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Bus contractor charged with child endangerment over meth

Jun. 23, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

POLSON, Mont. (AP) — The owner of a company that has the bus contract for a northwestern Montana school district faces charges for allegedly possessing and selling methamphetamine and smoking it on the school buses and in the bus barn. Lake County prosecutors charged 54-year-old Scott Johnson Thursday with...

20 indicted in West Texas-based drug trafficking ring

Jun. 23, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say 20 people have been indicted and arrested in a West Texas-based drug trafficking and smuggling ring. A federal grand jury in Lubbock indicted the suspects on a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and...

Man gets 65 to life in drug-related slayings

Jun. 23, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 65 years to life in what western Pennsylvania prosecutors called a drug deal robbery that claimed two lives. The Beaver County Times reports that 19-year-old Lawrence Reddick Jr. was sentenced Friday on convictions including first- and second-degree murder,...

Couple accused of drugs, dogfighting; 15 dogs confiscated

Jun. 22, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana couple is accused of dealing drugs and dogfighting, and authorities say deputies confiscated drugs and 15 dogs from them. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Michael Ratcliff and 29-year-old Antinette Johnson were arrested Wednesday at their Slidell...

Leaders in North Carolina drug operation get life sentences

Jun. 21, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say two leaders of a North Carolina drug dealing operation have been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday 42-year-old Atoine Dewayne Miles of Dunn and 44-year-old Lemont Jerrone Webb of Godwin each received life...

2nd man sentenced in Indiana shootout that left 2 dead

Jun. 21, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The second of six men charged in connection with a double slaying in northern Indiana has been sentenced to decades in prison. The South Bend Tribune reports 35-year-old Joshua Sage learned his punishment Wednesday. A jury earlier convicted him of two counts of murder and one count...

City to ban sale of marijuana as legalization approaches

Jun. 20, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city has voted to ban the sale of marijuana, including the opening of a marijuana dispensary, as recreational use of the drug is set to become legal. The Newport City Council approved an ordinance Monday allowing police to ticket anyone selling marijuana, including edible...

4 killed and 25 arrested after a shooting in Mexico City

Jun. 20, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City prosecutors say four people are dead and 25 arrested after a series of shootings apparently related to drug dealing. Police responding to reports of drug deals found two people dead on the city's south side. Police chased the suspects and came under fire from gunmen on...

2nd suspect pleads guilty in Springfield drug killing

Jun. 20, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A second person has pleaded guilty to his role in the killing of a teenager during a botched drug deal. The Republican reports that 18-year-old Charles Sierra pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court to second-degree murder and other charges in the March 2016 shooting of...

Maryland man convicted of gang related crimes

Jun. 19, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been convicted of conspiring to take part in a racketeering enterprise as part of a gang. WJZ-TV cites a U.S. Department of Justice release that says 25-year-old Lamont Jones was also convicted Tuesday of conspiring to distribute narcotics. Court documents say Jones was...