Drug dealing

March 04, 2018 - 11:29 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new trial has been ordered for a South Carolina man who's serving a life sentence for selling $15 in crack cocaine a decade ago. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for 35-year-old Onrae Williams of Charleston...
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March 03, 2018 - 1:15 pm
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanting to sell drugs got himself and two of his friends arrested by accidently texting a police officer instead of a customer. Sumter County deputies said the officer received a text about 2 p.m. Thursday offering to sell marijuana. Authorities say the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2007 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Esteban Loaiza, of Mexico, throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza - who earned a total of more than $43 million over 14 seasons - is heading to court accused of drug dealing involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of suspected cocaine. The 46-year-old retired Major League Baseball player is scheduled to appear in court in Chula Vista, Calif., south of San Diego, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, denied allegations Wednesday that he is a cocaine dealer. Loaiza, who became a celebrity in his native Mexico, made his first appearance in San Diego County Superior Court in Chula...
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February 13, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former postal service worker accepted nearly $15,000 in bribes to intercept and deliver packages of illegal drugs. Leonard Gresham pleaded guilty Tuesday and the 50-year-old Rahway man faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced May 30. Federal...
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In a Wednesday, June 14, 2017, file photo, James Kauffman, left, appears in court at Atlantic County Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J. Authorities say Kauffman, a New Jersey doctor accused of arranging the murder of his radio host wife to keep her from exposing a drug distribution ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang, has apparently killed himself in jail. A spokesman for Hudson County says Dr. James Kauffman was found dead in his cell at 9:20 Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in what authorities termed an apparent suicide at the county jail in Kearney. They did not release details of how Kauffman is believed to have taken his own life, but say there does not appear to be any indication of foul play. (Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, Pool, file)
January 26, 2018 - 5:22 pm
A New Jersey doctor accused of arranging the slaying of his radio host wife to keep her from exposing a drug distribution ring he was running with an outlaw biker gang was found dead in his jail cell Friday in an apparent suicide. Authorities did not release details of how Dr. James Kauffman died,...
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January 11, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include "Sell Drugsz" has been sentenced to three years in prison for doing just that. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Michael Persaud, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence for trafficking heroin and fentanyl...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A yearlong Associated Press analysis found more than a dozen firearms sold by law enforcement agencies in Washington state since 2010 later became evidence in new criminal investigations. Identifying guns sold by law enforcement and matching them to new crimes required extensive...
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December 26, 2017 - 10:37 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California couple used a drone to deliver illegal drugs to their customers. Benjamin Baldassarre and Ashley Carroll, of Riverside, were charged Tuesday with possessing controlled substances for sale and child endangerment. It's unclear if they...
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December 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man known as the "Godfather of Grass" is facing prison time after admitting his involvement in a marijuana operation in Kentucky nearly a decade ago. Federal prosecutors say John Robert Boone pleaded guilty this week to a single count of conspiring to grow and distribute...
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Closed signs are displayed on the front door to a marijuana dispensary along South Federal Boulevard Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in south Denver. Twenty-six legal marijuana businesses were closed by Denver officials Thursday amid a police investigation expected to lead to criminal charges. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 14, 2017 - 9:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — Denver authorities shut down 26 legal marijuana businesses Thursday and arrested 12 people suspected of illegal distribution of pot after a yearlong criminal investigation. Potential charges relate to marijuana sales exceeding limits set in state law, police said. Colorado allows...
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