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Officials: 15 Idaho gang members indicted on meth charges

Nov. 20, 2019 3:04 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted what authorities say are 15 gang members and associates accused of distributing methamphetamine in southwestern Idaho. U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced the indictments Wednesday with local law enforcement officials who say the indictments involve the...

Armed person killed during federal drug bust in Los Angeles

Nov. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least one federal agent shot and killed an armed person Wednesday during a drug search inside a Los Angeles home, authorities said. Agents encountered the armed suspect as they executed a search warrant in the San Fernando Valley around 3:45 a.m., U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...

Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Nov. 20, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced on Wednesday. The federal counts follow state charges filed in the case in August,...

Former police chief who stole heroin avoids jail time

Nov. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania police chief who pleaded guilty to stealing heroin from his department’s evidence room has avoided jail time. WPXI-TV reports that Tim Butler was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months of probation and 325 hours of community service. Butler is the former police...

Doctor charged with illegal distribution of opioids

Nov. 20, 2019 10:57 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor is facing charges of writing dozens of fraudulent prescriptions for opioid medications. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that Dr. Jennifer Farrell was indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and possession of controlled...

Families of inmates who died, hurt at jail seek answers

Nov. 20, 2019 10:12 AM EST

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) — Families of inmates who died or were seriously injured at a small Ohio county jail in the last year are seeking answers about what happened to their loved ones. Records obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with former inmates and family members of deceased prisoners show...

Arrest made in shooting death of man found dead in trunk

Nov. 20, 2019 8:45 AM EST

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man whose body was found in the trunk of his car. Justin Hockenberry will face counts of criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and drug possession. It’s not known if he’s retained an...

Families of inmates who died, hurt at jail seek answers

Nov. 20, 2019 6:08 AM EST

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) — Families of inmates who died or were seriously injured at a small Ohio county jail in the last year are seeking answers about what happened to their loved ones. Records obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with former inmates and family members of deceased prisoners show...

Plea deal set for Dayton gunman’s friend

Nov. 20, 2019 5:41 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is expected to hear a proposed plea agreement in the case of the friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie plans to plead guilty Wednesday. Details of his plea agreement haven’t been disclosed. He is...

In South Dakota, meth fighters welcome any help they get

Nov. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign drew plenty of mockery on social media this week for its “Meth: We’re on it” slogan, but according to local police, the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota...