Category Archives: Drug Bust

Ex-judge pleads guilty in Illinois heroin case as investigation continues

  12 Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook (center) enters the federal courthouse in East St. Louis on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, to enter a guilty plea to federal heroin charges. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com (3) More … Continue reading

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Montreal judge blasts Saguenay police in murder extradition case

Katie Sheppard, left, and Kyle Sheppard, right, are seen in this image. A Montreal judge has ordered the extradition of a murder suspect but not before blasting Saguenay police for bungling his arrest and alleged confession. Montreal Superior Court Justice … Continue reading

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Attorney General Holder Welcomes Employees Back to Work

~ Thursday, October 17, 2013 Dear Colleagues, I am grateful to be able to welcome the entire Department of Justice back to work! Those of you who were not able to work during the shutdown were greatly missed, and the efforts … Continue reading

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TSA Policy on Medical Marijuana Is Murky But May Be Easing

Since 20 states have legalized marijuana use for medical purposes, the Transportation Safety Administration has entered a gray zone regarding its policy when found in luggage. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post/Getty Images Travelers with prescription pot are receiving an unofficially relaxed … Continue reading

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Lauren

1 / 10 Lauryn Hill, hip-hop/R&B star and former head of The Fugees leaves Newark Federal Court on Monday after her sentencing for three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion was postponed in Newark, NJ  

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Baltimore Police ditch ‘stop and frisk’ in name but not practice

Baltimore police are doing away with the term “stop and frisk,” though officers can still use the controversial search tactic. Baltimore’s Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said controversy over the New York Police Department’s heavy use of the practice led … Continue reading

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The FBI took a powder: Things you never knew about 9/11

If the Bush Administration lied to justify waging a war against Iraq, what truths still lie buried beneath the official explanation for what happened on September 11 2001? Before discussion about 9/11 was squeezed—in a pincer movement worthy of Hitler’s Panzer divisions—between … Continue reading

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Colombian Drug Lord Vanishes After Conviction… in the US!

A major Colombian drug trafficker who willingly sought extradition to the United States—even offering a $40 million bribe to officials in Brazil to send him to the US—apparently knew what he was doing. After being extradited and convicted in Federal Court in … Continue reading

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Leland PD facing lawsuit over arrest, entry into home

Note: This is a corrected version. The original incorrectly identified the former police chief and the person who was handcuffed. A man has filed suit in federal court claiming two Leland police officers unlawfully entered his home and arrested him, allowing his … Continue reading

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The Informant!!

  About two weeks after the incident at the gun store on Blue Diamond Road, agents asked Phillipe if he could contact Gabriel and try to get him to admit involvement in the gun smuggling conspiracy. Phillipe declined, noting that … Continue reading

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