Crack Cocaine

A 3-year-old girl in Philadelphia was found chewing on a small bag filled with crack cocaine

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that people who committed crack cocaine crimes before more lenient penalties took effect and received their prison sentence…

Via CNN Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act in August 2010, changing the 100-to-1 disparity between minimum sentences for crack and powder cocaine to 18 to 1. The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted this summer to make the reduced crack penalties retroactive, which means more than 12,000 current inmates are eligible to request reduced sentences.

Police in Alabama arrested an 81-year-old woman they suspect of selling crack from her Prichard, Alabama home. Police say Ola Mae Robinson has a long history of drug dealing and has yet to learn her lesson. Robinson was also arrested this past June on possession and distribution charges. “Wish I was [selling crack], ’cause then I’d […]