Subject:

Illegal Drugs

  • 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

    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

    September 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007
  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Namecheck

    What have Colorado’s legislators been smoking?

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007
  • 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.

  • 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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