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Review: Officers didn't violate policy in traffic stop

Jan. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a standards review has concluded that two Dayton officers did not violate departmental policy when they pulled a driver who said he was disabled from his car during a drug-related traffic stop last fall. The Dayton Daily News reports that the...

Spanish police bust large heroin ring, arrest 10 in raids

Jan. 16, 2022 10:01 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police have arrested the leading smuggler of heroin into the European country in a bust that took a total of 10 people into custody and confiscated 55 kilograms of the drug, police said on Sunday. Police said that the ring based in the central...

Former NFL player Siavii found dead in Kansas federal prison

Jan. 14, 2022 22:39 PM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle was found dead in a Kansas federal prison where he was being held on charges of illegal firearms possession, a prison official said. Saousoalii Siavii Jr., 43, was found unresponsive at the U.S. Penitentiary in...

Ex-Mexican prosecutor so corrupt he betrayed drug cartel

Jan. 14, 2022 18:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former Mexican state prosecutor was so corrupt even the crooks who paid him off couldn’t trust him, according to a report released this week by the Mexican government’s Interior Department. The department's National Search Commission issued the report as...

Sheriff: 2 arrested after fire at California drug lab

Jan. 13, 2022 22:12 PM EST

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested two people in connection with a large fire at an illegal Southern California drug lab, officials said Thursday. The blaze was reported around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a commercial building in the city of Adelanto, about 85 miles (137...

3 arrests in 2020 triple-slaying at California high school

Jan. 13, 2022 21:20 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of three teenagers in central California said Thursday they have arrested three men suspected in the killings and two dozen other gang members connected to a drugs and weapons trafficking operation. Jose Carlos...

Human, drug trafficking are priorities for state US attorney

Jan. 13, 2022 15:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Pursuing human, drug and gun trafficking cases and being more of a visible presence in the community will be among new U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins' priorities as she takes helm as the top federal prosecutor in the state, she said Thursday. The...

Manhattan man found guilty in robbery-related killing

Jan. 13, 2022 12:41 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Manhattan man has been convicted of first-degree murder and five other counts in the shooting death of a man during an attempted robbery. A Riley County jury on Wednesday found Richard Goens, 31, guilty of killing Tanner Zamecnik , 24, on Nov. 1, 2019, in...

Montenegro seizes cocaine reportedly hidden among bananas

Jan. 13, 2022 08:39 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin police have seized nearly half a ton of cocaine reportedly hidden in a banana shipment, officials and media said on Thursday. More than 400 kilos (880 pounds) of the drug were found in a warehouse in the capital Podgorica on Wednesday, the...

Drug charge filed after seniors consume marijuana brownies

Jan. 12, 2022 10:39 AM EST

TABOR, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is facing a felony drug charge after his mother unknowingly served his marijuana-laced brownies to a group of seniors at a local community center, according to officials. The 46-year-old man is charged with possession of a controlled drug or...