Latest Drug-related crime News

Houston narcotics officer involved in deadly raid retires

Mar. 23, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston narcotics officer at the center of an investigation into a drug raid in which a couple was killed has retired from the police force. A lawyer for officer Gerald Goines says Goines retired Friday after more than 30 years with the department. Goines was relieved of duty and under...

Amateur boxing president steps aside during IOC inquiry

Mar. 22, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With Olympic boxing under investigation by the IOC, the president of the sport's governing body said on Friday he was stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge. Gafur Rakhimov sai d he was not resigning as AIBA president, however, and did not call for new elections....

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

Mar. 21, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security." He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from...

450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

Mar. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out 450 bricks of cocaine in Philadelphia, the city's largest seizure of the drug in more than two decades. Local, state and federal law enforcement officials said Thursday the cocaine was found inside 13 duffel bags in a shipping container....

APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

Mar. 21, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman...

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

Mar. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana. Citing a Durham County Sheriff's Office warrant, The Herald-Sun reports 18-year-old Hannah Lyne Peters posed online with what appeared to be a pound of...

Vietnam arrests 8 Chinese suspected of drug trafficking

Mar. 21, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight Chinese suspected of drug trafficking after seizing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of methamphetamine worth up to $26 million. The state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper said the alleged ring leader was arrested Wednesday when he received the drugs in Ho Chi...

Authorities uncover massive drug shipment at city port

Mar. 21, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal agents seized a massive amount of drugs from a shipping container at the Port of Philadelphia. A U.S. Customs & Border Protection official confirmed that multiple agencies were involved in the seizure of contraband at the port. Agencies assisting Tuesday morning included...

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

Mar. 20, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial. The verdict included $200,000 in damages against Choctaw...

Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

Mar. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing...