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Drugs

The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Authorities have spoken out about the threat of fentanyl in recreational drugs, but there's reason to believe their claims are overblown.
Max Daly
4.5.19
Weed

Eighty-Five Classic Drug Hiding Places the DEA Doesn’t Know About

The DEA blew the lid off of a bunch of timeless stash spots, but there are plenty others they haven't found yet.
VICE Staff
5.3.17
News

The Complicated Connections Between Legal Hydroponics and the Marijuana Black Market

In states like Florida where most weed is still illegal—even for medical reasons—hydroponic gardening stores are battlefronts in the war on drugs.
Francisco Alvarado
8.23.16
Stuff

Here's What Happens After a Massive Cocaine Bust

Civilians "better duck, first of all, because the bullets are gonna fly."
Allie Conti
5.25.16
Features

Inside the Thought-Provoking Museum Protesting the War on Drugs

Portraits made from crystal meth and other exhibitions threw into sharp relief the true cost of an unjust system.
Greg Scruggs
4.27.16
Stuff

The Story Behind an Infamous Escobar Cartel Assassination

Barry Seal made a killing selling drugs for the Ochoa brothers, but after being outed as a key informant, ended up a marked man.
Seth Ferranti
3.28.16
News

Shifting Sands: Cocaine's New Routes into Europe

As drug cartels continue to change their trafficking routes to evade interference by authorities, enforcement agencies are struggling to keep up.
Max Daly
1.14.16
News

Is America's Flakka Scare Almost Over?

As the DEA works with local and state law enforcement agencies to crack down on dealers, flakka's popularity has probably reached its apex and could soon be replaced by another unregulated synthetic drug.
Francisco Alvarado
9.10.15
Photo

I Bought Loads of Cocaine from Mexico's Most Brutal Drugs Gang

And all I have left are these lousy baggies.
Ana Covolo
7.13.15
the drug war

A Drug Kingpin and His Racket, the Untold Story of Freeway Rick Ross

Before becoming an infamous drug kingpin, Freeway Rick Ross learned his most valuable lessons on the tennis courts of South Central LA.
Tal Pinchevsky
5.15.15
News

The DEA Is Cracking Down on Flakka Smugglers and Dealers in Florida

A federal criminal complaint accuses a 22-year-old and her ex-boyfriend of bringing several kilos of flakka into south Florida from Hong Kong between March and April.
Francisco Alvarado
5.6.15
Stuff

What Fracking and Oxycodone Taught Me About Life Choices

What are the small transgressions that turn nice people into criminals? To find out, we asked a fracker turned convicted drug dealer.
Charlie Braithwaite
4.14.15
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