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Drug Trafficking

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  • Medical marijuana 'Green Rush' scams pose risks

    Medical marijuana is not yet legal in Florida, but you would not know that by the some of the business scams materializing across the state. You can help make marijuana legal in Florida by voting for Amendment Two this November. It needs 60 percent to...
  • Heroin use rising sharply since 2007, US mayors told

    DALLAS Heroin use increased more than 80 percent nationwide from 2007 to 2012, driven by ample supply and a crackdown on prescription narcotics, mayors and policy leaders from across the country were told Sunday. The leaders attending the U.S. Conference...
  • Deputies were trouble for Castros 25 years ago

    MIAMI Fidel Castro was so afraid of a revolt in Cuba's most elite paramilitary unit that he ordered his motorcade to avoid driving past its base, his top bodyguard at the time says. Raul Castro was so depressed he was going on drunken benders and...
  • US anti-drug efforts shift traffickers to Caribbean

    For years, Caribbean governments have voiced concerns that U. S. counter-narcotics efforts in Mexico and Central America would force drug traffickers back into their region to push their products on go-fast boats and cargo ships. Those fears are being...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Of Cellphones

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court brought the constitutional right of personal privacy into the digital era Wednesday, ruling unanimously that police may not search a smartphone or similar device without a warrant from a judge. The decision is the...
  • Redondo Beach doctor accused of selling drugs to undercover officers

    Redondo Beach doctor accused of selling drugs to undercover officers
    A Redondo Beach doctor and his assistant were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of selling narcotics to undercover police, the L.A. County district attorney's office said. Dr. Gerard Geoffrey Goryl, 58, and his office assistant, Wilfred...
  • West Hartford Police Conduct Bust On Alleged Marijuana Grow House

    West Hartford Police Conduct Bust On Alleged Marijuana Grow House
    WEST HARTFORD — A 28-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after police found 46 marijuana plants during a search of his home. Police said they obtained a search warrant for 848 Flatbush Ave. after receiving several anonymous tips concerning the...
  • 10 tons of fireworks seized at warehouse in latest big bust

    10 tons of fireworks seized at warehouse in latest big bust
    A stash of about 10 tons of illegal fireworks worth at least $100,000 was seized from a business in Pico Rivera on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Detectives with the El Monte Police Department got a tip about fireworks sales and raided a building...
  • Cig snitches

    Cig snitches
    The illegal drug trade in Ald. Jason Ervin's 28th Ward isn't all about the hard stuff. The black market for cigarettes, he said, can be just as pervasive—and, in some ways, safer for dealers. "It's similar to the sale of narcotics, where...
  • Governor in Mexico's troubled Michoacan state steps down

    Days after photos appeared purportedly showing his son meeting with a top drug trafficker, the governor of the beleaguered Mexican state of Michoacan resigned Wednesday, citing poor health. Fausto Vallejo presented his resignation in person to President...
  • Felons turn to 'pardon guy' to verify that they're rehabilitated

    Felons turn to 'pardon guy' to verify that they're rehabilitated
    John Garbin hears from people who say they'll commit suicide if he doesn't help them. Because of mistakes they made years ago — criminal mistakes — they can't get a job, move on with their lives, or escape their tarnished reputations, even...