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Woman pleads guilty in 1993 LA arson fire that killed 10

Feb. 18, 2020 8:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter in a 1993 arson fire at a Los Angeles apartment building that killed 10 people, including seven children. Johanna Lopez, 54, entered the plea to two felony counts and could face 22 years in state prison when she is sentenced in...

Florida man charged after 78 pounds of meth found in van

Feb. 18, 2020 6:46 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Florida man who was pulled over after authorities say he was speeding on Interstate 90 in south-central Montana faces a federal drug charge in a bust the Montana Department of Justice says was the largest meth seizure ever made in a traffic stop in the state. Nicholas James...

Washington state judge rejects repaying acquitted man's fees

Feb. 18, 2020 12:25 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A man acquitted of second-degree murder in January will not be reimbursed for his legal fees, a judge ruled. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Kevin Naught ruled Cameron Jay Helland, 19, is not entitled to reimbursement of attorney's fees and other expenses because he did not pay for...

Jury decides convicted Oregon meth dealer should lose home

Feb. 16, 2020 4:25 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Yamhill County jury has concluded that police can seize the home of a woman convicted of a felony drug crime under Oregon’s civil forfeiture law. Sheryl Sublet, 62, pleaded guilty in 2018 to to selling less than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine, The Oregonian/Oregon Live...

Border Patrol ex-agent gets 6-year term for aiding smugglers

Feb. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted helping traffickers smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to six years in prison on drug and bribery convictions. A federal judge in Tucson on Friday imposed the prison term on 50-year-old Jose Antonio Yanez of...

San Francisco to pay $225,000 to settle racial bias suit

Feb. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by seven African Americans who say they were targeted because of their race in a sting operation intended to arrest dealers selling drugs near schools. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the seven...

This Nov. 2, 2017 photo released by the Michigan Department of Corrections shows Michael Thompson, who is incarcerated at the Muskegon, Mich., Correctional Facility  Thompson, who was sentenced to up to 60 years in prison in 1996 for a marijuana dealing conviction, is hoping to cut his remaining time behind bars. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Michigan man serving up to 60 years for pot seeks release

Feb. 15, 2020 10:11 AM EST

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man sentenced to up to 60 years in prison in 1996 for a marijuana dealing conviction is hoping to cut his remaining time behind bars. Michael Thompson, 68, of Flint, has served nearly 25 years of his sentence and won't have a chance for parole until he’s in his late...

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire's son

Feb. 14, 2020 10:33 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room. Terry Lee Christian, 36, pleaded guilty in October to charges related to selling the drugs that killed...

Prosecutors: Pot odor from car leads to heroin conviction

Feb. 14, 2020 8:51 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a marijuana odor so strong it wafted from car to car led to heroin and firearm convictions and sentencing for a North Carolina man. The Raleigh-based U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that Preston Miles, 35, of Kittrell, was sentenced to more than six years...

Man sentenced for dealing fatal fentanyl dose to teen

Feb. 13, 2020 10:31 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison Thursday for dealing a fatal fentanyl dose to a 16-year-old. Circuit Court Judge Donna Schaeffer sentenced Jason Patton Baker to 20 years with five years suspended and two years credited, The Capital Gazette reported....