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Day care operator indicted for drug distribution

Aug. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of an Iowa day-care center has been indicted in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, for allegedly conspiring to distribute heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Latosha Prather, of Des Moines, Iowa, was indicted Wednesday on 10 felonies....

19 indicted in Oklahoma drug trafficking investigation

Aug. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 19 people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in Oklahoma City. Officials said Wednesday 17 of the defendants in the indictments have been arrested following an investigation in which 14 search warrants were executed and...

California smuggler of erectile dysfunction drug gets prison

Aug. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who smuggled $11 million worth of erectile dysfunction drugs into the U.S. from China has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for conspiracy and smuggling contraband. Prosecutors say the drugs sold by 41-year-old John Lee of Walnut were...

59 arrested on drug charges around Vermont

Aug. 18, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say more than 50 people have been arrested in a multi-week drug sweep in Vermont. The Vermont Drug Task Force announced Friday that it has arrested 59 suspects on charges of selling and distributing heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine. The arrests were made in...

Fairbanks closer to approving 1st onsite use pot retailer

Aug. 16, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Fairbanks could get its first marijuana sales outlet where smokers can light up or eat edible pot products on the site within a few weeks or as much as a year, city officials said. The Fairbanks City Council voted unanimously Monday to waive any protest of the proposal allowing...

Federal jury convicts alleged drug ring leader, 4 others

Aug. 16, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been convicted on federal drug charges. A federal jury in Evansville convicted Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants on all charges Thursday during the 14th day of their trial. Prosecutors say Grundy...

Million-dollar opioid drug ring started small, No. 2 says

Aug. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who prosecutors call the second-in-command of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring said Thursday the operation started small, when he needed cash for student loans so he let his roommate sell his prescription Adderall. Drew Crandall, 33, said the dark-web operation run...

Vermont Drug Task Forces arrests 59 in statewide sweep

Aug. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Drug Task Force says 59 people were arrested during a state-wide drug sweep from one end of the state to the other. The task force partnered with the Vermont Department of Health to provide information on treatment and recovery services to those who need them. The...

Ex-West Virginia correctional officer convicted in drug plot

Aug. 14, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia correctional officer has pleaded guilty in a scheme to smuggle methamphetamine into jail. John Edward Roach II entered the plea in federal court in Charleston to possession with intent to distribute meth. Court records show an inmate asked Roach to use his...

Oklahoma County jail inmate dies, was found unresponsive

Aug. 13, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating the death of a county jail inmate. The sheriff's office says in a Tuesday news release that 56-year-old Daryl Clinton died Saturday at a hospital where he was taken after being found unresponsive earlier in the day. Clinton...