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Smuggler for Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty in Florida

Dec. 15, 2018 3:26 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An organizer for multiple Mexican drug cartels has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in smuggling thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Mexico into the United States. The United States Attorney's Office in Tampa said Friday that 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo of...

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

Dec. 7, 2018 2:38 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that Russian media have compared to the "Breaking Bad" television series. The prosecutors in Russia's second-largest city have accused a chemistry teacher of...

Naval Academy midshipman pleads guilty to distributing drugs

Nov. 30, 2018 1:24 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has pleaded guilty to using and distributing illegal drugs to fellow midshipmen at the academy, a school spokesman said Friday. Zachary Williams has been sentenced to 13 months confinement and dismissal from the Navy, said Cmdr. David McKinney, the...

Man sentenced for child neglect, dealing meth, heroin

Nov. 30, 2018 11:46 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to dealing methamphetamine and heroin. The Statesman Journal reports Angel Vega-Sillas, of Salem, also was convicted of two counts of child neglect for trafficking drugs in the presence of two...

The Latest: 1 charged, 2 more arrested in quadruple killing

Nov. 29, 2018 5:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on arrests in a quadruple homicide in Philadelphia (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police say a third suspect is in custody in a quadruple homicide in Philadelphia that happened after a scheme to sell drugs found during a home renovation turned into a robbery and shooting....

High court likely to say states can't levy excessive fines

Nov. 28, 2018 3:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin. A...

1st of 3 brothers arrested in drug investigation sentenced

Nov. 28, 2018 3:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One of three Dominican brothers that a high-level FBI agent once said ran a "top of the domestic supply chain" illegal drug distribution network in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison. Claudio Valdez, 46, of Woonsocket, Rhode...

Murder charges filed in Thanksgiving attack that killed 3

Nov. 27, 2018 5:30 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed three murder counts and other charges against a man in connection with a drug-related robbery that left three men dead and two others wounded at a Fort Wayne home. Allen County prosecutors also filed two counts of attempted murder and one of criminal...

Ex-LA County deputy sentenced in drug trafficking case

Nov. 19, 2018 8:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after he was caught in an FBI sting offering to guard shipments of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. Kenneth Collins of Chino pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to distribute drugs. The U.S....

The Latest: Lawyer: El Chapo wasn't running violent cartel

Nov. 13, 2018 7:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from the New York trial of the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" (all times local): 7 p.m. Two presidents of Mexico are denying a U.S. lawyer's claim they took bribes to protect drug traffickers. A lawyer for Mexican smuggler Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a jury in New York...