Drug trafficking - tag: Law enforcement in the United States

Drug Bust Nets 8 Arrests - WJHG-TV

Gulf County Sheriff's officials say they arrested 8 people during a series of drug investigations that took place since April 10th. They arrested 1 person last Thursday, 4 on Friday and 3 on Saturday. All 8 are accused of selling either methamphetamine ...

Ex-Ala. sheriff's deputy pleads guilty in drug trafficking sting - The Republic

WSFA-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/QaeUmP ) that Greg Barge pleaded guilty to attempting to distribute cocaine powder, knowingly using a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime and using extortion during interstate commerce. Federal

Women paying price of Latin America drug wars - IRINnews.org

NEW YORK, 15 April 2014 (IRIN) - As growing numbers of women languish in Latin American jails on drug-trafficking charges, their role in organized crime is under the spotlight - as is the prison system that incarcerates them, and the patriarchal ...

Sheriffs: Violent Mexican Drug Cartels Have Infiltrated More Than 3000 US Cities - Town Hall

“There's no doubt they're spreading themselves very rapidly and very deep into our U.S. interior,” said Mr. Fleming, who directed the documentary “Drug Wars” and has testified before Congress about the drug trade. Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of Frederick ...

US Sentencing Commission Votes To Cut Drug Trafficking Sentences - The Weed Blog (blog)

The US Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted unanimously Thursday to reduce sentences for most federal drug trafficking defendants. The move comes as the federal prison population continues to increase, driven in large part by drug offenders, even as

Who's Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors? - ColorLines magazine

According to the current cover story in The American Prospect, “Is there hope for the survivors of the Drug Wars?” CUF is among the first programs in the country designed to specifically help young men of color readjust for economic success in society.

Motel drug bust spirals into five arrests on weapons and drug charges - The Altamont Enterprise

Closed for business: The office at the Western Motel, with a sign on the door asking people to call if they need a room, is locked and empty after the Albany County Sheriff's Office arrested the manager, Joshua Bojkovic for selling drugs there. Four ...

OTHER OPINION: POT FOR PATIENTS Pa. outdated on marijuana - The Sunday Dispatch

Instead, the president and members of Congress declared all-out war on a relatively minor issue and created much larger societal ills —an entire criminal industry, drug wars, prison overpopulation —that we're still dealing with some 40 years later ...

US sentencing commission votes to reduce sentences for drug trafficking offenses - Minneapolis Star Tribune

The commission says it estimates that the changes approved Thursday would affect roughly 70 percent of federal drug trafficking defendants and would reduce by 11 months the average length of sentence for drug offenders. The commission believes the

Why aren't we putting US agencies on trial for financing El Chapo's drug war? - The Guardian

Shattering popular misconceptions about the drug wars, Hernandez concluded: [T]he biggest danger is not in fact the drug cartels, but rather the government and business officials that work for them and fear exposure. The US played a leading role in ...

Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S. - Washington Times

“There's no doubt they're spreading themselves very rapidly and very deep into our U.S. interior,” said Mr. Fleming, who directed the documentary “Drug Wars” and has testified before Congress about the drug trade. Sheriff Page said Rockingham County ...

Child abuse allegations land 3 in jail on drug charges - KPHO Phoenix

A CPS investigation into child abuse allegations led law enforcement authorities to arrest three people at a home in Paulden that was described as being in complete disarray. Yavapai County sheriff's deputies obtained a search warrant on Saturday after ...

'Spring Cleaning': 39 arrested in Ulster County drug bust - Times Herald-Record

KINGSTON -- A seven-month long drug trafficking investigation dubbed "Operation Spring Cleaning" has so far swept up 32 people throughout the county and beyond, facing charges by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office with selling or helping to sell drugs.

Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of US - Washington Times

“There's no doubt they're spreading themselves very rapidly and very deep into our U.S. interior,” said Mr. Fleming, who directed the documentary “Drug Wars” and has testified before Congress about the drug trade. Sheriff Page said Rockingham County ...

Traffic stop leads to drug bust | Marion County - News 13 Orlando

An early morning traffic stop led to the arrest of two people in Marion County. Alejandro Mendez, 31, and Barbara Ann Mendez, 34, were stopped by Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies along westbound State Road 326 for speeding, according to a report.

'Spring Cleaning': 39 arrested in Ulster County drug bust - Times Herald-Record

KINGSTON -- A seven-month long drug trafficking investigation dubbed "Operation Spring Cleaning" has so far swept up 32 people throughout the county and beyond, facing charges by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office with selling or helping to sell drugs.

Pair arrested after Daviess Co. drug bust - 14 News WFIE Evansville

The Sheriff's Office says deputies were at the Mill Street residence of 44-year-old John R. Goggans II because of felony probation violation warrants. During a search of the home, deputies say they smelled anhydrous ammonia. The Sheriff's Office tells ...

EDITORIAL: Irrational fear of medical marijuana - York Dispatch

Instead, the president and members of Congress declared all-out war on a relatively minor issue and created much larger societal ills – an entire criminal industry, drug wars, prison overpopulation – that we're still dealing with some 40 years later ...

Drug Bust in Columbia County - WCJB

Drug Bust in Columbia County. Published April 7th, 2014. Loading Video... Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies say an ongoing investigation in the county led to the seizure of drugs and cash. Authorities arrested 40-year-old Bert Peterson on Friday after ...

Former pot growers fueling the US heroin invasion The Drug War - Tico Times

The Mexican Army incinerated more than 7.7 tons of drugs, the majority of it marijuana, seized from drug traffickers in the north of the country. Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP. The needle habit in the United States has made a strong comeback as heroin rushes ...