Mixing Poisonous Pufferfish and Cocaine Is a Terrible Idea, Florida Man Learns
Eating the liver of a highly toxic fish is bad. Eating it while on cocaine is worse.
We Found Evidence of Cocaine Use in U.K. Parliament Buildings
Our coke swabs—which turn blue when they detect the drug—picked up traces of coke in four of the nine locations we tested.
Drugs & Crime
The Absurd Theater of the Modern Cocaine Bust
When a billion dollars worth of coke was seized this week, experts were quick to remind us that it's not going to solve America's drug problem.
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I Got Banned From the U.S. When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts
I was immediately sent back to the U.K. when immigration officials said they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone.
Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet
The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.