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Latest: Sheriff: Felon was suspect in Kansas deputy's death

Sep. 17, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deputy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A man with a history of drug convictions has been identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kansas sheriff's deputy. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that 29-year-old Robert...

Police: 2 held for selling pot edibles on church grounds

Sep. 17, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police say a woman was openly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church. The Savannah Morning News reports two arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up booths and sell various items. Authorities in Savannah said all the...

Portland man accused of dealing meth sentenced to 7 years

Sep. 5, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland man accused of dealing methamphetamine has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 24-year-old Christopher Fleet was sentenced Tuesday on charges of possession with intent to distribute meth and possessing a gun in furtherance of...

Naval Academy midshipmen court-martialed over drug case

Sep. 4, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's superintendent is moving ahead with a court-martial against a midshipman accused of distributing illegal drugs. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent, told the academy's Board of Visitors Tuesday that an arraignment for Midshipman Zachary Williams is...

'Monsignor Meth' gets more prison time for failed drug test

Aug. 30, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut Roman Catholic priest who ran a methamphetamine ring was sent back to prison for nine months on Thursday for failing another drug test while on supervised release from his first stint behind bars. Former Monsignor Kevin Wallin appeared in federal court in Hartford,...

Feds: 'Vast' Oregon pot trafficking schemes prompt 6 arrests

Aug. 29, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Oregon on Wednesday announced charges against six people involving two "vast" interstate trafficking operations that delivered marijuana to Texas, Virginia and Florida. Proceeds from the black market sales returned to Oregon as cash stuffed in airplane luggage...

Ex-medical examiner gets 8 years in opioids-for-sex case

Aug. 29, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A highly regarded former Georgia medical examiner has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison for trading opioid prescriptions for sex in what former colleagues say is a sad and shocking turn for a man they knew as an ethical and dedicated public servant. A forensic pathologist and...

The Latest: Ex-medical examiner gets 8 years in prison

Aug. 29, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former medical examiner who traded opioid prescriptions for sex (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A former Georgia medical examiner who worked on countless high-profile cases has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal...

'Monsignor Meth' fails drug test, may go back to prison

Aug. 25, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Court records say a former Roman Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" because he ran a meth distribution ring has failed a drug test and may have to return to prison. The Hartford Courant reports that court documents show Former Bridgeport Diocese Monsignor Kevin Wallin recently...

AG Jeff Sessions addresses US opioid epidemic in Cleveland

Aug. 22, 2018 3:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an appearance in Cleveland on Wednesday outlined three enforcement actions aimed at loosening the opioid epidemic's "grip of death and destruction" on the nation. "Today's announcements are a warning to every trafficker, every crooked doctor or...