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  • Convicted synthetic drug dealer sentenced to 120 years

    A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for trafficking spice online. The Sun-Herald (http://bit.ly/1D8iFcH) reports a federal judge sentenced 42-year-old Rasheed Ali Muhammad on Monday. The Bridgeport resident also was ordered to pay...
  • W.Va. man accused of dealing heroin in fatal case

    A Martinsburg man has been arraigned on federal charges that he delivered heroin which caused a woman's death. The case of 62-year-old Michael Jose Roberts was moved from Berkeley County Circuit Court to federal court. He was arraigned Monday on heroin...
  • Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures

    Report: Small L.A. County cities seize large amounts in civil forfeitures
    A handful of small Los Angeles County cities seize large amounts of cash and cars using a controversial federal law that allows them to confiscate property even when owners aren’t charged with a crime, according to a report published by an...
  • Alvarez proposes steering minor drug offenders to treatment

    Alvarez proposes steering minor drug offenders to treatment
    Low-level drug cases have crowded Cook County courts for years, inflating one of the largest criminal justice systems in the country with costly prosecutions that have done little to stem drug use. In 2010 alone, more than 33,000 people were arrested in...
  • Osceola gang suspect charged with heroin sales

    Osceola gang suspect charged with heroin sales
    Osceola gang suspect Jose Gonzalez-Cortes was charged with dealing heroin last week after the sheriff's gang unit arrested him with the drug and more than $34,000 in cash, court records show. The former Taco Bell worker was arrested Friday after gang...
  • A 'good day' for lawyer who fought against drug war

    A 'good day' for lawyer who fought against drug war
    James Gierach sounded almost giddy when I telephoned him Monday to get his reaction to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's announcement that she would no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana cases and would refer non-violent felony drug...
  • Onetime Haitian kingpin to be freed from prison after helping feds in Miami

    MIAMI A onetime Haitian cocaine kingpin who had accused former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of accepting drug-related bribes will soon be released from a U.S. prison after helping prosecutors convict a dozen fellow traffickers, government officials...
  • Medical marijuana activist in Kansas could face charges

    A medical marijuana advocate has lost custody of her 11-year-old son at least temporarily and could face possible charges following comments the boy made during a drug education program at school. The case of Shona Banda, 37, was forwarded Monday to...
  • Man Charged With Heroin Possession After Traffic Stop, Police Say

    SOUTH WINDSOR — A driver pulled over for not displaying a license plate ended up being arrested on drug charges after 80 packets of heroin was found in the car, police said. An officer stopped the car on Route 5 Thursday on the suspected motor...
  • Miami-Dade ex-detective guilty of protecting pot ring

    A former Miami-Dade County police detective is facing a minimum of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to providing protection for a violent marijuana operation. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola is scheduled to sentence 45-year-old...
  • 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...