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Doctor arrested, accused of illegally prescribing drugs

May. 25, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — A 71-year-old doctor in South Carolina has been accused of illegally prescribing various drugs. WSPA-TV reports Dwight Jacobus was arrested Wednesday on 29 drug-related charges. According to warrants, he unlawfully distributed drugs, including pain relievers, muscle relaxants and...

Man reports voices in truck, faces impaired driving charge

May. 25, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a semitrailer driver was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after he called 911 to report hearing voices in his truck. The Journal Sentinel reports the driver called Racine County emergency dispatchers on Friday. The Racine County Sheriff's Office says deputies...

Tactics in prostitution stings raise questions

May. 25, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Inside the bedroom, Heather Strausbaugh sat talking with her client — the conversation ranged from nightlife and bars to their families. The man seemed nervous. But, eventually, he took off his clothes and laid beside her on the bed. That's when she began to massage his leg and...

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot

May. 24, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities said Friday they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling the drugs out of state. Investigators seized more than 80,000 plants and 4,500 pounds...

Wisconsin police arrest 3 men recreating crime movie

May. 24, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities arrested three men who claimed to be recreating a scene from a movie when police spotted them inside a Jeep wearing masks and holding a gun. Mount Pleasant police say they got a report of a man with a gun Thursday afternoon. When they responded to the area...

Leader of drug trafficking ring sentenced to 27 years

May. 24, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The suburban St. Louis leader of a drug trafficking conspiracy has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for drug crimes and for his role in two deaths. Dionne Lamont Gatling of St. Charles pleaded guilty to federal charges in February and was sentenced Friday. He is 53. The U.S. attorney's...

Pennsylvania man accused of suffocating infant son

May. 24, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

EFFORT, Pa. (AP) — State police say a Pennsylvania man has been accused of smothering his infant son after threatening to kill him and another child when he could not find drugs that were hidden. Police say 24-year-old Christian Tuliszewski, of Monroe County, threatened to starve and suffocate the children...

Man freed in 'doppleganger' case facing federal indictment

May. 24, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who was released from prison and awarded $1 million for his wrongful conviction has been indicted on weapons and drug charges. Federal prosecutors say Richard Jones is charged in a five-count indictment returned Wednesday by a grand jury. He is charged with...

Man charged in death of daughter he mistook for intruder

May. 23, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina have charged a man with killing his daughter, whom he mistook for a potential intruder. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jermaine Pressley faces charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and three counts of...

Pot backers ask Maine to put locals, small businesses first

May. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts in Maine used a public hearing Thursday to implore the state to protect the small businesses and growers they think should make up the backbone of its budding cannabis industry. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy held the public hearing about the state's draft...