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A Parrot Got Detained for Yelling 'Police' to Warn Its Owners About a Drug Raid

"He must've been trained for this."
River Donaghey
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I Was Injecting Heroin in the Bogs While Working at One of the UK's Biggest Papers

Joel Lewin worked at one of the world's most prestigious financial newspapers. But while he was writing about Tesco's shares he was also shoplifting there to feed a heroin addiction.
Joel Lewin
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This Town Is Freaking Out About Its New 'Crack Pipe Vending Machines'

Locals in Suffolk County have smashed at least one of the machines, selling "sketch pens" for $2, with sledgehammers.
Drew Schwartz

I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."
Erika “Reika” Carter

How City Drug Gangs First Used Teens to Take Over British Towns

The "going country" phenomenon isn't as new as many like to make out. Here is the inside story of the first "county lines" gangs, nearly 20 years ago.
Max Daly

Why So Many More Young Brits Are Smoking Crack Again

The past year has seen a huge 30 percent rise in people under-25 seeking treatment for the drug.
Emily Goddard

Which Is the Coolest Drug?

Drowning before your time, face down in an opiate-induced septic tank of your own vomit is waaaay cooler than dying of boring, old pancreatic cancer anyway, right? Natural causes might be nature's course, but it won't get you on many tributes.
VICE Staff
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This McDonald's Allegedly Sold Burgers, Fries, and a Bunch of Cocaine

"Operation Off the Menu" uncovered a manager allegedly stuffing the drugs in cookie bags alongside McDoubles and fries.
Drew Schwartz

An Ex-Hells Angel Tells Us What It Takes to Beat Addiction

Joe Calendino’s new memoir recounts his struggle to leave drugs and the streets.
Sarah Berman
High Wire

America's Latest Drug Epidemic Is Weirdly Non-Violent

The 70s heroin wave and 80s crack crisis each saw major gun violence, including huge numbers of murders. Not so much with the current opioid epidemic.
Maia Szalavitz

When a Homeless Addict Gets Blamed for a Massive Highway Collapse

A homeless man who smoked crack near the site of a highway fire in Atlanta is on the hook for the fiasco. But even if he did it, the incident speaks to inequality and neglect.
Camille Pendley

We Talked to the Director Whose New Movie Has Left Rob Ford’s Family Furious

Doug Ford says if he’s behind the wheel, filmmaker Andy King shouldn’t cross the street.
Allison Tierney