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Cheshire man sentenced to prison for distributing narcotics

Mar. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Cheshire man has been sentenced to prison for distributing narcotics to a woman in Southington who died from an overdose. Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham says 37-year-old Thomas Halleran was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison, followed by six years of...

Spokane dentist pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Mar. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane dentist has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he improperly prescribed painkillers. The Spokesman-Review reports 50-year-old Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiring to distribute drugs and three counts of distributing...

29 people charged in major drug selling ring

Mar. 21, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Federal and local authorities in Connecticut say 29 people have been charged in a major drug-selling ring that distributed heroin and cocaine in the Waterbury area. Officials arrested 23 people Wednesday and one Thursday. Another suspect already was in state custody and four more...

3 charged in drug mill linked to dozens of overdoses, deaths

Mar. 21, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three men stand accused of running a drug mill that allegedly sold heroin and fentanyl stamped with "brands" linked to dozens of overdoses, including 84 deaths. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests Thursday. He estimated that the drug mill, set up in a luxury...

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

Mar. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana. Citing a Durham County Sheriff's Office warrant, The Herald-Sun reports 18-year-old Hannah Lyne Peters posed online with what appeared to be a pound of...

Judge gives gas station owner 2.5 years over synthetic pot

Mar. 20, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a Madison-area gas station chain owner to spend two-and-a-half years in prison and pay a $1 million fine for selling synthetic marijuana and possessing untaxed chewing tobacco. U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced Farooq Shahzad on Wednesday. Shahzad...

Nearly 4 dozen nabbed in Houston-Galveston drug-related case

Mar. 20, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say nearly four dozen people have been arrested in a Southeast Texas drug trafficking-related investigation dubbed Operation Wrecking Ball. Law enforcement officers say the 43-count indictment, returned in November and unsealed Wednesday, targets cocaine and heroin deals in the...

Providence man arrested after alleged drug delivery

Mar. 20, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is facing drug charges for allegedly making a delivery of two kilograms of fentanyl as well as a smaller amount of heroin to a confidential source working with investigators. The U.S. attorney for Rhode Island announced Wednesday that 31-year-old Josimar...

Jury convicts 30-year-old man in Illinois trafficking case

Mar. 19, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A federal jury in western Illinois has found a 30-year-old man guilty of conspiring to distribute cocaine and heroin. A Monday statement from prosecutors says jurors convicted Omar Gutierrez-Valle last week of trying to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and one kilogram...

Gang member sentenced in W.Va. for cocaine distribution

Mar. 18, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A member of the MS-13 gang has been sentenced in West Virginia to more than 11 years in federal prison for his role in a multistate cocaine distribution operation. Thirty-five-year-old Miguel Angel Cruz-Polanco was sentenced Monday in federal court in Martinsburg for his guilty...