Crack Cocaine

Denver's Demaryius Thomas inspired by jailed mother and grandmother

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas openly talks about his jailed mother and grandmother during Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. Photo: AFP

For most of his life, Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas has only been able to see his mother and grandmother in prison, but they are inspiring him for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 10:08pm

Press aides of Toronto mayor Rob Ford quit as he faces 'crack video' row

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the media. Photo: AP

Two top aides have quit Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's office as the embattled leader of Canada's biggest city faces lingering allegations he was caught smoking crack cocaine on video, accusations he has firmly denied.

29 May 2013 - 11:35pm

Teenaged children of mums who used crack in pregnancy show few ill effects

Teenaged children of mums who used crack in pregnancy show few ill effects

Research on teenagers adds fresh evidence that the 1980s "crack baby" scare was overblown, finding little proof of major long-term ill effects in those whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.

28 May 2013 - 3:34am

Toronto mayor denies crack-smoking claims

Mayor Rob Ford breaks his silence on the allegations. Photo: Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford denied he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug.

26 May 2013 - 7:46am

Toronto mayor Rob Ford told me crack claim a lie, says brother

As well as allegedly smoking crack, Rob Ford is accused of uttering anti-gay slurs. Photo: Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's brother said Ford has told him that reports of a purported video that appears to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine are untrue and that the media is trying to destroy his brother.

24 May 2013 - 4:27am

Toronto mayor allegedly smoked crack cocaine, video shows

Toronto Mayor Ford is swarmed by reporters as he enters his offices at Toronto City Hall. Photo: Reuters

Toronto mayor Rob Ford awoke yesterday to the most serious allegations against him yet, with reports of a crude video which purportedly show him smoking crack cocaine.

18 May 2013 - 1:47am

Brazil debates treatment options in crack epidemic

Former soldier Bobo sits on an armchair after collecting recyclables at a slum in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Photo: AP

Bobo has a method: Cocaine gets him through the day, when he cruises with a wheelbarrow around a slum on Rio’s west side, sorting through trash for recyclables to sell. At night, he turns the day’s profit into crack.

31 Dec 2012 - 1:04pm

Violence and paranoia rule in new 'Ice' age


The junkie came lurching out of the darkness, arms flailing, a wild look in his eyes.

'He came right up to me and stared into my face,' said a 35-year-old friend of mine, Victoria. 'Then he made a pistol shape out of his fingers and pointed it at my head. I was terrified.'

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Sold short?

Supermarkets have been found selling food which is long past its 'best before' date. Some are discounting such items. Should the government legislate on food labelling to crack down on such practices. Tell us what you think.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Drug suspects tried to flush cocaine down toilet, police say

Suspects flushed some cocaine down a toilet and hurled drug-processing equipment out of a window from a Tin Shui Wai public housing unit in an attempt to destroy evidence during a police raid yesterday.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Export threat issued by US

THE United States said it was considering extending measures to crack down on illegal imports from Hong Kong by extending import bonds from textile and apparel to all goods exported to the US.

3 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Historic barracks crack up

LONG years holding up the trousers of the police have proved too much for historic barracks on Hollywood Road, which yesterday began to crumble after weekend rains.

Chief ironer at the traditional outdoor laundry surrounding the barracks, deaf-mute Mr Cheung Sai-ming, alerted his colleagues after seeing a large crack spreading through granite blocks two metres above his head.

12 May 1993 - 12:00am