Latest Drug-related crime News

Cocaine-using white woman sentenced in black student slaying

Aug. 21, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BEAR, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to killing a man who was driving by her home. The News Journal reports that Cheryl Jennings's defense lawyer insisted she's innocent at Monday's sentencing. She blames her husband, Ralph, for shooting...

Bismarck businessman gets probation on drug charges

Aug. 21, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan man whose Bismarck tobacco shop was raided by police last spring has been sentenced to 1 ½ years of probation on drug charges after changing his plea to guilty. Tokes "R'' Us owner Ryan Loeb was arrested April 20 and in June pleaded not guilty to felony drug...

Officials: Man fleeing police fatally shot in New Hampshire

Aug. 21, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout, officials said. Douglas Heath, 38, was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine...

Officials: Drugs worth $200,000 seized in Streeter

Aug. 21, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

STREETER, N.D. (AP) — The Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force says it has seized methamphetamine and marijuana with a street value of more than $200,000. Authorities say officers made two arrests after receiving a tip that drugs were being sold from a residence in Streeter. After obtaining a search...

Police chief fired, arrested on marijuana possession charges

Aug. 21, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

LIPSCOMB, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief has been fired after being arrested on marijuana possession and other drug charges. News outlets report 37-year-old Brian "Scott" Martin was terminated as Lipscomb police chief ahead of an Aug. 28 trial on misdemeanor charges of second-degree marijuana...

2 Mississippi jail guards arrested on drug charges

Aug. 21, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Two guards at a county jail in Mississippi have been arrested on charges of supplying drugs and other contraband to inmates. Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason told news outlets that the officers were arrested when they reported to work at the jail in Raymond on Sunday afternoon. Mason...

Prosecutors: Cop leaked info to criminals, had sex on duty

Aug. 21, 2018 7:09 AM EDT

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a longtime New Jersey cop passed along information about police activity to help people he knew avoid arrest and also had sex with a woman while on duty instead of arresting her for outstanding warrants. Monroe Township police Sgt. Jody Collins also allegedly...

Georgia judge dismisses indictment in heroin overdose death

Aug. 21, 2018 4:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a murder indictment against a man accused of injecting heroin into the veins of another man who overdosed and died. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 35-year-old Graham Williams of Bristol, Tennessee, had been charged in the 2015 death of Gregg Ivey...

Body scanner leads to 2 contraband drug arrests at prison

Aug. 21, 2018 4:56 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say a new body scanner at the state penitentiary in Angola led to the arrest of two would-be weekend visitors. One consented to a search Sunday after the body scanner detected what officials called an "odd object" hidden on her body. Investigators said the...

Sacaton woman sentenced to 7 years for drug conviction

Aug. 21, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Sacaton woman was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for her conviction for possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Mary Alice Reed had previously pleaded guilty to the charge and acknowledged possessing 13 grams of methamphetamine in January. In another case eight...