Latest Drug-related crime News

Banks weaken, but small-company stocks hold up well

Jul. 19, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trade issues again weighed on the market Thursday as representatives of the auto industry told Congress they opposed tariffs on imported cars and car parts being proposed by the Trump administration. Banks and other large U.S. stocks fell, but smaller and more domestically-focused companies...

7 Puerto Rico policemen charged in federal corruption case

Jul. 19, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities say seven police officers in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges including extortion, robbery and drug trafficking. The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that the officers were assigned to a drug unit in the northern town of...

Human rights activist on trial in Chechnya on drug charges

Jul. 19, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Police officers have testified against a human rights activist jailed in Chechnya on trial for drug charges, in a case seen by some as punishment for his work exposing abuses by Chechen officials. Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the respected human rights group Memorial,...

Baltimore man could get life after 9 die in heroin overdoses

Jul. 19, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 24-year-old Baltimore man could be sentenced to life in prison in October after pleading guilty to a heroin distribution conspiracy linked to 27 overdoses — nine of them fatal. The U.S. Attorney's office says Karon Peoples admitted Wednesday that nine fatal overdose victims and 18...

Former police chief arrested on drug charge in S Carolina

Jul. 18, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former police chief of one of South Carolina's largest cities faces a drug charge after authorities found a fugitive in his home. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies found methamphetamine in former Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott's bedroom Tuesday as they arrested a...

US announces drug charges against Honduran congressman

Jul. 17, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the United States. Midence Oqueli Martinez Turcios helped the Cachiros drug gang import hundreds...

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

Jul. 16, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman with a painkiller addiction has been accused of killing her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk. Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby. An autopsy found the baby died from a combination...

Review: Ace Atkins' 'The Sinners' is action-packed

Jul. 16, 2018 8:19 AM EDT

"The Sinners: A Quinn Colson Novel" (Putnam), by Ace Atkins Mississippi's rural Tibbehah County — the evocative setting for Ace Atkins' superior series about Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger turned sheriff — is the crossroads of all things good and evil. Here, ordinary people too often intersect...

2 admit to manslaughter in NYC house blast; firefighter died

Jul. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed a New York City fire battalion chief, prosecutors said. "This is an extremely rare instance where someone is being held criminally responsible for conditions that caused the death of a...

Mexican drug cartel leader set for federal trial

Jul. 15, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A 38-year-old man authorities describe as a former leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico is scheduled for a federal court trial starting Monday in Waco on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs inland through South Texas, conspiracy to possess firearms and laundering millions of...