Latest Drug dealing News

Man gets up to 15 years in Vermont shooting death

May. 23, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is going to spend 13 to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Springfield father following an argument about suspected drug dealing in the neighborhood. The Valley News reports 34-year-old Gregory Smith was convicted last year by a jury on a charge of...

Jury convicts man of murder for shooting outside Omaha store

May. 23, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has found a 30-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and two weapons crimes in Omaha. Douglas County District Court records say the jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Forrest Cox III. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Laron Rogers was shot on March 6, 2017, during a...

Pharmacist given jail, $55,000 penalty for narcotics sales

May. 22, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado pharmacist who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription painkillers has been sentenced to six months in prison and must pay $55,000 toward state programs helping crime victims and addicts. Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn's office prosecuted the case. Officials say the...

Texas man who fled after drug smuggling plea gets 18 years

May. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a South Texas man who smuggled hundreds of pounds of marijuana in crates of heavy machinery must serve 18 years in federal prison after being on the run since 2013. Rene Izaguirre (ee-zuh-GAIR'-ay) was sentenced Wednesday in Brownsville. The 46-year-old Brownsville...

Police raids homes of alleged Iraqi crime gang in Germany

May. 22, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany have raided 49 homes and businesses linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers. Some 800 police officers were involved in the raids that began early Wednesday morning in eleven...

Group to resubmit petition to allow growing, selling pot

May. 21, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group says it will resubmit a petition to amend the North Dakota Constitution aimed at allowing citizens to grow, use and sell marijuana. The group submitted a proposed petition to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday but withdrew it on Tuesday. Group chairman John Bailey, of...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in marijuana oil killing

May. 20, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a Chicago man charged in the death of his marijuana oil dealing partner whose remains were found in rural Missouri. A notice requesting the sentence for Joseph McKenna, 26, was filed last week in Miller County in central Missouri....

Dad who shot daughter through door arrested for drugs

May. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a Greenville man who mistook his daughter for a potential intruder and killed her has been arrested on drug charges. Greenville County deputies said officers responding to the early Sunday shooting found heroin and cocaine in the Greenville home of...

Wyoming doctor testifies in his drug conspiracy trial

May. 20, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming doctor accused in a prescription drug conspiracy says his treatment methods were medically appropriate. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Shakeel Kahn testified last week in his federal trial on 21 felonies, including a count of conspiracy to distribute drugs resulting in death....

Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

May. 20, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water. The Times West Virginian reports 28-year-old Brittany Nicole Lippincott on Thursday requested her bail drop...