Phil Jordan

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Crack is Wack -- So's the Sentencing

    I’ve written about illegal drugs here and there, and I've been inside a few prisons for those stories and others. And along the way I’ve met more than a few individuals serving inordinate amounts of time for piddly drug offenses -- specifically, crack cocaine offenses. It’s hard to argue that ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Family Shattered After Oscar Sanchez's Murder

    Sanchez's family thought they'd left the lawlessness of Mexico behind. But somehow it caught up with them.

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    August 23, 2007

    Weed Killers

    DEA agents see Mexican cartels behind huge pot farms here

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    March 8, 2007

    House of Death

    A dozen men were tortured, killed and buried in a small house in Juarez. Three years later, the U.S. government is still trying to cover up what happened.

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    July 10, 1997


    Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.