Drug dealing

September 17, 2018 - 1:14 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two people have been arrested for allegedly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church. The Savannah Morning News reports the arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up booths and sell various items. Police said...
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August 29, 2018 - 9:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia medical examiner who worked on countless high-profile cases will learn his sentence after pleading guilty to federal charges of conspiring to prescribe opioids in exchange for sex. Dr. Joseph Burton of Milton pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to illegally...
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August 18, 2018 - 5:23 pm
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A man and his daughter are in custody after Georgia deputies said the duo was dealing drugs. News outlets report 51-year-old Daniel Williams and his 17-year-old daughter are being held without bond on numerous drug-related charges. It was unknown if either is represented by an...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in California. The 46-year-old acknowledged in a San Diego courtroom Friday that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up to life in prison when he...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2009, file photo, Correctional Officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville, Calif. Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to shut down nearly 200 contraband phones used by inmates in state prisons to coordinate drug deals, gang operations and even murders. California's corrections chief tells The Associated Press on Monday, July 23, 2018, that it's the first time prison officials obtained warrants requiring a mass shutdown of contraband phones. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 23, 2018 - 8:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections officials. It's an...
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This undated photo shows the Totsoh Trading Post in Lukachukai, Ariz., near the state's border with New Mexico. Residents of Lukachukai, where authorities say they dismantled a violent gang that trafficked drugs, want law enforcement to remain vigilant about criminal activity and report any arrests and convictions to the community near the Arizona-New Mexico border. "They were the most organized, worst people that we've had around here forever," said Hank Blair, who has owned the Totsoh Trading Post for 34 years. "It was scary." (George Joe via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 2:33 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Down the road from Hank Blair's trading post in the tiny community of Lukachukai on the Navajo Nation, a sign occasionally would pop up in a corn field saying the crop was ready. But the announcement wasn't for corn. It was a sign that a local gang was dealing a fresh supply...
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June 29, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West's appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Colin Martin, 46, was responsible...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2010 file photo, Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as "La Barbie," center, reacts during his presentation to the media after his arrest in Mexico City. The former Texas high school football player who authorities say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel is set for sentencing Monday, June 11, 2018, in Atlanta on drug and money-laundering charges. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
June 11, 2018 - 1:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, otherwise known as "La Barbie" (all times local): 1 p.m. A former Texas high school football player who authorities say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to serve nearly 50 years in federal...
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In this May 30, 2018, photo, Shaun Harrison reacts as attorneys give closing arguments in Suffolk Superior Court in the jury trial of him in Boston. Harrison, the former dean at a Boston high school who was known as an anti-violence advocate, has been convicted of shooting and nearly killing a 17-year-old student. (Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 11:57 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former high school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed "Rev" for his pastor-like influence was sentenced Friday to up to 26 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him. Shaun Harrison, 58 was sentenced a day after a...
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A poster at a news conference shows suspects captured and at large as authorities announce indictments against the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia "gang of gangs" were charged Wednesday with running a government-like operation to control drug trafficking from inside Los Angeles County jails that included ordering violence against those who didn't obey. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 23, 2018 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" on smuggled drugs, ordering hits on...
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