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Million-dollar opioid drug ring started small, No. 2 says

Aug. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who prosecutors call the second-in-command of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring said Thursday the operation started small, when he needed cash for student loans so he let his roommate sell his prescription Adderall. Drew Crandall, 33, said the dark-web operation run...

Trial opens for Utah man accused in major opioid ring

Aug. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stacks of potentially deadly fentanyl-laced pills sealed inside plastic tubs were displayed Monday on a table in a Salt Lake City courtroom, a haul that prosecutors say amounted to a tiny portion of the opioids shipped all over the U.S. as part of a multi-million dollar operation...

32 busted in federal drug crackdown in San Francisco

Aug. 7, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first step in a sweeping crackdown on crime ranging from drugs to sex trafficking in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood yielded 32 arrests of mostly Honduran nationals tied to two international operations that poured heroin and cocaine into the community, U.S. prosecutors...

The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco

Aug. 7, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a federal crackdown on drugs in San Francisco (all times local): 12 p.m. Federal prosecutors say they've charged 32 people who sold drugs in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood as part of an international operation. Chris Nielsen, special agent in charge of the Drug...

After years of waiting, medical marijuana sold in Louisiana

Aug. 6, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give...

Teen's lawyer seeks footage after Italian officer's slaying

Aug. 6, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The lawyer for one of two American teens jailed in Rome on suspicion of the slaying of a Carabinieri officer said Tuesday he has asked investigators to obtain all possible video footage of the area of the attack. Roberto Capra his 19-year-old client, Finnegan Lee Elder, detained for allegedly...

Tennessee music label members charged with bank fraud

Aug. 6, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

MEMPMHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 18 people have been charged in Tennessee with using a music label to defraud banks and sell marijuana. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 17 people from Memphis and one from Los Angeles have been indicted on federal drug and bank fraud...

Vermont man gets 5 years for dark web drug dealing

Aug. 2, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday for a drug dealing and money laundering conviction that grew from the Justice Department's first undercover operation targeting dark web drug sales across the country. In court Friday, attorneys said Sam Bent arranged...

Utah's medical pot distribution, growing plans face scrutiny

Jul. 31, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials preparing to launch the state's medical marijuana program next year face mounting pressure from county attorneys to scrap plans for a state-run dispensary system and lingering scrutiny from companies rejected for growers' licenses. The state announced Wednesday it has...

Italy: Teen's father says son didn't know friend had knife

Jul. 31, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The father of one of the Americans detained in the fatal stabbing of an Italian police officer said Wednesday that his 18-year-old son insists he didn't know his friend had a knife and "can't come to terms with what happened." Fabrizio Natale issued a statement through a lawyer after visiting...