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  • Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
  • Lawmakers battle disease, death in legislature's final week

    The first time Michelle Walters used heroin her skin turned yellow, her stomach wrenched in pain and she threw up. She had hepatitis C, most likely from a dirty needle a friend used to shoot her up. She recovered after an expensive hospital stay she...
  • Man admits role in drug ring run by Atlantic City gang

    Another person has admitted a role in a heroin ring run by a street gang that used threats, intimidation and violence to maintain control of Atlantic City's illegal drug trade. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old city resident Ronald Davis, also known as...
  • Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured

    Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
  • Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration

    Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration
    In Baltimore City, approximately 20,000 people were arrested for drug-related offenses annually in 2012 and 2013; nearly three quarters for simple possession. And while there has been a great deal of discussion over the last few years regarding the...
  • Club owner laundered money in U.S.-Mexico drug trade, affidavit says

    Club owner laundered money in U.S.-Mexico drug trade, affidavit says
    A Pico Rivera nightclub owner was arrested this week after federal officials say he laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a drug-trafficking ring operating in the United States and Mexico, according to court documents released Thursday....
  • Amsterdam warns tourists white heroin being sold as cocaine

    Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week. Three people died and 17 became seriously ill with breathing problems late last year...
  • Drugs, Guns Found In Willimantic House, Police Say

    Drugs, Guns Found In Willimantic House, Police Say
    WILLIMANTIC — A local man faces drug charges after police — some heavily-armed — raided his house Friday morning, seizing drugs and guns, police said. The early-morning drug bust was at a raised ranch at 191 South Ridge Drive, police...
  • Colorado's marijuana businesses growing less than they could

    Colorado's marijuana industry is producing a lot less than it could, according to a state report released Friday. Although state laws limit how many plants a business can cultivate, the monthly average for medical marijuana businesses last year ranged...
  • Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case

    Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case
    When his National Guard company deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone to "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But his deployment...
  • Three Wesleyan Students Arraigned In Campus Overdoses

    Three Wesleyan Students Arraigned In Campus Overdoses
    MIDDLETOWN — Three of the four Wesleyan University students arrested in connection with MDMA overdoses on campus had large quantities of narcotics and prescription drugs in their rooms, prosecutors said during their arraignment Wednesday. Eric...