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  • 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 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Feds: Nearly $2 million of pot tossed from 2 boats

    June 14, 2014 1:36 PM

    SAN DIEGO - Federal officials say nearly $2 million worth of marijuana that was tossed into the ocean from two suspected smuggling boats has been recovered about 160 miles off the coast of San Diego. Ralph DeSio, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, says more than 130 bales of... more »
  • Deputies seize 240 pounds of synthetic marijuana in pair of raids Play Video

    June 13, 2014 5:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office seized more than 240 lbs. of synthetic marijuana and arrested four people following a pair of raids. The largest was at the Lotus shop on O'Neal Lane. Deputies found more than 200 lbs. of the synthetic pot at that location... more »
  • Task force shuts down pot grow operation

    June 5, 2014 4:28 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force said they seized 19 marijuana plants, grow operation equipment and prescription pills from a Mandeville home late last month. Task force members said they received a tip that Deshun "Scooby" Jones, 25, was growing marijuana at his Cedarwood Dr. home... more »
  • 2 arrested in Baton Rouge drug bust

    June 3, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agents with a multi-agency narcotics task force said they made two arrests, seized drugs, cash and a handgun on Tuesday. Morrow Payton, 45, and Quinteller Jones, 36, are both charged with possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and ecstasy and additional gun charges. ... more »
  • Lawmakers wrapping up work on the regular session

    June 2, 2014 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have worked out compromises on their outstanding financial bills in the final hours of their three-month regular session. The House and Senate signed off on next year's multibillion-dollar construction budget, agreeing to a version that has $388 million more in projects than there is money to... more »
  • GOP House backs state medical marijuana laws

    May 30, 2014 1:34 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The GOP-controlled House has come out in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote early Friday came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget. The amendment by conservative... more »
  • Hash oil explosions rise with legalized marijuana

    May 6, 2014 2:10 AM

    DENVER, CO - The opening months of Colorado's recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions as pot users try to extract potent oil from the drug in home laboratories. Hospital officials say more people are being seriously burned and injured trying to make hash oil. The golden... more »
  • Law enforcement agencies oppose medical marijuana Play Video

    April 29, 2014 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Several law enforcement agencies came out against plans to legalize medical marijuana in Louisiana Tuesday. The Louisiana Sheriff's Association said they want the Food and Drug Administration to research medicinal marijuana use and decide if it should be a legal medication first. If the FDA approves... more »
  • Deputies: Man caught with bags of synthetic pot

    April 29, 2014 10:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - The St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office says a man was arrested with nearly 1,000 bags of synthetic marijuana in his possession. 25-year-old Xavier Bush, Jr. faces charges for possession with intent to distribute. Deputies say they found garbage bags full of synthetic pot during a search... more »
  • Man accused of growing marijuana around kids

    April 24, 2014 4:34 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they found dozens of marijuana plants and three small children in a Gonzales man's home Thursday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Dent, 42, Thursday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, cultivating marijuana, and using drugs around minors. Detectives said... more »
  • Marijuana penalty reform goes up in smoke Play Video

    April 22, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A move to ease penalties for marijuana possession died at the state Capitol today after it ran into some heavy opposition and failed in a close vote in a Senate committee. "We are not decriminalizing marijuana," said Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. "let me say that... more »
  • Committee rejects reduced pot penalties bill

    April 22, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers deferred a bill to reduce criminal penalties for marijuana today at the state Capitol, likely killing the bill for the legislative session. The Senate panel voted 4-3 to reject Senate Bill 323, sponsored by Sen. J. P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. It would have changed penalties... more »
  • In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

    April 20, 2014 11:41 AM

    DENVER - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado. April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a... more »
  • 6 hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana have not been charged

    April 14, 2014 7:01 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says the six men who went to the hospital Thursday night after smoking synthetic marijuana aren't saying where they got the substance and haven't been arrested. Bacala says the six men, who are now out of the hospital, came from... more »
  • Six hospitalized after smoking synthetic weed

    April 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish spent Thursday night investigating the sudden illness of six people who smoked synthetic marijuana. Investigators said the group, who smoked the fake weed at various locations and not all in one location, were treated at an area hospital. The incident was described as... more »
  • Pot not up to snuff

    April 7, 2014 7:26 PM

    LUFKIN, TEXAS- A woman who called police in East Texas to complain about the quality of marijuana she bought from a dealer was busted for possession. When an officer went to Evelyn Hamilton's house after she called to complain, she pulled out a small amount of marijuana from her... more »
  • Bill easing marijuana penalties derailed

    April 3, 2014 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A New Orleans lawmaker's proposal to soften penalties for marijuana possession has been at least temporarily derailed by opposition from Louisiana sheriffs. Rep. Austin Badon, a Democrat, pulled his bill from consideration Thursday in the House Criminal Justice Committee after testimony by the head of the Louisiana Sheriffs... 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 »
  • Building a better Louisiana Play Video

    March 11, 2014 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) CEO and President Barry Erwin joined us on 2une in Tuesday to talk about all things dealing with the legislative session. Erwin talked about Gov. Bobby Jindal's opening address to the legislators. One of Jindal's key points that Erwin believes... more »
  • Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found

    March 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge. Detectives say they found Cole... more »
  • Mother, son arrested in teen party investigation

    February 28, 2014 4:21 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ascension Parish woman and her 15-year-old son after a party where investigators said they found marijuana and alcohol. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Allison Michel's son on Feb. 21, then arrested Michel after investigators said they found evidence she bought alcohol for the party. ... more »
  • Brothers arrested for synthetic marijuana in Livingston Parish

    February 27, 2014 2:39 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Detectives in Livingston Parish have arrested two men for synthetic marijuana. Gerald Fisher and John Fisher, who are brothers, were arrested after synthetic marijuana and several firearms were found inside their home in the 32000 block of Nikki Drive in Denham Springs. Detectives say one of... more »
  • US Army Sergeant found with 23lbs of pot Play Video

    February 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State police say approximately 23 pounds of marijuana were found in a US Army Sergeant's car. A State Trooper pulled over 30-year-old Sgt. Horace Brown of Cantonment Florida for a traffic violation. He was traveling on I-10 eastbound near LA 415 in Port Allen. Officials... more »
  • Dr. Stephens on male breast tissue growth Play Video

    February 13, 2014 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Urban legends that marijuana use could cause "man boobs" may have more truth behind it than people think. The condition, scientifically known as gynecomastia, triggers men to grow breast tissue. There aren't many studies that can prove the legend wrong since marijuana is still largely illegal... 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 »
  • Three arrested for robbery, impersonating police

    February 5, 2014 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three people were arrested in Baton Rouge Wednesday after investigators said they impersonated police officers, broke into someone's house and demanded money and drugs. Police arrested Clayton Dugan, Miles Moreno and Joel Scales. All three were booked on aggravated burglary and armed robbery charges, while Moreno... more »
  • Governor talks about possible weed legalization

    January 22, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The governor said he may be open to considering legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Louisiana, but said he does not support full legalization. "It's an issue I'll look at closely and will consider closely and will consider under strict supervision for patients that will benefit from... more »
  • Smoke and mirrors: both sides put on a show about La. legal high

    January 21, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People who want to legalize marijuana made their pitch to state lawmakers Tuesday. They told a special panel discussing the possibility of legalization, marijuana could generate tax dollars, provide a new agricultural crop, shrink the jail population and lessen pain for people with medical issues. But,... more »
  • TODAY: leaders discuss legalization in Louisiana

    January 20, 2014 11:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Later today, a group of leaders will meet to talk about the possibility of legalizing marijuana. There is a hearing scheduled with pharmacists, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and members of Louisiana's legislative body. They'll look at the feasibility and effectiveness of legalizing pot. "I'm not... more »
  • Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

    January 19, 2014 4:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. Obama doesn't argue for legalizing pot. But he says in an interview with "The New Yorker" that pot is less dangerous than alcohol, quote, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer." The president... more »
  • New business busted for synthetic weed Play Video

    January 17, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new business in the capital city was closed by the state, after Alcohol Tobacco & Control (ATC) found they were selling synthetic marijuana. Smoking Tee Pee #2 located at 16640 Florida, will remain closed until ordered otherwise. Agents received a complaint that Smoking Tee Pee... more »
  • BR to be center of new pot debate in Louisiana

    January 16, 2014 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Next week, a group of leaders will meet to talk about the possibility of legalizing marijuana. There is a hearing scheduled with pharmacists, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and members of Louisiana's legislative body. They'll look at the feasibility and effectiveness of legalizing pot. "I'm not... 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 »
  • Grandpa admits smoking pot, sending grandson to hospital

    December 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man admitted to smoking pot in the house while his 4-year-old great-grandson was nearby. "I had smoked a little marijuana, you understand, and then he came rushing in the room, so I ran him out and that was it," said John Matthews. Matthews said... more »
  • Two pounds of pot found in traffic stop

    December 9, 2013 11:24 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux recovered two pounds of marijuana after stopping a car last week. 28 year old Kendrick Townsend was arrested on possession with intent to distribute charges. Thibodaux police say they stopped Townsend on Wednesday, December 4th for traveling in the middle of the road... more »
  • Drug arrests made in hotel investigation

    December 6, 2013 12:25 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Three people were arrested Thursday in Morgan City after deputies witnessed a drug transaction outside of a hotel. Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Eric Charles of Morgan City sold a bag of marijuana to Jovon Johnson, 30, also of Morgan City.... more »
  • Grand jury indicts 3 in drug deal slaying

    December 5, 2013 6:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge grand jury has indicted three men in the Aug. 2 slaying of a Baton Rouge man during a drug deal. District Attorney Hillar Moore III says Julius Thomas, Darren Paul, both of Baton Rouge, and Jarvis Fleming, of Greenwell Springs, were each indicted for... more »
  • Teen celebrates new license with pot

    November 27, 2013 8:06 PM

    BOOTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY- Two teens were high on marijuana when one of them crashed his car just hours after getting his driver's license on his 17th birthday. No one was hurt as police say the car drifted into an oncoming lane and hit a guardrail before running off... more »
  • Washington grapples with high drivers

    November 21, 2013 7:35 PM

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- One of the offshoots of legalized pot in Washington is a higher number of drivers testing positive for marijuana. The state patrol's crime lab says 745 people have tested positive, so far this year. Typically there are about 1,000 who test positive in a full year. ... more »
  • Texting the wrong person

    October 1, 2013 7:44 PM

    SPARTA, NEW JERSEY- Texting the wrong person put a man in jail. Police in New Jersey say a man mistakenly sent a text to a detective to set up a drug buy. The message came on the detective's new cell phone and the sender said he had a quarter... more »
  • Traffic stop leads to discovery of marijuana

    September 24, 2013 8:21 AM

    ARCADIA - A state trooper stopped a car for a routine traffic violation on Interstate 20 and found more than three pounds of marijuana in the car. The driver, 24-year-old Jamar Harris, of Cleveland, Miss., gave the trooper consent Monday to search the car and uncovered the drugs and... 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 »
  • Man accused of trying to pay for carnival game with pot

    August 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
  • Auburn's McNeal arrested on marijuana charges

    August 17, 2013 4:07 PM

    AUBURN, Al. - Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal has been arrested for possession of marijuana. Online jail records Saturday show McNeal was jailed on $500 bond, along with former Auburn players Jonathan Evans and Jawara White. Officials with the Lee County jail and Sheriff's department declined to release any information on... more »
  • Police searching for mystery woman who returned her weed

    August 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police in this Livingston Parish town are on a search for someone who misplaced their marijuana. A mystery woman returned items to a pharmacy here and included a bag of weed with the returns. "Most people get a kick out of it," Capt. John Sharp said. But,... 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 »
  • Rap producer busted for drugs, fans question bust Play Video

    August 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An internal investigating is ongoing after neighbors complained to police about a drug search and seizure of a rap producer Wednesday night. The alleged drug bust started when police were chasing Demond Sanders for suspected drug possession. Police say during their pursuit Sanders jumped out of... more »
  • $1.4 million of synthetic weed seized in bust

    August 2, 2013 3:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Sheriff's deputies in Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes announced a recent drug bust netted $1.4 million in synthetic marijuana. Deputies arrested Kalid J. Jaber of Chalmette for speeding around 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 1. Investigators said after they had issues with his story, they checked... more »
  • Nearly 50 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

    August 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    HENDERSON - State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Texas man during a traffic stop this morning on I-10. Troopers stopped 35-year-old Myvar Abdullah's car at the Henderson and Cecilia exit around 2:45 a.m. They brought in a St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office K-9... 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 »
  • Police chase vehicle after pregnant woman attacked

    July 1, 2013 11:56 AM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police arrested of four females and one male after a fight led to a Police vehicle pursuit. Police say two of the women, Natasha Anderson and Laquita Duncan, attacked a pregnant woman. When police arrived, a Pontiac Grand AM fled the scene leading to the... more »
  • Police: Sophisticated marijuana grow busted

    June 14, 2013 4:57 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a Walker man today after they said they found a sophisticated marijuana grow in his barn with plants worth tens of thousands of dollars. Walker Police arrested John H. Allen III, 33, on suspicion of unauthorized use of a vehicle, and said State Police charged... more »
  • Felon booked in Kenner home-grown marijuana case

    June 12, 2013 3:07 PM

    KENNER - Allegations about a home-based marijuana growing operation have led to the arrest of a Kenner man on drug and weapon charges. Kenner police said they received an anonymous tip about marijuana being grown at a residence. Detectives searched the home Tuesday and found 32 marijuana plants, plus 18... more »
  • 2 in ice cream van booked with pot possession

    May 30, 2013 10:08 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Police in Alexandria say an ice cream van pulled over by officers earlier this week wasn't just carrying ice cream. The van was pulled over Tuesday around 7:34 p.m. after the driver failed to use a turn signal. Police noticed that the driver and a passenger appeared nervous.... more »
  • Colo. governor signs marijuana regulations into law

    May 28, 2013 4:02 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's governor signed six marijuana regulatory bills into law Tuesday while the state awaits a federal response to recreational pot legalization. The new laws seek to regulate the newly legal drug and keep it away from children, without being so strict that weed stays in the black... more »
  • Judge to consider texts, photos in Martin case

    May 28, 2013 8:12 AM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida judge is set to consider whether Trayvon Martin's text messages about smoking marijuana and trouble at school can be shown during the trial of the man charged with killing the teen. The text messages and photos, which were released by defense attorneys for George Zimmerman... more »
  • Teen arrested on drug charge during jail visit

    May 7, 2013 8:53 AM

    PEARL, Miss.- A Ridgeland teenager has been arrested at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 17-year-old was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana. Investigators say he was initially detained after tobacco slipped out of his pants... more »
  • BRAVE, narcotics agents make big busts Play Video

    May 2, 2013 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police BRAVE unit and Narcotics Division made nine arrests and seized a variety of drugs, guns and cash during recent busts in the city. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said a series of searches and a traffic stop Wednesday netted nearly $80,000 in... more »
  • 'Billy the Exterminator' drug charge: guilty plea

    May 1, 2013 4:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - William "Billy" Bretherton's attorney says the star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator" has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana. Allyn Stroud says Bretherton was put on probation for a year and prosecutors dropped charges against his wife. Billy and... more »
  • APSO: Former Voodoo player caught with marijuana

    April 25, 2013 2:52 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities arrested a former arena league football player on suspicion of drug and weapons charges after they said he was caught with marijuana in Ascension Parish. Around 3:30 p.m., Ascension Parish Sheriffs narcotics detectives, DEA agents and Baton Rouge City narcotics detectives arrested Brian Coulter, 27, in the... more »
  • Shreveport contractor accused of selling marijuana

    April 18, 2013 8:58 AM

    SHREVEPORT- Shreveport contractor has been arrested after law enforcement officers reportedly found large quantities of suspected marijuana and other illegal drugs on his property. The Times reports authorities say a search of Billy Gale Keckler's home on Tuesday led to the discovery of an estimated 12 pounds of marijuana beneath... more »
  • Task force: Drug "big timer" busted, 100 lbs. of pot taken Play Video

    April 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    BAKER - Police said they broke the back of a large drug operation Thursday. Three people were arrested and about 100 pounds of marijuana was seized along with other drugs and guns. Chief Mike Knaps said narcotics officers arrested Lawrence LeBlanc, Stefanie Davis, and Elzy Hollis on several... more »
  • Pot tourism up for discussion in Colo. Legislature

    March 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    DENVER- Marijuana tourism is one of the biggest questions facing pot regulators in Colorado. A special legislative panel looking at marijuana regulations plans to discuss the question Friday. The constitutional amendment approved by voters last year allows marijuana use by adults over 21. It doesn't specify whether only Colorado residents... more »
  • Police find "elaborate" marijuana grow during roundup

    March 7, 2013 2:26 PM

    BAKER - Police said they found an "elaborate" marijuana growing operation inside a Baker home during a warrant roundup this morning. Chief Mike Knaps said officers arrested Clinton Pullen III in suspicion of possessing and cultivating marijuana after they found the plants and setup at his home. Knaps... more »
  • Drugs, weapons seized from home in Baker

    March 6, 2013 11:15 AM

    BAKER - Police said loud music helped narcotics agents in Baker make a major drug bust this week. Chief Mike Knaps said on Tuesday officers arrested Travis Barton, 28, after they found drugs, guns and cash in Barton's home and car. Knaps said officers had been investigating Barton... more »
  • Bloomberg: I oppose legalizing marijuana

    February 15, 2013 9:12 AM

    NEW YORK- Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he opposes legalizing marijuana - or any other illicit drug. Bloomberg discussed the issue on his weekly WOR Radio show Friday. A day earlier, he said New York City plans to stop booking and arraigning many people arrested on low-level marijuana-possession charges. Bloomberg says... more »
  • Father, son face drug charges after warrant search

    February 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a father and son, accused of intending to distribute marijuana. Detectives found packaged marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a search of the Ficklins' home last week on Hwy 42. 45-year-old Kevin Ficklin, and his son, Koby Ficklin, 20, were booked into the... more »
  • 2 men accused of hunting violations

    January 29, 2013 5:55 AM

    MONTEREY, La. - Two north Louisiana men face multiple hunting citations, and one is also accused of carrying a firearm while carrying marijuana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 46-year-old Michael Burley of Monterey and 22-year-old Duell Moreland of Jonesville were stopped in the Concordia Parish community of... more »
  • DA: Mom chased pot while twins, 3, died in fire

    January 24, 2013 12:38 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly leaving her 3-year-old twins alone before they died in a fire, while she was trying to retrieve marijuana stolen by her 15-year-old daughter. The attorney for 32-year-old Dalawna Berran-Lett says he's still reviewing the... more »
  • Man accused of killing unborn child blames drugs Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:43 PM

    WALKER - Jeffrey Reynolds, the man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn child from its womb, appeared in court today. He blames synthetic marijuana for ruining his life. A talkative Reynolds made the comments to reporters outside the Livingston Parish Courthouse this afternoon. ""I love... more »

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