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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
1.8.19
Drugs

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
5.20.18
Narcomania

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
4.24.18
Drugs

Why So Many Young Brits Are Smoking Crack

The past year has seen a huge 30 percent rise in people under-25 seeking treatment for the drug.
Emily Goddard
3.5.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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
10.5.17
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
6.20.17
Drugs

Trial Told That a Policeman Was Found Hoarding £700,000 of Seized Drugs in His Home

Keith Boots, 55, kept coke, crack and heroin in his washing machine.
Joe Bish
1.19.17
Photo

Grim Photos of Gang Life in Brooklyn from the Early 2000s

Photographer "Boogie" has been documenting street life, gang violence, and crime in marginalised communities for two decades.
Seth Ferranti
12.4.16
Narcomania

​VICE INVESTIGATION: The Inside Story of London Drug Dealers 'Going Country'

More and more, city gangs are sending young runners out into the sticks to sell crack and heroin. We spoke to dealers, sex workers and police to get a better understanding of how the whole thing works.
Max Daly
11.24.16
News

A Triple Murder, a Broken Family, and the Long Tail of the Crack Era

In 1991, three people were found brutally executed in a Washington, DC, park. Twenty-five years later, two suspects were finally arrested.
Donovan X. Ramsey
8.30.16
NSFW

Explaining the Bizarre World of British Nightlife to Americans

British nightlife is a beautiful free-for-all of internet drugs, Wavey Garms girls, illegal raving, and regretful sex. But to the American outsider, it can seem confusing.
Francisco Garcia & Zach Sokol
6.9.16
Life Inside

A Prosecutor’s Regret: How I Sentenced Someone to Life in Prison for Selling Drugs

We caught him selling a small amount of crack: only 57 grams. I became convinced that a life sentence for drug charges is too extreme.
John Lovell, as told to Alysia Santo
4.8.16
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