Latest Drug-related crime News

Michael Vick's father gets 5 years for drug-ring role

Oct. 18, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring. News outlets report 56-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie was sentenced Wednesday, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in June. He...

US designates suspected Colombian trafficker as drug kingpin

Oct. 18, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has slapped sanctions on a Colombian man with ties to the South American country's largest rebel group who allegedly controls a narcotics trafficking corridor in northern Colombia. The Treasury Department designated Pedro Luis Zuleta Noscue as a drug kingpin. The move announced...

Dad charged sons' drownings can get treatment in custody

Oct. 18, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge says the father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river can get mental health and drug treatment while in custody, rather than be released to participate in a drug treatment program. Lake County Judge Samuel Cappas on Wednesday denied a request for lower bond on behalf...

Rapper's motion for drug charge dismissal denied

Oct. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when drugs were found in his carry-on bag after he performed at the University of Sioux...

California surgeon, girlfriend face new rape, other charges

Oct. 17, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged Wednesday with crimes against five additional victims in addition to two women they were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting. Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and his girlfriend, Cerissa Riley, 31, were charged...

Official: It remains illegal to bring marijuana into US

Oct. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring marijuana into the United States at border crossings despite the legalization of the drug in Canada. U.S. Customs and Border Protection representative Christopher Perry says the implementation of the new Canadian law on...

Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Oct. 17, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show. Edmund Zagorksi, who was sentenced to die in 1984 for...

Pakistani police: Suspected drug dealer's sons kill reporter

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say the sons of a suspected drug dealer arrested in the country's northwest have killed a local reporter who wrote about their father's case. Wajid Ali, a police official in Haripur district, says Sohail Khan was gunned down because of his article in the Kay-2 newspaper...

NTSB: Driver's drug use led to deadly crash with church bus

Oct. 16, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A motorist's use of marijuana and a sedative led to a collision with a church bus that killed 13 people on the bus, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday According to the report, toxicology tests on Jack Dillon Young, who survived the March 2017 crash,...

US announces 15 indictments against Mexican drug cartel

Oct. 16, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced 15 indictments against members of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels on Tuesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled the charges against members of Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, or CJNG, which is accused of trafficking tons of cocaine,...