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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.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.2.19
Drugs

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.
Michael Segalov
6.26.19
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.
Alex Norcia
6.21.19
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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.
Isabella Brazier-Jones
6.20.19
Drugs

Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet

The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
Mike Power
5.29.19
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
Drugs

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
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