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Loewenstein, Antony

Summary: Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribe Publications 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.13365 LOE

Murphy, Steve (Steven E.)

Summary: The explosive memoir of legendary DEA agents and the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos. Readers will go deep inside the inner workings of the Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-US task force that resulted in an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 MUR

Vulliamy, Ed.

Summary: Amexica is a street-level portrait of the extraordinary terror unfolding along the U.S.-Mexico border--"a country in its own right, which belongs to both the United States and Mexico, yet neither"--as the narco-war escalates to a fever pitch. In 2009, after reporting from the border for many years, journalist Ed Vulliamy traveled the frontier from the Pacific coast to the Gulf of Mexico, from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.45 VUL

Deutsch, Kevin

Summary: "An award-winning crime reporter describes how two high school honor-roll students used gang connections to loot pharmacies and sell narcotics through delivery drivers using location-based technology and even formed an alliance with the Mexican drug cartel headed by El Chapo,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.4 DEU

Gugliotta, Guy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 1989

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.45 GUG

Summary: A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2016

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA INF

Mills, Kyle

Summary: On learning that his son is hooked on drugs, a rich evangelist declares war on drug dealers. John Hobart hires an ex-DEA agent to poison their supplies. As thousands die and society applauds, both the FBI and the drug dealers go after Hobart.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIL

Vorobyov, Niko

Summary: "Just as Anthony Bourdain did for the world of food, in Dopeworld, writer Niko Vorobyov travels the globe to find out more about the war on drugs and how it affects global politics and our day-to-day lives. Dopeworld is a bold and intoxicating journey into the world of drugs. From the cocaine farms in South America to the streets of Manila, this book traces the emergence of psychoactive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2020

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Forsyth, Frederick

Summary: For decades, the world has been fighting the drug cartels, and losing, their billions of dollars making them the most powerful and destructive organizations on earth. Until one man is asked to take charge. Paul Devereaux used to run Special Operations for the CIA before they retired him for being too ruthless. Now he can have anything he requires, do anything he thinks necessary. The war is on.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOR

Longmire, Sylvia.

Summary: Overview: Having followed Mexico's cartels for years, border security expert Sylvia Longmire takes us deep into the heart of their world to witness a dangerous underground that will do whatever it takes to deliver drugs to a willing audience of American consumers. The cartels have grown increasingly bold in recent years, building submarines to move up the coast of Central America and digging...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.45 LON

Summary: From 2007 to 2009, nearly 10,000 people in Mexico died in drug-related violence. Who or what caused this? Some argue that it is Americans' insatiable demand for illicit drugs and the constant flow of guns from the United States, which arms the drug cartels. Others blame Mexico's own government, which, they claim, is so corrupt that it cannot clamp down on the cartels. Unable to ignore the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HOU

Martin, Alyson.

Summary: "In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use-a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.45 MAR

Tone, Joe

Summary: The dramatic true story of two brothers living parallel lives on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border -- and how their lives converged in a major criminal conspiracy. José Treviño was a devoted family man working as a bricklayer in Texas. Back in Mexico, his younger brother Miguel was ascending to the top ranks of Los Zetas, a notoriously bloody drug cartel. One day José showed up at a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 TON

Summary: After leaving his LAPD narcotics post, Sheriff Ray Owens moved and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. That peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez, one of the most notorious drug kingpins, makes an escape from the FBI. Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border, straight through Sommerton Junction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2013

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE LAS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LAS RATED R

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE LAS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LAS

Buffett, Howard G

Summary: "From one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363 BUF

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 BUF

Feiling, Tom.

Summary: In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York, meeting Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talking to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal "pick-me-up" to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.298 FEI

Caribe, Roman

Summary: A long-time confidential informant for U.S. law enforcement describes how he came to be in such a position and recounts how he risked his life and family and faced unthinkable dangers while meeting with gang and cartel leaders every night.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARIBE, ROMAN CAR

Del Bosque, Melissa

Summary: Drugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he's deskbound writing intelligence reports about the drug war. Then, one day, Lawson is asked to check out an anonymous tip: a horse was sold at an Oklahoma auction house for a record-topping price, and the buyer was Miguel Trevino, one of the leaders of the Zetas,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 DEL

Forsyth, Frederick

Summary: What if you had carte blanche to fight evil? Nothing held back, nothing off the table. What would you do? For decades, the world has been fighting the drug cartels, and losing, their billions of dollars making them the most powerful and destructive organizations on earth. Until one man is asked to take charge. Paul Devereaux used to run Special Operations for the CIA before they retired him for...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FOR

Forsyth, Frederick

Summary: Deveraux used to run Special Ops for the CIA, before they retired him for being too ruthless. Now the President has asked the man they call the Cobra to do anything he requires to destroy the cocaine industry. No rules, no questions asked. Just do it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Forsyth 2010

Summary: An in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement, featuring interviews with top-ranking government officials and such celebrities as Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon, The Wire creator David Simon, and rappers Eminem, 50 Cent, and Rick Ross.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HOW

Summary: Restriction on sales of Sudafed in the U.S. caused production of methamphetamine to move from small rural labs in the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels, which could more easily distribute the drug to urban areas. This documentary "takes a multi-faceted look at the new phenomenon including the users and the activists who are trying to save them; the law enforcement officers on the front lines; and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A&E Home Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MET

Hari, Johann.

Summary: "January, 2015 will mark a century of the war on drugs in the United States: one hundred years since the first arrests under the Harrison Act. Facing down this anniversary, Johann Hari was witnessing a close relative and an ex-boyfriend bottoming out on cocaine and heroin. But what was the big picture in the war on drugs? Why does it continue, when most people now think it has failed? The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.4 HAR

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