Drugs

Opioid epidemic, painkillers, drugs, pills
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Alan Scaia
April 09, 2019 - 12:13 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $24 million grant to combat opioid abuse. Since the Texas Health and Human Services Commission launched its "Texas Targeted Opioid Response Program" in May 2017, the federal government has sent $176 million in...
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Kelli Wiese
April 03, 2019 - 5:37 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Christopher Crotty is the second of two defendants to plead guilty for importing anabolic steroids from Asia, repackaging them, and selling them to customers in North Texas and across the country through the U.S. mail. Ryan Conor Savage started doing this in 2015. Crotty joined...
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FILE - In this Monday Feb. 4, 2019 courtroom sketch, Judge Brian Cogan upper right, gives instructions to jurors in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, El Chapo’s lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and said they were reviewing “all available options” after a juror at the notorious Mexican drug lord’s trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case against a judge’s orders. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo's lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and were reviewing their options Wednesday after a member of the jury at the Mexican drug lord's trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case. The juror told VICE News that at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2007, file photo, guard towers loom over the administrative maximum security federal prison called Supermax near Florence, Colo. Experts say the drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who will be sentenced on June 25, 2019, for smuggling enormous amounts of narcotics into the U.S and having a hand in dozens of murders, seems the ideal candidate for "Supermax" prison also known as ADX for "administrative maximum," a facility so secure, so remote and so austere that it has been called the "Alcatraz of the Rockies." (Chris McLean/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States. So...
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Steven Pickering
December 19, 2018 - 7:28 am
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A convicted drug dealer has been sentenced this week to life in prison. Federal prosecutors say he's the same man who led Grand Prairie police on a high-speed chase in March of 2016. 46-year-old Israel Vasquez plead "guilty" to federal drug and money laundering charges...
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L.P. Phillips
October 19, 2018 - 12:55 pm
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether the Texas Department of Criminal Justice needs to tell where it's got its death penalty drug back in 2014. In an order this morning, the High Court set oral arguments for January. An appeals lawyer who fights death...
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