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Study: War on Drugs Does More Harm than Good

A new study claims the prohibition of drugs has fueled a worldwide black market worth $300 billion—an economic force that can’t be stopped.

05/07/2014

Photo: U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, St. Louis

U.S. Attorney Callahan Supports Lesser Drug Penalties

“The prison population has grown exponentially over the last ten to fifteen years,” he said. “The War on Drugs is 35 years old and trying to measure the progress of it, there isn’t much to measure.”

08/13/2013

Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Missouri Bill Would Protect “Good Samaritans” In Heroin Overdoses

St. Louis resident Kelly O’Connell says her son died because whomever was with him was too afraid to call police when her son overdosed.

03/06/2013

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Heroin Pusher Gets 8 Years

Scott Weldon pleaded guilty in May to a charge of distributing heroin resulting in the death of David Roth.

09/20/2011