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  • More than a dozen accused of dealing drugs in Livingston Parish Play Video

    October 1, 2015 4:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Authorities arrested more than a dozen people in Livingston Parish as part of a drug roundup Thursday morning, and said they could be back for more. Sheriff Jason Ard said deputies with the LPSO Narcotics Division targeted people selling and distributing drugs as part of "Operation:... more »
  • South Dakota tribe to open nation's 1st marijuana resort

    September 29, 2015 11:14 AM

    FLANDREAU, S.D. - The small South Dakota Indian tribe known as the Flandreau Santee Sioux already has a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch. Now it's undertaking a new venture - opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation. The experiment could offer a new... more »
  • Man accused of dealing drugs at Southern

    September 2, 2015 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police arrested an Alexandria man on charges he brought drugs to the campus with the intention to sell them. SUPD charged 19-year-old Detavious Treyvon King with having marijuana in a drug-free zone with the intent to distribute it. Police said on Tuesday found... more »
  • 4 arrested in Houma heroin bust

    September 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    HOUMA - Narcotics agents in Terrebonne Parish say they made four arrests and seized various drugs and drug paraphernalia after they searched a a residence in Houma. Agents said they conducted a search of a home on Wilson Ave. after an earlier traffic stop gave them reason to believe... more »
  • Higher Learning: Colorado county mulls scholarship pot tax

    August 26, 2015 12:48 PM

    DENVER - Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county is mulling whether to create what would be the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money. Pueblo County is considering a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana growers, with half the proceeds designated to a scholarship fund that... more »
  • Arrest made after school mojo overdoses

    August 21, 2015 3:55 PM

    COVINGTON - Police said Friday they've arrested a high school student in connection with three students overdosing on "mojo," or synthetic marijuana, at Covington High School. Police said 18-year-old Caleb Badeaux supplied the drug, which is smoked to simulate the effects of marijuana, to the juvenile students. A... more »
  • Colorado may ban 'candy' name on marijuana treats

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    DENVER - Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign. The state is finalizing work on new rules for the appearance of edible marijuana. A draft of those rules released Tuesday would require each piece of edible marijuana to be marked in the shape... more »
  • District of Columbia to host marijuana contest

    July 18, 2015 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - For the first time, the District of Columbia State Fair will include a marijuana growing contest. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to grow their own plants at home. Participants in the pot-growing contest will be judged... more »
  • Colorado rejects PTSD as ailment eligible for medical pot

    July 15, 2015 3:38 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's Board of Health has voted against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The 6-2 vote Wednesday came despite the backing of the state's chief medical officer. The board has voted at least three times against adding PTSD to... 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 »
  • Jindal agrees to medical marijuana, lessened pot penalties

    June 29, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's penalties for having small amounts of marijuana have been lowered. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the measure into law Monday, along with a bill that will get medical marijuana to people suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy through a limited number of... more »
  • Jindal will sign medical marijuana bill

    June 27, 2015 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal has said he will sign a medical marijuana bill into law. But state officials say patients in Louisiana with cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy will still have to wait at least two years to use it. That's because state... more »
  • Tickfaw woman arrested on intent to distribute marijuana

    June 19, 2015 6:21 PM

    TICKFAW - Deputies in Livingston Parish arrested a woman after seizing 25 grams of marijuana and nearly $9,000 in cash from her Tickfaw residence Thursday. Agents with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office executed a narcotics-related search warrant Thursday at the residence of Brittany S. Skinner. Agents found 25 grams... more »
  • Largest Florida county proposes citations for pot possession

    June 16, 2015 3:32 PM

    MIAMI - People caught with small amounts of marijuana could soon get a civil citation instead of a jail term in Florida's largest county, which may become the first in the state to treat marijuana possession as a non-criminal act. The Miami-Dade County Commission is considering a proposal to let... more »
  • Colorado court: Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

    June 15, 2015 11:20 AM

    DENVER - Colorado's Supreme Court has ruled that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case has big implications for employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. Colorado became the first state to... more »
  • GOP-controlled Hill panel backs state medical marijuana laws

    June 11, 2015 2:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The federal government would be unable to block state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana under legislation that has been approved by a Republican-controlled Senate committee. The 20-10 vote puts the Senate Appropriations panel on record in favor of permitting people to obtain and dispensaries to provide... more »
  • Lawmakers vote to lessen Louisiana's marijuana penalties

    June 8, 2015 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to lower Louisiana's tough penalties for marijuana possession, ending the possibility someone could be jailed 20 years for repeatedly getting caught with small amounts of the drug. With a 74-19 vote Monday, the House gave final passage to the proposal by Rep. Austin Badon,... more »
  • Some lawmakers worry medical marijuana could spur corruption

    June 8, 2015 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As a majority of Louisiana lawmakers push forward with a proposed medical marijuana law, some are looking to the past - and not with nostalgia. Fifteen-years after former Gov. Edwin Edwards was convicted in a corruption scheme involving riverboat casino licenses, some lawmakers worry weaknesses in the... more »
  • Medical marijuana bill passes La. House check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 4, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill which would create a dispensary system for medical marijuana in Louisiana passed the state House Thursday afternoon, potentially clearing its way to the governor's desk for signature. Senate Bill 143 from Sen. Fred Mills passed 70-29 with amendments in the House. It now goes... more »
  • That's not mistletoe

    June 2, 2015 9:07 PM

    NORTH POLE, ALASKA- People at the North Pole can now put marijuana on their Christmas list and it won't be a wish. Pot became legal in Alaska this year and sales can begin next year. The North Pole City Council rejected a measure to ban marijuana dispensaries and... more »
  • North Pole won't block pot sales

    June 2, 2015 5:22 PM

    NORTH POLE, AK - North Pole residents can put marijuana on their Christmas list next year. The city council in North Pole, Alaska, rejected a measure Monday that would have banned marijuana dispensaries. Marijuana became legal in Alaska in February, and sales begin next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported... 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 »
  • Jindal supports marijuana bills

    May 28, 2015 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he supports three bills concerning marijuana regulations on Thursday. The first bill would make it legal for pharmacists to dispense medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legal in Louisiana for decades, but pharmacists are not allowed to dispense the drug. This year's... more »
  • Bill to lower Louisiana's marijuana penalties OK'd by Senate

    May 26, 2015 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State senators have agreed to lessen Louisiana's penalties for simple possession of marijuana, to remove provisions that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeatedly getting caught with small amounts of pot. The Senate voted 27-12 Monday for the proposal by Sen. J.P. Morrell,... more »
  • 70 pounds of pot seized in Denham Springs

    May 22, 2015 4:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division agents seized about 70 pounds of marijuana while executing a search warrant Thursday. 42-year-old Aniceforo Cruz-Garcia, of Baton Rouge, was arrested on possession with intent to distribute marijuana charges during the raid. Deputies estimate the street value of the... more »
  • Teacher accused of passing pot brownies to students

    May 22, 2015 5:28 AM

    COVINGTON - A former Archbishop Hannan High School teacher turned herself in after being accused of passing out brownies laced with marijuana to two girls. Multiple news outlets report 29-year-old Camille Brennan turned herself in Thursday, one day after the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for her... 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 »
  • Seminar on fake marijuana scheduled for this weekend Play Video

    May 20, 2015 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This weekend the East Baton Rouge coroner will be speaking at the U.S.S. Kidd about the dangers of fake marijuana. Dr. Beau Clark will be addressing the public about the many misconceptions surrounding the drug. Fake marijuana drugs like "Mojo" were originally created in hopes of creating... more »
  • Bill reducing sentences for marijuana possession narrowly passes House

    May 14, 2015 3:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- With the narrowest of votes, the Louisiana House voted to lower the maximum sentence for repeat marijuana possession from 20 years to eight years. The bill by Rep. Austin Badon, a New Orleans Democrat, moved to the Senate with a 53-36 vote. That was the minimum support needed... 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 »
  • Senate backs bill to allow for medical marijuana dispensing

    May 5, 2015 3:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill that could make medical marijuana available to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy. The proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Parks Republican, was approved on a 22-13 vote Monday, sending it to the House for... more »
  • Senate committee approves medical marijuana bill

    April 29, 2015 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee has approved a bill that could make medical marijuana available to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy. The proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Republican from Parks, would allow patients to consume refined forms of marijuana, but prohibits... more »
  • Denver: Police issue citations at marijuana celebrations

    April 19, 2015 4:52 PM

    DENVER - Denver police say there have been no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day. On Saturday, police issued about 60 citations. Police say most were for public consumption. No information was available on any arrests on Sunday. While recreational use of marijuana is legal in... more »
  • Federal indictment details historic EBR drug seizure

    April 14, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Attorneys unsealed a federal indictment Tuesday which listed nine arrests and an historic drug seizure for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, all part of an operation to take down what federal agents said was a drug trafficking networking in Louisiana and California. U.... more »
  • Lawmakers to tackle budget, controversial issues in session

    April 13, 2015 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers slogged through rainy traffic and higher security to gavel in what's going to be a crucial legislative session in Louisiana. Legislators must figure out how to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole which threatens to hobble or even cripple higher education and healthcare in the... more »
  • Loose infant leads to marijuana arrest

    April 6, 2015 11:27 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested a Morgan City man after officers said they spotted him driving around with an unrestrained infant, then found marijuana in his vehicle. Police accused 22-year-old Jourdan Bartley of marijuana possession and having drugs around a minor after his arrest Friday night. Officers said... 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 »
  • Honore wants pot on the ballot check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2015 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Representative Dalton Honore says it's time to let the people decide if marijuana should be legal in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Democrat wants to put issue on the ballot for the 2016 presidential election. Honore, a former East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy, says the presidential... 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 »
  • Activists rally to decriminalize marijuana

    March 7, 2015 6:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City officials and community activists have kicked off a campaign in support of clemency for Bernard Noble, who is serving 13 years in prison for marijuana possession. Members of the New Orleans City Council, sentencing reform advocates, friends, and family began the campaign with a rally Saturday.... more »
  • D.C. legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

    February 26, 2015 5:44 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia has defied threats from Congress and moved forward with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city is implementing... more »
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalized marijuana

    February 24, 2015 3:10 AM

    JUNEAU, AK - Alaska has become the third state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A ballot measure approved by Alaska votes in November kicks in Tuesday, allowing adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of pot and up to six plants. Regulations... more »
  • Owner of popular eatery on the defensive after drug arrest check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 23, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested the owner of a popular Spanish Town business on drug charges recently. Authorities said they found marijuana and LSD in the home of Taylor Blanche, 26. Blanche owns the Spanish Town Market. Deputies wrote in arrest reports, an informant said Blanche was using... more »
  • Man accused of selling pot, bootleg DVDs arrested

    February 19, 2015 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police who were investigating an armed robbery arrested a man accused of trying to sell marijuana and bootleg movies on Wednesday. Michael Lewis, 31, was taken into custody by officers at a location in the 9000 block of Airline Hwy. Police said they searched Lewis and... more »
  • Prosecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying

    January 30, 2015 1:54 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say the ex-NFL star murdered is compelling forensic evidence of the crime. Jurors are set to hear more testimony Friday in the case against Hernandez, a day after the trial started with... more »
  • More synthetics outlawed ahead of Mardi Gras

    January 29, 2015 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials announced new bans on several synthetic marijuana mixes Thursday, and said with Mardi Gras around the corner they're worried more kids might try to get access to similar drugs. The newly-outlawed compounds include "PX 1," "PX 2" and "MDMB-CHMICA." The Department of Health and... more »
  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs

    January 26, 2015 5:29 AM

    CHICAGO, IL - The nation's leading pediatricians have concluded that medical marijuana is generally not for kids, but they also support more research. The American Academy of Pediatrics' revised policy statement says that with virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm... more »
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in WA, CO

    January 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    SEATTLE, WA - Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana suspected as factor in deadly wreck Play Video

    January 23, 2015 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators said synthetic marijuana may have been a factor in a deadly wreck earlier this month in Baton Rouge. Police said Ryan Earhart, 22, of Lake Charles died Thursday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 10 crash on North Boulevard. Investigators said he was traveling... more »
  • Growers struggle with surplus of legal pot in Washington state

    January 16, 2015 2:02 AM

    SEATTLE, WA - Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof. Six months later, the equation has flipped, bringing serious growing pains to the new industry. A big harvest of... 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 »
  • Illinois extends marijuana experiment to children

    January 2, 2015 2:04 PM

    CHICAGO - A new law expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to children is opening a market for an unproven strain of cannabis called Charlotte's Web and a dark green, weed-fragrant oil made from it. Some parents of children with epilepsy say the oil eases their children's seizures. The marijuana... more »
  • Police: Man was shipping drugs to neighbor's home

    December 24, 2014 3:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 20-year-old man is in custody after an investigation revealed that he was having marijuana shipped to an apartment behind his home and picking it up while the tenant was out. New Orleans police said Tuesday that Dominic Angelica was booked with possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • Shelters cite legal pot as part of Denver's rise in homeless

    December 24, 2014 2:16 AM

    DENVER, CO - Some Colorado service providers say a growing number of homeless people are moving to the state for its legal marijuana or for jobs in the industry. No agency is keeping hard data on the number of homeless people who were drawn by the legal weed, which began... more »
  • Men accused in marijuana sales from snow-cone stand

    December 23, 2014 3:15 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Police say a snow-cone stand less than half a mile from an elementary school and two blocks from a church apparently was selling more than cool treats. Opelousas authorities say highly potent marijuana also was being sold from T&E Soul Food and Sno-Balls. After weeks of investigation by... 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 »
  • Fight over marijuana more risky in states than D.C.

    December 16, 2014 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. Congress has passed a spending bill that prevents the District from using federal money to enact any law or regulation... more »
  • Mug shots released after arrests, weapons hoard found in Spanish Town check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 3 arrested in Prairieville pot bust

    December 4, 2014 12:13 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Narcotics detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office made a total of three arrests and recovered a supply of marijuana after an extended investigation of Prairieville residence on Tuesday. Detectives were able to obtain search warrants from a judge that granted investigators permission to search a home... more »
  • BRPD officer resigns over abandoned cruiser check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 2, 2014 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer resigned from the department this week amid an internal investigation that began two weeks ago. Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit the Baton Rouge Police officer, Alec Pirie, was facing discipline over an incident involving his police unit. The unit was found... more »
  • Colorado retail pot industry offers 'Green Friday' specials

    November 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's new retail marijuana industry is joining the rush for holiday shopping dollars. The Grass Station in Denver offered traditional doorbuster deals on what some are calling "Green Friday". The most popular was an ounce of marijuana for $50, about $200 less than the normal price for those... more »
  • Fire chief arrested for having pot

    November 14, 2014 3:16 AM

    GRAND ISLE - The Jefferson Parish sheriff says the Grand Isle fire chief was among 20 people arrested after an undercover operation into drug use on the remote barrier island and recreation spot on the Gulf of Mexico. Fire Chief Aubrey "T-Black" Chaisson was arrested Thursday morning and booked with... more »
  • NYC to stop many small-time marijuana arrests

    November 10, 2014 4:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Thousands of people carrying small amounts of marijuana may no longer be arrested or face criminal charges under a policy city officials announced Monday, marking a significant shift in how the nation's biggest city approaches policing pot. Instead of being arrested on misdemeanor charges that carry potential... more »
  • Police arrest man found passed out at hotel

    November 10, 2014 12:56 PM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man at a Baker hotel after housekeepers found him passed out in a room filled with drugs and drug paraphernalia. Staff from the Main Street hotel called Baker firefighters first after they entered the room and found 32-year-old Brandon Chaney unresponsive in... more »
  • Seatbelt check leads to pot bust

    October 31, 2014 3:36 AM

    THIBODAUX - Authorities in Lafourche Parish say a search of a car stopped at a seatbelt checkpoint resulted in the discovery of more than $2,000 worth of marijuana. Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says that the seatbelt checks were conducted Wednesday on Louisiana Highway 316. He says that when officers stopped... 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 »
  • Alabama player forfeits cash in drug investigation

    October 14, 2014 2:39 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - Alabama player Kurt Freitag has waived any right to nearly $5,000 seized during a drug investigation. Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge Brad Almond on Tuesday ordered the money turned over to the District Attorney and the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force. Court documents filed Monday showed that... more »
  • DC adds race to nation's debate on legalizing pot

    October 13, 2014 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Advocates for racial justice are pushing to legalize marijuana in the nation's capital. That sets a District of Columbia pot referendum apart from states where the debate focused on taxing and regulating marijuana. Black people make up roughly half the population in the District, where an outsized number... more »
  • Exploding pot pop

    October 8, 2014 7:43 PM

    BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON- The manager of a legal marijuana shop says "it sounded like a shotgun going off" when bottles of pot-infused pop started exploding on store shelves. No one was hurt but the store manager wore a face guard and protective gear to move more than 300 bottles to a... more »
  • Drug arrest turns up thousands in cash

    October 8, 2014 4:26 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said a drug arrest led them to a stash of cash recently. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies arrested Cyril Ezumezu Jr., 26, early Wednesday morning for marijuana charges. He said deputies later found more than $11,000 in cash at his residence.... more »
  • Drugs found, man arrested during I-12 traffic stop

    September 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police arrested a Florida man after investigators said they found narcotics during a traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish. Troopers arrested Alexander Pesante, 41, of Orlando after they stopped and searched his vehicle on I-12 near Hammond Thursday morning. Troopers said they became suspicious of... 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 »
  • Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

    September 22, 2014 1:27 PM

    ANCHORAGE, AK - A reporter for an Alaska TV station revealed on the air that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself as the business's... more »
  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    September 21, 2014 3:17 PM

    DENVER - Organizers say hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway this weekend. Members of Operation Grow4Vets says the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400... more »
  • Gonzales man busted growing pot

    September 19, 2014 9:49 AM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish man was arrested after Sheriff's deputies found nearly 100 marijuana plants growing at his home. According to APSO, they were tipped off to the plants by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. When they arrived at Ronald Fuselier, Jr.'s home, they could smell a... more »
  • 4 accused of dealing marijuana, sex with minors

    September 16, 2014 12:30 PM

    GONZALES - Narcotics agents with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and Juvenile Division said they arrested four people while searching a Gonzales home rumored to be used for dealing drugs and underage sex. Agents said two of the people arrested lived at the home, and two more arrived at... more »
  • La. State Fair head arrested on marijuana charge

    September 14, 2014 1:35 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - The State Fair of Louisiana's president and general manager is facing a drug charge following an arrest early Saturday morning. 43 year-old Chris Giordano was arrested for possession of marijuana according to the Shreveport Police Department. KTBS-TV reports Giordano was initially pulled over for failing to stop... more »
  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    September 2, 2014 2:31 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show the... more »
  • Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

    August 27, 2014 3:25 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say... more »
  • Man gets 10 years in prison on drug, gun charges

    August 21, 2014 11:58 AM

    AMITE - A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded no contest to marijuana distribution and gun charges on Monday. In August 2013, Hammond police recorded Correy Marshall of Hammond selling six bags of marijuana to an undercover police officer and a confidential informant.... more »
  • Study finds 100% increase in marijuana related fatal crashes

    August 19, 2014 10:22 PM

    DENVER - A study found the number of people killed in marijuana-related accidents increased 100 percent over five years where the state legalized marijuana in various forms. There were 78 fatalities where a driver, bike rider or pedestrian tested positive for marijuana. In 2007, the number was 39. The... more »
  • Interstate stop leads to big pot bust

    August 11, 2014 12:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said they made multiple arrests and seized about 300 pounds of marijuana after an I-12 traffic stop on Sunday morning. The bust took place shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday when troopers stopped a vehicle on I-12 near I-55. Investigators said the driver, 26-year-old Carlos... 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 »
  • Best in the west: quarterbacks check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 13, 2014 11:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Nick Marshall recently got himself into trouble, but Auburn's starting quarterback could still be the best in the SEC west this year. Marshall was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana on Friday and won't attend his scheduled press conference at SEC Media days on Monday. ... more »
  • Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington

    July 8, 2014 10:12 AM

    BELLINGHAM, WA - The first legal sales of recreational marijuana in Washington state have begun. Eager customers bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling marijuana as soon as was allowed under state regulations. Washington... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana use increasing in Baton Rouge

    June 30, 2014 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Synthetic marijuana is illegal to use in Louisiana. Law enforcement and health officials says it's becoming the new drug of choice because many users think it's a safe. Beau Clark, the coroner for East Baton Rouge Parish says synthetic marijuana is not a drug. He says it's... more »
  • More arrests in prostitution sting

    June 21, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More arrests were made in connection with an undercover sting targeting prostitutes. Gabrielle Bell, 26, was arrested after deputies said she took money and planned to have sex with an undercover agent at an area hotel. According to arrest documents, the detective told Bell he would give... more »
  • 18 arrested in prostitution sting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 20, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Explicit ads for escorts on Backpage.com led authorities to make 18 arrests recently in Baton Rouge. The FBI and other agencies carried out a sting operation at area hotels and homes. Those busted were charged with prostitution, soliciting and promoting prostitution. Authorities caught more than... more »

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