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Rhode Island man pleads guilty to drug trafficking charges

Oct. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man who tried to sell a large amount of fentanyl and heroin while under surveillance by law enforcement pleaded guilty Monday to drug trafficking charges, federal prosecutors said. Josimar Delacruz-Reyes, 31, was under investigation...

Rhode Island man sentenced in North Dakota fentanyl case

Oct. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused by prosecutors of having a “leadership role” an international fentanyl trafficking operation has been sentenced in North Dakota to 33 years in federal prison. Steven Pinto, also known as Yeaboy, is one of more than 30...

Former firefighter pleads guilty in wife's overdose death

Oct. 16, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former North Las Vegas firefighter awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to manslaughter in his wife's drug overdose death last year. Christopher Candito, 33, pleaded guilty Friday under a plea agreement that includes dismissal of a second-degree...

Former Ky. coroner charged with distributing opioids

Oct. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky coroner has been indicted on federal charges of distributing oxycodone and oxycontin. A federal grand jury returned the charges against David W. Suetholz, 73, on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Suetholz was the elected...

Man suspected of causing DUI death hours after fentanyl OD

Oct. 14, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a fatal DUI crash that occurred just hours after he left a hospital for treatment of a fentanyl overdose, authorities said Thursday. Kyu Chen died in the crash around 4 a.m. on...

Man pleads guilty in drug-related death in St. Charles

Oct. 14, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Charles man faces sentencing in January after pleading guilty to federal charges in connection with a drug overdose death. Keith Kos Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine, possession with intent to...

Judge: Purdue Pharma can resume groundwork on its settlement

Oct. 13, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Purdue Pharma to resume its work carrying out the recent $10 billion settlement plan that allowed the Oxycontin maker to emerge from bankruptcy. The decision from U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon denied a request from an arm...

'Dopesick,' an opioid crisis story that needed 'to be told'

Oct. 13, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Danny Strong pops up regularly in an eclectic batch of series ranging from the lightness of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Gilmore Girls” to the dark corruption of “Billions.” But when it comes to investing his time as an...

Vermont woman enters plea for role in 2018 rural killing

Oct. 12, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges in connection with the 2018 shooting death of a man in the rural Vermont town of Waterford. Krystal Whitcomb entered the plea Tuesday during a video change-of-plea hearing in U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Oct. 12, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 7, 2021. Editorial: Johnson County GOP chair resigns after colleague alleges he grabbed her Just days after we reported on allegations Johnson County GOP Chair Fabian Shepard grabbed and kissed the Wyandotte County...