Latest Drug-related crime News

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Aug. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...

Man violates supervised release on firearm and drug charges

Aug. 20, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for violating his supervised release. The U.S. attorney's office for Connecticut announced Tuesday that Qiyon Reed was sentenced after pleading guilty to firearm and drug offenses while on supervised release. He was...

Authorities: Man had weapons, ammo, white-supremacist items

Aug. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a large weapons cache was found at a New Jersey man's home after he was involved in an auto accident last month. State police found numerous weapons and ammunition inside Joseph's Rubino's vehicle after it crashed on July 24. They later executed...

Authorities find marijuana farm worth more than $1.7M

Aug. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a marijuana farm worth more than $1.7 million while chasing a suspect. KSNW-TV reports that the discovery was made Sunday when deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to a residential burglary near El Dorado. The sheriff's office says the...

Meth confiscated, dozens arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

Aug. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a news release that Mexican cartels and other drug trafficking groups and individuals were...

Correction: Toddler-Car Death story

Aug. 20, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story about a toddler who died in a hot car, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the boy was from Georgia. He was from Alabama. A corrected version of the story is below: Police: Alabama boy died in hot car as drugged parents slept Alabama police say the parents of a...

Sheriff: Man found in teen girl's closet during a drug call

Aug. 20, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Deputies in South Carolina say they found a man in a teen girl's closet while responding to a call about the smell of marijuana coming from her room. News outlets report 20-year-old Matthew Smith was charged Friday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of...

California smuggler of erectile dysfunction drug gets prison

Aug. 20, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who smuggled $11 million worth of erectile dysfunction drugs into the U.S. from China has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for conspiracy and smuggling contraband. Prosecutors say the drugs sold by 41-year-old John Lee of Walnut were...

Woman pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl

Aug. 20, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to distributing fentanyl as part of a seven-defendant narcotics case. Court documents say 29-year-old Karina Reyes, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, lived with a drug trafficker and sometimes provided translation services for him...

Peoria police arrest student for bringing gun to high school

Aug. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria say a Centennial High School student has been arrested for allegedly bringing a gun onto campus. They say the 16-year-old boy was booked Monday into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of carrying a weapon on school grounds and drug...