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Is the Justice Dept. about to crack down on marijuana possession?

The presidential Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is scheduled to release a report this week. Criminal justice reformers fear it will signal a major crackdown on marijuana -- even in states where it is legal.

When should the tragedy of an overdose become a criminal act?

A 30-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been charged with aggravated assault on a newborn after she overdosed while seven months pregnant. It's a tragic story, made only more so by the shortsightedness and mistakes that appear to have contributed to the events.

Why aren't more people getting medicine to treat opioid addiction?

A recent study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics looked into whether addicts are getting appropriate medications when receiving treatment for opioid medications. Somewhat surprisingly, only 21 percent of the nearly 21,000 patients studied had received buprenorphine or naltrexone, even though the two medications are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Massachusetts man charged with drug possession after search

Police took a 27-year-old man into custody on drug charges on the morning of June 9 after allegedly discovering about five ounces of illegal drugs during a search of his Plymouth County home. The search was conducted with officers attached to the Brockton Police Department's Narcotics Unit assisted by detectives from the Massachusetts State Police. The man has been charged with one count of drug trafficking two counts of drug possession with the intent to distribute.

Coke finds its way into Church. Pastor accused of selling coke, fentanyl and pills

On May 2, a 58-year-old Massachusetts pastor was taken into custody after authorities found drugs, stolen property and cash during a search of his home and church. He reportedly ran a 12-step substance abuse program at his church.

Massive fraud leads to thousands of dismissed drug charges

A major case of fraud and corruption has led to the dismissal of over 21,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts. In 2013, a state chemist admitted that for nine years, she had returned positive results for evidence in drug cases that she never actually tested and had forged the signatures of her co-workers.

Chris Brown and Lil Wayne may be connected to drug case

Massachusetts music lovers may have heard that Chris Brown and Lil Wayne may be connected to a Miami music producer who was accused of selling drugs. The music producer, who was taken into custody in October 2016, was facing federal drug charges associated with drug trafficking.

Television star charged with cocaine and marijuana possession

Massachusetts residents may know Adam Pally for his prominent roles in the hit television shows "Happy Endings" and "The Mindy Project". The 35-year-old performer is currently starring in the time-traveling Fox comedy series "Making History", but he started receiving some unwanted publicity after he was taken into custody by New York City police on March 28.

Artie Lange busted for drug possession

Massachusetts readers may be interested in learning that former Howard Stern Show favorite Artie Lange has been arrested for cocaine and heroin possession, according to media reports. The bust took place at 14th Street and Shipyard Lane, Lange's residence, in Hoboken, New Jersey, on March 12.

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