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Nebraska attorney general wants to reduce prescription drug abuse

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is backing a legislative proposal to fight prescription drug abuse. He says the state is one of two that does not have a mandatory prescription monitoring program. “It allows pharmacies to see whether or not a person is, basically, doctor shopping and taking prescriptions for a variety of different drugs […]

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Nebraska attorney general wants to reduce prescription drug abuse

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Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson is backing a legislative proposal to fight prescription drug abuse. He says the state is one of two that does not have a mandatory prescription monitoring program. “It allows pharmacies to see whether or not a person is, basically, doctor shopping and taking prescriptions for a variety of different drugs […]

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Looking beyond death penalty vote, Gov. Ricketts prepares for lethal injections to continue

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If Nebraska voters decide to keep the death penalty, it’s likely a new combination of lethal injection drugs will be needed to carry out executions. The FDA has blocked the state’s effort to import the drugs it currently uses. Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration is preparing for lethal injections to continue after next year’s […]

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Rise in DUI fatal wrecks worries Nebraska officials

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The number of serious crashes involving drivers under the influence of drugs is growing in Nebraska. The trend concerns state officials. Twenty-eight Nebraskans have died this year in crashes in which one of the drivers had drugs in their system. Nebraska Highway Safety Administrator Fred Zwonechek calls it a troubling trend. “It’s one of the […]

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Gov. Ricketts still trying to get refund for lethal injection drugs never delivered (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says all efforts by his administration to buy the drugs needed for executions or to pursue executions will be suspended until the voters decide capital punishment in Nebraska. Ricketts acknowledges the state has been frustrated in efforts to recoup $54,400 from a foreign buyer who never delivered lethal injection drugs. “Well, right […]

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Driver likely drunk and high faces charges in fatal motorcycle accident

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A motorist driving too fast and likely under the influence of both drugs and alcohol lost control of his car, wandered into the wrong lane, running into a motorcycle, killing the cyclist. Omaha police report says 18-year-old Fredy Reyes-Garcia of Omaha was taken to Nebraska Medicine where he was pronounced dead. According to the police […]

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ACLU Nebraska says forfeiture laws need to be changed (AUDIO)

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)ACLU of Nebraska complains the civil forfeiture law has been abused and it has some proposed changes. Law enforcement can not only seize drugs, but also money during a drug bust. Civil forfeiture laws were passed to hit drug lords where it hurts most; in their pocketbooks. The trouble, according to ACLU Nebraska, is some […]

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Police: Teen they shot was carrying loaded gun, clips, illegal drugs

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Lincoln police are releasing more information about the shooting of a teenager at the Nebraska State Capitol on Tuesday afternoon. Officers say 18-year-old Teriek Artis of Lincoln jumped out of the backseat of a car during a traffic stop and pointed a loaded gun at an officer. Artis was shot at least once and transported […]

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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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