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ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report Saturday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

Oct. 11, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of the wealthy Sackler family that owns the company. In a hearing Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Roberts...

The Latest: Lawsuits paused against Purdue Pharma, Sacklers

Oct. 11, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A judge has agreed to pause lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and the OxyContin maker's owners until next month with the intention of stopping suits longer so a settlement can be worked out to nearly 2,600 suits against the company. U.S....

North Carolina man indicted for drug overdose death in 2017

Oct. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury in North Carolina has indicted a man in connection with a drug overdose death in 2017. Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas and Sheriff Chip Hughes tell news sources that 42-year-old James Bradley of Asheville was indicted for second-degree murder caused by...

Police arrest at least 25 people on drug-related charges

Oct. 11, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire and Vermont have arrested at least 25 people in connection with the distribution of various drugs, such as fentanyl, methamphetamine and bath salts. The effort, called "Operation Western Alliance," was to investigate people in New Hampshire distributing...

St. Louis woman whose baby died of drug exposure sentenced

Oct. 11, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman whose 8-month-old died last year from fentanyl and morphine exposure has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Samantha Poppleton was sentenced Thursday for a reduced count of child endangerment in the May 2018 death...

Suspect in rapper Mac Miller's drug death pleads not guilty

Oct. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles. Cameron Pettit stood alongside his attorney and spoke only to answer a judge's questions as he entered the plea. Prosecutor allege that Pettit,...

Woman pleads not guilty in NYC fentanyl overdose death

Oct. 10, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman already charged in a fatal fentanyl-related overdose in New York City pleaded not guilty Thursday to new charges she was involved in a second death. Angelina Barini entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan, where she's charged with supplying fentanyl and other drugs that...

New Jersey corrections officer admits to taking bribes

Oct. 10, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey corrections officer had admitted to smuggling drugs to a state prison inmate in exchange for bribe money. Officials say 30-year-old Roberto Reyes-Jackson, of Irvington, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit official misconduct. NJ.com reports Reyes-Jackson...

The Latest: Man charged in Mac Miller case pleads not guilty

Oct. 10, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of a man suspected of providing Mac Miller the drugs that killed the rapper in September 2018 (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year has pleaded not guilty. Cameron Pettit entered the...