Latest Drug-related crime News

Man sentenced to 8 years for trafficking carfentanil

May. 19, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man convicted last year of trafficking a drug used to tranquilize animals has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a federal prosecutor said. Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Perez, 54, also was sentenced on Wednesday to three years of supervised release for...

Trainer Cox suspended in Kentucky for horse's failed test

May. 18, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky horse racing stewards have suspended Brad Cox, trainer of 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun, for 10 days with a $500 fine and disqualified colt Warrior’s Charge for a failed postrace drug test after the Stephen Foster Stakes last June at Churchill Downs. ...

O's Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

May. 17, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed. The former New York...

Firefighters demoted for drug use after death investigation

May. 17, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — One New Britain fire official has been fired and seven other firefighters have been disciplined following an investigation into drug use at firehouses around the Connecticut city, the mayor said. The investigation began after the apparent drug-related...

Man convicted of killing grandmother in Fond du Lac County

May. 17, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A man who blamed his grandmother's slaying on the “cartel” has been found guilty of killing her in Fond du Lac County. Thirty-three-year-old Gregory Spittel was convicted late Monday of second-degree reckless homicide, battery or threat to a law...

Big cross-border tunnel found linking Tijuana, San Diego

May. 17, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S. The secret passage from Tijuana to San Diego featured rail and...

Sioux Falls man guilty of selling drugs that led to 2 deaths

May. 16, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 53-year-old South Dakota man has been convicted of distributing a powerful synthetic opioid that resulted in the deaths of two people. A federal jury on Friday found Jeffrey Moore, of Sioux Falls, guilty of two counts of distribution of a controlled...

4 men overdose at Northern California park, 2 die

May. 16, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Four men were found unconscious at a park in Northern California and two of them died likely from drug overdoses, police said. The Chico Police Department and the Chico Fire Department responded to Community Park Sunday after receiving several calls about four...

Father, son, convicted of drug charges, sent to prison

May. 16, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A father and his son have both been sent to prison for more than 12 years for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking organization that distributed cocaine and opioids in New England, federal prosecutors in Massachsetts said Monday. Isaac Cardona, 34, and Rafael...

Baltimore defense attorney loses bid for new trial

May. 14, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A prominent Baltimore defense attorney has lost his bid for a new trial on charges of money laundering for a drug organization. The Baltimore Sun reports that attorney Ken Ravenell sought a new trial on the grounds that jurors weren't property instructed before...