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On February 4, 2013, WDBJ7 broadcast a news story dealing with “pill mills” and the improper distribution of pain medications and other prescription drugs. During that report, the Beckley Treatment Center in Beckley, West Virginia, was...
A former Dublin doctor was convicted late Thursday evening on federal drug distribution charges. Linda Sue Cheek was convicted after an eight-day trial in the United States District Court in Roanoke on 172 of the 173 counts she was facing. Evidence at...
The Martinsville Police Department is looking for a shooting suspect. Investigators say Derrick Antonio Hunt tried to rob a man on Cardinal Lane on Nov. 9. The victim told police that he ran away from Hunt, and then Hunt shot him in the back. Hunt has...
A joint operation between the Henry County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police has led to several drug arrests in Henry County. The two law enforcement agencies worked together between January of 2011 and May of 2012 on the operation. The...
Lynchburg police have charged a man who was shot Monday night and another woman with drug charges. Police say Lynn Wheeler of Appomattox was shot around 11:40 p.m. Monday in the 2700 block of Loraine Street. Wheeler was treated at the hospital for non-...
Anchor/ReporterPicture a typical heroin user and what do you see? Needles, someone lying in a cheap motel room with a band around their arm? Imagine this, police say a typical heroin user today is 17 to 25 years old, in high school or college, with no real physical...
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The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and charged him with having almost 200 Oxycontin pills. Phillip Sias, 21, of Claudeville has been charged with possession of schedule II drugs with intent to distribute. Deputies say Sias was in a...
The Henry County Sheriff's Office arrested 17 people on Thursday, May 19 after a year and a half long drug operation in cooperation with the Virginia State Police, Martinsville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Investigators...
email@example.comA West Virginia State Police trooper is accused of “fraudulent double-dipping” while working as a trooper. Johnathan D. Brand, 25, of 1327 Riddle Ave., #5, Morgantown, W.Va., was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Berkeley County...
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Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...
— Siding with patients who say cannabis is the only drug that can safely ease their chronic pain, the Senate sent Gov. Pat Quinn a measure Friday that would make Illinois the 19th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The issue sparked...
ReutersSPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Friday voted to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes, which if signed into law would make it the second-most-populous state in the nation after California to allow the drug's use for...
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