Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Celebrity drug busts

In the early morning hours of July 23, 2011, singer Amy Winehouse lost her battle with alcohol. Winehouse’s struggle with substance abuse was by no means unique to the celebrity world. A look in photos at some high-profile celebrity drug arrests.

Ross William Ulbricht and the Silk Road

At 3:15 p.m. on October 1, 2013, sudden loud crashing noises led San Francisco Glen Park Library employees to rush to the science fiction section, fearing a patron had just collapsed due to illness or injury. Instead of a sick or wounded individual, startled library employees saw federal agents arresting a library patron, the laptop [...]

Slideshow: Jail house rock

Before it became hip for rock musicians to get arrested, these first bad boys — and girl — set the tone for a generation.

Slideshow: Smugglers’ secrets

Are your pants full of exotic songbirds or are you just happy to see me? A look at some of the strange places that smugglers hide their goods.

This is the face of a 20-year-old who has brazenly killed 79 people

Juan Pablo Vazquez is a Mexican drug cartel enforcer who seems to have almost no respect for human life. He was recently picked up by Mexican police carrying 22 bags of cocaine and some marijuana, but that’s really the least of his concerns. Mexican police think he’s responsible for 79 murders. He’s already admitted to [...]

Harry Potter Book Used to Smuggle LSD

A drug smuggler is caught and extradited to New Zealand after attempting to smuggle LSD inside a Harry Potter book.

Slideshow: Seven Scary Facts About Huffing Paint

Readily available and easy to use, aerosol inhalants are the go-to choice for many looking for a quick high. Here are some side effects of huffing that are more serious than the obvious social stigma of having face full of paint like the Tin Woodman from The Wizard of Oz.

Slideshow: Competitive High

Even the most dedicated athletes sometimes get caught using some performance-inhibiting substances.

Slideshow: World’s Worst Vacations

From prison, to parasites, to acts of God; some dream vacations quickly turned nightmarish, becoming hands-down the worst vacations on record.

Russian Surgeon ‘Takes His Cut’ of Drugs Retrieved From Mule

A Russian surgeon was recently summoned by police in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to remove drugs from the stomach of a captured drug mule. This in itself is not so unusual given the creative ways that drug mules have taken to stashing their contraband. What is unusual, is that in this case the doctor seems to have taken some of the drugs for himself.