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Drug Trafficking

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  • Chicago brothers who infiltrated cartel given 14 years in prison

     Chicago brothers who infiltrated cartel given 14 years in prison
    After more than six years in protective custody, the twin brothers from Chicago's West Side didn't look the part of hard-core drug traffickers when they walked into a public courtroom Tuesday for the first time since flipping on the notoriously violent...
  • Police: Suspected Scranton drug dealer jumps from moving Jeep with son inside

    Police: Suspected Scranton drug dealer jumps from moving Jeep with son inside
    Leaving his 7-year-old son in the front seat, a Scranton man jumped out of a moving car hoping to avoid arrest, police said. At Mulberry Street and Harrison Avenue, police attempted to stop Theotis Spindler, 38, as part of a drug investigation Tuesday...
  • Chicago twins who ran $2B US drug ring get sharply reduced sentences for cooperation

    Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison after a judge agreed to sharply reduce their penalty as a reward for becoming government informants and secretly...
  • Murder charge dropped against man in 2010 Hampton case

    A murder charge was dropped Tuesday against a Suffolk man charged in a 2010 shooting. Jayson Newkirk,30, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 42-year-old Antoine Randolph McIntyre. McIntyre, of Hampton, was shot Sept. 15,...
  • Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'

    Sentencing today for twins who flipped on 'El Chapo'
    For a couple of drug dealers from Chicago's West Side, twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores had hit the big time by November 2008, negotiating a heroin deal over the phone in Mexico with none other than Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the notorious Sinaloa...
  • Federal government lends hand for Super Bowl security, deploying technology from border

    Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology...
  • 'Good Samaritan' overdose bill clears committee

    Legislation that would grant immunity for misdemeanor drug and alcohol offenses to people who report overdoses cleared a key Senate committee Monday, following emotional testimony from parents who lost children to drugs. A similar bill got hung up in...
  • Meth maker gets prison for camp lab in Ocala National Forest

    Meth maker gets prison for camp lab in Ocala National Forest
    An Ocala man was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison for running a methamphetamine laboratory in the Ocala National Forest. Charles Michael Curry, Jr., 50, pleaded guilty in November to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The...
  • 'Gotham' recap, 'Welcome Back, Jim Gordon'

    'Gotham' recap, 'Welcome Back, Jim Gordon'
    Good to have you back, Jim, even if your coworkers don’t agree. Jim’s on a mission to put every bad guy behind bars. But the bad guy this time isn’t the predictable super-villain or a mafia crony. Instead, it’s the most insidious...
  • Chase of speeding car ends with drug charges for man

    Chase of speeding car ends with drug charges for man
    A family with three small children was renting a bedroom to a 20-year-old man who, allegedly without their knowledge, was using the space to package marijuana and possibly ecstasy for sale. When the stash was discovered by police Sunday, the 43-year-...
  • Painkiller's new status makes it harder for patients to get

    Painkiller's new status makes it harder for patients to get
    The most widely prescribed painkiller in the U.S. is becoming harder for patients to obtain. Over the objections of professional medical organizations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed hydrocodone-containing painkillers — there are...