Latest Drug-related crime News

The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Jan. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about China's actions against Canada and the importance of the rules-based international order to ensure the confidence of the international business community....

Police: 150 pounds of pot found in bags at Tennessee airport

Jan. 18, 2019 7:35 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases. News outlets report 40-year-old Trung Tiey, of Philadelphia, and 56-year-old Tihn Tran, of Murphy, Texas, were arrested Tuesday on felony...

Security guard killed outside notorious Florida strip club

Jan. 18, 2019 6:40 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Police say a shooting at a notorious strip club in Miami has left one security guard dead and another wounded. News outlets report Miami-Dade police are interviewing witnesses and reviewing video as they search for suspects in the shooting that killed 31-year-old Jose Otero and hospitalized...

4 Nicaraguan police killed by gang near Costa Rica border

Jan. 18, 2019 12:51 AM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in Nicaragua say four officers have been killed by members of a criminal gang in the country's south near the border with Costa Rica. A statement from the Nicaraguan National Police says officers were attending to an incident in Rio San Juan province when they came under...

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

Jan. 17, 2019 8:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest...

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

Jan. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. "Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and...

Toddler with fentanyl, cocaine in system revived at hospital

Jan. 17, 2019 6:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been charged with child endangerment after his 14-month-old son arrived unresponsive at a hospital with fentanyl and cocaine in his system and was resuscitated with a treatment used after drug overdoses. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 38-year-old Gayron Sloan was charged...

Correction: El Chapo-Prosecution story

Jan. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about testimony in the trial of alleged drug cartel leader Joaquin Guzman, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the last name of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. He is Victor Vazquez, not Vasquez. A corrected version of the story is below: US agent: Mexican...

Dozens arrested in Oregon drug investigation

Jan. 17, 2019 11:02 AM EST

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have arrested more the five dozen suspects in an aim to take down drug trafficking organizations in northeast Oregon. Pendleton police Chief Stuart Roberts, head of local anti-drug team's board, told the East Oregonian the goal was to dismantle drug dealing operations in...

Deputy fired, 9 released from jail after false drug arrests

Jan. 17, 2019 5:41 AM EST

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida deputy has been fired, and nine people he arrested on drug charges have been released from jail. Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that Martin County Sheriff Will Snyder announced Deputy Steven O'Leary's termination during a news conference Tuesday. The sheriff...