Drug-related crime

May 20, 2019 - 11:15 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a Greenville man who mistook his daughter for a potential intruder and killed her has been arrested on drug charges. Greenville County deputies said officers responding to the early Sunday shooting found heroin and cocaine in the Greenville...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, rebel commander and peace negotiator Seuxis Hernandez, alias Jesus Santrich, flashes a victory hand signal at the end of a press conference in Bogota, Colombia. The Special Peace Tribunal investigating crimes during the country’s long civil conflict announced Wednesday, May 15, 2019, that Hernandez, should not be extradited to the United States on a drug warrant. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
May 18, 2019 - 3:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was hospitalized with signs of "altered consciousness" on Saturday, a day after being freed from jail and then rearrested in a highly-politicized drug case that has strained relations with the U.S. Authorities at Colombia's National Institute...
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Former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his alias Jesus Santrich, leaves La Picota jail escorted by prison guards in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 17, 2019. Santrich was recaptured and taken back into custody by authorities as soon as he was released from jail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
May 17, 2019 - 7:59 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested by police Friday moments after his release from jail by a peace tribunal whose ruling against extraditing him to the U.S. triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed...
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A vendor bags psilocybin mushrooms at a pop-up cannabis market in Los Angeles on Monday, May 6, 2019. Voters decide this week whether Denver will become the first U.S. city to decriminalize the use of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance in "magic mushrooms." (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
May 07, 2019 - 12:51 pm
DENVER (AP) — Voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to make Denver the first U.S. city to decriminalize psilocybin — the psychoactive substance in "magic mushrooms" — and add a new chapter to the city's role in shaping wider drug policy. A citizen initiative on the ballot followed the same tack...
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May 07, 2019 - 2:48 am
COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia deputy has been hit by a car while fighting a suspect fleeing a traffic stop. The Banks County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that Sgt. Joshua Robertson was hospitalized with injuries including broken bones, a collapsed lung and a fractured pelvis. A Monday...
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May 04, 2019 - 3:24 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina man is dead after he got into a fight with men in a car and was holding on when their fleeing vehicle slammed into a parked SUV. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say it happened early Saturday when a planned drug deal went sour. Dead is 21-year-old...
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Pieces of evidence are presented on Friday, May 3, 2019 at a press conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, about European and American investigators breaking up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations, which was allegedly responsible for the international trafficking of drugs, as well as forged documents and other illegal materials. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested on allegations they operated the so-called “Wall Street Market” Darknet platform. In Los Angeles, two drug suppliers were arrested and authorities confiscated some $1 million, drugs and weapons. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — European and American investigators have broken up one of the world's largest online criminal trafficking operations in a series of raids in the United States and Germany, authorities said Friday. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested after the raids in three southern...
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April 26, 2019 - 5:15 pm
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a plane that crashed, killing two North Carolina men, was carrying drugs and cash. Authorities believe the plane was stolen or used without permission from the owner. The Bellanca Viking 17-30A crashed early Wednesday or Tuesday night at the Henderson...
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April 24, 2019 - 11:42 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff has been indicted after prosecutors say he used county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged Wednesday with misconduct in office and two counts of...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about the deployment of 5G technology in the United States during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 24, 2019 - 8:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a new threat to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border," but he didn't...
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