Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation

Senior university business lecturer arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine in police sting operation PUBLISHED: 20:51 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 31 January 2013 Kristine Lord (left), pictured with her son Christopher, has been arrested A senior university business lecturer has been arrested on suspicion of supplying cocaine. Kristine Lord, 64, has also been suspended from teaching at Southampton Solent University following the arrest

2CB: Three men arrested and one man critically ill after students hospitalised following internet drug overdose

Three men arrested and one man critically ill after students hospitalised following internet drug overdose Police raid house at 3am following apparent party in Jesmond, Newcastle Five discharged from hospital but sixth remains critical Students believed to have taken 2CB, which is similar to ecstasy By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 16:13 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:01 GMT, 12 January 2013 Three men have been arrested after a group of students fell ill after taking an illegal hallucinogenic drug they bought on the internet. One of the six men – all aged between 19 and 22 – remains in a critical condition following the incident at a terraced house in Jesmond a suburb of Newcastle.

Exposed, the "small-time drug pusher" chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra

Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 18 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market. Undercover reporters were able to buy potentially lethal substances such as Valium and temazepam from pharmacies over the counter without a prescription. The BBC Inside Out investigation last night revealed a dangerous trade where chemists are risking lives by selling patients prescription drugs before they have seen a doctor

Now PM slaps down Clegg over his call to relax drugs laws after he said Britain was losing on "industrial scale"

Now PM slaps down Clegg over his call to relax drugs laws after he said Britain was losing on 'industrial scale' Deputy Prime Minister urges David Cameron to show 'courage' and look again at narcotics lawsTory leader backed reclassification of ecstasy in 2002 but now insists government policy 'actually is working' Home Affairs select committee urged government to examine Portugese 'depenalisation' strategy where drug users escape prosecution Campaigners warn over link between cannabis and mental illnessPoll shows 60% back a Clegg's call for Royal Commission to consider decriminalisation or legalisation of drugs | UPDATED: 01:14 GMT, 15 December 2012 Nick Clegg was slapped down by David Cameron yesterday after saying Britain was ‘losing the war on drugs on an industrial scale’.

Carer, 22, who took cocaine to get to her "ideal weight" hanged herself when questioned by her mother

Carer, 22, who took cocaine to get to her ‘ideal weight’ of nine stone hanged herself when questioned by her motherSamantha Burke, 22, took amphetamines and laxatives to control her weightMother confronted her about habit but she flew into a rage and left houseShe suffered from depression and had previously overdosed on drugs | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 12 December 2012 Weight issues: Samantha Burke, 22, took illegal drugs in an attempt to control her weight. An inquest heard how she killed herself after being confronted about her drug-taking by her mother A young woman who took illegal drugs to control her weight hanged herself after her mother confronted her about the habit.

Frank Jones, 74, given suspended sentence after growing cannabis in Barnsley, Yorkshire, home to pay for son"s rehab

Judge takes pity on pensioner, 74, who grew 12,000 of cannabis to pay for son's drug rehab Frank Jones grew plants worth 12,000 from seed in Yorkshire home He hoped to raise 2,500 to pay for rehab for his drug addict sonJudge Paul Watson QC said letting him off jail was 'the right thing to do' | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 11 December 2012 A judge took pity on a 74-year-old man who grew cannabis to pay for a drugs rehabilitation course for his addict son. Desperate Frank Jones grew seven plants worth 12,000 in a small bedroom at his home in South Yorkshire

Police ignore yobs and drug pushers to swoop on OAP for playing Perry Como too loud

Police ignore yobs and drug pushers in troubled neighbourhood to swoop on OAP for playing Perry Como too loud People who complained about 71-year-old woman's music were reportedly among thugs who rule the street – and who make the woman's life a miseryMember of one of local 'problem families' was seen smirking as police forced 'shocked' elderly lady to turn down her Perry Como music | UPDATED: 07:44 GMT, 30 November 2012 Police swooped on a 71-year-old woman who was playing her Perry Como, pictured, records too loud In a neighbourhood plagued by open drug dealing and general yobbery, the police had a wealth of potential targets. They could have started by rounding up the pushers said to use ten-year-olds as drug couriers

Maria Susana Flores Gamez: Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with soldiers had gun in her hand and was likely used as a human shield by drug…

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout with soldiers was likely used as a human shield by drug traffickers Maria Susana Flores Gamez was riding with hit men tied to the Sinaloa cartel, Mexican authorities sayMiss Flores, 20, had been crowned Miss Sinaloa 2012 and represented her country in ChinaFive people killed in gun battle in streets of town in western Mexico | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 28 November 2012 A Mexican beauty queen killed over the weekend in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely was being used as a human shield, a federal official said on Tuesday. It emerged today that Maria Susana Flores Gamez, crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February, came out of the car first with a gun in her hands with the other gunmen hiding behind her, according to the attorney general's office. The military report of the shootout said she went down in a hail of gunfire and was found dead near an assault rifle along with two other bodies.