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Coach for AAU basketball team founded by WNBA player charged

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of...

Chillicothe police: Girl died after taking counterfeit pills

Oct. 19, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Two people are in custody in the western Missouri town of Chillicothe after a 17-year-old girl died after taking counterfeit prescription pills. Police say on Facebook that officers were called about 11:30 a.m. Sunday to a report that the girl...

Alleged leader of drug trafficking ring pleads not guilty

Oct. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A Longview, Washington man has pleaded not guilty to charges of leading and profiting from organized crime. Efrein Velarde Pelayo, 33, is accused of sending a runner to sell heroin and methamphetamines to a police informant last winter. The Daily...

Moberly man pleads not guilty in death of neighbor

Oct. 13, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — A Moberly man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of a man who he believed was selling drugs to children, prosecutors said. Jerry Fitzwater, 79, is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon...

Owner of motel shuttered by public health pleads guilty

Oct. 09, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The former franchise owner and manager of a Mount Vernon motel that was closed in 2020 because of unsafe methamphetamine levels has pleaded guilty to related charges. Ashoo Ohri, 60, pleaded guilty in Skagit County Superior Court to unlawful...

Drug trial delayed again for ex-Hawaii prosecutor's brother

Oct. 07, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The pandemic has further postponed a drug-dealing trial against the pain physician brother of a former Hawaii prosecutor imprisoned in a corruption case that also took down her former police chief husband. Attorneys said during a hearing on Thursday...

Ellensburg man accused of selling drugs that killed a man

Oct. 07, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — A 19-year-old from Ellensburg, Washington, has been arrested in Hawaii and is accused of selling the drugs that killed an Ellensburg man. Police say the man was arrested Tuesday for the death of 21-year-old Sage Francois, KOMO-TV reported. ...

Maryland man on release facing drugs, firearms charges

Oct. 07, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man for committing crimes while he was on federal supervised release, prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland said in a news release on Wednesday that Delmarcus Branford, 31, of Elkridge, is...

Feds announce biggest meth bust in Oregon's history

Oct. 04, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s office in Oregon announced Monday that authorities had made the largest methamphetamine bust in the state’s history, seizing drugs with a street value of more than $1 million. Federal and local police say they arrested the...

Man gets 18 years for selling deadly dose of fentanyl

Oct. 04, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was the first person charged under a Rhode Island law that provides for stiff punishments for people who sell illicit drugs that result in death will spend 18 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday. Cary Pacheco, 57, of...