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Ohio State freshman running back Bri'onte Dunn was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and two moving violations, but avoided possible charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia stemming from a traffic stop Saturday in Alliance, Ohio. A police report states that Dunn nearly ran a flashing red light, drove through a crosswalk and narrowly missed striking a patrol car. He and a passenger were in possession of a wooden pipe and marijuana was found on the seat…

Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California. Police told the Televisa network that the device was made up of a plastic pipe and a crude metal tank that used compressed air from the engine of an old car.

On Sept. 19 an officer responded to a landlord tenant dispute where he met with the property owners, their attorney and the two tenants. The building owners had become aware — after a criminal search warrant had been executed — that the lessees had been growing marijuana in the building, which had originally been leased as a construction business. The attorney had filed a 24-hour notice to terminate the lease and the owners changed the locks on the building. One of the lessees advised he had…

ISTANBUL — Turkish police seized five tons of marijuana with a street value of at least $2 million near the border with Iran on Tuesday and officials said they were investigating the involvement of Kurdish militants. Turkish security sources say drug trafficking is a major source of income for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which took up arms 28 years ago with the aim of carving out a Kurdish state in the southeastern border region with Iran and Iraq. "Our security forces are…

WAKEMAN — A marijuana grow operation was discovered in a Pleasant Street house when police were following up Monday on a domestic disturbance on Sunday, according to Wakeman police. Police received information that there could be drug use at a residence on the 20 block of Pleasant Street. Police met with the homeowner and victim of domestic violence from Sunday. The report from that domestic violence situation was forwarded to the Wakeman law director for possible charges, police said. The…

Each year, the UK spends at least £3bn trying to tackle the problems caused by drug use. Some of that is supported by evidence. The £1bn that the UK spends on treating people addicted to drugs provides excellent value for money. Needle exchange programmes have kept HIV rates in drug users to among the lowest in the world. "Police action can unintentionally lead to increased violence" But most of the rest of that £3bn is spent on programmes that have very little evidence behind them…