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Ex-sheriff gets 6 years in prison over drug dealer bribes

Apr. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi sheriff who admitted to extorting bribes from a drug dealer was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills also ordered former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer to forfeit $42,000 and serve three years of supervised...

Student, shot by dean who had him deal drugs, sues district

Apr. 12, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston school system has been sued by a former student who was shot in the head by a dean at a high school who had recruited him to deal drugs. WGBH-FM reported Thursday that Luis Angel Rodriguez is asking for $5 million. The federal suit says the district's negligence led to "severe...

6th officer charged in FBI probe of city police department

Mar. 26, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A sixth police officer in New Jersey's third-largest city faces criminal charges in connection with a federal probe that has painted a grim picture of illegal searches, drug dealing, thefts from drug suspects and assaults. Paterson Police Officer Daniel Pent was arrested Tuesday at...

Members of Mexican drug cartel indicted in Virginia

Mar. 25, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A dozen members of a Mexican drug cartel have been indicted in Virginia on federal drug conspiracy charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia says the indictments were unsealed Monday against members of Jalisco New Generation Cartel. U.S. Attorney...

Drugs, mobile phones delivered to UK prison inside dead rats

Mar. 25, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British officials say dead rats stuffed with drugs and mobile phones have been thrown over prison fences to provide contraband to prisoners. Officials said Monday that staff had found the rats inside the perimeter fence of a prison in Dorset, 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of London....

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

Mar. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana. Citing a Durham County Sheriff's Office warrant, The Herald-Sun reports 18-year-old Hannah Lyne Peters posed online with what appeared to be a pound of...

Feds: Forgery operation produced over 10,000 fake documents

Mar. 5, 2019 7:43 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents that were sold around the United States for years. The operation, revealed for the first time Tuesday in a...

Man, 33, convicted of murder at 13 charged with drug crimes

Mar. 1, 2019 6:00 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man who was convicted of murder at age 13 has been charged with selling heroin and methamphetamine. Nathaniel Abraham now is 33 years old. Bond was set at $100,000 during a court appearance Friday in Farmington Hills. Outside court, attorney James Galen says his client...

Man who bought $540 of Girl Scouts cookies is arrested

Feb. 27, 2019 5:00 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who bought more than 120 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to help the scouts escape the cold has been arrested on drug charges. News outlets report the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency says 46-year-old Detric Lee McGowan was arrested Tuesday on charges including...

2014 Little Rock police memo: SWAT team served all warrants

Feb. 26, 2019 7:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawyers for a man who claims police lied to obtain a no-knock arrest warrant for him said Tuesday that a 2014 memo from Little Rock police shows the department had a policy to use SWAT teams, which are typically only used for high-risk situations, to execute all search warrants....