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Drug Trafficking

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  • Former chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation

    The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties. A judge was to decide Wednesday whether Gen. Oscar...
  • Federal jury acquits family on 4 of 5 pot charges in Washington state

    A marijuana-growing family in Washington state was acquitted Tuesday on most of the federal charges against them, but convicted of one count that reportedly could put them behind bars for five years. Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 56, her son Rolland Gregg,...
  • Ohio man charged with selling heroin to overdose victim

    A grand jury in west-central Ohio has indicted a man on a charge of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly selling heroin to a person who then suffered a fatal overdose. Officials in Clark County said Tuesday that 24-year-old Lucas Fowler also was...
  • Crime roundup: Police assaulted, impersonated; drugs found in car, motel

    Crime roundup: Police assaulted, impersonated; drugs found in car, motel
    This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region. Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened...
  • Leader of brutal Zetas cartel captured in Mexico

    Leader of brutal Zetas cartel captured in Mexico
    A leader of one of Mexico’s most brutal drug cartels was arrested early Wednesday, Mexican media reported. Omar TreviƱo Morales, head of the Zetas paramilitary cartel, was captured by federal authorities in a wealthy suburb of Monterrey, capital...
  • 5-year sentence for heroin sale linked to overdose death

    A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for distributing heroin linked to an overdose death. Twenty-nine-year-old Ryan Russow of Milford was sentenced Monday in New Haven to five years and five months in prison followed...
  • New Deerfield regulations would greatly limit where medical marijuana can be sold

    New Deerfield regulations would greatly limit where medical marijuana can be sold
    If an operator wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Deerfield, the potential locations will be limited to a few spots in the southeast portion of the village. Should the board approve the ordinance once it is written, dispensaries will be...
  • Suspect jailed while awaiting trial for heroin-supply sales

    A man charged with selling powder that dilutes heroin and tiny "stamp" bags used to package it for street sale must remain jailed until trial, after a federal judge agreed with prosecutors that he'll keep selling them if he remains free. U.S. District...
  • Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned

    Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River. Yet the 20-year-old took the witness stand Tuesday in Philadelphia and described the night his two friends lost...
  • Mathews man found guilty of distributing cocaine

    A Mathews County man was found guilty Monday of distribution of cocaine, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Bowen. The jury recommended a 30-year prison sentence. Wilbert MacArthur Lee Jr., 36, was charged last August, along with four other...
  • Warrant: Students Say They Purchased 'Molly' From Wesleyan Student

    Warrant: Students Say They Purchased 'Molly' From Wesleyan Student
    MIDDLETOWN — Witnesses told police that Andrew Olson, a Wesleyan student who was arraigned Tuesday on charges of selling a hallucinogen was involved in the distribution of the drug MDMA on campus, according to documents released after Olson appeared...