Troublesome Aspects Of Police “Whisper” Stops

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, February 15, 2018. A police “whisper” stop takes on an ominous quality once its underlying meaning is understood. Imagine that police officers in St. Louis or troopers elsewhere across Missouri lack any evidence to suggest that a given individual is connected to unlawful drug activity. Federal agents working in a laboratory in another state have, though, pursuant to secretive investigative techniques that bypass warrant requirements. Those agents — from the FBI, perhaps, or the Drug Enforcement Administration — quietly pass along what they know to local law enforcers. And those officers …

Missouri’s Ranking Judge Lauds Drug Courts’ Effectiveness

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Thursday, February 8, 2018. There’s a decided irony concerning drug courts in Missouri presently. And that is this, as noted in a recent media report: Although the courts are flatly confirmed to be “the most cost-effective way to combat the opioid crisis,” they have been operating on a proverbial shoestring of late owing to state budget cuts. The result is that the tool that is optimally effective and cheap in helping addicts has been materially withdrawn from use. Ultimately, Missouri might well be saving more money by jacking up the drug court …