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Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams died of drug intoxication

Sep. 24, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael K. Williams died of acute drug intoxication in what New York City's medical examiner said Friday was an accidental death. Williams, known for playing Omar Little on “The Wire” and an Emmy Award nominee this year, had fentanyl,...

Nebraska drug deaths traced to state patrol evidence locker

Sep. 24, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An investigation into a spate of drug overdose deaths in the Lincoln area was traced back to fentanyl-laced cocaine stolen from a Nebraska State Patrol evidence locker, leading to two arrests, authorities announced Friday. Lincoln police and the...

'BMF' series explores climb of '80s drug kingpin 'Big Meech'

Sep. 24, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson remembered hearing stories about how two brothers emerged from rough inner-city Detroit streets to become wealthy drug kingpins and eventually embraced by hip-hop culture. Jackson heard Demetrius “Big Meech”...

Police: $10 debt led to fatal shooting on Kansas City street

Sep. 24, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of another man on a Kansas City street — a shooting investigators say stemmed from a dispute over a $10 debt. Court records show Brandon Johnson, 34, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder...

Food worker accused of trying to smuggle drugs into prison

Sep. 23, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say a food service worker at the state prison in Ely is accused of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the facility. The Department of Public Safety said 25-year-old Angelica Aguilar's arrest Tuesday resulted from an...

Woman faces 15 years in prison in DUI crash that killed 2

Sep. 22, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol when she lost control of her SUV, killing two of her passengers, has pleaded no contest to murder charges. She faces 15 years to life in prison, authorities said Wednesday. Lauren...

Alleged Mexican drug cartel boss charged in California

Sep. 22, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An alleged top lieutenant of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel has been accused of helping smuggle tons of methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin and other drugs into the United States, federal authorities said Wednesday. A 2018 indictment by a federal grand jury...

3 McNeese FB players among 5 arrested after campus shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Three freshmen defensive backs on the McNeese State football team are among five 18- and 19-year-old men accused of various crimes, including one linked to a drive-by shooting near a campus apartment complex, authorities said Wednesday. The...

Honduras' president at U.N. denies ties to drug trafficking

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a bizarre speech to the UN General Assembly, Honduras’ president defended his crimefighting chops and hinted that convicted drug traffickers testifying against him in the U.S. were doing so in exchange for favorable treatment. President Juan...

2 men convicted in 2016 death of federal witness in Arkansas

Sep. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two men have convicted of conspiring to kill a federal witness in Arkansas in 2016. A federal jury deliberated for about 6 1/2 hours before delivering the verdicts Tuesday against Donald Smith, 37, of Malvern, and Samuel...