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Selling crack out of a candy store brings man charges

Dubuque - For those who entered the doors of Wayne’s Candy in Dubuque, Iowa to satisfy their sweet tooth, you have to find another place to go, as it has been shut down after police charged a man for using the store to sell crack.

Rob Ford tells The O'Reilly Factor he is loving media attention

Toronto - The disgraced and crack cocaine-using Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has plenty to be ashamed about but on the contrary he claims that he is "loving this," referring to the media attention he continues to receive.

30 councillors petition Rob Ford step aside in raucous debate

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was given notice to take leave from his job Wednesday but the man is adamant that he is going nowhere. Later more damaging information was made public.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'sincerely' apologizes, stays on job

Toronto - Speaking to local and national media outlets inside the Mayor's Office, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford emotionally apologized to city residents and vowed to stay on the job for the sake of the taxpayers.

Rob Ford: 'I have smoked crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted today to media questioning that he has smoked crack cocaine, adding, "[It was] probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably about a year ago." He later told reporters he would continue serving as Toronto's mayor.

Op-Ed: Toronto and Washington share unique commonality

Toronto - The provincial capital of Ontario has many things in common with Washington D.C. For example, both are capitals, Washington of the U.S. and Toronto of provincial Ontario – not to be confused with Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

Study suggests Oreos are as addicting as crack cocaine

“Bet you can’t eat just one!” Remember the advertising slogan that became the hit marketing claim of Lays potato chips. But the salty snacks are not the only edibles that are found to be addicting.

Op-Ed: Should Mayor Rob Ford have a drug test?

Toronto - At least three reporters, two from the Toronto Star and one from Gawker, have reportedly watched a video on a cell phone of what appears to be Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking a substance from what they believe is a crack pipe.

Man charged with giving 'powdered sugar' during Halloween

Manchester - Trick-or-treaters in Manchester received a "trick" or "treat" in the form of "powdered sugar." As a result, Donald Junior Green has been charged with possession of class A drugs.

Toronto's Project Redcup nabs 22 people for street-level dealing Special

Toronto - Toronto Police listened to community complaints about street level drug dealing in the community of 14 Division. After a three-week investigation 22 suspects were arrested.

Woman upset she was sold fake crack cocaine, calls police

Springfield - On Jan. 10, a Springfield, Missouri woman called police because she was upset her drug dealer shorted her $40 on a purchase she'd made.

Prisoners in jail for crack-cocaine may see sentence reduction

Washington - A vote this week by the U.S. Sentencing Commission could mean a shorter stay in prison for those convicted of crack-cocaine related crimes. The decision to retroactively apply the Fair Sentencing Act could reduce the prison population by thousands.

Crack cocaine allegedly being peddled out of hospital

Toronto - Toronto Police were at an unusual place for a drug investigation this week. They busted an alleged drug dealer at a local hospital in Etobicoke allegedly dealing crack cocaine out of his room.

Toronto police bust 35 drug dealers

Toronto - A three week investigation by Toronto Police's 14 Division Major Crime Vice Unit has resulted in 35 people being charged with 106 charges. During the investigation a loaded semi-automatic pistol was seized.

Two people arrested for crack cocaine in Toronto

Toronto - Two people from Mississauga were arrested this week in Toronto in connection with a drug investigation dealing with crack cocaine.

Crack cocaine in garbage bag launches Ontario investigation

Bowmanville - A Bowmanville, Ontario decor centre was the unlikely location of a drug bust by Durham Regional Police this weekend. The bust came after a trash bag filled with crack cocaine was discovered by construction workers.

Cocaine and Heroin detected in Spanish air

Class A drugs have been detected in air samples taken in Madrid and Barcelona, according to a study by the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council.)

24 Year-Old Amy Winehouse Has Emphysema

Amy Winehouse has developed emphysema as the young age of 24. The incurable disease lives those with the condition struggling to breathe. It's most common in older people.

Boy, 7, finds Crack Cocaine in Pocket

A first grader finds crack cocaine bag in his pocket after he searched for money.
 

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a  drunke...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" — previously denying he had taken the drug
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Picture of the year 2013 - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigation dubbe...
Picture of the year 2013 - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford responds to the Toronto police investigation dubbed "Project Brazen 2" to the media at City Hall in Toronto, October 31, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Mark Blinch
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a  drunke...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" — previously denying he had taken the drug
Screengrab / CBC
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (R) during council at City Hall in Toront...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (R) during council at City Hall in Toronto. Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, under huge pressure to quit after he admitted smoking crack cocaine
With permission by Reuters / Mark Blinch
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (C) is surrounded by the media as he returns to a city council meeting after ...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (C) is surrounded by the media as he returns to a city council meeting after a lunch break in Toronto. Toronto city council voted to strip the scandal-plagued mayor of some of his powers
With permission by Reuters / Jon Blacker
Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford  Jr.
Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford, Jr.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a  drunke...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted during the media scrum that he smoked crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" — previously denying he had taken the drug
Screengrab / CBC