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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...

Vermont dispensaries to begin selling recreational marijuana

Sep. 30, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

Vermont dispensaries are set to begin selling marijuana for recreational use, though only three will be ready to do so on opening weekend. FLORA Cannabis in Middlebury, Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland and CeresMED in Burlington will all open on Saturday. A fourth business has been...

2 charged after Michigan trooper shot, critically wounded

Sep. 29, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit residents face charges in connection with the shooting of a Michigan State Police trooper who was conducting surveillance in the city with other members of a narcotics unit, a prosecutor said Thursday. The undercover trooper was critically wounded early...

Georgia board picks 2 companies to sell medical marijuana

Sep. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board overseeing the state’s efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved production licenses for two companies, a step to getting patients access to medication after a seven-year wait. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission...

San Francisco police get real-time access to private cameras

Sep. 20, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday for a trial run allowing police to monitor in real time private surveillance cameras in certain circumstances, despite strong objections from civil liberties groups alarmed by the potential impact to privacy. San...

Feds seize 'staggering' amount of fake Adderall pills

Sep. 19, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The seizure of more than 660,000 counterfeit Adderall pills containing methamphetamine has led to charges against one man, federal authorities in Rhode Island announced Monday. Dylan Rodas, 27, has agreed to plead guilty to possession with intent to...

Former drug dealer builds up communities

Sep. 04, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Back in the day, Chip Simmons and Hassan Hills had something of a professional acquaintanceship. Simmons was a young police officer and Hills was a teenage drug dealer. The way they saw it, they each had a job to do, and over the years, their trades caused...

Drug company CEO pleads guilty to selling tainted medicine

Sep. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former owner and CEO of a South Florida drug manufacturing company has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for lying to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and allowing contaminated medicine to go to pediatric hospitals. ...

Judge rejects dismissal of case tied to 2016 Milwaukee riots

Aug. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a motion by the Milwaukee Police Department that sought to dismiss a case brought by two city residents who claimed their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested near a memorial site for a Black man fatally shot by an officer in...

Colombia's police will boost efforts to replace coca fields

Aug. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's police force said a newspaper misreported Tuesday that it suspended operations to forcibly eradicate coca fields as the country's new leftist government seeks to change its approach to dealing with illegal drugs. A police statement said that...