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Drugs found at Justin Bieber home after egg-attack raid

Detectives searching pop singer Justin Bieber's Los Angeles mansion over an egg-throwing attack seized illegal drugs and arrested one of the singer's associates, officials said. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officer Dave Thompson said an individual……

Federal authorities shut down ‘Silk Road’ drug trading website

US authorities said Wednesday they had shut down the Silk Road website and arrested its owner on charges he ran an online black market for illegal drugs and services. Ross William Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was arrested on Tuesday in San Francisco after the website was shuttered,…

Drug use doubles among U.S. baby boomers and seniors

The use of illegal drugs among Americans in general is holding steady, but it’s surging among middle-aged baby boomers, according to report released Wednesday. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that 9.2 percent of Americans aged 12 and over, or 23.9 million, were current consumers of illicit…

More than half of worldwide drug-related deaths in 2010 were caused by opioids

Heroin accounted for more than half of the 78,000 deaths from illegal drugs in 2010, but amphetamine had most addicts, researchers reported in The Lancet on Wednesday. In a wide-ranging probe into the health impacts from four illicit drugs, a team led by Louisa Degenhardt at Australia’s University of New…

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