Subject:

Illegal Drugs

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Dude, there's my pot! Boulder police set to return stolen weed to dispensary

    New Options Wellness Clinic, a Boulder marijuana dispensary, had a real buzzkill last week when a group of robbers held up the operation and made off with two large tubs of marijuana. Things are looking up this week, however. Not only have the police identified four suspects in connection with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Operation Fortune Cookie: Geography of a pot bust

    View Operation Fortune Cookie: Geography of a pot bust in a larger map On February 16, 2008, more than a hundred law enforcement officers up and down the northern Front Range launched Operation Fortune Cookie, a multi-day raid on dozens of marijuana grow houses in the north metro area that would go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Boulder pot robbery could add wrinkle to July medical-marijuana hearing

    Our February 4 story, "Medical Marijuana Has Become a Growth Industry in Colorado," described how the state's medical pot laws have fueled a booming dispensary industry -- an industry that was starting to look like the Wild West, with robberies and rip-off accusations thanks to lax regulations and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Men wanted for taking medical marijuana without prescription

    Banana, a strain of marijuana prized for its pain relief. Even as Arapahoe County officials go beyond the call of duty in their efforts to bust Brian Wayne Coplen, who's wanted for allegedly running a marijuana grow-house in Bennett, representatives of the Boulder Police Department are questioning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    It's almost 4/20 -- and here comes Mason Tvert

    A Flickr photoMason Tvert hasn't turned narc. He's seen wearing a Halloween costume. April 20 isn't only the anniversary of the killings at Columbine High School. It's also 4/20, a national celebration of cannabis culture -- something long supported by Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER (Safe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007
  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Namecheck

    What have Colorado’s legislators been smoking?

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Of Meth and Men

    The drug fuels gay parties -- but the party was almost over before Rod finally found help.

  • News

    August 3, 2006

    Follow That Story

    Built for Speed

  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006
  • News

    February 16, 2006

    War Counsel

    This drug program is a bust.

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Going to Pot

    Greetings from the Mile High City.

  • News

    June 2, 2005

    Lost and Found

    Baby Girl has one last chance at a new life.

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    What's the Beef?

    Brawny juicers keep pumping steroids, so why aren't more serving time.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Dirt Nap

    We'll miss the Ol' Dirty Bastard.

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    White Lines

    Homegrown salesmen grab a piece of the heroin trade.

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    The Chiva Game

    American hunger for black-tar heroin has made downtown Denver the land of opportunity for immigrant dealers.

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Call Me

    Lament of a crack-shack phone booth.

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 11, 2003

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Toxic Shock

    Starting a meth lab takes little skill or cash. The cleanup is another story.

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    R.A.V.E. Review

    The R.A.V.E. Act could mean trouble for even legitimate promoters.

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Capitol Ill

    Dave Maddux lords over his domain: a Snake Pit and a crack alley.

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Between Rock and a Hard Place

    Half of the 2700 block of Downing falls into one police district, the other half into another -- leaving residents caught in the crack.

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Sip of Fools

    GHB helps you dance 'til you drop. Dead, maybe.

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Shape Up Or Ship Out

    Fighting neighborhood crime is just the tip of the iceberg for Capitol Hill's Unsinkables.

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 29, 2001

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Follow That Story

    Hemp Burns Out

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    The Shifting Drug War

    The pendulum is swinging back from stiff mandatory sentences for drug offenses.

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Disorder in the Court

    Judge John Kane has seen too many casualties in the War on Drugs. Now he demands a government retreat.

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Crouching Sheriff, Hidden Task Force

    The cops get sued for their attempt to take the grass out of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of March 1, 2001

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    The Home of the Rave

    Promoters hurry to get their acts together -- before parents, police and the courts decide the party's over.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Target Practice

    A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.

  • Film

    January 4, 2001

    American High

    With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Follow That Story

    A pot dealer goes down in flames.

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Vanishing Point

    Millionaire pot king Robert Golding's biggest deal was with the DEA agents who let him walk.

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Wish Upon a Czar

    The mayor's efforts to crown a drug czar aren't exactly smokin'.

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Spanker Madness

    The Asylum Street Spankers
    (Spanks-a-Lot)

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Unlawful Entry--Related Story

    Officer Bini's Informant: An Interview From the Shadows

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Unlawful Entry

    The high price of Denver's drug war: lies, bad busts, cops in harm's way -— and the death of an innocent man.

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Hemp Takes a Hit

    The feds just might drive this growing industry out of its head.

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    A Mile High and Rising

    The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Kings of the Hill

    Officers O'Bannon and Duncan have racked up an amazing number of Capitol Hill drug busts. And citizen complaints.

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Trial and Tribulations, Part Two

    This is the conclusion of Joanne Cordova's story. For part one, see www. westword.com.

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Bad Company

    They had guns. They were after drugs and cash. What they got was trouble.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    Liar, Liar

    A top DEA informant makes cases--and $200,000 a year--while breaking a few laws himself.

  • News

    September 20, 1995
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    CROSSING THE LINE

    HOW ILLEGAL ALIENS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS COME OVER THE RIVER--AND THROUGH THE CRACKS.AMERICA OR BUST ILLEGAL ALIENS CAN COMMIT BURGLARIES, THEFTS AND ASSAULTS IN DENVER--AND HAVE LITTLE TO FEAR FROM THE INS.

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