A June VICE News investigation in Quintana Roo found numerous counterfeit pills that contained dangerous drugs like fentanyl and meth.
"The Wire" creator David Simon had asked for leniency in the case, saying the late actor would not want to see the 71-year-old dealer, who struggled with addiction, jailed.
Tourists can buy opioids and benzos in Mexico without prescriptions. Many of the pills are fake and laced with fentanyl and meth, a VICE News investigation with the Bunk Police shows.
The latest drug panic is dogs getting high and sick after eating human feces laced with meth and fentanyl. Experts say it's not a real issue.
Three Tennessee girls overdosed in a school parking lot just before a graduation ceremony. The surviving 17-year-old is being charged with two counts of murder.
Harm reduction agencies say thousands of former opioid users are at risk.
Irvin Cartagena faced a potential life sentence for supplying drugs that caused “The Wire” actor’s overdose, but a guilty plea allows for less prison time.
The DEA issued its first public safety alert about tranq, a drug linked to severe skin wounds and amputations.