Drug-related crime

FILE - In this April 26, 2010 file photo, former New York City District Attorney Robert Morgenthau attends a gala launch party in New York. Morgenthau, the longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on 'Law & Order' has died. He was 99. His wife, Lucinda Franks, told The New York Times that Morgenthau died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Manhattan hospital after a short illness. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 22, 2019 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. His successor and current District...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019 file photo, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo salutes during a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 121st anniversary of Philippine independence at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Officials say police have filed sedition and other criminal complaints against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and a university president for allegedly conniving to destabilize President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
July 18, 2019 - 11:13 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police filed sedition and other criminal complaints Thursday against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting to destabilize his administration. Vice...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, oxycodone pills are displayed in New York. Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 17, 2019 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City. Guzman, who was convicted in February 2019 on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case, will be sentenced in a New York courtroom on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
July 17, 2019 - 9:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that's the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated hearing could be his last chance to speak publicly before spending the rest of his life behind...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, recording artist Meek Mill speaks at a gathering to push for drastic changes to Pennsylvania's probation system, in Philadelphia. Lawyers for Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that’s kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for a decade. They say the city judge who oversees the case and sent him to prison in 2017 on a parole violation has a grudge against the performer. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2019 - 2:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform. Defense lawyers believe the city judge who has overseen his case...
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July 16, 2019 - 6:18 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A FedEx truck driver in Atlanta is being credited for transporting three shooting victims to a hospital. News outlets report four people were shot Monday. Before police arrived, three of the victims flagged down a FedEx driver who took them to Grady Memorial Hospital. The fourth...
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Attorney General William Barr watches as inmates work in a computer class during a tour of a federal prison Monday, July 8, 2019, in Edgefield, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 13, 2019 - 8:51 pm
EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others. But what has become a decades-long...
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Butch Olano, Amnesty International Section Director in the Philippines, holds a copy of the Amnesty's report during a news conference, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Manila, Philippines. Amnesty International has urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president's bloody anti-drug crackdown. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
July 08, 2019 - 8:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president's bloody anti-drug crackdown. The London-based rights watchdog said in a study...
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July 02, 2019 - 8:43 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman has been arrested and accused of planting drugs for inmates to smuggle into prison. News outlets report 31-year-old Jahbrisha Marie Ebony Pennick left marijuana, tobacco and other contraband at a rest stop for inmates working on a litter crew. She was charged Monday...
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June 29, 2019 - 2:46 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a drug bust outside a Walmart in Virginia Beach this week that left multiple people injured resulted in the arrest of three men who planned to exchange 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of cocaine for $280,000. The Virginian-Pilot reports the men have been charged...
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