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Widow of New Mexico police officer suing for wrongful death

Jun. 13, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The widow of a New Mexico State Police officer fatally shot in the line of duty in February has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, asserting the agency failed to equip her husband. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Gabriella Jarrott...

Man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on drug charges

Jun. 12, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man described in court records as a heroin and cocaine trafficking ringleader was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison. The Journal Sentinel reports Joseph Copeland, 42, whose nickname was “Joe Millionaire,” was arrested in...

Daughter of reputed Mexican drug lord sentenced in US

Jun. 11, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A daughter of alleged Mexican drug lord Nemesio Oseguera was sentenced Friday in the United States to 2 1/2 years in prison for her role in Mexican companies designated under the “Kingpin” act, the U.S. Justice Department said. Oseguera, better...

Millions of rounds of ammunition stolen on Mexican highway

Jun. 11, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two trailer loads of small-caliber ammunition bound for the United States were stolen by armed assailants on a highway in Mexico’s most violent state, Guanajuato, the manufacturer said Friday. A company representative said about 98.5% of the...

Suburban Chicago man gets 26 years for shootout with agents

Jun. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 26 years in prison for a 2016 shootout with federal agents during an undercover drug operation. Adan Godinez, 35, of Morris, pleaded guilty in 2018 to drug and weapons offenses. He admitted in a plea...

Prison break: 29 inmates escape federal lockups in 18 months

Jun. 11, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past 18 months, 29 prisoners have escaped from federal lockups across the U.S. — and nearly half still have not been caught. At some of the institutions, doors are left unlocked, security cameras are broken and officials sometimes don't notice an inmate is...

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges

Jun. 10, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wearing a green jail uniform,...

21 indicted in illegal marijuana operation in Colorado

Jun. 10, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A group of 21 people accused of illegally growing and distributing marijuana in Colorado has been indicted in an alleged money-laundering scheme, county and federal officials said Thursday. They grew and distributed marijuana throughout the Denver metro...

Louisiana guard accused of smuggling drugs into jail

Jun. 10, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A guard at a Louisiana jail has been fired and arrested after authorities said she conspired with inmates to bring drugs and other contraband into the facility. Ashley Thompson, 30, faces charges of taking contraband into a penal institution,...

Indiana court nixes Land Rover seizure over $400 drug deal

Jun. 10, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man whose $35,000 Land Rover was seized after his arrest for selling $400 in heroin will get to keep the vehicle, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday, more than two years after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with him in a key ruling on criminal fines. ...