Latest Drug-related crime News

Charges dropped, brothers move to sue NYC for hemp-pot mixup

Dec. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green. A day after prosecutors dropped criminal charges in a case spotlighting confusion over hemp, marijuana and conflicting laws, the Brooklyn brothers caught in the chaos took the first step toward suing the city...

California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be

Dec. 11, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California panel on Wednesday wrestled with the reliability and accuracy of dense research studies as it considers whether to declare marijuana's potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — a health risk to pregnant women and require warnings for the pot products legally sold...

Northern California man accused of aiding Canadian fugitive

Dec. 11, 2019 4:56 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man had been hiding one of British Columbia’s most wanted fugitives in a 2008 killing prior to his violent arrest, authorities said Wednesday. Butte County sheriff’s deputies said Sam Koh, 40, of Gridley, harbored Brandon Teixeira, 28, in the days...

Immigration attorneys urge caution with new marijuana law

Dec. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois within weeks, but legal experts on Wednesday urged immigrants to exercise caution as marijuana use or cannabis-related jobs could mean repercussions including deportation. Illinois will allow adult recreational marijuana in January, but the...

Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

Dec. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

Man gets 33 years in attempted killing of police officers

Dec. 11, 2019 8:43 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for trying to kill two police officers after a high-speed chase. Jermel McSwain, 36, was sentenced Tuesday on charges including two counts of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, The Virginian-Pilot reports....

Federal prison employee indicted in Florida dogfighting ring

Dec. 11, 2019 4:17 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison employee has been indicted in connection with a large-scale dogfighting operation that involved more than 100 dogs, the U.S. Attorney for Northern Florida announced on Tuesday. Prison employee Decarlise Chapman joined Jermaine Terrell Hadley and Leonard Safford,...

Police: Suspect killed New Mexico man to impress cartel

Dec. 11, 2019 12:46 AM EST

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico man reportedly says he wanted to prove himself to a Mexican drug cartel when he allegedly shot and killed another man last week. The Hobbs News-Sun reports Anthony Breeding told police he shot Jose Angel Rivera, who was found under the carport of his home...

Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chief

Dec. 10, 2019 9:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a slain Alabama toddler was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed and her body left in a dumpster, an investigator testified Tuesday. The information was disclosed in a preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, who faces a capital...