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Man charged with trading heroin for grenade launchers

Jan. 22, 2020 9:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. citizen living in Tijuana is charged in federal court in Los Angeles with allegedly trading heroin and fentanyl for guns and grenade launchers, federal officials said Wednesday. Pedro Roberto Hernandez-Gomez, 31, faces multiple charges including possessing machine guns,...

Washington state shooting case set for closing arguments

Jan. 22, 2020 3:50 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Jurors were expected to hear closing arguments in the trial of a Washington state man charged with killing a teen during a drug deal. Cameron Jay Helland, 19, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Davontae Mesa, The Yakima Herald reports....

Detroit police linking 2020 homicides so far to marijuana

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Marijuana deals have been a common theme in many of the 17 homicides reported in Detroit so far this year, the police chief said. Marijuana is legal under Michigan law, but small recreational sales aren't legal yet in Detroit. The illegal market still is thriving, Chief James Craig said....

Police: juvenile arrested on gun, drug charges

Jan. 21, 2020 3:15 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, say they've arrested a juvenile on gun and drug charges. Police said on Friday, a person reported that a student had brought a gun to Manchester West High School. Police also heard that the student may have large quantities of marijuana. Police...

Convicted drug dealer pleads guilty to new charges

Jan. 21, 2020 11:55 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who previously spent time in federal prison on drug charges has pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin while still on probation, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Luis Alberto Gonzalez-Ruiz, 35, of Providence, pleaded guilty last week to...

Drug dealer who had pipe bomb and machine guns pleads guilty

Jan. 21, 2020 11:49 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A drug dealer who sold cocaine and guns from his downtown Cedar Rapids apartment has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said. Raven Burkhow entered pleas last week to several charges, including conspiracy to sell drugs, use and possession of a firearm and possession of machine...

Authorities: Man fatally shot in botched drug deal robbery

Jan. 21, 2020 9:28 AM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A reputed drug deal that turned into a botched robbery ended with a man fatally shot and charges filed against several people, authorities said. Three men and a woman had arranged to meet with the man on Sunday under the guise of buying marijuana from him, Erie police said, but they...

Man sentenced to decades in prison in drug deal slaying

Jan. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

A man has been sentenced to decades in prison by a judge who told him he had “thrown his life away” by killing another man over a small amount of marijuana. John Curtain, 20, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison and ordered to spend at least 34 years behind bars before becoming eligible for...

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug trafficking

Jan. 19, 2020 12:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. Prosecutors say Jeremy Rodriguez, 22, was part of a drug trafficking organization selling large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine in the Hartford-area. The Hartford...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Diana Calvert, River City Retail Marijuana Dispensary manager stocks the shelves with product in Merlin, Ore. Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report. Idaho residents are purchasing recreational marijuana in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho, the report released Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said. (Timothy Bullard/The Daily Courier via AP)

Report: Oregon marijuana sales 420% stronger near Idaho

Jan. 18, 2020 7:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marijuana sales in Oregon along the Idaho state line are 420% the statewide average, according to a state report. Idaho residents are purchasing recreational marijuana in Oregon because it is illegal in Idaho, the report released Friday by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis said....