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Drug Trafficking

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  • Mexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader

    Mexican security officials said Sunday they have captured the man who has led the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said Jesus Salas Aguayo was caught Friday...
  • Arpaio immigration unit tarnished by misconduct allegations

    As frustrations mounted a decade ago over illegal immigration, Sheriff Joe Arpaio created an elite squad to crack down on smugglers and, in the process, became known across the country as a tough-talking lawman willing to step in where the federal...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
  • Wisconsin man sentenced for trafficking pot via 3 McDonald's

    Wisconsin man sentenced for trafficking pot via 3 McDonald's
    A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a large-scale marijuana trafficking ring through his three McDonald's restaurants. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Edward G. Patterson, of Whitefish Bay, recruited his employees...
  • Alleged drug-selling teacher bonds out of jail

    The third-grade teacher accused of selling drugs bonded out of the Osceola County Jail, court records say. Cheryl Heineman said nothing to a hoard of reporters when she walked out of the jail Friday. Heineman, who teaches at Central Avenue Elementary...
  • Officials: Synthetic pot sends 160 to NY hospitals in 9 days

    Synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in New York state in a little over a week, a spike that prompted authorities to warn Friday that the drug is dangerous and illegal. Over 120 emergency-room visits since April 8 linked to synthetic...
  • Drug dealer-turned-government witness given 40 years in prison

     Drug dealer-turned-government witness given 40 years in prison
    Saul Rodriguez was a one-man crime wave, ordering the killings of at least three men, kidnapping nearly 30 drug dealers to steal their cash and narcotics, and trafficking in thousands of kilograms of cocaine, federal prosecutors say. Rodriguez even had...
  • Polk County drug bust nets 30 pounds of meth, 22 arrests

    Polk County drug bust nets 30 pounds of meth, 22 arrests
    Authorities arrested 22 people and seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine, $92,000 in cash and 72 firearms during a multi-jurisdictional drug bust dubbed "Deja Vu," according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The meth had a street value of about $1.3...
  • Patient suspected of selling meth from hospital bed

    Authorities say a woman is suspected of dealing drugs from her Vancouver, Washington, hospital bed. Sgt. David Chaney of the Camas Police Department says detectives learned that 47-year-old Karin Cole was dealing methamphetamine out of her room at...
  • Plumber testifies drug squad burst in, took tuition money

    A plumber told jurors in a police corruption trial that undercover agents burst into his home, took $10,000 in tuition money from a safe and planted methamphetamine and a digital scale. Police paperwork showed the officers now on trial reported only...
  • Teen faces drug charges after traffic stop

    Teen faces drug charges after traffic stop
    A traffic stop Wednesday ended with the arrest of a South Haven teen on drug charges. Police seized a large amount of marijuana, hashish, and an undisclosed amount of cash, plus 18-year-old Jason Crosslin's cell phone, when they stopped him Wednesday...