cocaine

Drugs

Drug Dealers Tell Us How to Spot a Sucker

We asked a few drug dealers how they decide which customers they're going to scam.
Sarah Perrin
5.3.19
High Wire

Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis

Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
Maia Szalavitz
4.25.19
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
Cartel Chronicles

Venezuela's Government Is So Corrupt It Basically Has Its Own Cartel

They call it the Cartel of the Suns, and it's no joke.
Deborah Bonello
3.12.19
Drugs

America Is Now One of the Most Expensive Places on Earth to Get High

According to a recent report, the price of a "basket" of drugs went up about 40 percent. We asked an expert what was going on.
Allie Conti
3.1.19
Drugs

'Kitty Flipping' and the Psychonaut Obsession with Mixing Drugs

Combining drugs is never a good idea, but that doesn't stop a lot of people from doing it.
James Nolan
2.8.19
Harm Reduction

We Looked Into the Kits You Can Use to Test Your Drugs

Drug checking is part of a harm-reduction approach that emphasizes reducing the negative impact of drug use rather than telling people not to use them—which usually doesn’t work.
Suzannah Weiss
1.23.19
Red Cards Presented by Ryot

The Godfather of D.C. Basketball was Also a Cocaine Kingpin

Curtis Malone ran one of the best basketball programs in the country, but he also had a side gig selling cocaine and heroin.
VICE Sports Staff
12.13.18
Drugs

This Is How Coke, Ecstasy, and Meth Would Be Legally Sold

It's happening with cannabis. But how would a world of legal stimulants work?
Emily Goddard
11.30.18
Drugs

Looks Like Someone Lost a Bunch of Drugs at Sea, Again

A man tried to smuggle drugs into Australia by welding them to the bottom of a boat. He failed.
Gavin Butler
11.9.18
Drugs

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.9.18
Drugs

What You Need to Know About Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

While common, the combination of the two drugs can be toxic and highly dangerous.
Julie Stewart
11.5.18
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