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Drug Trafficking

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  • Police arrest alleged 'high-level' cocaine trafficker in Bethlehem

    Bethlehem police said they seized more than a kilogram of cocaine and other drugs from the garage of a man they allege is a high-level cocaine trafficker. Police said Carmelo Sanchez-Agosto, 34, who lives in the 1100 block of East Fourth Street, is...
  • Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges

    Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges
    A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail. "I am ashamed and saddened I stand before you in this capacity," Jill Swerdlin told Circuit Judge Timothy J. Martin before the she was...
  • Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader

    Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader
    For Anthony Licata, the honeymoon is over. In fact, it never even began. His intention was to get married last weekend, then sail away on a 10-day honeymoon cruise around Italy and Greece. Federal prosecutors, however, had less blissful plans. Just...
  • Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison

    Boat goes aground, smuggler goes to prison
    It was poor seamanship that sunk a $14 million South Florida drug-smuggling ring and sent one of its organizers to prison. David Antonio Mendez-Sicard was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Thursday — his 59th birthday — for...
  • Commentary: War on drugs is driving immigrant children north

    There is a strong parallel between what is happening on our southern border with the large numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing or attempting to cross into our country and what happened at the beginning of World War II. Then Jewish...
  • 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...
  • Man connected to steroid scandal, two business owners charged with drug conspiracy

    A man embroiled in the Major League Baseball steroid scandal and two Boca Raton business owners are facing federal drug charges after officials said they manufactured and sold counterfeit Xanax, steroids and Viagra. The U.S. attorney for the Southern...
  • Man Took Drugs Before Fatally Slashing Infant, Police Say

    Man Took Drugs Before Fatally Slashing Infant, Police Say
    BRISTOL — Arthur Hapgood Sr. stepped outside 211 Park St. on Monday evening to smoke some marijuana, and when he returned, he was a changed man, witnesses told police. He was making bizarre comments, waving his arms and yelling, and then started...
  • 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”...
  • War on drugs not working: New Voices

    On May 12, 1996, Miami police raided the home of Richard Brown on a false tip that the 73-year-old retiree with no criminal record was selling drugs. After busting the door open, police claim that Richards began firing a gun, prompting officers to pump...
  • Billboards go up for fugitive Mexican drug lord wanted in U.S.

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Federal authorities offering a $5 million reward for a fugitive Mexican drug lord who killed a U.S. anti-narcotics agent in the 1980s have taken the unusual step of plastering his face on billboards in southwestern border states....