Steve Earle feels alright.
By Jason Cohen
Kim Wozencraft meant to spend her life putting drug pushers behind bars—until she became an addict. Now, more than a decade later, she’s fighting against the justice system she once embraced.
By Keith Kachtick
Agents target the flow of contraband on the border.
By Joe Nick Patoski
Steve Benifiel was an old-fashioned outlaw who practically owned the town of Ranger—until he was busted for running one of West Texas’s biggest drug rings.
By Skip Hollandsworth
Drug treatment seldom works: at many centers, greedy entrepreneurs prey on frightened parents and troubled kids. But one teenager’s parents decided to take one last, desperate step: they sent their son to the toughest program in Texas.
Dealing drugs along the border is a risky, illegal business—unless you happen to be one of the nine Texans licensed to sell peyote.
By John Morthland
Skinner Brown, a 63-year-old farmer and business man, was a pillar of his small-town society until he was busted for possessing $12 million worth of marijuana.
By Peter Applebone
The life—promising beginning, overripe middle, bloody end—of Lee Chagra, the biggest drug lawyer in El Paso.
By Gary Cartwright
The Denton millionaire hated drugs and liked cops. He also liked Muscles Foster, a footloose cowboy who was one of Texas’ biggest drug runners.
By Lawrence Wright
Bob Doherty was a Texas ranger who believed in the myth of the Old West; Greg Ott was a college dope dealer, a child of the sixties. When they met, it destroyed both their lives.
The secret life of the man who tells the Man.
By Jim Atkinson
What’s good for marijuana is good for Starr County.
By Kaye Northcott
How a doctor got hooked on drugs, and how he got off.
By John Deaton
Dope sellers obey the law—of supply and demand.
By Stephen Harrigan
What is it like to miss the sexual revolution (and some others) by a mere handful of years?
By William Martin
Those who enforce our narcotics laws often use the stuff themselves.