Latest Drug-related crime News

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...

Indiana Republicans aiming to force marijuana prosecutions

Jan. 28, 2020 2:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislators agitated with an Indianapolis prosecutor's refusal to press charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana are seeking to empower the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to take over such cases. An Indiana Senate committee endorsed a bill...

Detroit police crack down on illegal weed sales, purchases

Jan. 28, 2020 11:22 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A spike in violent crime has prompted police in Detroit to crack down on the illegal sale and purchase of marijuana. Targeted enforcement focuses on people possessing firearms illegally and has resulted in 19 felony arrests since Wednesday, the police department said Tuesday in a release....

Bremerton detective resigns following theft accusation

Jan. 28, 2020 10:37 AM EST

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 15-year veteran detective with the police department in Bremerton, Washington, has resigned amid theft allegations during a 2019 drug investigation. KOMO reports Det. Jeffrey Inklebarger was part of a team serving a drug search warrant at a home on Feb. 26 when the theft occurred....

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...

Soldier slain, general wounded during Mexico drug plane raid

Jan. 27, 2020 8:43 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican soldier was killed and a general wounded Monday when traffickers opened fire on a military patrol that sought to intercept a drug plane as it landed on a roadway, officials said. The dramatic pre-dawn shootout in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo showed the brazenness...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Martin Shkreli leaves federal court in New York while on trial for deceiving investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, New York state and federal authorities sued the imprisoned Shkreli, also known as

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jan. 27, 2020 8:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face of pharmaceuticals...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt walks on the field at halftime of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Cleveland. Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Rocky River, Ohio and during the stop police officers found marijuana in his vehicle. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Hunt tells police he'd fail drug test during stop

Jan. 27, 2020 7:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. Hunt was cited for speeding — but no other charges — last week when he was pulled...