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Lucinda F. Boyd's Blog – February 2012 Archive (11)

Teens Smoking More Pot but Drinking Less.... Annual study shows 4th straight increase in marijuana use

Pot smoking among teenagers is increasing while teen alcohol consumption has sunk to historic lows, according to a national survey. Of 47,000 American students surveyed, 36.4% of 12th-graders had used marijuana in the past year, up from 32% in 2007, as had 28.8% of 11th-graders and 12.5% of 8th-graders. One in 15 high school seniors smoked pot daily, and one in nine smoked "synthetic" pot at least once.…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 18, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Myth: Drug Abuse Won't Happen to My Teen... Parents Believe Their Kids Won't Do Drugs

There are many myths and misunderstandings concerning the increase in recent years of teen prescription drug abuse, and not all of them are held by the teens. One…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 18, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Myths About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

There has been an alarming increase in prescription drug abuse reported by teens in recent years and that increase may be due in part to some of the myths…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 18, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs.

Only a few years ago, making meth required an elaborate lab — with filthy containers simmering over open flames, cans of flammable liquids and hundreds of pills. The process gave off foul odors, sometimes sparked explosions and was so hard to conceal that dealers often…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 18, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

“Shake and Bake” Formula for Making Meth Leads to Influx of Burn Patients in Hospitals

“Shake and Bake” Formula for Making Meth Leads to Influx of Burn Patients in Hospitals

A new method of producing methamphetamine called “shake and bake” is leading to an influx of burn victims in the nation’s hospitals, the Associated Press reports.

 A person making meth using this technique combines raw, unstable ingredients in a 2-liter soda bottle. If the cap is removed…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 18, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Arizona private prisons slammed by report

Arizona's private prisons are not cost-effective for taxpayers and are more difficult to monitor than state prisons, according to a new report by a prison watchdog group that is calling for a moratorium on any new private prisons in the state.

The report examined the five prisons that have contracts to house Arizona prisoners and six private prisons that house federal…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 16, 2012 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

Mafia 'henchman' busted

He was the 'henchman" to "Jimmy Henchman."

Now Jason Williams is behind bars after many months on the lam as a federal fugitive, officials said.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors say Williams was the right-hand-man of hip hop talent agent James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond and assisted him with his coast-to-coast cocaine distribution empire.

Today, Drug Enforcement…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 16, 2012 at 10:01pm — No Comments

MS-13 Gang Leader in San Francisco Sentenced to Life in Prison

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 16, 2012
MS-13 Gang Leader in San Francisco Sentenced to Life in Prison
Seventh MS-13 Member to Receive Life Sentence in San…
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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 16, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

ARIZONA GOLDEN GLOVES 2012 BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE 66TH ANNUAL ARIZONA GOLDEN GLOVES 2012 BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA ON MARCH 1-3, 2012

Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 16, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Freed death row inmate tells his story

Freed death row inmate tells his story

Juan Roberto Melendez was freed from death row in 2002. He'll share his story at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at UMSL. (Photo by Voices United for Justice)…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 16, 2012 at 2:45am — No Comments

Rick Ross and Freeway Rick Fight For Rights To Name In Court

In May of 2010, Freeway Rick Ross filed a $10 million lawsuit against Rick Ross accusing him of profiting off of his name illegally.  As a result, the judge ruled that he couldn’t sue because his criminal acts in the past had destroyed “any possibility that he has any valid trademark rights in his name, that have been violated by defendants.” The case was dismissed in Federal Court in November of 2010.

Freeway Rick appealed the decision in a state court and the case is now ongoing. In…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on February 10, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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