Illegal Drugs

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    July 7, 2008
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    June 29, 2007
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    December 13, 2006
  • News

    October 26, 2006

    Freedom for Sale, Part 2

    The federal probe wilts and prosecutors drop the case

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Weed Warriors

    Hydroponic marijuana production is growing up

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Crackhead Camera!

    These guys make Girls Gone Wild look lame

  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006
  • News

    October 13, 2005

    Miami: See It Like a Drug Dealer

    During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Forever Missing Part 2

    Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005
  • News

    September 23, 2004

    Contra Campaign

    John Kerry once took a shot at Miami's Felix Rodriguez for his part in the Iran-contra scandal. Now the Bush family friend is shooting back.

  • City Life

    May 13, 2004
  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Smoke for Life

    The sixth annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert raises funds for patients' rights

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Heavy Traffic

    Miami attorney Joaquin Perez helps drug kingpins get minimum jail time, maximum profits, by cooperating with the feds

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Can't Fight a War Without Money

    And in the drug war, the money sometimes ends up in strange places

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Here Today, Gone Today

    Who cares if Space 34 is closing? Do you?

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Healthy Puff

    Celebrate the medicinal benefits of Mary Jane

  • News

    December 12, 2002


    Labors to legalize bud in Florida have gone sour as week-old bong water

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    The Preppie Pot Papers

    J. Crew models? Or young Cuban dope dealers?

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Satellite Juice

    Ecstasy use and TV-signal piracy are as common as jaywalking

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    They Got Sammy

    He was a street philosopher, a crusader, a gambler, and the unofficial mayor of Hialeah's black ghetto. Now he's gone to prison, and he's not coming back.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Under Suspicion

    Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    American High

    With Traffic Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    The Other E-Commerce

    Ecstasy hysteria flourishes in Florida

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Blood in the Streets

    The murderous violence that has recently gripped Opa-locka may have died along with its most infamous victim

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Dead Men Shooting

    Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Deadly Cargo

    Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    My Lawyer, the Criminal

    Attorney Russell Carbone played dirty. How dirty? Try conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury.

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Holy Rollers

    To keep X-craved Miami Beach raving, Hasidic teenagers smuggled in pills by the hundreds of thousands

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    In Pursuit of Willy and Sal

    When infamous drug smugglers Falcon and Magluta won the first round, prosecutors vowed revenge. This time it's personal.

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    Drug Bizarre

    Robert Dowd is a veteran, a Southern Baptist, a Republican ... and a staunch supporter of legalizing drugs

  • News

    August 7, 1997

    Reefer Science

    Uncle Sam is looking for a few good potheads to cure, and treatment is yours for the toking

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Dope Detective

    If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Crime & Nourishment

    In Miami breaking bread has become an intricate part of breaking the law

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    The Impossible Victory

    The feds spent years building their case against drug kingpins Willy Falc centsn and Sal Maglutaa. Life in prison was assured. Too bad the jury didn't see it that way.

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    The Trial of Willy & Sal

    Smuggling coke by the ton and making money by the bushel. Getting tortured in Panama and eating smoked pork loin in Houston. The courtroom show is riveting, but like Al says, where's the justice?

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    The Boulder Boys Must Die

    When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?

  • News

    August 17, 1995

    Bodies and Souls

    A young pastor aims his church's meager resources at some of Miami's neediest.

  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Heroin Be the Death of Me

    South Beach nightlife sophisticates know they can handle it. A little puff now and then won't kill you. No big deal.

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    In Havana, On Drugs

    As faith in the revolution sinks to new lows, kids in Cuba are getting high

  • News

    May 11, 1994

    The Need for Weed

    It's a unique source of fiber, a natural painkiller, a valuable fuel source. So when Jack Herer talks about legalization, there's a method to his reefer madness.

  • News

    November 10, 1993

    The Further Adventures of Willy and Sal

    Being thrown in jail was supposed to bring down the curtain on Miami drug lords Willy Falc and Sal Magluta. But there was an encore: Death threats, clandestine cameras, illegal searches, and major security violations.

  • News

    July 14, 1993

    Down Town

    The sedative Rohypnol is illegal in the United States. Which probably goes a long way toward explaining why it's so easy to find in Miami.

  • News

    July 7, 1993

    First the Seed, Then the Weed

    South Florida's NORML chapter gets an infusion of new blood and a renewed commitment to keep lawmakers from kicking the cannabis

  • News

    April 14, 1993


    It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.

  • News

    September 30, 1992

    What A Differencea Year Makes

    With an immunity deal secured through 1986, coke broker Tommie Sikes sang like a canary. Make that "secured through 1985." Oops!

  • News

    February 12, 1992
  • News

    November 20, 1991

    The Moon and Expense

    After a year of operating Savannah Moon, the popular South Dade eatery, U.S. marshals have had their fill of the restaurant business

  • News

    November 13, 1991
  • News

    February 27, 1991
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