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Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers

Aug. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...

Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

Aug. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder. Authorities have said that the criminal background of suspect Maurice Hill should have prevented him from legally owning...

Man charged in officer's death pleads in unrelated case

Aug. 16, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal firearms and drug charges. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says in a statement that 38-year-old Glenn Frierson, of Shreveport, entered the plea in federal court Friday to...

The Latest: Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail

Aug. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail. A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan...

The Latest: Philly police: Gunman had AR-15, handgun

Aug. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the standoff in Philadelphia that injured six police officers (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Philadelphia's police commissioner says a gunman who barricaded himself in a rowhouse and exchanged gunfire with police for hours had a military-style AR-15 and a handgun. Richard...

Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system during firefight

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday. Montgomery County coroner Dr....

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

Aug. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night, authorities said. Maurice Hill, who...

Maryland court rules pot smell not enough to search person

Aug. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court says the smell of marijuana isn't enough for police to search a person, in a ruling that begins by quoting the title of Bob Dylan's song: "The Times They Are A-Changin'." The Court of Appeals ruled 7-0 this week that in Maryland's post-decriminalization era,...

Million-dollar opioid drug ring started small, No. 2 says

Aug. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who prosecutors call the second-in-command of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring said Thursday the operation started small, when he needed cash for student loans so he let his roommate sell his prescription Adderall. Drew Crandall, 33, said the dark-web operation run...

Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California

Aug. 15, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast. The Daily News reports Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard acting on a tip discovered 43 bales of pot worth about $1...