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N Carolina police rule robbery death ‘justifiable homicide’

Nov. 22, 2019 4:13 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they won’t charge a man who fatally shot someone trying to rob him during a botched drug deal. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Lt. Gregory Dorn said 25-year-old Charvez Kent Brown went to a home on Tuesday to sell 22-year-old Danielle...

Body of wanted drug suspect found in New Mexico mortuary

Nov. 21, 2019 6:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — The hunt for a suspected gang leader by federal narcotics agents has ended after the man’s body was discovered in a New Mexico mortuary, officials said. The body of 43-year-old Johnny Lee Padilla was found last week at Albuquerque’s Gabaldon Mortuary, The...

Colorado authorities raid 5 homes, suspect drug operations

Nov. 21, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Drug task force officers have raided multiple houses in northern Colorado suspected of hiding illegal marijuana grows to crackdown on an unnamed drug trafficking organization. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported Wednesday that the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force targeted five...

Ex-'American Idol' contestant gets nearly 4 years in prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for carrying nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl. Federal authorities in Virginia said Thursday that the 32-year-old New Jersey woman got three years and nine months...

Attorney General Barr to travel to Montana on Friday

Nov. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is traveling to Montana to speak with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials about missing and murdered indigenous persons and methamphetamine trafficking. Justice Department officials say Barr will begin his day Friday at the Flathead Indian...

Georgia sheriff’s deputy arrested for trying to buy drugs

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been arrested by members of his own department for trying to buy drugs. Wilcox County Sheriff Robert Rodgers says he arrested Deputy James Carlile on Wednesday. Carlile is charged with conspiracy to purchase narcotics, using a phone to...

Inmate sentenced for running drug ring from prison

Nov. 21, 2019 9:30 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut inmate has been sentenced to nearly eight more years behind bars for running a cocaine distribution ring while locked up in prison. The U.S. attorney’s office says Westley Northrup, known as “Piff,” was sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in...

Ex-police chief who stole heroin sentenced to probation

Nov. 21, 2019 6:35 AM EST

ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) — A former police chief in western Pennsylvania who admitted stealing thousands of small bags of heroin and fentanyl from his department's evidence room is not going to prison. A judge on Wednesday sentenced former 43-year-old Timothy Butler to about four years of probation and 325...

Police: 2 charged in NC robbery that ended in fatal shooting

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say two people have been charged in a robbery turned shootout in which one person was fatally wounded and two others were hurt. News outlets report 22-year-old Danielle Miller and 19-year-old Andres Harris have been arrested on charges including assault...

Woman pleads guilty to possession, distribution of cocaine

Nov. 21, 2019 1:01 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to possession and distribution of cocaine. Court documents say 31-year-old Mallory Nooks, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, possessed 14 baggies of crack cocaine that she intended to distribute, after she had given some to another...