{FD} Florida sheriff defended after anti-heroin message compared to ISIS video

Critics on social media were quick to go after a sheriff in Florida for a new video that delivered a stern warning to heroin dealers, comparing it to Islamic State propaganda footage -- but supporters cheered his tough action.

{FD} ICE detains prostitute who gave deadly drug shot to Google executive

Federal immigration officials have detained a California prostitute after she completed a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the accidental heroin overdose of a Google executive she was entertaining aboard his yacht.

{FD} New York drug case opens window on dark period for Honduras

A case unfolding in a lower Manhattan courtroom has caused political tremors in Honduras, seeming to confirm long-held suspicions that corruption at the highest levels of government helped turn the Central American country into a violent epicenter of the drug trade at the start of this decade.

{FD} ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s health declining, lawyers requesting prison transfer say

The U.S. lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have filed a motion requesting their notorious client be moved to a general population prison, claiming his isolated life inside a lockup known as the “Guantanamo of New York” is taking a toll on his physical and mental health.

{FD} Drug dealers would face manslaughter charges for opioid overdoses under proposed Florida law

Florida politicians hope that the matching pieces of legislation – House Bill 477 and Senate Bill 150 – will combat the ubiquitous use of synthetic drugs like fentanyl throughout the Sunshine state following a crackdown on prescription painkillers that have led to a spike nationwide in heroin and opioid abuse.

{FD} Cops in Colorado can destroy pot, not save it, court rules

Colorado may consider marijuana legal, but police don't have to take care of any weed seized in a criminal investigation, according to a state Supreme Court decision that upends years of evidence requirements hated by law enforcement agencies.

{FD} Suspected cop-killer on the loose wanted to be on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

The wanted murder suspect who led Orlando police on a frantic manhunt Tuesday after a shooting that killed an officer once apparently posted on Facebook that he wanted his face on one of America's most popular crime shows.

{FD} Judge blocks publishing details in case of boy with drugs in school

A New Jersey reporter says state officials want him to sign an agreement before allowing him to publish limited details from a child welfare complaint he obtained, but he has refused in a case involving a 5-year-old boy found with drugs in school twice in a month.

{FD} Washington police officer’s killer had criminal history

Nearly 24 hours after Tacoma, Wash., Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez was gunned down, the neighborhood where it all happened was still swarming Thursday with detectives trying to piece together exactly what happened.