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Man pleads guilty to role in drug transport conspiracy

Nov. 25, 2021 10:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to transport drugs and cash using secret compartments inside tractor trailers. Jamil Roman, 44, of Chicopee, was indicted in 2016. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Springfield to...

Prosecutors drop 33 more cases due to evidence room thefts

Nov. 24, 2021 17:14 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of criminal cases that have been dismissed because of the theft of $1.2 million worth of drugs from the Nebraska State Patrol evidence room has grown to nearly 100. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that prosecutors in Lincoln have...

Former guard sentenced for trying to bring drugs into prison

Nov. 17, 2021 18:50 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama Department of Corrections guard was sentenced to more than seven years behind bars for distributing methamphetamine in the state prison where he worked. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Karon O. Bowdre sentenced Gary Charles...

No opioid epidemic talk at ex-prosecutor's brother trial

Nov. 17, 2021 17:59 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — There will be no mention of the “opioid epidemic” at a trial against the pain physician brother of a former Hawaii prosecutor imprisoned in a corruption case that also took down her former police chief husband. Dr. Rudolph Puana is scheduled to go...

Judge denies early prison release in boy witness murder case

Nov. 17, 2021 11:15 AM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted in the 1999 killings of an 8-year-old murder witness and the boy's mother will not be getting out of prison anytime soon, a federal judge ruled Tuesday amid pleas by the victims' relatives and prosecutors to keep him locked up. ...

Inmate escapes a federal prison satellite campus in Tucson

Nov. 14, 2021 11:04 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities continue to search for an inmate who escaped a federal prison satellite campus in Tucson. U.S. Department of Justice officials say Ezequiel Solis Jr. was discovered missing around 4 p.m. Friday. He was housed...

Man to plead guilty in rapper Mac Miller’s drug death

Nov. 10, 2021 20:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona man accused of supplying the dealer who sold Mac Miller the drugs that killed the rapper has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge, prosecutors said Wednesday. Ryan Michael Reavis, 38, will admit to a single count of distribution of...

Officials acknowledge lax oversight of medical marijuana

Nov. 10, 2021 10:04 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's top marijuana regulator said the state has few tools to prevent medical marijuana from being sold on the black market. Most caregivers are following the rules, but economics are driving the illicit sale of marijuana, said Erik Gundersen,...

Maryland man sentenced for distributing heroin on dark web

Nov. 10, 2021 08:47 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for advertising and distributing heroin on the dark web, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland. In addition to the prison sentence, Russell Ramseur, 44, of Largo was given five...

Virginia man sentenced for distributing heroin that killed 2

Nov. 10, 2021 08:39 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been given a 17-year prison sentence for distributing heroin to two women who died from overdoses at his home, and for having firearms and ammunition as an unlawful drug user, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Jessica...