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20 charged in federal indictments aimed at street gang

Dec. 13, 2018 12:25 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 20 people face federal drugs and weapons charges stemming from an investigation into a violent California street gang. The Orange County Register reports members of the Orange County Violent Gang Task Force arrested nine people early Wednesday in connection with a...

Father and son arrested in shooting that injured 17-year-old

Dec. 12, 2018 9:42 PM EST

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested a father and his 18-year-old son in connection with a shooting that injured a 17-year-old in New Hampshire. Both the father and son were charged Tuesday with felony use of a firearm and conspiracy to sell controlled drugs in a school zone among other offenses....

DEA agent charged in NY drug-trafficking conspiracy

Dec. 11, 2018 6:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced conspiracy charges Tuesday against a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent accused of providing firearms to a violent drug-trafficking organization that has been blamed for a half dozen murders. The agent, Fernando Gomez, was arrested at the DEA's Chicago...

Drug-trafficking ring run from prison busted in California

Dec. 11, 2018 9:21 AM EST

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a year-long investigation of drugs sold by gang members taking orders from a prison boss resulted in 14 arrests — and more are likely. The Ventura County Star reported Monday that search warrants were served at 10 locations last week, including at an Imperial...

Man charged in Jefferson City man's shooting death

Dec. 10, 2018 3:36 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old Jefferson City man is charged in the shooting death of another man in an apparent drug deal. Jefferson City police say Semaij Harris was charged Monday with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the death of 19-year-old Nilez Nichols of Jefferson City....

Man accused of selling drugs online indicted in fatal OD

Dec. 9, 2018 11:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a Los Angeles man who dealt drugs over Craigslist has been indicted on charges of selling the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a customer who died of an overdose. A federal grand jury charged 25-year-old Andrew Madi with one count of distribution of a controlled...

Russian chemistry teacher accused of setting up a drug lab

Dec. 7, 2018 2:38 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Prosecutors in St. Petersburg have charged two Russian high school teachers of producing and selling drugs, a case that Russian media have compared to the "Breaking Bad" television series. The prosecutors in Russia's second-largest city have accused a chemistry teacher of...

Police: man dealt drugs after released from prison

Dec. 7, 2018 1:02 PM EST

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was convicted of murder nearly 30 years ago has been arrested on drug dealing charges. State Police and West Warwick Police say they apprehended 54-year-old Jay Scholl Friday morning after executing a search warrant on his West Warwick residence. Police say...

3 dead in shooting at Philadelphia home; may be drug-related

Dec. 7, 2018 8:16 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in a Philadelphia home that left three men dead may be drug-related. Police responded to the home about 8:15 p.m. Thursday after a 13-year-old boy reported the shooting. Authorities say the boy's father was one of those killed. The officers first encountered a...

Police: 41 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

Dec. 7, 2018 5:25 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a trooper found more than 41 pounds of marijuana in a truck during a traffic stop. The News-Star reported Thursday that 31-year-old Xavier Jenkins has been arrested on charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. An arrest report says a...