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Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations

Oct. 13, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief resigned on Monday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a huge quantity of illegal drugs they had seized....

5 charged in Klamath drug-trafficking organization

Oct. 11, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Five people have been charged for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin manufactured in Mexico in the Klamath Falls area. U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Billy J. Williams said Thursday that Rogelio Gomez-Arias, Irving Beas...

Suspect in rapper Mac Miller's drug death pleads not guilty

Oct. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles. Cameron Pettit stood alongside his attorney and spoke only to answer a judge's questions as he entered the plea. Prosecutor allege that Pettit,...

California political donor pleads not guilty in drug deaths

Oct. 10, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California political donor Ed Buck has pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges in the overdose deaths of two men in his apartment. Buck entered the plea Thursday before a magistrate judge in Los Angeles as relatives of the men watched. An indictment charges Buck with distributing...

The Latest: Man charged in Mac Miller case pleads not guilty

Oct. 10, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment of a man suspected of providing Mac Miller the drugs that killed the rapper in September 2018 (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller the drugs that killed him last year has pleaded not guilty. Cameron Pettit entered the...

Man admits selling deadly drugs to billionaire's son

Oct. 10, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to selling a deadly mixture of drugs to the son of a Greek billionaire who died of an overdose while visiting the city. Terry Lee Christian pleaded guilty Wednesday to a drug distribution charge. Authorities say he sold 34-year-old Sokratis S. Kokkalis a...

Police search for 3rd suspect in cop trial witness' slaying

Oct. 9, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After days of feverish speculation, authorities said the killing of a witness who testified at the recent murder trial of a Dallas police officer had nothing to do with the closely watched case and instead resulted from a drug deal gone bad. Authorities searched Wednesday for a third...

The Latest: 2nd suspect arrested in slaying of trial witness

Oct. 8, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the death of a man who testified at the murder trial of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A second suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a former Dallas police officer. The Dallas Police...

Crackdown announced after Alec Baldwin falls for tour 'scam'

Oct. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials vowed Tuesday to crack down on vendors selling boat rides around the Statue of Liberty after actor Alec Baldwin complained that he was among the many people scammed into thinking he was buying tickets to the statue itself. Baldwin posted on Instagram Sunday that he...

Wisconsin governor issues state's 1st pardons since 2010

Oct. 7, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has pardoned four convicted felons, marking the first time a governor has granted a pardon in Wisconsin since 2010. Evers signed the pardons during private meetings Monday with the recipients. Evers campaigned on the promise to reform the pardons board after his...