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Suspected drug dealer, deported last year, charged in Kansas

Sep. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An accused drug dealer who was deported last year is once again facing drug charges after illegally returning to the U.S. The Wichita Eagle reports that 28-year-old Raul Valenzuela-Arce was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Topeka. He is accused of distributing methamphetamine....

2 Marines accused in drug overdose case of fellow Marine

Sep. 22, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to a fellow Marine who died from an overdose. Lance Cpls. Anthony Ruben Whisenant and Ryan Douglas White were arrested at Marine...

Another guilty plea in bust of New Jersey heroin ring

Sep. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another person arrested in a 2018 federal takedown of a heroin distribution ring that operated in central New Jersey pleaded guilty Tuesday. The U.S. attorney’s office said Daniel McHugh of Sayreville admitted to conspiracy and possession with attempt to distribute cocaine,...

Wichita man pleads guilty to having 20 pounds of meth, guns

Sep. 21, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who had 11 weapons and about 20 pounds of methamphetamine at his rental home in Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to drug and weapons charges, federal prosecutors said. Wichita police officers who searched the home of Luis M. Hernandez, 40, in December 2018 found baggies of...

Woman suspected of selling drugs that resulted in ODs

Sep. 18, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Southern California woman with selling narcotics to several individuals who suffered overdoses, including one who died. Marisol Bolanos Hernandez, 35, faces one count of drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury, the U.S. Department of...

Sri Lankan police officers belonging to the narcotics unit, in green jackets, stand next to a seized haul of narcotics at a fishery harbor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 3, 2020. For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs. But a drug ring allegedly including more than a dozen officers from a key national narcotics unit has exposed how much of a challenge that goal brings. (AP Photo)

Arrests of narcotics police highlight Sri Lanka drug problem

Sep. 17, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For years, authorities in Sri Lanka have tried to rid the Indian Ocean island nation of illegal drugs, even attempting to lift a decades-old moratorium on the death penalty to be able to execute drug offenders. But a drug ring allegedly including more than a dozen officers from a...

Helena man enters guilty plea for shooting during drug deal

Sep. 16, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Helena man entered a guilty plea Wednesday to deliberate homicide for killing a man during an argument over a drug deal in June 2019. Thomas Ralph Bristow entered an Alford plea, in which he maintains his innocence but acknowledges the prosecution has enough evidence to gain a...

Vermont lawmakers reach deal on marijuana sales, taxation

Sep. 16, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lawmakers from the Vermont House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill that would allow for the legal sale of marijuana, as well as taxation on those sales. The three House members of the conference committee agreed Tuesday to drop language that would have prevented advertising...

15 alleged gang members charged with selling drugs, guns

Sep. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At least 15 suspected gang members have been charged with trafficking drugs and firearms in the San Francisco Bay Area where they used the parking lot of a strip mall for numerous transactions, federal officials announced Tuesday. The alleged Sureño gang members used a mall in...

Prison guard, inmate's mother accused in drug smuggling case

Sep. 12, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware inmates, a prison guard and an inmate's mother have been indicted on drug dealing, conspiracy and money laundering charges. Newly released court documents show the charges stem from the alleged smuggling of synthetic marijuana into Delaware's largest prison, the James...