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Smoke shops raided, Lincoln residents arrested; accused of selling synthetic drugs

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Two Lincoln businesses have been raided and three residents have been arrested, accused of selling synthetic drugs. Federal authorities took away box after box of product from Dirt Cheap and Island Smokes that they claim is synthetic marijuana mislabeled to avoid drug regulations. A federal indictment accuses the smoke shops of selling synthetic drugs between […]

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ACLU calls for federal probe into state efforts to obtain lethal injection drugs

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ACLU of Nebraska officials have written the federal prosecutor requesting her to investigate the state’s effort to obtain lethal injection drugs. Nebraska ACLU Legal Director Amy Miller claims documents obtained through an open records request indicate federal authorities informed state officials federal law prohibits the importing of the drugs. Miller contradicts Gov. Pete Ricketts’ assertion […]

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Process in carrying out death sentences

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Nebraska state officials announced last week the purchase of two drugs that are needed in order to carry out death sentences. Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the drugs have been ordered but not yet received by the Department of Corrections. Peterson says, “Once those drugs are delivered they will be tested. We already have […]

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Colorado man busted for drugs after Nebraska traffic stop

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A Colorado man faces drug charges after being stopped by a state trooper on Interstate 80 in Buffalo County near the Minden exit. The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper seized 37 lbs. of marijuana after stopping 55-year-old Raymond Perez of Log Lane Village, CO for following too closely. After getting consent to search the […]

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Lincoln businessman sentence on drug charges

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A 48-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on drug charges, money laundering, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Federal prosecutors say John Ways, Jr. sold drugs and drug paraphernalia through his Exotica stores in Omaha and South Sioux City as well as Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ways has […]

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Warning about synthetic drug use after 11 hospitalized in Connecticut

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  Law enforcement is again issuing a warning about the use of synthetic drugs after eleven people were hospitalized in Connecticut on Sunday. They had taken synthetic drugs known as Molly or N-Bomb. Douglas County Deputy Jason Stehlick is a Task Force officer for the Drug Enforcement Administration and says it is not an east […]

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Nebraska A-G joins coalition warning dangers of synthetic drugs

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined a nationwide coalition warning oil companies about synthetic drug sales at convenience stores. Peterson says, “Synthetic drugs are difficult to stay in front of as far as the definition of the compound. They keep changing the compound and then selling them in some convenience stores. I wouldn’t say convenience […]

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Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled For September 27th

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TOPEKA – (September 22, 2014) – Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. The collection events are part of a nationwide effort to safely dispose of leftover medications to prevent accidental or intentional misuse. Since the program began in 2010, the ...

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Kansas Residents Seeking State Assistance to be Tested

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Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff King is the lead sponsor of a bill that will require a Kansas Welfare Agency to test residents seeking cash assistance if there is a reasonable suspicion they are using drugs. King estimates that about 8% of welfare recipients in Kansas show indications of drug use. Senator King will get an opportunity to test the ...

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