Drug-related crime

April 04, 2017 - 5:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been convicted of murdering four people in two drug-related killings, including an aspiring model who appeared on a reality TV show. A Charlotte jury on Tuesday found 21-year-old Edward Sanchez guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. He was...
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March 31, 2017 - 7:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials asked the state's highest court Friday to stay a judge's order that they must disclose more information about one of the drugs they plan to use in the executions of eight men over a 10-day period in April. The attorney general's office asked the...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:23 am
DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia jail employee has lost his job after being arrested on drug charges in a sting operation. News outlets report that Coffee County jailer Cory Brent Harrelson was charged on Tuesday with soliciting and buying drugs. Sheriff Doyle Wooten says in a statement that a...
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March 29, 2017 - 7:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a teenager has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Atlanta. Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Dontaye Carter tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( http://on-ajc.com/2oadSMA ) that Tellisavoris Demon...
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March 28, 2017 - 7:10 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who fatally shot Memphis' first female police officer killed in the line of duty was sentenced Tuesday to a total of 40 years in prison on an array of charges. Twenty-five-year-old Treveno Campbell was sentenced to 25 years for his second-degree murder conviction in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in the morning in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer’s bad advice. The justices are hearing argument March 29 in an appeal by Jae Lee, who has lived in the United States for 35 years and has never been back to South Korea since coming to the United States when he was 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 28, 2017 - 4:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of a longtime U.S. resident who is facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer's bad advice. The justices are hearing argument Tuesday in an appeal by Jae (JAY) Lee, who has lived in the United...
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March 26, 2017 - 6:01 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested two men for allegedly transporting large quantities of cocaine inside fake bananas. Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real bananas...
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March 25, 2017 - 9:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify...
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March 25, 2017 - 9:34 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill in the Colorado Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff shows Wendy Lavarnia. Phoenix police say Lavarnia and her husband have been arrested following the shooting of their 9-year-old son, who police say remains on life support. Lavarnia told police she placed a loaded gun on a bed within reach of two of her young children while she turned to get a holster and that a 2-year-old shot the 9-year-old. She was arrested on suspicion of four counts of child abuse for allegedly endangering her children. (Maricopa County Sheriff via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 8:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin. The couple's children were eventually put in foster care for a year, but the family was...
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