Drug-related crime

Former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III stands outside US. District Court in Manhattan, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. Prosecutors allege Doud ignored red flags to turn his drug distributor into a supplier of last resort as the opioid crisis raged. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 23, 2019 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn't within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the Fortune 500. Even his $1.5 million paycheck was a paltry sum compared...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An attorney for a group of death row inmates challenging Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions told a federal judge Tuesday that the state's lethal injection process with the drug causes condemned inmates to feel as though they're being lit on fire. An attorney for the...
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FILE - This Oct. 20, 2018, file photo shows marijuana clone plants displayed for sale by Interstate 5 Farms at the cannabis-themed Kushstock Festival at Adelanto, Calif. California legislators are considering a plan to encourage more banks to do business with its legal marijuana industry. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 22, 2019 - 8:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California legislators considered a plan Monday intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions. Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legally available in some form. But most...
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FILE--In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, in New York. A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates in Arkansas has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before its batch expired. Rutledge says the inmates in the case have a very high burden to meet and cites a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month against a Missouri death row inmate. Arkansas recently expanded the secrecy surrounding its lethal injection drug sources, and the case heading to trial Tuesday, April 23, 2019 could impact its efforts to restart executions that had been on hold due to supply. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 20, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Oswaldo Barrientos picks dead leaves from marijuana plants at the grow facility where he works near downtown Denver. Immigration authorities on Friday, April 19, 2019 said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)
April 19, 2019 - 3:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in...
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In these photos provided by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office shows Bill Kapri, also known as Kodak Black, who was arrested with three others at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Niagara County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 7:36 pm
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with...
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US Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman, of the Southern District of Ohio, speaks beside members of Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, during a news conference, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Cincinnati. Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 17, 2019 - 4:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other drugs. U...
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A Guardia Civil van believed to be taking Venezuelan Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal to prison leaves the National Court in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 13, 2019 after an extradition hearing. Venezuela's longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine. Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and headed the country's security apparatus, recently became the most influential military figure to declare his loyalty to opposition leader Juan Guaido. (AP Photo/Paul White)
April 13, 2019 - 12:41 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A spokesman for a Spanish court says Venezuela's former spy chief has refused to be extradited to the United States on a drug warrant. The spokesman, who isn't authorized to be identified by name in the media, says retired Venezuelan Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal on Saturday...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, United Socialist Party of Venezuela lawmaker Hugo Carvajal speaks during an interview at the National Assembly administrative offices, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s longtime spy chief was arrested Friday, April 12, 2019 in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for the alleged trafficking of tons of cocaine. Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and headed the country’s security apparatus, recently became the most influential military figure to declare his loyalty to opposition leader Juan Guaidó.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
April 12, 2019 - 3:50 pm
MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine. Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and headed the country's security...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Raleigh, N.C. Heather Allen holds a photo of her father, Lee Wayne Hunt, from his memorial. Even though Lee Wayne Hunt died as a prisoner found guilty of a double murder, his family says he never gave up hope of proving his innocence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 10, 2019 - 4:37 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lee Wayne Hunt died a prisoner, officially deemed guilty of a double murder — even though a co-defendant absolved him in a conversation with a lawyer that remained secret for decades. Attorney Staples Hughes said a client who also was convicted in the case told him not long...
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