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Prosecutor: Supervisor used county vehicle to deliver meth

Sep. 25, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A county supervisor in South Carolina used his government vehicle to deliver meth to buyers because it was less likely to get pulled over, prosecutors said. Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart was part of a drug ring that was distributing at least a pound of...

Tinder helps lead police to Kansas suspect

Sep. 25, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man during a drug deal, and authorities say the Tinder dating app played a key role in tracking him down. The Wichita Eagle reports that 27-year-old Tanner Mora of Wichita was sentenced Wednesday for the killing in a...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, is a view looking up Taylor Street of the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. San Francisco has sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where broad daylight drug dealing and drug use is common to stop the flow of drugs. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, the suits are part of an effort to clean up the Tenderloin, which has seen the city's largest number of overdose deaths. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

San Francisco sues 28 alleged dealers to stop flow of drugs

Sep. 24, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco sued 28 alleged drug dealers who frequent a downtown neighborhood where drug dealing and drug use in broad daylight is common, in an effort to clean up the area that has seen the city's largest number of overdose deaths, authorities announced Thursday. San Francisco City...

Suspected drug dealer, deported last year, charged in Kansas

Sep. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An accused drug dealer who was deported last year is once again facing drug charges after illegally returning to the U.S. The Wichita Eagle reports that 28-year-old Raul Valenzuela-Arce was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Topeka. He is accused of distributing methamphetamine....

2 Marines accused in drug overdose case of fellow Marine

Sep. 22, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to a fellow Marine who died from an overdose. Lance Cpls. Anthony Ruben Whisenant and Ryan Douglas White were arrested at Marine...

Another guilty plea in bust of New Jersey heroin ring

Sep. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another person arrested in a 2018 federal takedown of a heroin distribution ring that operated in central New Jersey pleaded guilty Tuesday. The U.S. attorney’s office said Daniel McHugh of Sayreville admitted to conspiracy and possession with attempt to distribute cocaine,...

Wichita man pleads guilty to having 20 pounds of meth, guns

Sep. 21, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who had 11 weapons and about 20 pounds of methamphetamine at his rental home in Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to drug and weapons charges, federal prosecutors said. Wichita police officers who searched the home of Luis M. Hernandez, 40, in December 2018 found baggies of...

Woman suspected of selling drugs that resulted in ODs

Sep. 18, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Southern California woman with selling narcotics to several individuals who suffered overdoses, including one who died. Marisol Bolanos Hernandez, 35, faces one count of drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury, the U.S. Department of...

Sri Lankan police officers belonging to the narcotics unit, in green jackets, stand next to a seized haul of narcotics at a fishery harbor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 3, 2020. For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs. But a drug ring allegedly including more than a dozen officers from a key national narcotics unit has exposed how much of a challenge that goal brings. (AP Photo)

Arrests of narcotics police highlight Sri Lanka drug problem

Sep. 17, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs, even attempting to lift a decades-old moratorium on the death penalty to be able to execute drug offenders. But a drug ring allegedly including more than a dozen officers from a...

Helena man enters guilty plea for shooting during drug deal

Sep. 16, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man entered a guilty plea Wednesday to deliberate homicide for killing a man during an argument over a drug deal in June 2019. Thomas Ralph Bristow entered an Alford plea, in which he maintains his innocence but acknowledges the prosecution has enough evidence to gain a...