Category Archives: Drug Bust

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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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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