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19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

2 sent to prison for roles in drug trafficking scheme

May. 24, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men have been sent to prison for their roles in a drug trafficking scheme that shipped or tried to ship an estimated 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of cocaine to the state through the postal service, federal prosecutors said. George Mojica, 42,...

11 killed in shooting attacks on 2 bars in Mexico

May. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eleven people, eight of them women, were killed in simultaneous shooting attacks on two bars in north-central Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. Handwritten signs left at the scenes of the killings suggested the attacks were part of a rivalry between two drug...

Duterte hits Putin: I kill criminals, not children, elders

May. 23, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sharply criticized Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the killings of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying while the two of them have been tagged as killers, “I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.” ...

Former prison guard sentenced in drug smuggling scheme

May. 23, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida state prison guard has been sentenced two years and six months in federal prison for participating in a scheme to smuggle drugs into a facility. Leslie Samuel Spencer, 49, of Port Charlotte, was sentenced Friday in Fort Myers federal court,...

School bus driver charged with giving fentanyl to students

May. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A bus driver at a private Southern California school was charged Friday with selling fentanyl to special-needs students on campus, including a girl who was treated for an overdose. Melissa Harloam-Garrison, 46, was charged with child endangerment and...

Scott vetoes bills on drug advisory board, criminal records

May. 20, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill that would have created a drug use standards advisory board within the state sentencing commission, saying it “places no limits on which drugs can be contemplated for legalization or the amounts." The board would...

Man sentenced to 8 years for trafficking carfentanil

May. 19, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man convicted last year of trafficking a drug used to tranquilize animals has been sentenced to eight years in prison, a federal prosecutor said. Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Perez, 54, also was sentenced on Wednesday to three years of supervised release for...

Trainer Cox suspended in Kentucky for horse's failed test

May. 18, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky horse racing stewards have suspended Brad Cox, trainer of 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Mandaloun, for 10 days with a $500 fine and disqualified colt Warrior’s Charge for a failed postrace drug test after the Stephen Foster Stakes last June at Churchill Downs. ...

O's Harvey suspended 60 games by MLB for drug distribution

May. 17, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited drug of abuse, a punishment stemming from his admission of providing opioids to a teammate who fatally overdosed. The former New York...