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.
The twisted tale of a young, charismatic and disturbed dealer, Hollywood, who incited his crew to kill a kid and fled the country, leading law enforcement on a four-year manhunt.
Thornton died suddenly when he, his unopened parachute and $1 million of cocaine, landed on the driveway of an astonished Tennessee homeowner. Thornton, it seems, and two childhood friends, all children of privilege and wealth, used their positions of power and their soldier-of-fortune skills to become drug kingpins.
Michael Alig mixed sex, designer drugs and the new sound of House music into the heady cocktail of the Club Kids scene of 1990s Manhattan. But when the party became Alig’s entire life, it went fatally out of bounds.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Scottish prisoners are using Facebook to obtain drugs behind bars, take pictures, and brag about their illegal activities. But now the fun’s over: Authorities are cracking down.
A cautionary tale for strict parents of teenage girls with Internet connections: Beware of daughters bearing tasty treats, especially when there’s a curfew involved.
Details are still emerging in the case of a Florida homeowner, who shot a nude assailant on his property, wounding him. Despite the bizarre circumstances, police have concluded that this is one "stand your ground" shooting that won’t be challenged in court.
Panamanian drug dealers have figured out a way to make money on breast implants, and a Delaware man hid gobs of heroin in his mouth.
Ahhh the power of duct tape. Can one ever really have enough?
Refreshingly, he was not under the influence of any of those new-fangled drugs like Spice and Bath Salts that have come to be associated with zombie-like violence and cannibalism. This man was high on good old fashioned LSD and was experiencing some of the more amusing types of side effects associated with the drug’s use.