Latest Drug-related crime News

New Mexico counties fight to keep drugs out of jails

May. 24, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Ashley N. Fernandez approached the nondescript door on the back of the courthouse early in the morning. She moved quickly, and everything went as planned. She hurried back to a car parked on Morrison Street and drove away, headed toward National Avenue. The transport van arrived...

Virus threat prompts prison release of convicted Chicago cop

May. 23, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that a former Chicago police officer convicted of conspiring with a gang member in the kidnappings and robberies of drug dealers released from prison more than six years early due to the threat of the coronavirus. The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that U.S....

Virginia man indicted on charges stemming from 2019 shooting

May. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from the shooting death of a teenager during a marijuana sale last year. Foster Leon Brooks Jr. 23, of Fredericksburg was indicted this week by a Spotsylvania County grand jury on charges that include manslaughter and...

2 arrested in Wichita shooting that left 1 dead, 1 injured

May. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people are in custody after a drug deal led to a shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition, Wichita police said. Missy Barber, 20, and Preston Reynolds, 19, were each booked into jail on possible charges of first-degree murder and aggravated battery, police...

Man charged with making meth, heroin, west of Salem

May. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine and heroin. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched a home this week west of Salem in Otis and found stolen property including firearms that had been taken during recent burglaries in the...

Man gets 8 years for role in $2M North Carolina cocaine bust

May. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in a North Carolina cocaine bust that netted $2 million and 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of the illegal drug. The Raleigh-based federal prosecutor's office announced that Andrew Richard Rodarte, 73, was sentenced Thursday...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Montravius Adams is seen during NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis. Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday, May 18, 2020, just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County Sheriff’s Office report. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Packers' Montravius Adams faces marijuana, driving charges

May. 22, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

ELKO, Ga. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Montravius Adams was arrested in Georgia this week and charged with marijuana and driving offenses. He was stopped Tuesday just after 6 p.m. on suspicion of driving with a suspended registration and no insurance, according to a Houston County...

Police: Boy found dead hours after mom said he was abducted

May. 22, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 9-year-old autistic boy has been found dead hours after his mother told police he was abducted by two men who “ambushed" her during a late-night drive south of Miami, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed Friday. An Amber Alert that had been issued for Alejandro Ripley...

'Godfather of Grass' seeks prison release over virus concern

May. 22, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

LISBON, Ohio (AP) — The “Godfather of Grass,” who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from a federal prison in Ohio that has seen nine coronavirus deaths. John Robert “Johnny” Boone vouched for...

Man charged in son's death after police chase, crash

May. 21, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been charged in the death of his 15-year-old son, who died in a car crash after the man led officers and a reality television crew on a high speed chase. Reico Terry, 41, was charged Wednesday with reckless murder in the death of Jaylen Derrell Terry, news outlets...