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3 years 1 week ago

More Cadets being investigated for drug use

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy official says about 30 cadets are suspected of using banned substances, which is double the number of cadets the school said it was investigating in January. Academy spokesman Lt. Col. John Bryan says the inquiry involves substances other than alcohol,...

4 years 6 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

4 years 10 months ago

Mexico's Calderon urges US to curb drug demand

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is telling Congress that the fight against narcotics traffickers along the border can only succeed if the United States reduces its demand for illegal drugs. In the first address to Congress by a foreign national leader this year, Calderon is delivering a message that the...

5 years 2 weeks ago

$8K worth of marijuana left in charity bin

Somebody left about $8,000 worth of marijuana in a clothing donation bin outside a bookstore in Boulder. Officers were called after volunteers Thursday found a large bag of a green leafy substance later determined to be two pounds of marijuana. Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said the marijuana will eventually...

5 years 1 month ago

Lawmakers propose changes to drug sentencing

Drug users could end up getting treatment instead of long prison sentences under legislation picking up bipartisan support at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Mark Waller of Colorado Springs plans to introduce a bill this week that would change the standard for when someone is prosecuted as a drug user as...

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