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Mom gets 25-year prison term; daughter died from fentanyl

Dec. 02, 2022 19:53 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A young Indiana woman was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter who ingested fentanyl. Makaylee Opperman, 21, of Evansville made a deal with prosecutors in October and pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent...

Renton man gets 10 years in prison in drug trafficking case

Nov. 24, 2022 14:11 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Renton, Washington man to 10 years in prison for his role in a violent drug distribution ring, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle. Benjamin Fuentes was indicted in July 2020 with a dozen co-conspirators after an...

Prosecutors: Man ran 2 drug labs that made fentanyl pills

Nov. 21, 2022 17:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested on suspicion of running two illegal drug labs that used high-speed pill presses to create bulk amounts of tablets containing fentanyl and methamphetamine that were sold on the dark web, federal authorities said Monday. ...

Israeli arrested in South Africa with weapons, torture van

Nov. 17, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man reputed to be one of Israel's most wanted gang leaders was arrested during a raid of a home in a posh Johannesburg suburb where South African authorities said they also found guns, drugs, and a van equipped for torture. The 46-year-old Israeli is a member...

Oklahoma court denies new hearing for death row inmate

Nov. 10, 2022 13:45 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday denied death row inmate Richard Glossip's request for a new evidentiary hearing that his attorneys suggest would prove his innocence in the 1997 beating death of Glossip's boss at an Oklahoma City motel. Glossip's attorneys...

Details emerge about alleged serial killer's criminal past

Oct. 17, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of killing six men and wounding a woman in a series of shootings in Northern California has a criminal history that includes traffic violations and convictions for drug crimes, authorities said Monday. Stockton police arrested Wesley...

Albuquerque man accused of assault, dousing bedroom with gas

Oct. 17, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and then dousing the couple’s bedroom in gasoline and bleach, according to authorities. Albuquerque police said 35-year-old Gideon Michael Robles was on probation and wearing an...

Racial equity in marijuana pardons requires states’ action

Oct. 08, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

By pardoning Americans with federal convictions for marijuana possession, President Joe Biden said he aimed to partially redress decades of anti-drug laws that disproportionately harmed Black and Latino communities. While Biden’s executive action will benefit thousands of people by...

San Francisco mayor pledges again a crackdown on drug sales

Oct. 05, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed pledged for the second time in a year Wednesday to crack down on open-air opioid drug sales and rampant public drug use that she says is destroying the city. What's different this time, she said at a news conference, is that...

Gardening program helps ex-offenders start over

Oct. 01, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — When Michael Moore was released from prison after serving time for selling drugs, he realized that it was time to make a change in his life. With the help and guidance of the Delaware Center for Horticulture, Moore enrolled in a post-release program in...