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Former Yonkers Detective Sean Fogarty appears in Manhattan Criminal Court Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in New York.  Fogarty admitted Friday that he lied to a grand jury about a cocaine bust that sent a Bronx man to jail for more than four months. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)

Former DEA task force officer pleads guilty to perjury in NY

Dec. 27, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York lawman admitted Friday that he lied to a grand jury about a cocaine bust that sent a Bronx man to jail for more than four months. Sean Fogarty, a Yonkers police detective, agreed to a “conditional discharge” that required he retire from law enforcement. He...

This photo provided Nov. 7, 2019, by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shows some of the 75,000 THC vaping cartridges seized in drug busts by Minnesota's Northwest Metro Drug Task Force. (Minnesota Department of Public Safety via AP)

Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years

Dec. 3, 2019 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two...

This trooper almost captured a powerful cartel boss

Nov. 30, 2019 12:06 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Jason Gazzo's mission was to rid the Gulf Coast region of speeders. But in 2012, the third-generation trooper stumbled onto a Mexican cartel connection and nearly brought down its dangerous and elusive leader. Gazzo had never heard of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, better known...

A selection of meth seized by the Pennington County Sheriff's Office's narcotics enforcement team is shown in an undated photo provided by the sheriff's office on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. South Dakota is taking aim at its persistent meth problem with a public awareness campaign that drew national attention this week for its

In South Dakota, meth fighters welcome any help they get

Nov. 19, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s new anti-drug campaign drew plenty of mockery on social media this week for its “Meth: We’re on it” slogan, but according to local police, the attention couldn’t have come at a better time. Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota...