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ABC execs scrambled to edit a segment of The Tamron Hall Show after the talk show host admitted dealing cocaine with her boyfriend in college.

Production insiders tell the UK's DailyMail.com that Hall's confession stunned the audience and her bosses at the TV network. Executives scrambled to edit Hall's drug dealing confession out of the pre-recorded show.

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Insiders say the prim and proper host confessed to a live audience that she helped her boyfriend "facilitate" selling cocaine when she was a teenager in college.

On Friday, Hall backtracked, saying her words were taken out of context.

Hall told DailyMail.com in a statement that she never "dealt drugs" in college. She said she was speaking about "part of an open and honest conversation about women" in prison.

Hall explained, "During an interview with prison rights advocate Topeka Sam, I shared a story about a bad situation I got myself into when I was 19. I never dealt drugs."

Even if she did deal drugs, it happened over 3 decades ago.

"I am now nearly 50 years old and was reflecting on a bad judgement call that could have turned worse. I say but for the grace of God, there go I. It was part of an open and honest conversation about women, incarceration and mistakes made."

Hall admitted producers edited the segment in which she reportedly confessed to dealing drugs.

"For legal reasons a portion of that segment was edited from the show. I hope my show can be a forum for sharing stories without shame or judgement - including a conversation we're having Friday on opioid addiction."

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Law & Crime, Dallas PD

A second suspect has been arrested in the ambush murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the Amber Guyger murder trial in Dallas, Texas.

Police say Brown, 28, was shot to death during a drug deal that went horribly wrong on Friday night. He was killed 10 days after he testified against Guyger, a former Dallas police officer who is currently serving 10 years in prison for murdering Botham Jean, 26.

Just 2 days after Guyger's trial ended, Brown was killed by three men who, police say, drove from Alexandria, Louisiana to buy 12 pounds of marijuana from him.

During his testimony, Brown admitted to previously serving time for a felony drug conviction.

The three men met Brown in the parking lot of his apartment complex. An argument ensued and Brown shot one of the men before he was shot twice. Brown was rushed to Parkland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police say Michael Mitchell, 32, has been arrested in Brown's murder. Another suspect, Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, is in intensive care in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police are searching for the third suspect, Thaddeous Green, 22, of Louisiana.

Dallas police denied Brown's death was linked to the Guyger trial, and the police department vigorously denied rumors of retaliation or assassination.

During a press conference to announce the arrests, Dallas Police Assistant Chief Avery Moore rebuked "community leaders" for spreading rumors.

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Police executed a search warrant at Brown's apartment after his murder. They found 12 pounds of marijuana and over $4,100 in cash.

Brown reportedly feared for his life after he was shot in the foot outside a nightclub in 2017. A friend who was with him was shot and killed.

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If you thought former drug kingpin Alpo was in the witness protection program after snitching on fellow drug lords, you thought wrong.

Actor Faizon Love (right) posted a photo of himself posing with the notorious Harlem drug dealer-turned-federal witness Alberto "Alpo" Martinez.

In the photo caption Faizon hinted at an upcoming project with Alpo: "Y'all not ready for Alpo and Faizon ...oh sh*t."

Faizon later deleted the post after receiving backlash for posing with the man whose testimony sent lower level drug workers to prison.

Alpo was released from prison after serving a portion of his 35-year prison sentence.

He was once considered a hero to Harlem residents who looked to him for Thanksgiving turkey giveaways and for protection from rival drug dealers.

But Alpo's admirers turned on him after he murdered drug rival Rich Porter in 1990. Porter was reportedly a blood relative of the late socialite Kim Porter.

According to VladTV, Alpo spared himself from serving a life sentence by testifying against his alleged D.C. enforcer Wayne "Silk" Perry in open court. Perry received five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

According to Vice, Alpo was released from prison in a little-known federal prison witness protection program called "cheese factories" in 2015.

Iris Rowe

When a College Park SWAT team raided a drug den on Godby Road in South Fulton County on Monday, they found 2 suspected drug dealers, a stash of marijuana with a street value of $30,000, and an off-duty police officer who was apparently hanging out with the suspects.

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Ralo and Gucci Mane

Rapper Ralo has been released from jail, one day after a massive early morning raid on his Southwest Atlanta apartment complex on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Atlanta native, pictured left with rap boss Gucci Mane, was arrested Sunday at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, where police found large quantities of marijuana.

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Jay-Z & Beyonce

Jay-Z credits couples therapy with helping him learn how to react to difficult situations and people in his life, including his wife Beyonce Knowles.

In an interview with the New York Times Style Magazine, The "99 Problems" hitmaker revealed he "grew so much from the experience" and it helped him to better understand how people's emotions are connected to their experiences and affect the way they function in every aspect of their lives.

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Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez

Miami-Dade police seized a record-setting $24 million in cash during a raid on the home of a brother-sister drug trafficking team.

Arrested were Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, and his sister, Salma Hernandez, who worked at the Blossom Experience, an indoor gardening store owned by her brother.

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Bodie Barksdale

Nathan Barksdale has died at age 54 in a North Carolina federal prison. Barksdale was a Baltimore gangster who inspired several characters on HBO's hit TV series The Wire.

Barksdale was the inspiration for two characters on The Wire -- Avon Barksdale and Preston "Bodie" Broadus (played by J.D. Williams, pictured above).

Barksdale's reputation as a heroin dealer in the 1980s nearly cost him his life. He was shot 20 times by a rival drug dealer. He survived his injuries, but his right leg was amputated below the knee.

Barksdale turned his life around and went to work for the city Health Department lecturing kids on non-violence when The Wire's producer came calling.

Barksdale was arrested in 2014 during in a DEA drug sting investigating members of the notorious Black Guerrilla Family gang.

"I did some good," Barksdale said at his sentencing. "I'd like to think I saved some lives."

He was serving a 4 year sentence in federal prison when he died.

The soft spoken Baltimore drug dealer who portrayed the Deacon in HBO's hit TV series "The Wire" has died.

"Little" Melvin Williams passed away on Thursday after losing his battle with cancer.

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Ecstasy dealer

A female undercover officer in Arizona was relieved of duty after she began a sexual relationship with a drug dealer she was supposed to be tailing.

Jessica Dever-Jakusz was working undercover on a drug case in Tempe, AZ in June when she apparently fell for the charming ways of an unidentified ecstasy dealer.

Their illicit relationship continued for another two months until Dever-Jakusz's husband found out about the affair and blew the whistle, ABC 15 reports.

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Jay Z covers Vanity Fair

Jay Z meets the criticism of his drug-dealing past head on in a cover story for Vanity Fair magazine.

Bragging about his business exploits in the November 2013 issue, the 43-year-old rapper said, “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up.”

Jay Z also boasted about helping his pal President Obama to balance the budget, “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer."

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Jay Z smoking Cuban cigar

No wonder the American school system ranks lower than schools in some third world countries. One school in Mississippi wasted three days teaching middle schoolers about the accomplishments of thug rapper Jay Z.

The children were then tested on their knowledge about Jay-Z’s “resilience" and they were instructed to memorize the lyrics to his song "Big Pimpin".

Of all the people to exemplify as a man of success and wealth, why choose a former crack dealer who still glorifies the gangster lifestyle in his songs?

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Chris Brown Calls Out Jay Z

Another celebrity is calling out Jay Z for his past indiscretions. That makes 2 top tier celebrities ripping the aging rap mogul in less than 2 weeks.

Last week, Josh Homme, the Queens of the Stone Age singer/guitarist, called Jay Z a "kook," and he said the jiggaman tried to get him to pose with a bottle of champagne that Jay Z is paid to promote.

This week, in an interview in the October issue of Jet magazine, Brown complained bitterly that Jay Z gets "a pass" for selling crack cocaine and stabbing a man while he -- Chris Brown -- gets no respect.

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Obama Eases Prison Sentences for Drug Offenders

The Obama administration plans to ease mandatory prison sentences for convicted drug dealers. The new policy will benefit black drug offenders who are disproportionately affected by the mandatory sentences.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made the announcement Monday as part of a comprehensive prison reform package to reduce prison sentences for elderly, nonviolent inmates whose drug offenses are not gang-related or part of a large-scale drug operation (such as Black Mafia Family).

Interestingly enough, President Obama was an avid drug user in his college days.

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