Latest Drug-related crime News

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

Lawsuit seeking records over 1987 teen deaths dismissed

Sep. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge dismissed a Benton woman's 2016 lawsuit that aimed to obtain documents from three federal agencies to reveal information about her son's 1987 death. The dismissal on Wednesday followed Linda Ives' request for documents related to beliefs that the deaths were potentially...

Alabama corrections officer arrest on drug charges

Sep. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama corrections officer arrested on drug charges planned to buy methamphetamine and take it inside the prison where he worked. The Department of Corrections says 26-year-old Corey McClendon of Louisville worked at Easterling prison in Barbour County. He was arrested...

Editorials from around New England

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Tolls, groceries, vaccinations. Is Gov. Lamont the do-over governor? Hartford Courant Sept. 20 Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are awash on tides of public outcry. Thursday night's grocery tax reversal is just the latest in a series of ham-handed executions...

Man killed by Missoula officers refused to give up gun

Sep. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Court records say a man who was killed in Missoula on Sept. 2 had refused efforts by police officers to take away his gun. Records indicate 35-year-old Steven Cole Gill was shot inside a recreational vehicle by officers responding to a report of drug activity. Investigators found a...

Candidate for state House seat arrested on drug counts

Sep. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A woman running for a south Louisiana House seat has been arrested on drug-related counts in Tangipahoa Parish. The Daily Star reports 26-year-old Marylee Bellau, of Kentwood, was arrested Wednesday after she and a man arrived at a location under narcotics surveillance with a young...

Oklahoma doctors charged in separate opioid drug cases

Sep. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City doctor and another from Tulsa are facing federal charges in separate indictments alleging they illegally dispensed opioid drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City announced Friday 62-year-old Dr. David Quy (KWEE) was indicted on 55 counts of illegally...

Drones used to find hidden pot grows in Washington state

Sep. 20, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities have seized 70,000 illegal marijuana plants from farmers' fields this year after they were detected growing with other crops. Tri-City Herald reported Thursday that Franklin County deputies have discovered illegal operations using airplanes and drones to...

Man who had large amounts of cocaine, fentanyl pleads guilty

Sep. 20, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A California man found with nearly 200 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl during a traffic stop on an interstate highway in Pennsylvania last year has pleaded guilty to a federal drug trafficking charge. Miguel Gonzalez Segovia now faces a possible life term when he's sentenced...

Man arrested after chase, accused of throwing bag of meth

Sep. 20, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been arrested after leading police on a chase while trying to toss a bag of methamphetamine out of sight. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said 46-year-old David Fitzgerald Moore has been charged with fleeing and possession with...