Category Archives: Drug Bust

A Mexican drug cartel’s rise to dominance The Sinaloa cartel is now the world’s biggest supplier of illegal narcotics. How did it become so powerful?

A tunnel used by cartels to transport drugs from Mexico to the United States. (AP Photo/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) W hat is the Sinaloa cartel? The Mexican crime syndicate is the world’s most powerful drug trafficking organization, and the … Continue reading

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Maryland Has One of the Highest Rates of Marijuana Possession Arrests

WASHINTON – Maryland is a state with a serious marijuana arrest problem, according to the FBI’s 2011 annual Uniform Crime Report. With 22,043 arrests for marijuana possession producing an arrest rate of 378 people per 100,000, Maryland ranked among the … Continue reading

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Ex-Ga. police officer admits to drug conspiracy

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an ex-police officer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to deliver more than five kilograms of cocaine. Authorities say Dwayne Penn used to work for the Clayton County Police Department in suburban Atlanta and was also assigned to theU.S. … Continue reading

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Former Met police officer given suspended sentence for drug and theft offences

A former Metropolitan police officer who resigned after testing positive for cocaine use has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting drug and theft offences, Scotland Yard said. Pc Michael Andrew Johnson , 47, left his post at the … Continue reading

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Kidnapping suspect has ties to Mexican drug cartel; man also served as paid informant for U.S. government

They got to Joplin in the Ferrari with Mexican plates, and he collapsed on the bed of their room at the La Quinta Inn. Once he fell asleep Saturday night, she collected her cellphone, purse and the keys to their … Continue reading

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Blacks arrested at increasingly disproportional rates

The gap between rates for black and white people arrested on marijuana possession charges widened significantly in the past decade, according to Maryland data released by the American Civil Liberties Union. Meredith Curtis, a spokeswoman for the organization, said that the … Continue reading

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NJ Bill Seeks to Ban Public Release of Mug Shots Before Conviction – Good Idea?

  flikr user The-Lane-Team One of the bigger stories in the papers over the weekend is the proposed bill to ban the public release of mug shots for anyone who’s been arrested but not convicted of a crime. Supporters of … Continue reading

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Second Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Former Pennsylvania State Senator Raphael J. Musto

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a second superseding indictment has been returned against former State Senator Raphael J. Musto, Pennsylvania 14th Senatorial District. This new indictment amends previous charges brought against … Continue reading

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‘No snitching’: No arrests made in majority of Asbury Park shootings

ASBURY PARK – Law enforcement has been fighting a losing battle when it comes to making arrests after non-fatal shootings in the city. There have been 91 non-fatal shootings in Asbury Park in the past six years, with 78 – or more … Continue reading

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Pa. bill would require DNA testing after arrest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that would require DNA testing on suspects charged with certain crimes after their arrest but before they are convicted is up for a legislative hearing. The House Judiciary Committee is taking testimony Tuesday on … Continue reading

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