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Officials detail drug overdose case against political donor

Sep. 19, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore's age, later replied: "Be here...

The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Ed Buck appeared in federal court after being charged in connection with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles area home, but the political...

85 charged with running drug networks in Southern California

Sep. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have charged 85 people with selling methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl through drug networks linked to Mexico's notorious Sinaloa Cartel. Eight indictments were unsealed Thursday in San Diego federal court after sweeping raids resulted in arrests and drug and gun...

Teacher found guilty of selling drugs to kids at school

Sep. 19, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — A 37-year-old teacher has been found guilty of selling illegal drugs to two students at her Florida middle school. Prosecutors say Maria Otilia Rivera faces up to 35 years in prison when she's sentenced Oct. 16. A Hendry County Sheriff's Office investigation that began in 2017 found...

Federal prosecutors: Video shows drug suspect killing woman

Sep. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a St. Louis man who faces a federal drug charge was caught on tape fatally shooting a woman, although he hasn't been charged with the killing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prosecutors brought up the Sept. 7 killing in court Wednesday while seeking to...

17 charged in California-to-West Virginia drug operation

Sep. 19, 2019 4:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 17 people have been charged with distributing methamphetamine and heroin in shipments from California to West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the charges in a statement Wednesday. The statement says packages containing meth were being shipped...

Providence man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

Sep. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was found to have drugs and a gun in his car after he was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Scott Arnum, of Providence, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including possession with the intent to...

US Marine accused of distributing LSD to service members

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps member and a woman are accused of distributing LSD to active military members and civilians in North Carolina. News outlets report 23-year-old Andrew Christian Gray was arrested Sunday at Camp Lejeune on charges including felony trafficking in LSD by...

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...