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Drug Trafficking

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  • Austin Scott denied parole for selling pot

    Former Parkland High School football star Austin Scott won't be going home this week, but he will be moving out of his jail cell. Lehigh County Judge Robert L. Steinberg denied Scott's plea for parole but granted his request for work release. That means...
  • Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students

    Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students
    Law-enforcement officers arrested a Huntington Beach man suspected of selling heroin to high school students, authorities said. Juan Vidrio, 26, is believed to have sold the drug in Surf City, with many of his customers being teenagers, according to the...
  • 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...
  • Patients face 'hoop-jumping' to gain medical marijuana

    Patients face 'hoop-jumping' to gain medical marijuana
    Julie Falco was active in lobbying Illinois to legalize medical marijuana, a drug she credits with "saving my life" since she started eating pot brownies to treat to multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. Yet now that the state has enacted a medicinal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dr. Andrew Sun convicted of 17 felonies over painkiller prescriptions

    Dr. Andrew Sun convicted of 17 felonies over painkiller prescriptions
    A 78-year-old doctor who federal officials said made more than $1 million from illegally prescribing potent painkillers, including Vicodin and Xanax, was convicted of drug trafficking charges Thursday. Andrew Sun, of La Mirada, was found guilty of 17...
  • 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....
  • Prosecutors seek death penalty against twin brothers in Altamonte shooting

    Prosecutors seek death penalty against twin brothers in Altamonte shooting
    SANFORD — Christopher and Manuel Rodriguez Jr. are twin brothers, born three minutes apart nearly 20 years ago. They grew up together in Altamonte Springs and are practicing Jehovah's Witnesses. If prosecutors have their way, both will wind up...
  • 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...
  • 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...