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Spanish police bust large heroin ring, arrest 10 in raids

Jan. 16, 2022 10:01 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police have arrested the leading smuggler of heroin into the European country in a bust that took a total of 10 people into custody and confiscated 55 kilograms of the drug, police said on Sunday. Police said that the ring based in the central...

Iowa man sentenced to life for killing during drug robbery

Jan. 07, 2022 18:00 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for a fatal shooting that he continued to insist he did not commit. Reginald Little, 46, was convicted in November of first-degree murder in the April 20, 2020, death of 21-year-old Kejuan Winters during...

Feds: Cocaine shipped to Rhode Island inside old TV

Jan. 03, 2022 15:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of taking possession of more than a kilogram of cocaine that had been shipped from Colombia inside an old television has been detained by federal authorities, federal prosecutors said Monday. Jomar Cruz-Aponte, 25, of Pawtucket, is...

Man faces drug charges, didn't bail out woman who took rap

Dec. 31, 2021 17:09 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man faces drug charges after his girlfriend, who initially claimed responsibility for meth found during a traffic stop, complained in recorded jail calls to friends that he hadn't bailed her out and that the drugs were actually his, authorities said. ...

San Diego jail inmate held on suspicion of killing cellmate

Dec. 30, 2021 18:52 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego jail inmate was arrested on suspicion of killing his cellmate, authorities said Thursday. John Roman Medina, 18, of Chula Vista was held after a sheriff's deputy saw him attacking the other man Wednesday evening at the San Diego Central Jail, the county...

Former Schlitterbahn co-owner pleads guilty to drug charge

Dec. 28, 2021 16:19 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The former co-owner of a Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas when a 10-year-old boy was killed on one of its rides faces sentencing in March after he pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge. Jeff Henry, 66, pleaded guilty Dec. 16 to possessing methamphetamine with...

Iowa man sentenced after admitting to about 1,000 drug deals

Dec. 28, 2021 14:01 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for conspiring with his daughter in a conspiracy that involved around 1,000 drug-related transactions over an eight-month period. The U.S. Attorney's office for northern Iowa on...

Shoplifting suspect in Pittsburgh wanted for Texas homicide

Dec. 23, 2021 07:36 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man suspected of shoplifting at a store where he worked in Pittsburgh was wanted for homicide in Texas, police said. Officers were called to the Family Dollar store on Wednesday night to assist with the termination of Joseph Tedder, 22, of Hutchinson, Kansas....

Judge: Detective made false statements to obtain warrant

Dec. 20, 2021 21:23 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A longtime King County sheriff’s detective made several false statements under oath when she obtained a search warrant in a murder case three years ago — resulting in a man’s false arrest on drug charges, newly unsealed federal court orders show. Detective...

San Francisco DA, others denounce mayor's plan for police

Dec. 20, 2021 20:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's top prosecutor on Monday pushed back on the mayor's call for increased policing to battle rampant drug dealing in one of the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods, urging her instead to put more money into housing and treatment that get at the root causes of...