CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia correctional officer facing a state charge in a scheme to smuggle meth into a jail also has been charged in federal court.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis-area men have admitted to their role in a drug conspiracy that included a fatal shooting.
Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Marquis Reasonover of St. Louis...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Targeting violent criminals has helped slow an increase in serious crime rates in Montana's most populous county being driven largely by methamphetamine trafficking and...
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian drug trafficker who went on the run for three years has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Tirana's Serious Crimes Court on Tuesday convicted Kelmend...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man described by federal prosecutors as a "cocaine kingpin" has pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Adrian Lemons of St. Louis and an associate, Virgil Sims of Kennett,...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge says she'll decide next month if a California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate should stand trial on felony drug trafficking charges after authorities say he...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former Southwest Airlines baggage handler has been sentenced for smuggling marijuana through Oakland International Airport.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities say a Shakopee man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after a search of his home discovered large quantities of drugs.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois mathematics doctoral student has pleaded guilty in a federal drug trafficking case.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports 23-year-old...
Guatemalan mayor wanted on US drug charges
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors are seeking to remove immunity from a mayor facing drug charges in a U.S. federal court so he can be arrested and extradited.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 288 kilograms (635 pounds) of heroin found in an Iranian truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey.
MIAMI (AP) — A former Miami police officer has been sentenced to 15 ½ years in prison for her involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada man faces up to 30 years in prison after he admitted stashing 60 grams of methamphetamine in his teenage daughter's purse during a traffic...
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — A convicted drug dealer who escaped from a federal prison facility in Georgia last month has been arrested in Willimantic, Connecticut.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for distributing cocaine and possessing over 500 grams of the drug.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California nurse, a tattoo artist in Arizona and two others have been indicted on charges of selling opioids, heroin and methamphetamine over the darknet,...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 19 other states that are suing President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to build a border wall have requested a court order to stop money from...
- San Antonio Express-NewsPolitically connected Mexican accused of being cartel pointman may plead guilty in San AntonioMay 20, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchOhio man pleads guilty to traffickingMay 18, 2019
- Sentinel & EnterpriseLeominster Man Charged with Drug TraffickingMay 15, 2019
- WRAL-TVFeds: NC man hid meth inside bags of dog food, box of detergentMay 14, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceDallas Man Indicted On Drug ChargesMay 11, 2019
W.Va. city forms drug trafficking task force
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is getting a new task force to combat drug trafficking organizations.
The Huntington Police Department on Tuesday announced a partnership with...
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a southwestern Indiana police officer allowed a drug trafficking suspect to discard a bag of heroin before being taken to a police station.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Arizona who ran a drug house in Kansas City, Kansas has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison.
El Chapo, the fashionista?
NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo, the fashionista?
The convicted drug lord and his wife have stylish future plans: Creating clothing with the brand name "El Chapo."
APNewsBreak: Ex-governor pardoned late mentor’s grandson
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage pardoned his late mentor's grandson in the final days of his second four-year term, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press that...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accused a dismissed police colonel, who had publicly criticized him and his deadly anti-drug campaign, of criminal...
Mexican Mafia drug suspect sentenced in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man authorities say is affiliated with the Mexican Mafia has been sentenced in North Dakota to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.
Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of...
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say nearly four dozen people have been arrested in a Southeast Texas drug trafficking-related investigation dubbed Operation Wrecking Ball.
Virginia man sentenced to 20 years on drug charges
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Virginia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing cocaine.
Court documents say that 36-year-old Aidriss Saydi was a prominent...
Man who mailed cocaine from Puerto Rico to RI sentenced
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who worked with an accomplice to ship dozens of kilograms of cocaine through the U.S. Postal Service from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island has been sentenced...
35 people charged in Chicago-area drug trafficking cases
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly three dozen people are facing federal or state charges in connection with heroin and fentanyl trafficking in Chicago.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy worth more than $1 million combined have been seized in Georgia and that five people, including an Alabama couple, have been...
NEW YORK (AP) — Charges were unsealed Friday against a former Venezuelan vice president in New York federal court as authorities accused him of using his office to aid international drug...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot and killed in Springfield was wanted on federal drug trafficking crimes.
Police say the man killed Tuesday evening was 36-year-old Jared...
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A man from the Dominican Republic has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in a case that authorities say involved a 10-hour boat chase through the...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service have shot and killed a federal drug trafficking suspect during a confrontation in Springfield.
Former Idaho prison guards sentenced in corruption case
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two former Idaho Department of Correction officers were sentenced this week for taking part in what they believed to be a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.
Albania ex-minister denies drug traffic, crime charges
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A former Albanian interior minister accused of links to drug trafficking has denied charges of being part of organized crime rings.
Arizona grand jury indicts 11 in drug trafficking probe
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted 11 people who were allegedly involved with a drug distribution ring that distributed crack cocaine, Oxycodone and...
75 face federal drug trafficking charges in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury in Puerto Rico has indicted 75 people accused of running a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring and of throwing bodies of victims to...
3 charged in alleged drug trafficking on Delmarva peninsula
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities have arrested three people following a three-month, multistate investigation into drug trafficking on the Delmarva peninsula.
Oklahoma AG arrests 2 on drug trafficking, weapons charges
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has filed drug trafficking and weapons charges against two people accused of possessing several pounds of illegal drugs and assault-style...
2 men charged in Philadelphia to Pittsburgh drug ring bust
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men who they believe are part of a drug trafficking ring between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and confiscated $10 million of cocaine allegedly hidden...
Idaho prison guard sentenced to 3 years for drug trafficking
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho corrections officer has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for his part in a major drug trafficking operation.
Ex-Gardnerville man gets prison for heroin trafficking
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A former Gardnerville man convicted of selling heroin as part of a drug ring at Lake Tahoe has been sentenced to up to six years in prison.
Oregon man with medical marijuana gets 12 years in prison
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Mississippi for possessing medical marijuana.
The Clarion Ledger reports 46-year-old Patrick Beadle was...
Minnesota joins lawsuit to block Trump’s national emergency
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has joined with 15 other states in suing to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency to fund his proposed wall on the U.S. border with...
Gang leader called top ‘trigger puller’ gets life sentence
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors called Baltimore's "number one trigger puller" has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings.
Drug bust: 170K doses of heroin, fentanyl seized in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania narcotics investigators say they've seized 170,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl from drug traffickers in Philadelphia.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro says Thursday's sting in the hard-hit Kensington neighborhood also netted crack cocaine, handguns, cash and a piece of heavy machinery used to package drugs. Eleven people were arrested and face a range of charges including corrupt organizations, conspiracy and drug trafficking.
Vegas prosecutors say tech billionaire facing drug charges
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A billionaire California tech mogul who funds "Marsy's Law" crime victim rights campaigns nationwide was hit Wednesday with felony drug charges following his arrest last summer in a Las Vegas hotel suite with what police said were briefcases full of drugs.
No exit: El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo.
Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States.