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Search continues for missing Milwaukee university student

Feb. 17, 2020 6:37 PM EST

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Police at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said Monday they are still searching for a freshman who has been missing since early Friday. Sean Baek was last seen departing the Cambridge Commons residence hall. Police said they are searching the neighborhood and along the nearby...

Police: Burglary ring targeted marijuana businesses

Feb. 17, 2020 1:06 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon and Salem, Oregon seized firearms, marijuana and cash and made at least one arrest after breaking up a burglary ring that apparently targeted state-legal marijuana busisnesses, authorities said. The ring was working in Oregon and southwest Washington, according...

Jury decides convicted Oregon meth dealer should lose home

Feb. 16, 2020 4:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Yamhill County jury has concluded that police can seize the home of a woman convicted of a felony drug crime under Oregon’s civil forfeiture law. Sheryl Sublet, 62, pleaded guilty in 2018 to to selling less than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine, The Oregonian/Oregon Live...

Wyoming doctor reaches plea agreement in opioid prescribing

Feb. 16, 2020 4:08 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming doctor who has been charged with illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, court records said. David Ray Cesko of Rawlins is scheduled to enter a guilty plea during a federal court hearing in Cheyenne...

The cargo ship Duncan Island in Kalundborg Harbour in Denmark on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after having found some 100 kilograms of cocaine at a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel, the Duncan Island, plying on Danish waters. (Claus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Denmark arrests 27 people on suspected cocaine smuggling

Feb. 16, 2020 3:21 PM EST

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Danish police say they have arrested 27 people for suspected drug smuggling after finding some 100 kilograms of cocaine on a Bahamas-registered cargo vessel plying Danish waters. Copenhagen police said Sunday in a statement that the cocaine was seized during an internationally...

Jury convicts Billings man in meth trafficking case

Feb. 16, 2020 1:46 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a 34-year-old Montana man on criminal charges linked to a drug trafficking ring that authorities say brought several hundred pounds of methamphetamine into the state. Nicholas John Montano of Billings was found guilty Wednesday following a three-day trial...

Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

Feb. 16, 2020 12:39 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican officials say they have seized more than 5 tons of cocaine, the largest such haul in the Central American country's history. The Public Security Ministry said the 5,048 kilograms (11,128 pounds) of cocaine were found Saturday evening in a shipping container at the...

Doctor's trial for overprescribing drugs is again delayed

Feb. 16, 2020 12:31 PM EST

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The trial of a southwest Arkansas doctor on charges of overprescribing opiates and other drugs is again being delayed. Federal court records first reported by the Texarkana Gazette show the scheduled April 13 trial of 55-year-old Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker has been rescheduled to...

1,400 marijuana plants seized in California grow house raid

Feb. 16, 2020 12:23 PM EST

WEST POINT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities seized more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of illegal marijuana during a raid in a Northern California grow house. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office discovered more than 1,400 marijuana plants in the West Point grow house, about 70 miles (113 kilometers)...

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

Feb. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday imposed the prison term on 50-year-old Jose Antonio Yanez of...