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Former Alabama doctor sentenced in prescription fraud case

Oct. 19, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A one-time Alabama doctor was sentenced to 15 years in prison for illegally prescribing dangerous medications to patients, authorities said Monday. Richard A. Stehl, 60, was convicted on multiple charges of unlawfully distributing drugs, fraud and money laundering, federal...

21 members of white supremacist orgs charged for guns, drugs

Oct. 17, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twenty-one members and associates of white supremacy organizations in Utah are facing charges over gun and drug distribution. The indictments came after an investigation that started in June 2019 that focused on the Soldiers of Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors and Noble Elect...

Montana man gets 15 years on drug trafficking charges

Oct. 16, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Bigfork man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release after he was convicted of methamphetamine trafficking in northern Montana, authorities said. U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said Shane Alan Nault, 44, pleaded guilty in June to possession with...

Man gets 20 years for selling drugs in overdose death

Oct. 15, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for selling a fatal opioid cocktail. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 30-year-old Carl Ravon Watkins, of Dubuque, was sentenced Wednesday for one count of distribution of a controlled substances resulting...

Convicted Rhode Island drug dealer gets 7 years in prison

Oct. 9, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man with multiple drug trafficking convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the latest guilty finding, federal prosecutors say. Jessie Yanez, 34, of Pawtucket, was arrested by Cranston police last November following an investigation that included...

Man gets 40 years after fatal shooting in Everett drug deal

Oct. 8, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Washington state has sentenced a man to 40 years in prison after a jury convicted him of fatally shooting a teenager during an alleged drug deal in February 2019. A Snohomish County judge sentenced David Randall Wright, 33, on Wednesday after he was convicted of...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Black Lives Matter protesters march in Louisville. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Police release details of Breonna Taylor investigation

Oct. 7, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police files released Wednesday show contacts between Breonna Taylor and a man she dated previously who was suspected of drug dealing, but raise new questions about what led narcotics investigators to the raid of her home that resulted in her death in a burst of police gunfire. Lt....

Bartell Drugs sold to Rite Aid for $95 million

Oct. 7, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartell Drugs, one of the oldest companies in Washington state, is being sold to Rite Aid for $95 million. The 67-store regional drugstore chain has been owned by the same family since its founding in Seattle’s Central District in 1890. The companies announced the deal on Wednesday....

5 officers in New Jersey plead guilty to drug-related counts

Oct. 7, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Five sheriff's officers in New Jersey on Wednesday admitted purchasing drugs for their own use and, in two cases, conspiring to distribute cocaine to fellow officers. In pleading guilty to drug-related charges, four guards at the Morris County jail admitted they engaged in an...

4 Rohingya refugees killed in factional clash in Bangladesh

Oct. 7, 2020 4:20 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least four people died late Tuesday when members of two criminal factions attacked each other in a sprawling camp for Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh police said. Twenty other refugees were injured as the two groups opened fire with locally made guns and used sharp weapons at...