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LA County To Cap Ticket Sales, Require Anti-Drug Messaging At Electronic Music Events

Officials say limiting ticket sales and setting age restrictions is aimed at making “raves” and other county events safer.

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Woman Opens Up About Effects Of GHB After Drug Is Believed To Have Played Role In Death In Venice Beach

A drug suspected of killing a woman at a Venice Beach party over the weekend is turning up more and more in the Southland.

07/13/2015

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Woman Dies, 2 Hospitalized After Apparent GHB Overdose In Venice Beach

Firefighters and paramedics responded to a residence at 23rd Street and Speedway just before 5 a.m.

07/12/2015

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West Hollywood Woman Sues Insurance Over Company’s Alleged Refusal To Pay For Drug

A West Hollywood woman is fighting her insurance company after she says it refused to cover the cost of an expensive drug she says would cure her of hepatitis C.

05/21/2015

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Josh Hamilton Won’t Be Disciplined Under MLB Drug Program

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for his latest problems involving alcohol and a drug of abuse.

04/03/2015

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Boy Tests Positive For Cocaine Following Drug Bust

Authorities say a 5-year-old boy who was found sitting near a half-pound bag of cocaine after his parents were arrested on suspicion of dealing drug had cocaine in his system.

09/28/2014

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Cee Lo Pleads No Contest To Slipping Woman Ecstasy

Singer Cee Lo Friday morning pleaded no contest to slipping a woman ecstasy during a dinner date a downtown restaurant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/29/2014

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Investigators: Driver Took Prescription Drug Before Deadly Crash

San Bernardino County sheriff detectives say Josh Smith, of Hesperia, was on a prescription drug that caused him to lose consciousness and have sent the case to the district attorney for possible prosecution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/23/2014

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Newport Beach Doctor Under Investigation For Prescription Drug Overdoses

An Orange County doctor was under investigation Wednesday in the deaths of two patients who died of prescription drug overdoses.

04/16/2014

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Patient Safety Supporters Call For Mandatory Drug Testing For Doctors

Families who claimed to have been victimized by dangerous or intoxicated doctors announced Monday the delivery of hundreds of thousands of signatures for a ballot measure that would require mandatory drug testing for doctors.

03/24/2014

Detectives say a gold necklace and two gold bracelets were found in a drug drop-off box at a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station. (Photo courtesy LASD)

Deputies Find Gold Jewelry In Santa Clarita Drug Drop-off Box

Authorities say a drug drop-off bin at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley station was – for at least one day – a sentimental treasure chest for one Southland family.

02/27/2014

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OC Lawmaker Joins Call For White House To Soften Pot Policy

An Orange County Congressman was among over a dozen Washington lawmakers Wednesday to call on President Obama to declassify marijuana as one of the nation’s most dangerous drugs.

02/12/2014

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Kratom May Be Legal But DEA Pushing To Ban The Controversial Drug

A drug used for centuries in Southeast Asia is becoming increasingly popular in the Southland. Some officials say kratom is addictive and dangerous but it’s still legal to buy it in California, even for minors. Lawmakers in some states are currently proposing legislation to ban the drug completely.

01/30/2014

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San Fernando Valley Symposium Aimed At Sharp Rise In Heroin Use

Heroin use across the Valley – which is currently home to some 1.8 million people – has seen an “astronomical rise” over the last decade, according the nonprofit BILY.

01/13/2014

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LAPD To Step Up Patrols Of Drunk, Drugged Drivers Over New Year’s Eve Holiday

The Los Angeles Police Department will be stepping up patrols for impaired drivers over the upcoming New Year’s Eve holiday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2013

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