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Drug Trafficking

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  • 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...
  • NorCo pulls in $120,500 in drug forfeitures in 2014

    Northampton County prosecutors seized more than $120,500 from drug dealers in the past year, money that will be used to finance crime-fighting efforts, District Attorney John Morganelli announced Wednesday. In the 2014 fiscal year that ended June 30, the...
  • Rekha Basu: Recreational pot industry purveys a legal Rocky Mountain high

    Six months ago, Bill Zweitzig, a 38-year-old jazz musician and glass blower, moved his family from Pennsylvania to Colorado to sell something he had experience selling: marijuana. This time, though, he's on salary and doesn't risk arrest. "I've got three...
  • 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”...
  • 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...
  • 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...