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New Marijuana Possession Laws Go Into Effect In Philadelphia

Officials say the new policy does not legalize marijuana use or possession, but it allows law enforcement to focus on more serious offenses.

10/20/2014

4 Members Of Alleged Drug Trafficking Organization Arrested In Camden

Authorities say a fifth suspect, 25-year-old Brandon Jones, also of Camden, remains at large.

10/15/2014

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Police Warn Of ‘Heroin Pills’ Being Distributed In Camden And Gloucester Counties

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10/01/2014

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High On The Job? Nearly 10-percent Admit To It

Take a look at your co-workers, because apparently, one in every ten might have needed weed to get them through the work day.

09/19/2014

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42 Indicted In Camden Drug Bust

New Jersey’s Acting Attorney General has released an indictment charging 42 people with first-degree racketeering as part of a violent drug ring that was brought down in November of last year after 20 years of running some of the most lucrative drug markets in Camden.

09/12/2014

Del. Police Arrest 14-Year-Old For Allegedly Dealing Heroin

As officers approached the juvenile, he threw a plastic bag on the ground. That bag contained 25 bags of heroin.

09/12/2014

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Atlantic City Casino To Offer Pot-growing Program

Oaksterdam University is offering the seminar – with potential for certification – at Bally’s casino from Aug. 23-26.

08/18/2014

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Judges Split On Bail For Philadelphia Police Officers Charged With Corruption

The six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption went before a judge Monday at their bail hearing.

08/04/2014

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Phila. Police Union, Commissioner Say They Can Live With New Contract Rules

The new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.

08/04/2014

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City Officials React To Philadelphia Police Corruption Indictments

Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey spoke out at a City Hall press conference condemning six indicted narcotics officers and refuting suggestions that corruption in the department is widespread.

07/31/2014

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6 Philadelphia Cops Arrested In Corruption Probe That Commissioner Calls ‘One Of The Worst Cases I’ve Ever Heard’

Six Philadelphia Police officers who served in narcotics were taken into custody by FBI agents Wednesday as part of a federal corruption probe.

07/30/2014

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Camden County To Establish Heroin Addiction Task Force

The task force will be made up of parents, teachers, civic organizations, students, medical professionals, law enforcement and religious leaders, and the Board says it’s already received more than a dozen applications from candidates.

06/19/2014

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More Than $3 Million Worth Of Heroin Seized In Narcotics Sweep In Cape May County

Carlos Guzman and Hector Ramos were charged with Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network and Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

06/18/2014

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Penn Study: Smoking Pot Could Impact Your Sleep

“The strongest association was found in adults who started marijuana use before age 15,” researchers say.

06/06/2014

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Study: Legalizing Pot Does Not Increase Teen Use Of Drug

The research spans 20 years and looked at a sample of nearly 12 million students nationwide.

04/24/2014

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