Category Archives: Drug Bust

Police would have to arrest someone before seizing their cars, money, homes or other property under a bill that’s going to Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida is one step closer to overhauling laws that allow law enforcement agencies to take property, cars and cash from suspected criminals after lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill Monday that would give more protection to … Continue reading

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Second suspect arrested in alleged drug conspiracy involving DEA task force member

Rose P. Graham New details emerged Tuesday about the arrest of a Louisiana narcotics officer assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force, as State Police released a report showing the deputy was booked with an alleged accomplice accused … Continue reading

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Guard, four inmates arrested in scheme to smuggle drugs and phones into prison

(Thinkstock) image The Nevada Department of Corrections said an officer was arrested for his alleged part in a scheme to smuggle drugs and cellphones into Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs. In a release issued by the department, investigators … Continue reading

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Head of New Orleans DEA quietly recalled to Washington amid widening scandal

Johnny Domingue Johnny Domingue The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has recalled the head of its New Orleans field division amid a turbulent stretch for the agency that included the arrest of a task force member last month and a drug … Continue reading

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Former Mamou police chief sentenced to 12 months in prison for using taser on non-combative prisoner

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department and U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that former Mamou Police Chief Robert McGee was sentenced today to one year and a day in prison for depriving an inmate at the Mamou jail of … Continue reading

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Is Obama’s Drug Clemency a Mirage?

President Obama once promised hope and that is what some non-violent drug offenders have left as they serve draconian “drug war” sentences. But Obama’s offer of clemency may be more mirage than reality, says ex-CIA officer John Kiriakou, who himself was imprisoned for telling the … Continue reading

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Former sheriff’s deputy accused of using squad car to protect massive drug operation

GREENFIELD, Ind. (Jan. 15, 2016) — A former Hendricks county sheriff’s deputy is charged with assisting a major illegal drug operation. This week prosecutors in Hancock county charged Jason Woods with numerous crimes including dealing synthetic drugs, bribery and official … Continue reading

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Ex-Hendricks County Deputy charged in ‘spice’ ring

(Photo: Provided by Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department) Former Hendricks County Deputy Jason Woods was charged with six felonies Thursday in Hancock County stemming from his role in a synthetic drug dealing operation. Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton charged Woods with corrupt business influence, dealing … Continue reading

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Palm Beach County deputy to stand trial on perjury charge

Former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year Stuart Sussman is fighting a criminal charge that he lied in court concerning an arrest of crack cocaine-dealing suspects west of Boca Raton. A former Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of … Continue reading

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Miami man acquitted of supporting drug role in first-ever flakka trial

The defendant, acquitted of assisting a local dealer who ordered the drugs over the Internet, avoided a potentially long prison sentence A West Miami-Dade drug addict charged with assisting a convicted importer of the notorious Chinese-made synthetic drug known as … Continue reading

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