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4 found guilty in man's death in drug deal-turned-shooting

Sep. 21, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Four men have been found guilty in the killing of a man during a drug deal-turned-shooting in Florida. The Tallahassee Democrat reports Page Briggs, Patrick Berrane, David Howard and Stanley West were found guilty Thursday of third-degree murder in Hoyt Birge's 2017 death. They...

Prison guard accused of possessing drug to distribute

Sep. 21, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina correctional officer after she was found with 85 strips of a prescription drug used to treat people who have become dependent on opioids. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports N.C. Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old Sequinta...

19 arrested on drug trafficking charges in Central Texas

Sep. 21, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say 19 suspects have been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges in an alleged Central Texas methamphetamine ring based in the Waco area. Prosecutors say all of the defendants remain in custody pending detention hearings next week in federal court in Waco. An...

Missouri man charged with botched drug deal shooting death

Sep. 19, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old who fatally shot another man two years ago during a botched drug deal has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and will serve 12 years in prison. The Columbia Missourian reports that Navarro Scott was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday. But he pleaded guilty the day before...

Gardner man gets up to 8 years for drug deal stabbing

Sep. 18, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of fatally stabbing one man and seriously injuring another during an attempted drug robbery has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. The Telegram & Gazette reports that 23-year-old Francis Arbolay, of Gardner, was sentenced Monday. He had...

Latest: Sheriff: Felon was suspect in Kansas deputy's death

Sep. 17, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deputy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A man with a history of drug convictions has been identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kansas sheriff's deputy. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that 29-year-old Robert...

Police: 2 held for selling pot edibles on church grounds

Sep. 17, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police say a woman was openly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church. The Savannah Morning News reports two arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up booths and sell various items. Authorities in Savannah said all the...

Student convicted of murder in slaying of marijuana dealer

Sep. 16, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A community college honors student has been convicted of felony murder in the death of a convicted marijuana dealer found shot in a New Jersey park last year. Raquel Garajau, 20, of Tinton Falls, broke into tears at last week's verdict in the death of Trupal Patel, 29, whose body was...

Lawsuit: woman jailed over a month due to mistaken identity

Sep. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman is suing the Porter County Sheriff's Office, alleging she was wrongfully jailed for nearly two months in a case of mistaken identity. The Post-Tribune reports Gloria J. Blue filed the lawsuit in federal court. The Porter County Sheriff's Department declined...

Former correctional officer sentenced in bribery case

Sep. 14, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland correctional officer has been sentenced after pleading guilty to bribery and conspiracy to distribute narcotics. The state prosecutor announced Friday that Warren Wright was sentenced to 20 years with all but three years suspended. Judge Mark Crooks also imposed five...