for drugs. Detectives arrested 40-year-old Bruce Causey after a long investigation. During a search of Causey's home at 7933 Oak View Drive, they found numerous drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and hydrocodone.... more »
  • Raid nets crack, several arrests Play Video

    November 27, 2013 12:11 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine during two early morning raids. Deputies found 2.5 ounces of crack at Robert Bennett's home, about $5,000 worth of drugs, after they say he flushed the evidence down the toilet. Deputies... more »
  • A-Rod back at MLB for resumption of grievance

    November 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is back at Major League Baseball's office for the resumption of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz already has presided over eight days of sessions, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and from Oct. 15-18. Rodriguez's legal team was set to... more »
  • Pharmacy burglarized again

    November 5, 2013 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are investigating another pharmacy burglar here. The N & T Pharmacy on Marque Ann Drive was hit for the second time in two months. Investigators believe the same person is likely responsible since both times since the burglar tried to get inside by busting holes... more »
  • Authorities to meet about drug store burglaries

    November 4, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are expected to meet this week to discuss a rash of pharmacy burglaries. A number of them have been reported in area parishes, and investigators want to compare the crime scenes, video and images of potential suspects. In some of the five cases, the crooks have... more »
  • Addict's long road to recovery Play Video

    October 25, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The war on prescription pills and drug addiction continues. Saturday, authorities are taking them off the street in waves during the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. It is one way to combat drug problems on the street where addicts get them easily and sometimes switch... more »
  • Baton Rouge has a heroin problem

    October 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials here are so concerned about a rash of heroin-related deaths, they sent a memo telling people to stay away and suggesting users get help. "You're looking at a four fold increase," said coroner Dr. Beau Clark. "The concern is that we may hit a five fold... more »
  • Victim arms self, fights back Play Video

    October 4, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested, accused of terrorizing a neighborhood near LSU Friday. "It was probably the craziest moment of my life," a victim told WBRZ News 2. "It was very, very intense." Early Friday morning, one of the suspects followed a victim to a home... more »
  • Caught on video: sledgehammer break-in Play Video

    September 26, 2013 10:24 PM

    GROSSE TETE - A group of men are on the run after they used a sledgehammer and crowbar to bust into a pharmacy. "We know there's at least three maybe four people involved in this case, and we think that's the kind of information that you could help us... more »
  • Federal charges against alleged 'Ride or Die' gang

    September 22, 2013 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Investigations into New Orleans gangs have brought another indictment, this one against a dozen alleged members of an 8th Ward gang called "Ride or Die." The 20-count federal indictment accuses 12 men of conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Three of the men also are charged... more »
  • Music festival canceled in NYC over drug concerns

    September 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    NEW YORK - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo festival not continue Sunday after two attendees died and four others had to... more »
  • Possible meth lab found near affluent BR community

    August 27, 2013 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies investigated a possible meth lab near Bocage Tuesday night. A sheriff's office spokesperson said they were alerted by ambulance personnel about a man with burns to his hands and face at an apartment in the 7900 block of Jefferson. He had a small bottle that... more »
  • Troopers seize $1 million in marijuana

    August 13, 2013 4:22 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - State troopers arrested one person and seized around $1 million worth of marijuana after a traffic stop on I-10 east of Breaux Bridge this week. Troopers arrested Pedro Matamoros, 38, of Brownsville, Texas on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after the stop early... more »
  • Weed, meth, guns found during various drug arrests Play Video

    August 9, 2013 6:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies made six arrests and netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs during three separate incidents across the parish. On Monday in French Settlement, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Mitchell Road, where they found Keith Whetstine, 51, and a battered Amber Smith,... more »
  • Man arrested after toddler found with AK-47, drugs

    August 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said they found a stash of drugs and guns in the same room as his 10-month-old daughter. Baker Police Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Brenton Johnson Jr., 22, after a joint narcotics investigation with the East Baton... more »
  • Woman booked with molestation, kidnapping

    August 6, 2013 12:04 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A 30-year-old Lake Charles woman has been booked with molestation of a juvenile, second-degree kidnapping, four counts of cruelty to juveniles and distributing drugs to minors. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers tells the American Press Lacey Cheree Dronet was arrested Friday after an investigation revealed... more »
  • Alex Rodriguez, others suspended by MLB for drugs

    August 5, 2013 2:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case - the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan... more »
  • Police make four arrests in BR narcotics investigation

    August 1, 2013 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police seized guns, drugs, and cash during a narcotics investigation around Baton Rouge recently. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested four people on July 30: 31-year-old Ricardo Phillips, 29-year-old Randy Phillips, 28-year-old Kenneth Sterling, and 52-year-old Jonathan Shaffer, all of whom were charged with drug possession... more »
  • Suspect surrenders in Carolyn Sue Drive murder

    August 1, 2013 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man wanted in connection with a deadly deadly shooting Wednesday surrendered to investigators today. Cpl. Don Coppola said Devante Courtney surrendered to a warrant for murder in the death of Gregory Short. Investigators said Short was shot in the neck during a... more »
  • Man shot in neck, police searching for purple van

    July 31, 2013 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking for two men in a purple minivan after a drug deal where one person was shot in the neck in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a 23-year-old man was shot at an apartment on Carolyn Sue around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday. ... more »
  • Players weigh in on Braun suspension

    July 23, 2013 10:38 AM

    UNDATED - The post-game comments rolled in last night after the revelation that Milwaukee's Ryan Braun had been suspended yesterday afternoon by baseball for the rest of the season for "violations" of baseball's drug program. Seattle pitcher Joe Saunders summed it all up when he said, "I think everybody's... more »
  • Ascension deputies find heroin during drug bust Play Video

    July 18, 2013 6:24 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- A tip from neighbors led Ascension Parish deputies to seven arrests and several grams of heroin after a drug bust. Deputies arrested Crystal Carter, 31, and Jeffrey Walker, 32, when they found drugs during a traffic stop. That arrest led investigators back to Carter's home on LA 929.... more »
  • 'Glee' fans turn to social media to mourn show's star

    July 14, 2013 1:38 AM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Cory Monteith, the star of the hit show "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. Minutes after the news was posted to the internet, fans took to the television program's Facebook page to leave an ever expanding list of sympathy. "I... more »
  • APSO: Two caught with heroin, synthetic marijuana

    July 11, 2013 4:50 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in a narcotics investigation this week in Ascension Parish. Deputies arrested Justin Poche, 19, and Brennan Haymon, 22, both of Gonzales, on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug activity. Narcotics detectives arrested Poche during a traffic stop after... more »
  • Championship rings, drugs seized in Zion City arrests

    July 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Pittsburgh Steeler and LSU football player told News 2 he's glad police recently recovered four stolen championship rings which belonged to him. Justin Vincent, who currently works for LSU, said he was told today investigators had recovered his Steelers Super Bowl championship ring, 2003... more »
  • Grandfather shocked about details of prostitution inside family home Play Video

    July 10, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a woman arrested and charged with running a prostitution ring from her home, says he's disappointed and will let the law run its course. "A dad doesn't want to hear this about his kids," said Arthur Fort. "I'm thinking as any family would.... more »
  • Man allegedly supplies teens with drugs at party

    July 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Houma man opened his home and drug supply to a group of teens looking for a party spot. Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier deputies received a tip that there was underage drinking at the party about 1 a.m. Monday and... more »
  • Drugs in baby bottle

    July 2, 2013 7:44 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A man was convicted of murder for putting heroin and methadone in his baby's bottle to calm him, killing the boy. Orlando Rosado didn't testify at his non-jury trial but his lawyer contends it was an accident while Rosado was having a heroin relapse. The judge says she convicted... more »
  • One dead in alleged drug feud

    July 1, 2013 2:46 PM

    HOUMA - Authorities say a 36-year-old Houma man was shot and killed in an argument over drugs. Terrebonne Parish sheriff's Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier Dicarie James crashed his car after being shot in the Crozier community near Dularge late Saturday night. Foret says neighbors told deputies patrolling the... more »
  • Police say man stole TV to buy drugs

    July 1, 2013 11:34 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux have arrested three Houma people after they were alerted to a potential robbery. Police say they saw 30-year-old Michael Ledet frantically exiting a business and hide in a truck that Terry Darcey and Brandy Guidry were waiting in. They were told by security... more »
  • Justice Department sues La. pharmaceutical company

    June 20, 2013 12:51 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Justice Department has sued to block a Louisiana pharmaceutical company from distributing drugs that the government claims are misbranded and haven't been approved by regulators. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court says the Food and Drug Administration inspected facilities of Sage Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Shreveport... more »
  • Ferriday man accused of possessing gators, drugs

    June 11, 2013 6:36 PM

    VIDALIA - A 37-year-old Ferriday man is accused of illegally possessing alligators and crystal meth, and of contributing to his son's delinquency. Michael P. Smith was arrested by agents who saw him and his son walking up a levee on Monday with a saw, a fishing pole and a black... more »
  • Deputies make arrest after tip about drugs sold at church

    May 22, 2013 4:42 PM

    ST. AMANT- Two people face charges after deputies in Ascension Parish investigated a tip that drugs were being sold from a church parking lot. After surveillance, deputies arrested Audie Decoteau, 51, and Mikel Arnold, 38, while they were driving a vehicle from Livingston Parish. Deputies said Arnold was driving... more »
  • Belle Chasse HS students face drug charges

    May 16, 2013 9:01 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies say a Belle Chasse High School sophomore was booked with illegal possession of prescription pills and two other sophomores were booked with distributing pills at the school. Deputies tell The Times-Picayune the students are all 15. The sheriff's office has not publicly identified them... more »
  • 14 charged in case of bizarre jail video

    May 10, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Indictments were filed Friday against 14 inmates in connection with videos showing prisoners brazenly using drugs, drinking beer and flashing a loaded gun in the New Orleans jail. The videos, made in June and July 2009, came to light in April during a federal court hearing on... more »
  • Three arrested, meth lab found in Gonzales Play Video

    May 9, 2013 11:18 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish arrested three people after they said investigators caught them with drugs at a Gonzales apartment complex. Chief Tony Bacala said on Tuesday deputies arrested Charles Hopp, 32; Brittney Carlson, 23, and Vanessa Via, 25, on suspicion of drug possession and other charges.... more »
  • NCAA gives ex-Wingate coach 2-year show-cause

    May 8, 2013 12:37 PM

    WINGATE, N.C. - The NCAA has given former Wingate women's basketball coach Barbara Nelson a two-year show-cause penalty for providing players with money and prescription drugs. The school on Wednesday also was given one year of probation and vacated all 24 victories from 2011-12. Nelson was not named in the... more »
  • Smoke shop's suggestive ad features the Honey Badger Play Video

    May 6, 2013 10:55 PM

    PHOENIX- A head shop owner said he doesn't mean any harm by an advertisement featuring the former LSU standout Tyrann Mathieu, known as the Honey Badger. Mathieu's picture, in full LSU uniform, is used to promote the business Bud's Glass Joint. In the ad, the store welcomes the Honey... more »
  • Man dies after eating drugs during search

    May 2, 2013 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man died after eating drugs the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Deputies said Baton Rouge Police were executing a search warrant on Flag Street when the man is believed to have ingested crack cocaine. Police called deputies to handle the death investigation... more »
  • FDA cites sanitary issues at specialty pharmacies

    April 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered troubling sterility problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected following a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs. The agency said its inspectors targeted 31 compounding pharmacies that produce sterile drugs, which must be prepared under highly... more »
  • Ex-NFL player Hurd pleads guilty to drug charge

    April 11, 2013 8:16 PM

    DALLAS - Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has pleaded guilty to a drug-possession charge that will likely result in a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old Hurd pleaded guilty Thursday in Dallas federal court. He was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. His trial was... more »
  • Deputies make heroin bust in Ascension Parish

    April 3, 2013 8:12 AM

    GONZALES - Three people face drug charges in Ascension Parish following a two-week investigation by the sheriff's office. The Narcotics Division began looking into 37-year-old Robert Stafford last month for selling heroin in the parish. On Monday, detectives say they spotted Stafford allegedly selling drugs to 29-year-old Brittany... more »
  • Inmates did drugs, drank beer in Orleans Parish prison

    April 2, 2013 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Video showing inmates at the New Orleans jail apparently snorting drugs, drinking beer and in possession of at least one large handgun was shown Tuesday during a hearing in U.S. District Court. The recordings, believed made by inmates, were aired during the second day of hearings on... more »

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