Drug dealing

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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May 23, 2018 - 12:10 pm
NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man who delivered a bag of marijuana to the wrong car in a northern Ohio store parking lot faces drug trafficking charges. The Sandusky Register reports 18-year-old Anthony Damante, of Milan, was arrested Tuesday in Norwalk. Police say a woman went into a store...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Three members of the notorious MS-13 gang have been convicted of racketeering and murder by a Boston federal jury. U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said 27-year-old Noe Salvador Perez Vasquez, a Salvadoran national; 27-year-old Luis Solis Vasquez, a Salvadoran national; and 39-year-old...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, a woman leaves the Nipton Trading Post in Nipton, Calif. A Phoenix-based marijuana technology company bought the town of Nipton for $5 million with ambitious plans to turn its dusty, nearly deserted 80 acres into a pot-friendly resort destination just an hour outside Las Vegas. But the company announced earlier in March 2018 it has sold Nipton to Delta International Oil & Gas in a cash and stock deal worth about $7.7 million. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 26, 2018 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Could plans to turn an old California ghost town into a marijuana mecca be going up in smoke? Cannabis technology company American Green, which bought Nipton for $5 million last year, has sold it to another company for $7.7 million, acknowledging it struggled to raise the money...
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This undated photo released by Clinton Police Department shows officer Christopher Ryan Morton. Morton was fatally shot and two other officers injured while trying to apprehend the suspect after responding to a 911 call at a Missouri residence on Tuesday night, March 6, 2018. A SWAT team entered the home early Wednesday but found the suspect dead. (Clinton Police Department via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 12:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A dying Missouri officer said over the police radio that he had been shot multiple times and didn't think he could make it through the window of a home from which two other wounded officers managed to escape. Clinton Officer Christopher Ryan Morton is heard saying "I don't...
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