“I was shocked. One day it was kilos of coke, and suddenly it was heroin.” WaPo has a really interesting piece on the way Mexican cartels are targeting small town America: Pellets, planes and the new frontier. (It’s remarkable how the drug war story just keeps repeating itself over and over like a bad trip.)

+ ProPublica on how an Alabama drug law seems to be most effective when it comes to prosecuting the wrong people: Take a Valium, Lose Your Kid, Go to Jail.