drugs

Synthetic Marijuana

Doctors Warn About “More Dangerous” Forms Of Synthetic Marijuana

Dr. Patrick Lank, an emergency room physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said synthetic cannabinoid – or Spice – is nothing new; but what is new is the different forms that are popping up.

04/22/2015

Tim Ryan (left) says he got his son Nick (right) addicted to heroin. (Family provided photos)

2 Investigators: Family Wrecked By Heroin Offers Sobering Lesson

Suburban mother of three Shannon Ryan recorded cell phone video to document her son Nick Ryan’s heroin addiction.

03/24/2015

(From left to right:  Jasmine Garcia,  Rakwan Crosby and  Antonio Collins. (Credit: Wheeling Police)

Three Charged With Shooting During Wheeling Drug Deal

Three people are accused in a shooting that injured two people last week during a drug deal gone bad in northwest suburban Wheeling.

02/17/2015

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Secret Testimony Of Chicago Twins Who Took On ‘El Chapo’

Prosecutors have pulled back the curtain a little on the largest drug case ever made in Illinois, publicly revealing for the first time the secret testimony that the Flores brothers turned against Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his powerful Sinaloa drug cartel.

11/11/2014

Michael Rivers. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Discover Loaded AK-47, Crack Cocaine During Home-Monitoring Check On West Side

Cook County Sheriff’s officers doing a home-monitoring check on Chicago’s West Side found an assault rifle and drugs in the home of a man who is now calling home the county jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/08/2014

CBS 2 cameras captured alleged drug deals in Garfield Park. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Fed Up With Drug Dealing In Garfield Park In Broad Daylight

CBS 2 cameras were in Garfield Park Tuesday morning and captured what appears to be drug buying. Two community activists say they’re speaking out because the dealing, needs to stop.

09/30/2014

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Suit: Chicago, Glenview Cops Lied Under Oath About Traffic Stop

According to the suit, Glenview police are required to record every traffic stop using audio and visual recording devices from their squad car. However, in June 2013 – the day Joseph Sperling was stopped – a Glenview officer disabled his vehicle’s recording devices at the request of a Chicago officer.

04/17/2014

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Being Held In Chicago

A top lieutenant of the drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ is being held in Chicago where he faces federal drug charges.

04/16/2014

Brittany Wawrzyniak (Photo supplied to CBS)

Five Months Later, Teen’s Family Still Seeking Answers In Her Death

Relatives of a dead southwest suburban teenager don’t believe they’re getting all the facts about her death, and they want police to say more.

04/02/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

Thomas Brown and Daniel Swan. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Two Arrested For Trying To Sell Fake Drugs On Craigslist

Two north suburban men who advertised narcotics for sale on Craigslist—drugs which turned out to be vitamins—were arrested after a sting by undercover sheriff’s detectives.

01/02/2014

Emmanuel Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Faces Felony Charges After Cops Seize Machine Gun, Drugs

Police found a submachine gun, a revolver, 156 bags of heroin, and 260 bags of heroin, during a search of a Gage Park apartment, after catching a man selling drugs.

11/20/2013

Keith Cozart

Judge Orders Rapper Chief Keef Into Drug Rehab

Rapper pleaded guilty to testing positive for drugs while on probation, and judge sentenced him to 90 days in the Haymarket Center.

11/07/2013

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Flesh-Eating Street Drug ‘Krokodil’ Hits Chicago Area

A street drug has hit the streets of suburban Chicago. It can cause deadly gangrene infections just days after it’s used. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/09/2013

Nabil Anas (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Accused Of Prostituting Teen To Buy Drugs

Nabil Anas provided the Palos Park woman with cocaine, and prostituted her several times over the last few weeks, and then used the money to buy drugs and pay for motel rooms.

09/27/2013

Heroin

Police Find $10M In Drugs At Southwest Side Residence

Narcotics officers executed a search warrant at Margarito Raygoza’s home and found about 50 pounds of cannabis and “bulk quantities” of heroin, cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, police said.

09/06/2013

Molly, the powder or crystalline form of MDMA -- the chemical in ecstasy -- is gaining popularity as a party drug. (Credit: CBS)

New Party Drug ‘Molly’ Gains Popularity In Chicago

It’s an old drug with a new name and it’s turned lethal, and federal authorities say it’s gaining popularity in Chicago. One agent described the rising use of the club drug as “a time bomb.”

09/03/2013

Dominic Running (Cook County Sheriff's booking photo)

Man With 85 Pounds Of Drugs At O’Hare Said He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal

A Minnesota man nabbed at O’Hare Airport with more than 85 pounds of the stimulant Khat told authorities he did not know the drug was illegal.

09/02/2013

Prescription drug cabinet (CBS)

2 Investigators, BGA: Drugs Disappearing From Stroger Hospital

Are missing prescription drugs from Cook County Stroger Hospital supplying illegal street sales of painkillers and other narcotics? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

08/26/2013

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Authorities Brace For Ecstasy OD’s At Lollapalooza

Experts say the problem drugs are Ecstasy, a combination amphetamine and hallucinogen, and its sister drug, “Molly.” CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/25/2013

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