Archives: drugs

West Creek Emergency Center holding prescription drug take-back event Saturday

The event takes place April 30th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

UPDATE: Bills create “right to try” experimental drugs

Lawmakers and advocates for people with life-threatening illnesses made a final push Monday to pass legislation giving Virginians the “right to try” experimental drugs and other treatments.

Virginia bans powdered alcohol

Cocaine isn’t the only white powder on drug authorities’ radar these days. They’re also targeting Palcohol—powdered alcohol that can turn a glass of water into a mojito.

Marijuana extracts OK’d for epilepsy treatment

Two types of medical marijuana extracts would be legal to possess and recommend for epilepsy treatment in Virginia under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday and sent to the governor for his signature.

Bill expands access to overdose-reversing drug

As opiate overdose deaths rise in Virginia, the General Assembly is moving to approve legislation intended to curb the epidemic. Three bills would expand access to naloxone, which reverses heroin and opiate overdoses and can be administered by friends and family of drug users.

Bills targeting heroin deaths passed by House

The House of Delegates unanimously passed the final pieces of Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s package of heroin and prescription drug legislation on Tuesday, meaning that all four bills have made it halfway through the approval process in the General Assembly.

Day #094: The 800 pound green gorilla in the neighborhood

Legalized cannabis is no longer stuck in the distant promised land of Rocky Mountain high. This changes things for Richmond and Virginia.

Harvey's Progressive Barber Shop (PHOTO: Sandra Jones)

Drug raid at local barbershop and fish market

As part of an ongoing drug investigation, the Richmond Police Department raided New Fish Market and both locations of Harvey’s Progressive Barber Shop on Broad Street on Friday.

$1 million in marijuana seized in case that began with a VCU drug stop

A tenacious investigation by a VCU Police officers uncovers a Richmond-California drug ring.

GWAR, Me, and the On-rushing Grip of Death: Part 50

Fifty episodes! How did that happen? A look back at the year that was and what GWAR has endured to get to this point.