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August 05, 2019 - 4:53 pm
(KMOX) - Unmanned surveillance balloons are being launched to conduct "persistent surveillance" for narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats over six Midwest states. Missouri and Illinois are among the states that these 25 high-altitude, solar-powered balloons will fly over possibly...
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July 29, 2019 - 12:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law limits the amount and types of pain medications that dentists can prescribe after studies found painkillers prescribed following routine dental work are contributing to a national epidemic of opioid addiction. Gov. Mike Parson signed the bill this month...
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July 15, 2019 - 5:28 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to a settlement agreement for a lawsuit alleging that Missouri overmedicated children in foster care with psychotropic drugs. The agreement, which still needs final approval, calls for the state to make systemic changes...
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(Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Florida)
July 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
(KMOX) - A Florida police officer faces 30 years in prison for allegedly planting drugs like meth and marijuana on drivers during traffic stops. Deputy Zachary Wester is being charged with 52 counts racketeering, false imprisonment, possession, fabricating evidence and more. While 119 people have...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fifteen people are accused of federal crimes for allegedly bringing cocaine, heroin and fentanyl from Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and distributing it in the St. Louis area. The indictments were announced Tuesday by the U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis. Six of the...
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MIAMI, FL - MAY 10: In this photo illustration, capsules of the drug Kratom are seen on May 10, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The herbal supplement is a psychoactive drug derived from the leaves of the kratom plant and it's been reported that people are using the supplement to get high and some states are banning the supplement. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Michael Calhoun
June 06, 2019 - 2:28 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — Kratom is becoming a controversial substance in these parts. Now, St. Louis County Council members are wondering if they need to ban the herbal supplement from Asia or at least decide on rules for its sale. "A year ago, we started talking about this with one of our...
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Pure methamphetamine in rock from, known as ice, was photographed at the DEA's North Central Laboratory in Chicago.
(Photo by Anthony Souffle/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
April 22, 2019 - 12:21 pm
(KMOX) - While opioids continue getting many of the headlines, and deservedly so, an old scourge is making a big comeback in southern Illinois. "We're really starting to see in the last year or so," says Gateway Foundation of Carbondale Executive Director A'nna Jurch, "an increase in...
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(Missouri Highway Patrol)
April 09, 2019 - 12:53 pm
KINGDOM CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - Police say a bag of meth weighing 5.8-pounds is off the streets. The drugs were found during a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol along Interstate-70 in Callaway County, Monday. They say the bag of meth had a street value of $217,723.20. A police report...
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