Illegal Drugs

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    In West Palm, Leaf-Blowing Man Makes Case for Limiting Scope of Justice

    MartinAn arrest in a cold case is supposed to be an occasion for celebrating the enduring cause of justice. There is no statute of limitations (da-DUM!!) for murder. That applies even after you've left the state where it happened to start a new life a thousand miles away. Still, on one afternoon nea ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • 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

    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

    December 6, 2001

    This Bad House

    The Nuisance Abatement Board’s war on blight has had some unintended casualties in West Palm Beach — most of them poor

  • 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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