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Jury decides convicted Oregon meth dealer should lose home

Feb. 16, 2020 4:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Yamhill County jury has concluded that police can seize the home of a woman convicted of a felony drug crime under Oregon’s civil forfeiture law. Sheryl Sublet, 62, pleaded guilty in 2018 to to selling less than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine, The Oregonian/Oregon Live...

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

Feb. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday imposed the prison term on 50-year-old Jose Antonio Yanez of...

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire's son

Feb. 14, 2020 10:33 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room. Terry Lee Christian, 36, pleaded guilty in October to charges related to selling the drugs that killed...

US to seek extradition of Mexican drug kingpin's nephew

Feb. 10, 2020 9:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Brooklyn said Monday they intend to seek the extradition of a nephew of convicted Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a notorious underworld figure who is on the FBI’s most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago. The U.S....

File-This undated file photo released May 31, 2018, by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office shows Shaun Harrison who had worked as a dean at Boston English High School for five years. The former Boston high school dean in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs pleaded not guilty Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, to allegations that he worked with fellow gang members from behind bars to try to identity a police informant in his case.  Harrison, who was known by students at The English High School as “Rev,” was among more than 60 Latin Kings members charged in December with racketeering, drug and gun crimes.  (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Imprisoned ex-school dean pleads not guilty to gang charge

Feb. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston high school dean in prison for shooting a student he recruited to deal drugs pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he worked with fellow gang members from behind bars to try to identify a police informant in his case. Shaun Harrison, who was known by students at The...

LSU linebacker arrested on gun charge, suspended from team

Feb. 5, 2020 7:57 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University football player has been suspended from the team indefinitely following his arrest on a gun possession charge. LSU freshman linebacker Donte Starks, 19, was arrested Friday and charged with illegally possessing a concealed handgun and resisting law...

Man sentenced to 5 years for selling firearms, meth to agent

Feb. 5, 2020 10:18 AM EST

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Coos Bay man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine and sawed-off shotguns to an undercover federal agent, court records said. The agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives set up a meeting with Theron Gerber, 36,...

FILE- In this file photo taken on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Prominent Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, leaves a Investigative Committee building in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Investigative Committee on Wednesday detained five former police officers involved in a controversial drug arrest of a prominent investigative journalist last year. Ivan Golunov, 37, was arrested in June 2019 in Moscow on drug-dealing charges he rejected as a sham. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Russia arrests 5 ex-police in reporter's planted drugs case

Jan. 29, 2020 7:23 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Investigative Committee on Wednesday detained five former police officers involved in a controversial drug arrest of a prominent investigative journalist last year and said they will be charged with fabricating evidence. Ivan Golunov, 37, was arrested in June 2019 in Moscow on...

Man who helped kidnap storage warehouse manager gets 5 years

Jan. 23, 2020 10:20 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of two men who kidnapped a Public Storage warehouse manager at gunpoint, mistakenly thinking the manager had stolen their nearly 500 pounds of marijuana, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones issued the sentence for Trent...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Diana Calvert, River City Retail Marijuana Dispensary manager stocks the shelves with product in Merlin, Ore. Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report. Idaho residents are purchasing recreational marijuana in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho, the report released Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said. (Timothy Bullard/The Daily Courier via AP)

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

Jan. 18, 2020 7:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report. Idaho residents are purchasing recreational marijuana in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho, the report released Friday by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said....