Latest Drug-related crime News

Son of Sean Penn, Robin Wright settles Nebraska drug case

Jun. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AURORA, Neb. (AP) — The son of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in his Nebraska drug case. Twenty-four-year-old Hopper Penn and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Uma Von Wittkamp, were arrested during a traffic stop on April 4 on Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska....

Suit dismissed over faulty gun check before church shooting

Jun. 20, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church. But U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also blasted the federal government for what he called its "abysmally poor policy...

4 killed and 25 arrested after a shooting in Mexico City

Jun. 20, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors say four people are dead and 25 arrested after a series of shootings apparently related to drug dealing. Police responding to reports of drug deals found two people dead on the city's south side. Police chased the suspects and came under fire from gunmen on...

Venezuela's socialist boss to head Constitutional Assembly

Jun. 19, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's all-powerful National Constitutional Assembly has named as its new chief a man deemed by U.S. officials to be an international drug trafficker. Socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello took the oath as the assembly's president Tuesday. The international community...

NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana

Jun. 19, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lighting up a joint in the Big Apple could lighten some wallets, but won't lead to handcuffs in most cases once New York City's revamped marijuana enforcement policy goes into effect on Labor Day weekend. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday police officers will shift to issuing criminal...

Irish LB Coney pleads guilty to marijuana possession

Jun. 19, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame senior middle linebacker Te'von Coney pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana Tuesday and was given a year of probation for an incident that happened nearly two years ago. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wayne Steele accepted a plea deal and put Coney on probation...

Colombian drug kingpin caught in Argentina gets 31 years

Jun. 19, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A convicted Colombian drug cartel leader who went undercover to inform on Mexican kingpin "El Chapo" and other major traffickers has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Miami Herald reports that 48-year-old Henry De Jesus Lopez Londono, who was arrested in Argentina and extradited to...

Turkish rap artist acquitted of inciting drug use

Jun. 19, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul has acquitted a rap musician of the charge of inciting drug use in his song lyrics and video clips. Sercan Ipekcioglu, better-known as rapper "Ezhel," was detained by narcotics police in Istanbul last month and later charged with encouraging drug use. The state-run...

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist held in 2013 Tennessee DUI death

Jun. 19, 2018 1:26 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The original bassist for the rock band 3 Doors Down is accused of violating probation from a deadly crash in Tennessee because of his arrest in Mississippi on weapons and drug charges. A judge in Jackson County, Mississippi, set bond Monday for Todd Harrell at $22,500 on three...

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

Jun. 18, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of venerable cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. Speaking with The Associated Press about his views on cannabis and his new...