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Drug Crimes: What's the Difference between Possession & Trafficking?

There are a variety of drug crimes in Missouri; however, drug possession and drug trafficking are considered two of the common criminal offenses. But what are the differences between the two crimes? ...
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Alternative Sentencing: Missouri's Drug Court Program

The past few years have seen considerable debate about our nation's drug crime policies and the way we penalize individuals convicted of drug offenses. As new laws and policies are making it ...
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President Obama Continues Pursuit for Drug Sentencing Reform

According to an article published by The Washington Post, President Barack Obama recently commuted the sentences of 61 prison inmates on Wednesday in an effort to relieve prisoners who received harsh ...
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Man Serving Enhanced Sentence for Drug Possession Finds Life Renewed Through Art

Haven't we all experienced that moment where one mistake that we think is relatively harmless, balloons into something much more serious? While most of us have experienced this feeling, and for ...
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United States Ranks #1 for Inmates & Prisons

The United States is number one in the world when it comes to having the largest population of inmates, prisons, and solitary confinement. United States Prison Statistics The U.S. currently has 2.3 ...
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Drugs & Crime in America

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), drug addiction can lead to criminal behavior. The NCADD explains how virtually all types of violent crime are often ...
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U.S. Sentencing Commission Allows Thousands of Prisoners to Petition for Reduced Sentences

Last month, the United State Sentencing Commission voted to allow thousands of federal drug prisoners to petition for reduced sentencing. According to Famm.org – an organization committed to ...
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Justice Department Announces New Rules, Makes More Drug Offenders Eligible for Clemency

On Wednesday April, 23 rd, the U.S. Department of Justice announced new rules that can allow more non-violent drug offenders serving sentences for federal crimes to apply for clemency. The ...
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Missouri Lawmakers Considering Massive Overhaul to State's Criminal Laws

A new bill gaining momentum in the state legislature is proposing a massive overhaul of the state's criminal code. The bill, which was created by a Missouri Bar committee of prosecutors and public ...
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St. Louis Law Enforcement Targets New Synthetic Drug

A new synthetic drug called "N-Bomb" has been turning up on St. Louis streets, according to state officials. Also known as "Smiles" or "Happy," N-Bomb is a designer drug ...
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Meth Production Increases in St. Louis

New reports from Missouri law enforcement agencies are revealing alarming trends about methamphetamine production – its becoming increasingly common in St. Louis. In fact, officials are saying ...
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Marijuana Drug Crimes in Missouri

The conflicting relationship between marijuana and the law has become one of the most debated topics throughout the nation. In the past several years, marijuana activists have made huge progress in ...
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Push for National Changes in Drug Crime Cases

In Missouri and states throughout the nation, explosions in jail and prison populations have led to serious overcrowding, overtaxed resources, and numerous ethical questions about the ways in which ...
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Drug Crimes & Methamphetamine Charges in Missouri

In recent years, Missouri has become a veritable battle ground for the fight between law enforcement agencies and methamphetamine. In fact, Missouri leads the United States in meth lab seizures and ...
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