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North Carolina man pleads guilty in 2018 shooting death

Sep. 14, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

WINSTON -SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a fatal shooting in 2018 that authorities say resulted from an argument over a drug deal. Charlie Andrew Goldsmith, 23, pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder in the...

Leader of Mexican drug trafficking ring gets 8 years prison

Sep. 13, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The leader of a Mexican-based heroin trafficking ring that distributed the drug to cells operating in and around Portland and in southwestern Washington was sentenced Monday to just over eight years in federal prison. Paul Alberto Guillen, 27, is...

Men sentenced over Mexican meth airdrop into California

Sep. 13, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican man was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Monday for trying to distribute methamphetamine that was dropped into the California desert by an airplane, authorities said. Juan Carlos Iturriaga-Centeno, 34, had pleaded guilty...

Woman pleads guilty to role in pot delivery business

Sep. 13, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman who worked for an unlicensed marijuana delivery company that had millions of dollars in revenue has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said Monday. Tatiana Fridkes, who also goes by the name Sonya, 34, of Boston, was sentenced...

Massachusetts man faces retrial in killing in Maine

Sep. 13, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the retrial of a Massachusetts man whose murder conviction was overturned by the state supreme court in Maine. Marcus Asante, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 35 years as the convicted triggerman in a...

Electric company and ministry helps people grow after prison

Aug. 29, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

SALEM, Ala. (AP) — Every morning at about 6 a.m., around two dozen men gather together at a warehouse and office building in Salem, Alabama, to sing and pray. Joshua Vandusseldorp, a former U.S. Marine, founded Abel Electric and Abel Ministries soon after getting out of...

Louisiana man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

Aug. 26, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who pleaded guilty to heroin distribution in federal court in New Orleans will also forfeit a luxury car, a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch and other jewelry. Prosecutors said in a Thursday news release that 44-year-old Arthur...

Ohio AG approves language in legal marijuana petition

Aug. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office on Friday approved summary language in a petition to legalize marijuana use and sales in the state. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol wants to make it legal for adults 21 and older to buy and...

Dealer who provided deadly drugs given 11 years in prison

Aug. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of delivering drugs that caused an overdose death has been sentenced in Fond du Lac County to 11 years in prison. David Bresser was earlier found guilty of first-degree reckless homicide for the methamphetamine death of a...

Arizona men caught smuggling drugs to N.M. sentenced

Aug. 13, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Phoenix men have been sentenced to lengthy terms in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine from Arizona for sale in New Mexico, federal prosecutors announced Friday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque said Arturo Munoz, 67,...