A California man tried to drive through the international border at Naco last week with about 13 pounds of liquid meth in his pickup's windshield washer reservoir. The find is part of an ongoing trend in the world of illegal drugs to package methamphetamine in ways that make smuggling easier and gi ... More >>
The Arizona Republic took a sober look this morning at the issue of a marijuana-based drug and the Phoenix company trying to legally earn cartel-level salaries with it. The article covered the toils of wealthy entrepreneur John Kapoor, who has invested $40 million of his own stash in his company, I ... More >>
On the heels of recent articles across the United States that claim heroin use is surging, the Arizona Department of Public Safety says it recently broke up a major heroin ring based in Chandler. Detectives worked for seven months on the case with members of a northern Arizona anti-drug task f ... More >>
Research from Down Under published in a scientific journal recently claims the anti-meth advertising program in Montana, (the one on which the Arizona Meth Project is based), wastes millions of taxpayer dollars because it isn't effective. David Erceg-Hurn, a doctoral student at the Univers ... More >>
The feathered fiend blasts the fact-challenged Republic and ASU's prudish student-body prez, plus examines a tiff at Tranzylvania
Cure for the race
Now pushing ear candy
Off-springing up like weed
Earth to Americans like Ray Lindell: Try abiding by Mexican law when buying a whopping amount of tranquilizers at farmacias. Duh!
Peace Love Death Metal (Ant Acid Audio)
Def Jam Recordings Presents Music Inspired by Scarface (Def Jam)
Arizona's prisons are packed. Building more would cost millions. Governor Janet Napolitano wants to lockup even more people. But others say it may be time to let a few out.
Wonderland's tale of a porn star's decline might have had resonance if any of it felt real.
From vile meth labs to safecrackers, the Street has the Valley covered
A new federal law aimed at raves may put promoters of all music on the defensive
Rock It Science (Suburban Noize)
Illegal Substance (Moonshine)
As narcocorridos - Mexican drug ballads - get nastier, the crowds in Phoenix get bigger and bigger
Letters from the week of November 7, 2002
Boomers should look kindly on the medical marijuana measure
Venture west to the New Asadero Hermosillo for great Mexican food
Megadef is the smack-talking, beat-juggling wild child of an embattled DJ scene
From the week of October 4-10, 2001
Fife Symington's free and Michael Hester's not. But thanks to the ex-governor's oversight, that may soon change.
The murder case against Brian Eftenoff crumbles under scrutiny. Part two of a New Times investigation
Teenage daughter of anti-gang activist charged in carjack murder
Some would-be illegals get turned back, then turn to crack
Rapper Snoop Dogg comes to terms with his violent past and pleads for peace in his autobiography
Venerable watering hole takes its derelicts, and keeps on ticking
After a year on the job, U.S. Attorney Jose de Jesus Rivera looks to be in the right place at the right time
Sheriff's office reluctantly turns over drug report on dead inmate
Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.
A dying narcotics agent opens his files, and out pours Miguel, just one of a legion of Mexicans who embraced drug-running as their ticket to the American dream
The sting targeted stores selling over-the-counter medicines that could be cooked into meth. But the cops warned major retailers to stop the sales while throwing the book at mom-and-pop shops, most of which are owned by Arab immigrants.
How did the sheriff's posse commander and his minions miss what is alleged to have been the largest marijuana-smuggling operation ever run by gringos? They were, after all, sharing a warehouse.
Veterinarians know it as Ketamine, a small-animal tranquilizer. Valley drug users call it Special K, and it's not just for breakfast anymore.
Drug Enforcement Administration records contain multiple references to a company controlled by a business partner of the Symington family
Business partner of Symingtons gets pass good for one year
Despite media reports of their death, the rave subculture, house music and the joy of X live on, roughly from midnight 'til dawn. In, of all places, Phoenix, Arizona.
WEEDING BETWEEN THE LINES AT AMERICA'S FIRST-EVER CANNABIS COMMERCE CONVENTION