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Alex Murdaugh charged in money laundering and drug scheme

Jun. 29, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Once prominent and soon-to-be disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has been indicted again, this time prosecutors saying his crimes extended to an eight-year money laundering and painkiller ring with a friend and former client charged with trying to help him commit...

Prison inmate sentenced for dealing meth from behind bars

Jun. 27, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An inmate serving time for dealing methamphetamine was convicted was sentenced Monday to an additional 29 years behind bars for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Marco Antonio Avila, 37, was previously sentenced in 2018 to 26 years in...

Houston man gets life in prison after fatally shooting 3 men

Jun. 26, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting four men, including three who were killed, in the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad, according to prosecutors. A jury in Harris County last week found Joshua Kelsey, 37, guilty of three counts of murder...

NC woman gets nearly 6 years for supplying guns to gang

Jun. 24, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for trying to buy firearms on behalf of gang members who she helped sell drugs, according to a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Michael F. Easley Jr. said in a news release that Vernisha...

Police: Man nabbed in Minot with $1 million worth of opioids

Jun. 21, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan man appeared in court Tuesday after Minot police seized 15,000 fentanyl pills and 80 grams of fentanyl powder with an estimated street value of more than $1 million. The drugs were found after a search warrant was executed at a storage...

Man dealing meth out of motorhome sentenced to 27 years

Jun. 09, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of dealing drugs out of a motorhome has been sentenced to 27 years in prison, according to federal authorities in South Dakota. A federal indictment accuses Frank Stewart, 62, of participating in a drug ring that distributed massive...

Indiana man gets 40 years in 1-year-old son's fatal shooting

Jun. 04, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on child neglect charges stemming from the shooting death of his 1-year-old son by the boy's 4-year-old sibling. A St. Joseph County judge sentenced Avion Sexton Sr. to the maximum sentence Friday in...

Canadian and English men indicted in US Navy overdoses

Jun. 03, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man from Canada and a man from the United Kingdom have been indicted in Georgia on charges that they sent fentanyl to two U.S. Navy petty officers who died from overdoses in October 2017. Thomas Michael Federuik, 59, of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Paul...

Man gets 30-plus years in prison over fatal drug shooting

Jun. 03, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 34 years to life in prison in the shooting death of a high school student in 2017. Jaiden Ciruzzi pleaded guilty in March to reckless second-degree murder in the death of Ian Jewell, 18, who was killed by a single...

Sheriff: Boy, 8, killed as man shoots randomly at cars

Jun. 01, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy visiting South Carolina from New Hampshire was shot and killed by a man randomly firing a gun at passing cars from woods near his house, authorities said. Quarius Naqua Dunham died Sunday, a day after he was struck in the neck by a bullet...