Drug-related crime

December 20, 2019 - 5:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drita D’Avanzo of the reality TV series “Mob Wives” and her spouse have been arrested on weapons and drug charges. D’Avanzo and her husband, reputed Colombo crime family associate Lee D’Avanza, were in court on Friday after executing a search warrant on Thursday evening at the...
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CORRECTS TO CAPITAL, NOT CAPITOL- In this Nov. 14, 2019 photo, Jamie Cline poses for a photo behind a glass window in a door at the Olympia Bupe Clinic at the Capital Recovery Center in Olympia, Wash., which helps people addicted to heroin and other opiates get prescriptions for buprenorphine, a medicine that prevents withdrawal sickness in people trying to stop using opiates. At the clinic, a doctor is working to spread a philosophy called "medication first," which scraps requirements for counseling, abstinence or even a commitment to recovery in the battle against opioid addiction. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 18, 2019 - 1:36 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Every time she got out of jail, Jamie Cline started hustling again for heroin, driven by an addiction she didn’t understand. “You want to get clean so bad. You know something’s killing you and you can’t stop,” said the 33-year-old who used heroin for 10 years. This spring was...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. The Trump administration is moving ahead with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 18, 2019 - 7:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward on its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad. Health officials unveiled a proposed regulation that would allow states to...
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FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, then Mexico's Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna attends a press conference on the sidelines of an American Police Community (Ameripol) meeting in Mexico City. Garcia Luna, Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico, and is in custody awaiting a bail hearing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
December 17, 2019 - 2:07 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A judge in Texas ordered Mexico's former top security official to remain held without bond Tuesday as he awaits trial for allegedly accepting a fortune in drug-money bribes for letting the notorious Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was indicted on three...
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This Thursday, Dec,. 12, 2019 photo provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs shows suspects from Save Greens Cannabis dispensary being taken into custody by law enforcement for operating without a state license in Los Angeles. California regulators mounted two-dozen raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city's thriving illicit pot market, officials announced Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Megan Kiefer/Department of Consumer Affairs via AP)
December 13, 2019 - 6:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators mounted dozens of raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city's thriving black market, officials announced Friday. The state has been under pressure from California's legal industry to do...
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December 13, 2019 - 10:22 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan's president signed a law Friday that excludes prisoners convicted of corruption from state amnesties and pardons that take place several times each year and usually coincide with major national holidays. The new law equates those convicted of corruption to...
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In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Mexico's Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during a ceremony to designate June 2 as the Federal Police Day in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety was arrested in Dallas Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on charges of cocaine trafficking and making false statements. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
December 10, 2019 - 8:29 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on U.S...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2009 file photo, Mexico's then Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Mexico City. Garcia Luna has been indicted in New York on charges that he took millions of dollars in bribes from a drug cartel. Garcia Luna was arrested Monday, Dec. 9. 2019, by federal agents in Dallas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
Associated Press
December 10, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief made an initial court appearance in Dallas on Tuesday afternoon on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes to let the Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, waived his rights to an identity hearing. He...
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December 09, 2019 - 7:50 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It may be the holiday season, but police in Kentucky confiscated an unusual gift being delivered to a Kentucky man's home — a package with about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of meth that was shipped through the mail inside of an air fryer. Narcotics officers were able to intercept...
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Legendary Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz poses for a photo with a fan after making a surprise appearance at the Day of Legends baseball event at the Quisqueya Stadium, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The Dominican-American retired professional baseball player was shot in the back in his native country six months ago by a hired gunman who drove up on a motorcycle and fired at close range, hitting him in the torso. They said the intended target was another man. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
December 08, 2019 - 7:00 pm
SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity. The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers...
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