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Federal Jury Convicts Virginia Beach Man for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Possession – Department of Justice

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Virginia Beach man yesterday on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jerod Askew, 32, was involved in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in the Hampton

Drug trafficking operation nets record seizures and 1,333 arrests – Interpol

LYON, France – An international operation coordinated by INTERPOL has laid bare the vast scale of drug trafficking with the seizure of illicit narcotics and precursor chemicals worth more than USD 717,000,000 and the arrest of 1,333 suspects worldwide.Operation Lionfish V (23 June – 31 July) targeted the trafficking of illicit drugs along air, land

Drug treatment admissions fell sharply for people of color during pandemic – Healthcare Finance News

 Photo: Jeff Lagasse/Healthcare Finance NewsAdmissions to drug treatment programs declined by nearly one-quarter during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the cuts steepest among people of color, according to a new RAND Corporation study.It touts itself as the first national analysis to establish declines in the number of treatment admissions during the COVID-19