1/22/2017
60 drug dependents complete drug rehab program

A POLICE regional official said 60 drug dependents who underwent a Camp-based Drug Rehabilitation Program of the Police Regional Office -Northern Mindanao has completed the one month intensive program. PRO-Northern Mindanao spokesperson Superintendent Surki Serenas said some 80 drug dependents had enrolled to the "Cadre: Life after Tokhang" program initiated by former PRO-Northern Mindanao regional director Chief Superintendent Noel Constantino in November last year. [...]

1/22/2017
Role model search must start at home

The wisdom of hoisting athletes onto pedestals reserved for role models has never been shakier. On any given day, sports news reports are as likely as not to feature professional athletes in some sort of trouble, criminal or otherwise. [...]

1/21/2017
Hundreds in Suffolk and Norfolk found driving under influence of alcohol or drugs

More than 2,600 people were breathalysed in Norfolk and Suffolk during the Christmas drink drive campaign with 224 drivers failing. In Suffolk 10.7 per cent of drivers failed the test while in Norfolk the fail rate was 6.2 per cent. [...]

1/21/2017
The real killer in our nightclubs: dumb drug laws

Last weekend, a batch of ecstasy pills began circulating the Chapel Street nightclub district. These pills were laced with a combination of the drugs MDMA and GHB, and saw three dead with more than 20 hospitalised. [...]

1/21/2017
USEF Board Of Directors Removes American Driving Society As Recognized Affiliate

The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced in a press release Jan. 20 that the American Driving Society will no longer be recognized as the driving affiliate. "The change in recognition results from an inability to reach an agreement as to the responsibilities of the Recognized Affiliate for the driving discipline," the release stated. [...]

1/21/2017
County, city to discuss South Plummer

The county commission scheduled the work session at Friday morning's meeting to be at 6:30 pm Feb. 20 to discuss issues on south Plummer Street on the west side of Chanute. The commissioners also discussed areas of the Neighborhood Revitalization program. [...]

1/20/2017
Ohio BCI scientist fired, five suspended for failing to properly document drug testing

The state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation fired one scientist and suspended five others for failing to properly document the results of tests used to identify drugs recovered in criminal investigations. A review of hundreds of cases revealed that the scientists failed to properly document results of 140 toxicology tests performed over a six-month period in 2016. [...]

1/20/2017
Sex can cause distortions in Doping test results - Mutko

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, a key figure in the country's doping scandal, has said athletes' sexual relations can cause distortions in test results. Mutko, who was promoted from sports minister to deputy prime minister despite the international sports controversy, said "male DNA" lingers in female athletes for days after having sex. [...]

1/20/2017
Officials: Pain doctor used, shared drugs with patients

Officials: Pain doctor used, shared drugs with patients Doctor was arrested in Maryland after police found marijuana plants, other drugs at her home. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/01/20/pain-doctor-used-shared-drugs-patients/96823436/ WILMINGTON, Del. [...]

1/20/2017
Pill testing sounds like a great idea, but there's a catch

On-site pill testing sounds great. People take the pills they purchased at a music festival to a booth where test kits analyse whether the drugs are safe to consume. [...]

1/20/2017
Halifax police ask drivers to volunteer for roadside drug test pilot project

Next time you come across a police checkpoint in Halifax, you might be asked to help test a roadside drug-screening device. Halifax Regional Police began a new Public Safety Canada pilot project a week and half ago, and have until the end of February to collect 100 saliva samples from anyone who'd like to anonymously volunteer for the testing in a regular traffic stop. [...]

1/20/2017
Harris County Attorney Nabs Yet Another Kush-Slingin' Smoke Shop

Surprise: Yet another smoke shop selling the synthetic drug kush under the counter has been sued by the Harris County Attorney's Office, with a judge granting a temporary restraining order against Texas Tobacco and Smoke Shop on Wednesday. [...]

1/20/2017
Massachusetts Has Legalized Marijuana - Should Your Workplace Policies Go Up in Smoke?

On November 8, 2016, voters in Massachusetts voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. This means that recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states . [...]

1/20/2017
U.S. pipeline regulator issues rule to speed up notification time

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said on Thursday it issued a rule to improve pipeline operational safety, including a requirement for faster notification following a spill. The rule says the operator must electronically or telephonically report notice of an accident or incident within one hour of confirmation, PHMSA said in a statement. [...]

1/19/2017
Van Wert County Court news

Jessica Leppard, 28, Van Wert, aggravated trafficking drugs, a felony 3; and possession of cocaine, a felony 5. She was released on a surety bond with a pretrial set for Jan. 27. Kyle Goodwin, 27, Van Wert, two counts of theft, felony 5; and one count of forgery, felony 5, He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Feb. 15. Tiffany Shuler, 30, Van Wert, three counts of trafficking cocaine, felony 5; and one count of possession of cocaine, felony 5. She was released on a surety bond with pretrial on Feb. 1. Allyson Brown, 24, Van Wert, complicity to theft, a misdemeanor 1; and complicity to forgery, a felony 5. She was released on a surety bond with pretrial on Feb. 1. Stefan Dirham, 24, Van Wert, two counts of theft, misdemeanor 1; two counts of receiving stolen property, felony 5; and two counts of forgery, felony 5. He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Jan. [...]