Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Peoria County sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell pleaded at a Tuesday news conference, “Please, please, anyone with information please contact us.” Illinois Department of Public Health…

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Cannabis farmers accused of offering California sheriff $1M bribe

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 1:57 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 2:48 pm By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Two Northern California marijuana farmers have been charged with offering a sheriff $ 1 million to turn a blind eye to their cannabis-growing operations. On Wednesday, the U.S.…

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Man blows up underground bunker while making hash oil, burning self and two others, sheriff says

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 6:04 pm • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 7:59 pm By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post A Larimer County man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after building an underground fallout bunker and allegedly making butane hash oil in the room, blowing it up. He,…

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Boulder sheriff investigating role of illegal marijuana grow in triple homicide: 100 plants found

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 9:33 am • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 9:35 am By John Bear, Daily Camera Boulder County Sheriff’s Office investigators announced on Thursday afternoon that they removed more than 100 marijuana plants from the Coal Creek Canyon home where three people were found dead earlier this month.…

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LA Sheriff, preparing for recreational marijuana legalization, thinks feds may target California

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes…

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