Latest Drug-related crime News

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartel

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was charged in federal court in...

Arkansas woman gets 40 years in prison in plot to kill judge

Dec. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A northwestern Arkansas woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill a judge and another man in exchange for thousands of dollars in electronics and art. Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green sentenced Dorris Jenkins, 38, on Monday after the...

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

Dec. 10, 2019 12:03 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy.

Rapper treated for opioids during police search of plane

Dec. 9, 2019 6:04 PM EST

Chicago (AP) — A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died, authorities said Monday. The plane carrying the 21-year-old...

Kentucky police seize air fryer containing 20 pounds of meth

Dec. 9, 2019 8:51 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It may be the holiday season, but police in Kentucky confiscated an unusual gift being delivered to a Kentucky man's home — a package with about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of meth that was shipped through the mail inside of an air fryer. Narcotics officers were able to...

Baseball star Ortiz makes first appearance since being shot

Dec. 8, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity. The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers when he...

Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups

Dec. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said all the work had been completed and he was statutorily ready to issue a declaration but had decided to delay at the request of Mexican President...

Alabama police officer killed in drug-related shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 8:54 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was killed Friday during a drug-related shooting, authorities said, making him the sixth law enforcement officer in the state slain in the line of duty this year. The officer died at a hospital after being shot in the heart, Huntsville Police Chief Mark...

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Dec. 6, 2019 7:58 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation. .

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Dec. 6, 2019 7:47 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.