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  • Freddie Gray a casualty in the drug war

    Freddie Gray a casualty in the drug war
    During the Baltimore riots, I was traveling in Europe. Usually when people from other countries and states ask where I'm from, I get a blank stare and then I reply that it's near Washington, D.C. No explanation was required this time — Baltimore was...
  • Police say man grew 284 pounds of marijuana, stole electricity

    Police say man grew 284 pounds of marijuana, stole electricity
    Deputies have arrested a 27-year-old man they say had grown 284 pounds of marijuana in his house and used an illegal electricity connection to support the operation. The Tampa Bay Times reports Alberto Lavandera was arrested Thursday. Authorities say he...
  • Armed man to police: I was chasing off drug dealers

    A Lowell man spotted by an off-duty police officer pointing a gun as he ran after a car this week had a pretty good excuse —he told investigators he was chasing drug dealers out of his neighborhood. Authorities are skeptical. The Sun (http://bit....
  • Police arrest man who they say grew 284 pounds of marijuana

    Deputies have arrested a 27-year-old man they say had grown 284 pounds of marijuana in his house and used an illegal electricity connection to support the operation. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1FhTKJE) reports Alberto Lavandera was arrested...
  • Heroin dealer sentenced to a dozen years in prison

    A man who prosecutors in upstate New York described as one of the area's largest heroin dealers is heading to prison. Authorities say Michael Regatuso II was sentenced to 12 years behind bars Thursday. He's also been ordered to pay more than $25,000 in...
  • Head shop owners face charges of conspiring to sell synthetic marijuana

    FORT WORTH A father and daughter who own the Gas Pipe head shop chain face federal charges of conspiring to sell synthetic marijuana, their attorney said Thursday. Gerald "Jerry" Shults and his daughter, Amy Lynn Herrig, surrendered to officials at the...
  • Judge says he won't toss FedEx drug indictment

    A judge on Thursday rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal drug indictment that accuses the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the acts alleged by prosecutors do not fall...
  • 6 Philly narcotics officers acquitted in racketeering case

    A federal jury has cleared six former Philadelphia drug squad officers in a corruption case that prompted scores of convictions to be overturned amid charges that the officers stole more than $400,000 in drug money, beat suspects and lied to win...
  • Record $50 Million Worth Of Mexican Heroin Seized In NYC Destined For Connecticut, Other States

    Record $50 Million Worth Of Mexican Heroin Seized In NYC Destined For Connecticut, Other States
    NEW YORK — An investigation of a pair of New York City drug traffickers has resulted in a record seizure of more than 150 pounds of heroin from Mexico worth at least $50 million, authorities said Tuesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration and...
  • Venezuela congress head requests travel ban for journalists

    The head of Venezuela's congress says he is asking courts to bar news executives from leaving the country while he's suing them for alleged defamation. Those targeted include the head of El Nacional, the largest Venezuelan newspaper still consistently...
  • Feds in Miami targeting Venezuelan officials in widening 'narcostate' drug probe

    MIAMI Federal authorities are taking aim at the second most powerful official in the Venezuelan government in a widening U.S. investigation into allegations that he pocketed millions of dollars from drug profits while providing a safe haven for...