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Drug Trafficking

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  • Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

    A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal. Lianna “Lili”...
  • Pot plants worth $150K seized from Oakland Park home, authorities say

    Pot plants worth $150K seized from Oakland Park home, authorities say
    Broward sheriff's deputies seized 152 cannabis plants at an Oakland Park home after a search warrant was served early Tuesday, the agency said. The confiscated plants, worth about $150,000, ranged in size from seedlings to 5 feet high. They were lined up...
  • Jackie Chan's son busted in major Chinese drug crackdown

    His movies have flopped time and again and his dad, Jackie Chan, has reportedly disinherited him. But, thanks to Chinese police, actor-singer-playboy Jaycee Chan can at least say he’s been cast in a major new role that’s turning heads: bad...
  • DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter controls on the nation's most widely prescribed narcotic painkiller in a move to stem an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death. The agency said it would publish a rule Friday to place...
  • Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation

     Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation
    The fallout from the ongoing criminal probe of Chicago defense attorney Beau Brindley continued Monday as a convicted drug dealer and swindler whose cases are at the center of the investigation said he wanted to keep Brindley as his lawyer despite being...
  • Quasi-legal street drug poses new lethal threat to users

    Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports. The threat comes from an...
  • Newport News to crack down on abandoned structure demolition

    Newport News to crack down on abandoned structure demolition
    NEWPORT NEWS — For five years, Karyn Buhrman has lived next to an abandoned home so overgrown with trees and shrubs that she and her other neighbors call it the "the jungle." The home, which has been vacant for nearly a decade, sticks out like a...
  • Details emerge in I-Drive hotel marijuana ring

    Details emerge in I-Drive hotel marijuana ring
    Binh Sieu Tran and his associates in California were making so much money from their marijuana operation that they spared no expense when it came time to shipping the drugs to Orlando, agents say. The overnight packages bound for the Hyatt Regency...
  • Defense attorney indicted on perjury, obstruction charges

    Defense attorney indicted on perjury, obstruction charges
    Chicago criminal defense attorney Beau Brindley was indicted Thursday on federal perjury and obstruction of justice charges that allege he coached a witness to lie in a 2009 drug conspiracy trial in a scheme to help his client. The charges against...
  • Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors

    Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors
    In the days leading up to the August 2008 slayings of off-duty Chicago police Detective Robert Soto and a companion on the West Side, a fight was brewing nearby between gang rivals selling heroin. Traveling Vice Lord lieutenant Justin "J-Rock" Austin had...
  • Another Accomplice Of Bridgeport Meth Priest Is Sentenced to Prison

    Another Accomplice Of Bridgeport Meth Priest Is Sentenced to Prison
    One of the West Coast drug suppliers to the methamphetamine-dealing ex-priest known as "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to five years in prison. Kristen Laschober, 49, formerly of Laguna Niguel, Calif., had pleaded guilty...