cocaine

Drugs

Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.9.18
Low Altitudes

California Parents Used Drone to Deliver Drugs to Church Parking Lot

You don't often see two mom-and-pop dealers, not a sophisticated crime group, using a small UAV to move product from their backyard.
Caroline Haskins
1.4.18
Drugs

Cocaine Bust Shows How Close the Dark Web and Street Crime Really Are

A small drug bust in Lubbock County was like any other; except investigators found evidence the suspect had sourced his supplies from the dark web.
Joseph Cox
10.14.16
Drugs

How Psychedelic Drugs Could Help Treat Addiction

Several studies are exploring whether drugs such as magic mushrooms could treat addiction to everything from cigarettes to cocaine.
Stephen Buranyi
7.5.16
Drugs

The Sinaloa Cartel Has More Planes Than Mexico's Biggest Airline

The drug trafficking organization has hundreds of planes, from Cessnas to Boeing 727s, and competes for top pilots.
Robert Beckhusen
5.9.16
News

A Single Bump of Coke Makes It Harder to Tell When You're Being 'That Guy'

Ingesting the drug impairs the ability to perceive sadness, anger, and disgust.
Kari Paul
8.31.15
Motherboard Blog

The Pathology of the Unlucky Coke Mule

Imagine snorting 220 lines of cocaine in 30 minutes.
Michael Byrne
8.30.15
Features

The Hunt for Narco Subs

If Colombian narco sub busts are so rare, how many drug-loaded semi-submersibles go by undetected?
Brian Anderson
8.17.15
Motherboard Blog

I Drank Moonshine and Camel Milk with Black Market Legends

What could four former drug bosses and gang leaders teach a room full of “creatives and entrepreneurs”? A lot, it turns out.
Kari Paul
6.24.15
uk

A UK Psychiatrist Is Calling for Psychedelic Drugs to Be Reclassified

James Rucker argues that LSD and magic mushrooms shouldn't be more legally restricted than heroin and cocaine.
Victoria Turk
5.27.15
News

Your Fingerprint Is All Someone Needs to Know You Used Cocaine

When the body breaks down cocaine, it produces benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine which are detectable in blood, urine—and even the sweat.
Graham Templeton
5.15.15
News

The Moths that Could Destroy Colombia's Cocaine Trade

The government decided to end the practice of killing coca plants using herbicide. One emerging alternative: the Eloria noyesi moth.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.14.15
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