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Authorities: 2nd person dies after shooting in drug robbery

Dec. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Authorities say a second person has died following a shooting that authorities say stemmed from an armed robbery during a purported drug deal in eastern Pennsylvania last week. State police in Monroe County say the gunfire Wednesday in Chestnuthill Township left 22-year-old Dylan Beinert dead and two men...

Three indicted in Dallas cop trial witness' slaying

Dec. 6, 2019 1:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Three men have been charged with capital murder in the killing of a witness who testified at the murder trial of a Dallas police officer who shot and killed her unarmed neighbor in his home. The Oct. 4 shooting of Joshua Brown happened days after Amber Guyger was convicted and sentenced to...

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Dec. 3, 2019 6:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Private Facebook groups have “emboldened” sellers of illegal drugs and guns to connect with potential buyers over the social media site, Chicago police said Tuesday, as leaders announced that a two-year undercover investigation led to more than 50 arrests. Police leaders,...

Medical examiner who traded drugs for sex dies in prison

Nov. 28, 2019 1:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia medical examiner sentenced to eight years in prison for trading drugs for sex has died behind bars. Federal prison records show 74-year-old Dr. Joseph Burton of Milton died Nov. 22 at a federal prison in North Carolina. Burton pleaded guilty in 2018 to conspiracy to...

Germany again deports Lebanese convict back to Beirut

Nov. 23, 2019 6:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have again deported a Lebanese man who was convicted of drug dealing and deported earlier this year but then returned to Germany. The German news agency dpa reported that Ibrahim Miri was handed over to Lebanese authorities on Saturday in Beirut. Miri was earlier deported...

Man part of fentanyl trafficking ring gets 13-year sentence

Nov. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was part of a drug trafficking operation that sold fentanyl on the dark web has been sentenced. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said Friday that 29-year-old Brett Trageser was sentenced earlier this...

Germany rejects asylum claim by deported convict

Nov. 8, 2019 10:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German officials have rejected an asylum request from a Lebanese man who was convicted of drug dealing and deported but then returned to Germany. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Friday that the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees had rejected Ibrahim Miri's application as "clearly...

Drug dealers nabbed while trying to sell to school students

Oct. 25, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say three drugs dealers who attempted to sell narcotics to school students in Philadelphia have been arrested. The attorney general's office in Pennsylvania announced charges against the men Friday. Authorities say they seized 76 grams of drugs and an assault rifle from the...

Man charged with providing drugs ordered by prison inmates

Oct. 25, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of selling and sneaking drugs like Ecstacy into prisons across North Carolina is facing charges after officials say they tracked him through his phone calls with inmates. News outlets reported that 40-year-old Eric Lamont Perry of Durham was arrested earlier this month. A...

Ex-Honolulu police chief, estranged wife plead guilty

Oct. 22, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief and his wife, a former deputy city prosecutor, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank fraud in order to avoid other trials against them, capping a federal corruption investigation that brought down the once-respected and powerful couple. As part of a deal with...