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Drug Trafficking

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  • State bans sale of new drug kratom to minors

    State bans sale of new drug kratom to minors
    Kratom may sound something out of Superman, but the herbal supplement is the latest drug to be banned from minors in Illinois. A new state law takes effect Jan. 1 prohibiting youngsters from getting their hands on the plant known as Mitragyna speciosa...
  • Easton woman to face trial in 2011 strangling of drug dealer

    Easton woman to face trial in 2011 strangling of drug dealer
    He was a 54-year-old drug dealer in failing health because of a stroke and diabetes. She was a 28-year-old drug addict who cooked his meals, cleaned his Easton apartment and provided sexual favors in exchange for crack cocaine. But if drugs brought...
  • Ex-Easton football player and owner of Palmer health food grill sold pot, police say

    Whacked in the head with a baseball bat during a brawl, Sean N. Burgio suffered a blood clot in his brain that nearly cost him more than just his junior season as a tailback on the Easton Area High School football squad. Determined to get back on the...
  • Eustis police make arrests after drug investigation of two homes

    Eustis police make arrests after drug investigation of two homes
    EUSTIS — Complaints from residents about drug activity prompted a police investigation that led to the arrest of several people in recent weeks at two homes, one in a quiet neighborhood and the other near a school, sports fields and a church....
  • Forbidden jail mail was soaked with drugs, authorities say

    Forbidden jail mail was soaked with drugs, authorities say
    Jail inmates always like to get mail, but some letters sent to the Broward County Jail system last summer might have proved more popular than most. Investigators say a trio of suspects, who apparently met behind bars, hatched a conspiracy to smuggle a...
  • Convicted killer of two Broward drug smugglers denied new trial

    Convicted killer of two Broward drug smugglers denied new trial
    The year was 1980, and Scott Errico was a 22-year-old deep into South Florida's drug smuggling business. Authorities later called him the "enforcer" in a $700 million marijuana ring that used luxury yachts breezing in and out of Fort Lauderdale. But...
  • Often Arrested Man Charged In Enfield Narcotics Investigation

    ENFIELD — Police arrested a local man on drug charges Tuesday morning as part of a 10-month investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales. Andrew Wrann, 24, of 4 South St. was brought to Enfield court Tuesday morning from the Corrigan-...
  • Honduras seizes cocaine paste hidden in wooden sticks

    Security forces in Honduras have seized 2,852 wooden sticks stuffed with cocaine paste in the Caribbean port of Puerto Cortes, police said on Tuesday. The paste, which serves as the basis for making cocaine, was found inside the sticks shipped in four of...
  • Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage

    Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage
    As Illinois prepares to authorize its first medical marijuana businesses, applicants seeking the potentially lucrative licenses include people with political connections and blemished backgrounds. A lobbyist for one applicant is the former chief of...
  • San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings

    San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings
    It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious. The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one...
  • For drug crime defendants, sentencing can be a crapshoot

     For drug crime defendants, sentencing can be a crapshoot
    Noah Kleinman faced his moment of reckoning: Should he tell a federal judge his marijuana dispensaries were just a front to distribute bulk marijuana and make hundreds of thousands of dollars? Or stick to his claim of innocence? Kleinman, a 39-year-...