Category Archives: Drug Bust

Silk Road drug dealer turned government witness gets 2-1/2 years in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York computer consultant who appeared as a key government witness against the founder of the underground black market website Silk Road was sentenced on Tuesday to 2-1/2 years in prison. EMAIL PRINT Ross Ulbricht … Continue reading

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Atlantic City police sergeant accused of helping drug dealer boyfriend buy Camaro

Camden, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City police sergeant lied about her relationship with a convicted drug dealer and made $120,000 in cash bank deposits in small amounts to avoid raising suspicions, authorities said Monday in announcing her arrest.Sgt. Kiyia … Continue reading

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Drug investigations trigger the most wiretaps in U.S. and Maryland

Wiretap warrants approved by state and federal judges across the U.S. were down slightly in 2014, according to an annual report. Drug investigations accounted for 89 percent of all eavesdropping warrants in 2014, according to the report. A total of … Continue reading

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Informant steals drug-buy money in Natick

A Framingham man who volunteered to be an undercover police informant conned Natick cops out of $80, using the money to buy drugs for himself, authorities said. The saga began when police initially arrested Christopher J. Barnicle on Atherton Street … Continue reading

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Documents: Ex-Miss. drug agent committed forgery to get busts

 IUKA, Miss. – During his 28-year law enforcement career, Jeff Palmer busted well over a thousand Mississippians for selling drugs, sending many to prison. When he retired as a deputy on Oct. 1, Tishomingo County Sheriff Glenn Whitlock praised him with a plaque … Continue reading

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A wrinkle in the Northampton drug bust—there were no drugs

The details were salacious: stash houses, airport shipments, guns, bribery, extortion, money laundering and millions of dollars in drug proceeds. The occupations of those charged with drug trafficking were even more shocking: seven Northampton County sheriff’s deputies and three North … Continue reading

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Rio Grande City investigator accused in drug smuggling conspiracy

  A Rio Grande City police investigator who until Saturday was assigned to a Starr County drug task force has been charged in a drug conspiracy, according to federal prosecutors. Homeland Security Investigations agents on Saturday arrested Noel Pena on a … Continue reading

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Valley Narcotics Officer Arrested On Drug Charges

A Valley drug cop remains in federal custody — accused of working for the wrong side. Noel Pena, a narcotics officer with the Rio Grande City Police Department, was arrested Saturday, and charged with conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine. … Continue reading

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Mayor defends, critics denounce police use of secret cellphone surveillance tool

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday defended the widespread use of a cellphone surveillance device that sweeps up phone signals, echoing the Baltimore Police Department‘s stance that it’s used to track criminals and limited in the type of data it collects. Kevin … Continue reading

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Inquiry of Silk Road Website Spurred Agents’ Own Illegal Acts, Officials Say

On the so-called dark web, drug dealing and other illicit sales have thrived in recent years, the authorities have said, through hidden websites like Silk Road and hard-to-trace digital currencies like Bitcoins. On Monday, the government charged that in the … Continue reading

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