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Drug Trafficking

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  • Onetime Haitian kingpin to be freed from prison after helping feds in Miami

    MIAMI A onetime Haitian cocaine kingpin who had accused former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of accepting drug-related bribes will soon be released from a U.S. prison after helping prosecutors convict a dozen fellow traffickers, government officials...
  • Medical marijuana activist in Kansas could face charges

    A medical marijuana advocate has lost custody of her 11-year-old son at least temporarily and could face possible charges following comments the boy made during a drug education program at school. The case of Shona Banda, 37, was forwarded Monday to...
  • Man Charged With Heroin Possession After Traffic Stop, Police Say

    SOUTH WINDSOR — A driver pulled over for not displaying a license plate ended up being arrested on drug charges after 80 packets of heroin was found in the car, police said. An officer stopped the car on Route 5 Thursday on the suspected motor...
  • Miami-Dade ex-detective guilty of protecting pot ring

    A former Miami-Dade County police detective is facing a minimum of five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to providing protection for a violent marijuana operation. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola is scheduled to sentence 45-year-old...
  • Arpaio immigration unit tarnished by misconduct allegations

    As frustrations mounted a decade ago over illegal immigration, Sheriff Joe Arpaio created an elite squad to crack down on smugglers and, in the process, became known across the country as a tough-talking lawman willing to step in where the federal...
  • Mexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader

    Mexican security officials said Sunday they have captured the man who has led the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said Jesus Salas Aguayo was caught Friday...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
  • Wisconsin man sentenced for trafficking pot via 3 McDonald's

    Wisconsin man sentenced for trafficking pot via 3 McDonald's
    A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a large-scale marijuana trafficking ring through his three McDonald's restaurants. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Edward G. Patterson, of Whitefish Bay, recruited his employees...
  • Alleged drug-selling teacher bonds out of jail

    The third-grade teacher accused of selling drugs bonded out of the Osceola County Jail, court records say. Cheryl Heineman said nothing to a hoard of reporters when she walked out of the jail Friday. Heineman, who teaches at Central Avenue Elementary...
  • Officials: Synthetic pot sends 160 to NY hospitals in 9 days

    Synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in New York state in a little over a week, a spike that prompted authorities to warn Friday that the drug is dangerous and illegal. Over 120 emergency-room visits since April 8 linked to synthetic...
  • Drug dealer-turned-government witness given 40 years in prison

     Drug dealer-turned-government witness given 40 years in prison
    Saul Rodriguez was a one-man crime wave, ordering the killings of at least three men, kidnapping nearly 30 drug dealers to steal their cash and narcotics, and trafficking in thousands of kilograms of cocaine, federal prosecutors say. Rodriguez even had...