Latest Drug-related crime News

Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

Apr. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of the drug...

US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Apr. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in Colorado,...

Drugs found on Montenegro military training ship

Apr. 19, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's defense ministry says the army has discovered drugs hidden on a navy training ship ahead of its planned journey to Turkey and Greece. The ministry says the military police searched the Jadran, or the Adriatic, early Friday after learning that certain criminal gangs...

Bulgarian customs officials seize heroin from Iranian truck

Apr. 19, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 288 kilograms (635 pounds) of heroin found in an Iranian truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey. The drugs were discovered at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, customs officer Ivan Kuchmov said on Friday. They were stashed in 144 packages...

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...

Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Apr. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S....

Italy: Gravestone maker accused of hiding drugs at cemetery

Apr. 18, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police say officers found more than a kilogram (2.4 pounds) of cocaine allegedly hidden at a Rome cemetery and arrested a 42-year-old gravestone maker. Police said Thursday that officers in plainclothes entered the Verano Monumental Cemetery after noticing a car going in at high speed....

Arkansas congressman's son sentenced to 9 years in prison

Apr. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The son of an Arkansas congressman has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to drugs and weapons charges. James Phillip Womack was sentenced last week in northwest Arkansas. The 31-year-old is the son of Republican Rep. Steve Womack, who represents northwest...

Naked toddler near IHOP leads to arrest of passed out adults

Apr. 18, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a Florida IHOP were headed to work early Friday when they found a naked toddler wandering the restaurant's parking lot. They then found the toddler's mom and the mom's fiance passed out in a nearby van. Panama City police tell news outlets that the employees were...