TUPPER LAKE — The coroner who released the controversial report saying kratom use led to the death of Tupper Lake police Sgt. Matthew Dana has provided more information about the investigative process that led up to his ruling.
Kratom is a plant from southeast Asia used
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After being turned away by a number of Staten Island establishments, a smoke shop on Forest Avenue confirmed via phone that they had kratom in stock.
The smoke shop looked no different than the dozens of others scattered throughout the borough --
Police arrested a 32-year-old drug suspect along with 200 kilograms of fresh kratom leaves and 2,000 bottles of cough syrup in Songkhla's Hat Yai district on Monday afternoon.
Following a tip-off, Hat Yai deputy superintendent Pol Lt Colonel Ranon Surawit led a raid on a rented
Kratom, an herb in the coffee family that is native to parts of Southeast Asia, apparently has a lot of fans as a treatment for drug addiction.
But in 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration called it an “imminent hazard to public safety” and intended to declare