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More people in Arizona died from drug overdoses than from car accidents in 2010, according to a report Monday that said the state had the sixth-highest overdose rate in the nation that year.
While use of methamphetamine is down in Gilbert, heroin and prescription drugs are on the uptick, according to the Gilbert Police Department.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa mother is in custody for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs with her 1-year-old son in the car.
Too bad the Tribune writer covering the growing drug DUI prosecutions made so little effort to be thorough.
Mesa prosecutors plan to ramp up the city’s crime lab processing to handle the skyrocketing numbers of drug DUI arrests, which have doubled since 2009.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — As he sat in the doctor's office, ex-boxer and weightlifter Gerald Dixon explained that years of sports had left him in pain, especially his hands, and he was looking for relief.
Chandler police are warning parents across the Valley about growing numbers of teenagers whose abuse of some prescription drugs has spiraled into an addiction to heroin.
A former Chandler plastic surgeon is among a group of four colleagues accused of running a prescription drug ring that used and sold pain pills.
Early last month, a report came to several community agencies stating there had been an apparent eight drug overdose deaths in seven days in Maricopa County.
SAN FRANCISCO - Christopher Patterson, co-owner of High Street Pharmacy in Oakland, Calif., didn't panic when two young thieves in masks walked in last month and pointed a gun at him. He and his staff simply gave them what they wanted: the store's entire supply of a prescription narcotic cough syrup that that sells for up to $200 a bottle on the street.
Peoria police arrested a 21-year-old Phoenix man who has been booked on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with a robbery at the Walgreen’s pharmacy, 9040 W. Peoria Ave.
A 23-year-old inmate accused of hiding drugs in his shoes was arrested late Saturday when he was being transferred from a Maricopa County jail to the Mesa City jail for an outstanding warrant in an unrelated matter.
Gilbert police arrested a woman they say is responsible for an armed robbery at a CVS Pharmacy last month where she stole oxycodone pills.
A Gilbert woman who was named as one of the ringleaders of a fraudulent prescription drug ring has been charged with participating in a criminal syndicate and other fraudulent offenses and is facing more than 20 years in prison.
Even the scruffy, fire-breathing coach Charlie Ragle wore the championship hat backward and carried his daughter around with him around Sun Devil Stadium. It was the state championship, and the Firebirds’ party was finally getting started after a 34-21 victory over Marcos de Niza in the 5A Division II title game on Friday night.
Scott Bordow: There is no happy ending to the story. Sure, Scottsdale Chaparral will celebrate if it beats Tempe Marcos de Niza in Friday’s 5A-II state title game at Sun Devil Stadium. There will be hugs and tears and talk of a storybook finish. But a teammate won’t be with them. A mother has succumbed to cancer. A coach has lost his child.
There are not too many things I’d bet my life on. So, if you told me that “Danny” would some day become addicted to opiates, I’d have bet all I had. Just name an indicator of stability and this 29-year-old had it.
Police are seeking a man who robbed a Mesa pharmacy of prescription drugs.
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors have decided not to pursue a criminal case into how Heath Ledger obtained the powerful painkillers that contributed to his overdose death this year, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
NEW YORK - Federal investigators want to question Mary-Kate Olsen about how Heath Ledger got two powerful painkillers that contributed to his accidental overdose death, but she's refusing to talk without immunity, a law enforcement official said Monday.
The death of Scott M. Coles, the chairman of Mortgages Ltd., has been ruled a suicide by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.
Phoenix police have closed the death investigation of 19-year-old Paradise Valley Community College student Andria Ziegler, who died of an accidental cocaine overdose after visiting her psychology professor's home in April.
NEW YORK - Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs, the New York City medical examiner said Wednesday.
A robber who claimed to have a bomb got away with several bottles of prescription drugs Thursday from a Mesa pharmacy.