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Strip club could be closed over prostitution, drug charges

Dec. 6, 2019 3:12 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island strip club could be shuttered permanently over accusations of drug dealing, prostitution and the onsite assault of a dancer, police said. The Providence Board of Licenses will continue a hearing on Jan. 8 to decide whether to revoke the license for The Wild Zebra...

Three indicted in Dallas cop trial witness' slaying

Dec. 6, 2019 1:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Three men have been charged with capital murder in the killing of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed neighbor in his home. The Oct. 4 shooting of Joshua Brown happened days after Amber Guyger was convicted and sentenced to...

Man found with pounds of meth after Texas-to-Tennessee trip

Dec. 6, 2019 5:05 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A parolee found with a large quantity of methamphetamine after a bus ride from Texas to Tennessee has been convicted of drug and weapons charges, prosecutors said. Corey Young, 42, was convicted Wednesday of possession of meth with intent to sell and a weapons charge. The resident of...

Officials: Doctor illegally prescribed nearly 1.4M opioid doses

Dec. 5, 2019 10:13 AM EST

A former New Jersey physician has been charged with illegally prescribing nearly 1.4 million opioid doses in three years. Burlington County prosecutors say Morris “Moishe” Starkman faces eight counts of distributing drugs, four counts of health-care claims fraud and two counts of insurance fraud....

Woman sent to prison for selling drugs at 'meth farm'

Dec. 5, 2019 7:59 AM EST

BUTTERNUT, Wis. (AP) — A woman will spend more than five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine from a rural property in northern Wisconsin known as the 'meth farm.' Becky Peterson, 64, conspired with Mark Moore to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine at a farm near Butternut in...

2 charged after Bellingham teen's overdose death

Dec. 4, 2019 8:21 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal investigators say a 17-year-old Bellingham boy knew that counterfeit painkillers he bought from a drug dealer last month were likely tainted with fentanyl, so he rationed them — using only small parts of a pill at a time to avoid overdosing. He died anyway, and now two Mount...

Crossroads prison employee, 2 inmates charged in drug scheme

Dec. 4, 2019 1:23 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A corrections officer at Crossroads Correctional Center, two inmates and the wife of one of the inmates are charged with conspiring to bring drugs into the private prison in Shelby. Three of the four are scheduled to be arraigned in District Court in Great Falls next Wednesday. ...

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Dec. 3, 2019 6:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Private Facebook groups have “emboldened” sellers of illegal drugs and guns to connect with potential buyers over the social media site, Chicago police said Tuesday, as leaders announced that a two-year undercover investigation led to more than 50 arrests. Police leaders,...

Deputies: Teen shot at men who used fake money in drug deal

Dec. 3, 2019 11:34 AM EST

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a Florida teen shot at two men who used fake money while trying to buy marijuana from him. Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 17-year-old boy last week on charges of attempted first-degree premeditated murder and for shooting into a...

Colorado appeals court orders resentencing in marijuana case

Dec. 1, 2019 5:18 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Court of Appeals has ordered a lower court to resentence a woman who appealed part of her conviction for marijuana distribution. The Daily Sentinel reports Krystal Dawn Britton was found guilty by a Mesa County jury of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute...