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USPS worker admits to stealing parcels containing drugs

Oct. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A postal worker who tracked, stole and opened mail that he suspected contained drugs and then kept any narcotics that he found pleaded guilty Friday. Shawn Herron, 44, of Whitman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute...

2 foreigners killed in shootout in Mexico's Tulum resort

Oct. 21, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two foreigners were killed and three wounded in a shooting at a restaurant in the Mexican Caribbean resort town of Tulum, authorities said Thursday. Authorities said one of the dead women was from Germany and the other from India. The three wounded...

Oklahoma appeals court reverses double-murder conviction

Oct. 21, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Thursday reversed the double-murder conviction of a Spencer man and remanded the case for a new trial. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued its 3-2 ruling in the case of Jamar Mordecai Simms, 27, who was...

12 pounds of fentanyl seized in San Francisco drug bust

Oct. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A drug bust by federal agents and San Francisco police netted 12.5 pounds (5.7 kilograms) of the deadly narcotic fentanyl and charges against 18 people suspected of supplying drug dealing operations in the city's troubled Tenderloin neighborhood, authorities announced...

Drug dealer gets life in prison for baseball bat killings

Oct. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

A Connecticut drug dealer whose federal death sentence was overturned in the baseball bat killings of three people during a 2005 dispute over crack cocaine sales was resentenced Thursday to life in prison. Dressed in a tan prison uniform, Azibo Aquart, now 40, apologized...

14 arrested, charged with large-scale cocaine distribution

Oct. 21, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Fourteen people from southeastern Wisconsin have been arrested and charged with selling cocaine and crack cocaine in high volumes. According to a federal indictment, those charged range in age from 23 to 64 and are from Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee...

Indiana county's attorney faces meth-dealing charges

Oct. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an eastern Indiana county who once served as its top prosecutor has been charged with dealing methamphetamines. Martin R. Shields, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Henry Circuit Court with two counts of dealing in meth and...

Coach for AAU basketball team founded by WNBA player charged

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of...

Chillicothe police: Girl died after taking counterfeit pills

Oct. 19, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Two people are in custody in the western Missouri town of Chillicothe after a 17-year-old girl died after taking counterfeit prescription pills. Police say on Facebook that officers were called about 11:30 a.m. Sunday to a report that the girl...

Alleged leader of drug trafficking ring pleads not guilty

Oct. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Longview, Washington man has pleaded not guilty to charges of leading and profiting from organized crime. Efrein Velarde Pelayo, 33, is accused of sending a runner to sell heroin and methamphetamines to a police informant last winter. The Daily...