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Drug Trafficking

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  • Former chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation

    The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties. A judge was to decide Wednesday whether Gen. Oscar...
  • Federal jury acquits family on 4 of 5 pot charges in Washington state

    A marijuana-growing family in Washington state was acquitted Tuesday on most of the federal charges against them, but convicted of one count that reportedly could put them behind bars for five years. Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 56, her son Rolland Gregg,...
  • Ohio man charged with selling heroin to overdose victim

    A grand jury in west-central Ohio has indicted a man on a charge of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly selling heroin to a person who then suffered a fatal overdose. Officials in Clark County said Tuesday that 24-year-old Lucas Fowler also was...
  • Crime roundup: Police assaulted, impersonated; drugs found in car, motel

    Crime roundup: Police assaulted, impersonated; drugs found in car, motel
    This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region. Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened...
  • Leader of brutal Zetas cartel captured in Mexico

    Leader of brutal Zetas cartel captured in Mexico
    A leader of one of Mexico’s most brutal drug cartels was arrested early Wednesday, Mexican media reported. Omar TreviƱo Morales, head of the Zetas paramilitary cartel, was captured by federal authorities in a wealthy suburb of Monterrey, capital...
  • Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned

    Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River. Yet the 20-year-old took the witness stand Tuesday in Philadelphia and described the night his two friends lost...
  • Mathews man found guilty of distributing cocaine

    A Mathews County man was found guilty Monday of distribution of cocaine, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Bowen. The jury recommended a 30-year prison sentence. Wilbert MacArthur Lee Jr., 36, was charged last August, along with four other...
  • Warrant: Students Say They Purchased 'Molly' From Wesleyan Student

    Warrant: Students Say They Purchased 'Molly' From Wesleyan Student
    MIDDLETOWN — Witnesses told police that Andrew Olson, a Wesleyan student who was arraigned Tuesday on charges of selling a hallucinogen was involved in the distribution of the drug MDMA on campus, according to documents released after Olson appeared...
  • L.A. County acts to curb child sex trafficking in some motels

    Looking for an additional weapon in their continuing battle against the peddling of teens and children for sex, Los Angeles County supervisors moved Tuesday to more tightly regulate emergency shelter motels to ensure they aren't sites for child...
  • Pot growers convicted on fed count in state where it's legal

    Three people were found guilty Tuesday of growing marijuana, but they also were exonerated of more serious charges in a widely-watched federal drug case in a state where medical and recreational marijuana is legal. The three remaining defendants of the...
  • 5-year sentence for heroin sale linked to overdose death

    A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for distributing heroin linked to an overdose death. Twenty-nine-year-old Ryan Russow of Milford was sentenced Monday in New Haven to five years and five months in prison followed...