FALFURRIAS, Texas – A foreboding scorecard greets northbound motorists at the Border Patrol checkpoint here, warning travelers and smugglers alike. As of June, the sign proclaimed, U.S. agents had seized 127,044 pounds of drugs and apprehended 16,785 immigrants without authorization to enter the country. What the Department of Homeland Security
Most people don’t think “cops” when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law enforcement groups have a long history of lobbying against marijuana policy reform. Many see this as a major factor in preventing the federal government from recognizing that
Two men flying from California to Atlanta stopped off in Lubbock to refuel their plane and were arrested for possession with intent to distribute after police found over 150 pounds of cannabis in their rented plane.
It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of “Reefer Madness” to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of “Just Say No.” The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously “didn’t inhale,” to Barack Obama, who most
One is a former oil man. Another was the president of a company that produced baby sleep positioners. There’s a boutique real estate developer of an Aspen hotel and a 32-year-old former commercial banker who opened her own consulting company. The names of some of Colorado’s biggest marijuana moguls are
In investigation in McAllen, Texas led officers to find a bunker underneath a house after they seized 2,000 pounds of cannabis. Two men were detained. When authorities moved in, a third man ran out of the back of the single-story home and managed to flee, police Chief Victor Rodriguez said.
As Congress looks to significantly boost funding for the U.S. Border Patrol as part of a new immigration bill, we investigate the impact of the police buildup at a west Texas checkpoint. The Sierra Blanca checkpoint along Interstate 10 was set up to catch major traffickers and immigrants who entered
Officers working at the Presidio port of entry in Texas seized just over 73 pounds of cannabis on Thursday, June 27 when a bus was attempting to enter the country from Mexico.
Heading back home from the beach, two women were pulled over on Texas Highway 288 in Brazoria county and subjected to body cavity searches. A dash cam recorded the altercation after Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle were pulled over for speeding. Both women were still in their bikinis when an
Rehman Bhalesha was raised around marijuana. That’s not to say that he dealt, or that he pushed, or that he used. He didn’t have to. Weed, growing up, turned wherever he went. “Living in South Texas, you really see the substance flood high school and college campuses and neighborhoods, without
Effective September 1, 2013 if you’re looking to draw unemployment in Texas for certain fields of employment, that money your employer took out of your paycheck as mandated by the government, you’re going to have to pee in a cup in order to get it. Senate Bill 21, would require