Drug-related crime

April 05, 2019 - 2:55 pm
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man awoke to find a stranger sleeping on his kitchen floor surrounded by torn-up sanitary napkins. Altoona police say they arrested 60-year-old Brian Smith Thursday. The Altoona Mirror reports Smith was unconscious and surrounded by destroyed sanitary...
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Oswaldo Barrientos sits for an interview in Denver on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He said U.S. immigration officials blocked his application for citizenship because he works in the marijuana industry. Barrientos, who was brought to the U.S. from El Salvador illegally as a child, said he plans to appeal the denial of his application. His attorneys also are considering his options in federal court. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
April 04, 2019 - 9:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state's marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because of their jobs. Although 10 states broadly allow its use and sale, federal law still bans...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses congressmen and Government officials during the presentation of Republic Act bills in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president's anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudicial killings. Supreme Court spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said the court ordered the government solicitor-general to provide the police reports to two rights groups which had sought them. The 15-member court, whose justices are meeting in northern Baguio city, has yet to rule on a separate petition to declare Duterte's anti-drug campaign unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
April 02, 2019 - 9:34 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president's anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudicial killings. Supreme Court...
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Liu Yuejin, vice commissioner of the National Narcotics Control Commission, speaks during a press conference in Beijing on Monday, April 1, 2019. China announced Monday that all fentanyl-related drugs, as a group, would become controlled substances, effective May 1, a step U.S. officials have long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
April 01, 2019 - 2:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China. The sweeping change in the way China regulates drugs that mimic fentanyl...
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March 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina have been charged with taking bribes to falsify immigration documents, conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to distribute and protecting drug trafficking. Five of those arrested officers are with the Orangeburg County...
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Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw looks at the basket during an NCAA men's college basketball practice in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Virginia Tech plays Duke in an East Regional semifinal game on Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 28, 2019 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Tech says swingman Ty Outlaw is expected to play against top-seeded Duke in the NCAA Tournament on Friday after being charged with possession of marijuana. Coach Buzz Williams says in a statement that Outlaw took a drug test from an outside agency and it came back...
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Bryan Schroder, Alaska's U.S. Attorney announces that several members of a white supremacist gang operating in Alaska prisons or shipped to facilities in Colorado and Arizona, have been charged in a racketing enterprise in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Members who sport Nazi tattoos face racketeering charges including murder, kidnapping, assault, and distribution of narcotics and firearms. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
March 27, 2019 - 9:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Filthy Fuhrer and five other members of a white supremacist gang that was spawned in prisons in Alaska, Arizona and Colorado have been charged in the gruesome beating death of a member whose Nazi tattoo was burned off his rib cage with a hot knife. Fuhrer, who legally...
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Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw, middle, vies for a rebound with Liberty guard Caleb Homesley, left, and Scottie James during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 27, 2019 - 4:47 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech's Ty Outlaw has been charged with possession of marijuana, potentially jeopardizing his status for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament. The sixth-year senior was charged March 21, the day after he and the Hokies arrived in San Jose, California for the first...
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This photo released by the Australian Border Force, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, shows a wanted British man who was apprehended in the Torres Strait attempting to flee Australia on a personal watercraft. Australian police say the 57-year-old set out on Monday from the northern tip of Australia’s Queensland state, carrying enough fuel to make the 140-kilometer (86-mile) trip across Torres Strait. The photo was manipulated to blur the watercraft's registration numbers. (Australian Border Force via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 4:07 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police say a drug suspect was thwarted in his attempt to flee the country for Papua New Guinea on a motorized personal watercraft. They say the man had set out Monday from the northern tip of Queensland state and he was carrying enough fuel for the Sea-Doo to make the 140-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, of El Salvador, is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. A detective says the Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. According to a grand jury transcript obtained by The Associated Press, the Reno detective testified last week that Martinez-Guzman broke into tears and repeatedly called himself an "idiot" before confessing to the murders. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
March 21, 2019 - 2:13 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. The detective told the grand jury, which indicted Wilber Ernesto...
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