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Suspect in man's disappearance reaches gun plea deal

Sep. 17, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A suspect in the disappearance of a man with whom he was conducting a drug deal is expected to plead guilty to a federal firearms charge. Court documents say Richard Whitcomb of Hartford has agreed to plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Under the plea deal, he...

Georgia officials find spiked CBD products sold in the state

Sep. 16, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When high schoolers around Savannah started passing out after puffing vapes last year, authorities focused on several products marketed as delivering the cannabis extract CBD. Authorities arrested a tobacco store owner and two employees, but believe the vapes were made out of state. An...

Tests show synthetic marijuana sold as CBD in Los Angeles

Sep. 16, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing. As part of the investigation, a reporter in Los Angeles purchased five vape cartridges or pods that were...

AP finds synthetic marijuana sold as CBD in South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing. For the investigation, a reporter purchased five vape products that were described as delivering CBD at...

AP finds synthetic marijuana in CBD sold in Florida

Sep. 16, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing. For the investigation, a reporter in Panama City purchased seven vape products that were advertised as...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...

LA man will plead guilty to smuggling cocaine to Australia

Sep. 13, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to smuggling nearly 90 pounds of cocaine to Australia by concealing it in items such as water heaters, air conditioners and lampstands. Prosecutors announced Friday that Vardges Markosyan of North Hollywood has agreed to enter pleas to...

20-year sentence to man who provided fatal heroin

Sep. 12, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for providing the heroin that killed a user. A judge on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Anthony Marion of St. Charles. He pleaded guilty in February to distributing heroin resulting in death. Court documents say...

Alleged street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering

Sep. 11, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of a Chicago street gang implicated in drug trafficking and deadly violence on the city's West Side has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges. With his guilty plea Wednesday, Stevon Sims joined Keith Chatman, Rontrell Turnipseed, Marchello Devine and Deandre...

Ex-NFL player, doctor are arrested in Georgia opioid case

Sep. 11, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former NFL football player and a Georgia doctor face charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including opioids. Former New Orleans Saints player Sedrick Hodge sold oxycodone pills in Cartersville, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Hodge, 40,...