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Russia arrests 5 ex-police in reporter's planted drugs case

Jan. 29, 2020 5:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Investigative Committee on Wednesday detained five former police officers involved in a controversial drug arrest of a prominent investigative journalist last year. Ivan Golunov, 37, was arrested in June 2019 in Moscow on drug-dealing charges that he rejected as a sham. The...

Federal, state attorneys want extension of fentanyl order

Jan. 28, 2020 5:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is joining other federal and state attorneys who are urging Congress to extend an order that criminalizes possession of the dangerous opioid fentanyl and related substances. D. Michael Dunavant, the U.S . attorney for West Tennessee based in Memphis, said...

Ex-mail carrier sentenced in scheme to deliver pot packages

Jan. 28, 2020 2:34 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former postal service worker convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments has been sentenced to three years of probation. Fred Rivers, 48, of Newark, will also have to serve one year of home confinement under the...

Kansas man pleads guilty to marketing misbranded drugs

Jan. 28, 2020 10:26 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man pleaded guilty Monday to selling erectile dysfunction drugs he imported from China and marketing them as herbal remedies for men, authorities said. Rick Shepard, 60, of Overland Park entered the plea to one count of conspiracy to import misbranded drugs for the sale of...

Mandan woman accused in large drug bust to face trial in May

Jan. 28, 2020 10:23 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan woman accused of possessing more than $1 million in illegal drugs with intent to sell will face trial in May. Prosecutors say Megan Isaak, 24, sold more than half a ton of marijuana between March 2018 and April 2019. She was arrested after police executed a search warrant at...

Woman stopped with 21 pounds of meth sentenced to 7 years

Jan. 28, 2020 8:50 AM EST

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was stopped in Kansas with 21 pounds of methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office says 30-year-old Maria Alonso-Espinoza, who is from Mexico, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to one count of possession with...

4 juveniles arrested in Carson City shooting over marijuana

Jan. 27, 2020 3:18 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have arrested four juvenile suspects in connection with a Carson City shooting over the weekend apparently sparked by an illegal marijuana deal The Carson City sheriff's office says two male adults in their 20s were shot Saturday evening when the juveniles met...

Florida man gets 22 yrs for selling drugs in fatal overdose

Jan. 26, 2020 3:30 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who pleaded guilty to selling a fatal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Calvin Warren Jr., 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2018 death of Thomas Matuseski. He is the first man to be charged with homicide...

Wanted man who rammed patrol car gets 17 years

Jan. 25, 2020 11:24 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday told Shane J. Pariseau that he is running out of chances after he escaped a high-speed police in 2018 only to be found days later in a Spokane hotel room with what one prosecutor described as a “mountain” of drugs. Pariseau, 40, was sentenced...

Police arrest 7, seize drugs at Seattle tent encampment

Jan. 24, 2020 10:56 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police have arrested seven people and seized crack cocaine from a multi-room tent that was in a larger encampment between freeway ramps for Interstate 90 and Interstate 5, authorities said. Police learned that people were selling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from the tent and...