Illegal Drugs

  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Local Lawyer "Comes Out" as Pot Smoker

    Local attorney Norm Kent serves on the Board of Directors of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. So it wouldn't take a giant stretch of the imagination to picture him puffing on what my grandma used to call "the wacky weed." Saturday, however, Kent made it official in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Did Drug Money Fund Renovation of Mayor's Home?

    The answer: Maybe, maybe not. But it's a fair question. Mutual Benefits, the fraud-filled firm that employed Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter's husband and paid $117,000 to renovate her Parkland home, was just a moderately successful (and moderately dirty) firm in 2001. Then it made its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Rap Stardom Can Wait. For Now "Godsent the General" Just Wants a Steady Job

    When Fifty Cent rapped about dealing drugs and surviving a hail of bullets, he had credibility. The Game claims his from having 'banged with the Bloods during a Compton upbringing. So you'd think dealing drugs and a federal penitentiary stay would confer industry advantages to a 30-year-old West Pal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Prunk TV: Featuring Marilyn Manson

    via'When I Get Old,' by Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson's paintings are much better than his music. Just kidding; we love ya, Marilyn! His solo show, Trismegistus, debuted this past December during Art Basel Miami Beach. But if you missed the super-VIP opening, don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008
  • News

    June 19, 2008

    Smoked Tuna in the Can

    He was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. That and two bits won't get you a cup of coffee.

  • Music

    June 12, 2008
  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Accidental Hit Man

    Sure, Paul Brandreth talks like a wiseguy. But is he a cold-blooded killer?

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Just Say Uncle

    The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Burned at Both Ends

    A background in hauling pot gives you the skills and chutzpah to become a Medicaid mogul

  • News

    September 13, 2007
  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Norm, Norm, and NORML

    Who's Smokin' Funny Cigarettes?

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Raw Power

    Just released from prison, Miami hip-hop icon DJ Raw is ready for the takeover

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Wingin' It

    Fledgling Guardian Angels get the call from gang-riddled Lake Worth

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Second-hand Smoke

    Collateral Damage Is Forever

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2007
  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Weed Wars

    Everyone loves Riviera Beach's special bud — except the potheads.

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Mayor Al's Shady Pal

    When you're a politician helping out a felon, it's better not to ask questions.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006

    To Each Theron

    Aeon Flux, The Robert Altman Collection, Bazaar Bizarre: The Strange Case of Serial Killer Bob Berdella, Crackheads Gone Wild

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    He Dunnit (No, He Dunnit!)

    Michael Ray Roberts has avoided serious prison time by ratting out his partners. So far.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Finding Gary, Part 2

    A rogue FBI agent, tons of smuggled drugs, a wife in search of her husband's corpse

  • News

    February 3, 2005


    Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Acid Again

    As LSD does a slow fade, a Fort Lauderdale researcher keeps the science trip going

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Second Spin

    DJ Gabriel Fain gets another chance to hit the big time

  • Music

    November 25, 2004


    So Long, Mr. Jones

  • News

    September 23, 2004

    Contra Campaign

    An Iran-Contra conspirator joins the Swift Boat crowd. It was bound to happen.

  • Nightlife

    May 13, 2004

    Best Place to Mellow Out, Man

    The Nakamal Kava Bar

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    Eagles of Death Metal

    Peace Love Death Metal (Ant Acid Audio)

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Missing Leg

    The cops tagged amputee Duane Brown as one of "America's Most Wanted," but now he's fighting back

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Neighborhood on the Cusp

    Residents of South Middle River fear that budget cuts might send them spiraling back to crime and crack

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    The Matrix: Unloaded

    Hank Asher's just the guy to set up a futuristic terrorist-tracking system, but the cops don't trust him

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Fantasy Interrupted

    The X is gone, and the strippers have crooked teeth. Thank the war on drugs.

  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Make My Daze

    Vin Diesel tries to be Clint Eastwood in A Man Apart, but leaves audiences feeling unlucky BY LUKE Y. THOMPSON

  • News

    November 21, 2002


    Labors to legalize bud in Florida have gone as sour as week-old bong water

  • Goods and Services

    May 16, 2002

    Best Head Shop

    Cloudy Daze

  • Calendar

    May 2, 2002

    Legalize It

    Stranahan Park goes to pot

  • News

    August 9, 2001


    An accused miscreant slips through BrowardÍs dragnet, but a pot smoker gets snagged

  • Goods and Services

    May 17, 2001

    Best Head Shop

    Grateful J's Dead Head Shop

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    I Want a New Drug

    Users call it G, Scoop, Goop, EZLay, Georgia Home Boy, or just plain old GHB. What's it like? Euphoric… and potentially deadly.

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Into Thin Air

    When Gary Weaver disappeared under mysterious circumstances, the authorities eventually gave up.
    His wife didn't.

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Just Say, Um, OK to Drugs

    A new crusade to rid Dania Beach of drugs has targeted some unlikely villains, including a local program director and a former mayor

  • News

    May 6, 1999


    Battling cancer and investigating a botched federal investigation, mobster Vinnie Ciraolo is fighting to clear his name

  • Best of BPB

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    November 5, 1998

    A Portrait of the Tattoo Artist as a Wild Man

    Mike Scibica is a white guy who just opened a tattoo shop in a traditionally black neighborhood. You got a problem with that?

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    The Sheriff's Criminal Association

    If Ken Jenne were like most cops, he'd be investigated for being friends with felons who give him money

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    Infuriating the Joint

    A public seminar on the evils of marijuana. An activist claiming pot saved his life. Someone was arrested.

  • News

    May 28, 1998

    A new generation of crack-driven counterfeiters is plugging in, printing out, and lighting up

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Enough to Make You Sick

    The CDC is trying to determine what the residents of downtown Belle Glade already know -- that poverty, drugs, and prostitution are bad for your health

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