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{FD} Massachusetts boy called police to say dad had drugs in luggage

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An 11-year-old boy helped Massachusetts cops bust his father on a drug trafficking charge. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio boy, 5, saves overdosed parents after walking two blocks, alone and barefoot, for help

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Police in Ohio say the 5-year-old son of a couple overdosing on heroin saved his parents after walking alone for two blocks to alert a relative nearby that he thought they were dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona officials seize massive marijuana stash hidden in bell pepper load

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they seized more than $7.2 million worth of cocaine and marijuana trying to pass the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses on fentanyl after traffic stop

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An Ohio police officer overdosed on fentanyl Friday after accidentally getting the deadly drug on his uniform during a traffic stop. Continue reading

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{FD} Drug bust netting 7.9 tons of cocaine dubbed ‘one of the largest in history’

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The ship was loaded with Colombian cocaine in the Pacific and planned to travel through the Panama Canal. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother’s Day gift used to hide 12 pounds of meth, Arizona deputies say

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Arizona deputies opened a wrapped Mother’s Day gift and found 12 pounds of methamphetamine. Continue reading

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{FD} Border Patrol seizes 12 pounds of heroin after chase

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Border Patrol agents in Tucson went on a foot chase after an illegal immigrant Wednesday that led them to find six pounds of heroin worth an estimated $210,000. Continue reading

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{FD} Heroin hidden inside greeting card is intercepted

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U.S. Customs and Border protection officers found a greeting card that contained $500 worth of heroin inside a package from the Netherlands. Continue reading

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{FD} Seattle police officer charged in major marijuana-smuggling ring

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Federal prosecutors allege that a Seattle police officer was part of a major drug trafficking operation that transported large amounts of narcotics from Washington state to the East Coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Border patrol catches woman smuggling 3 pounds of heroin strapped to buttocks

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U.S. border patrol agents in Arizona nabbed a woman they said was trying to smuggle three pounds of heroin strapped to her backside. Continue reading

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{FD} Pittsburgh crime lab ex-employee accused of stealing drugs

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A former crime lab employee in Pittsburgh allegedly stole and used drugs flagged as evidence, the Allegheny County Police Department said. Continue reading

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{FD} Real life ‘Breaking Bad’? Ex-NM science teacher pleads guilty to making meth

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Former science teacher John Gose, 56, pleaded guilty Monday to four meth-related charges in a Las Cruces, New Mexico, courtroom. Continue reading

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{FD} Boston pastor arrested for drug trafficking, possession

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Police in Massachusetts say officers found fentanyl, cocaine and pills at a church and arrested the pastor. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona border agents find 67 pounds of marijuana in casket

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Border Patrol agents have seen numerous ways people try to smuggle drugs across the Arizona border in recent years. Continue reading

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{FD} Border agents discover 67 pounds of marijuana in casket at checkpoint

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Border Patrol agents have seen numerous ways people try to smuggle drugs across the Arizona border in recent years. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio cocaine oops: Suspect drops bag of drugs in court

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Courtroom security cameras were rolling as 39-year-old Lemar Reed walked up to enter a plea on a minor traffic violation — when he dropped a bag of cocaine out of his baseball cap onto the floor. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal immigrant denies any ties with husband’s alleged drug-smuggling ring

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Dozens of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to express support to 54-year-old Teresa Vidal-Jaime. Continue reading

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{FD} NH treats overdoses as crime scenes, targets drug dealers

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Facing a rising death toll, hit hard by the opioid crisis wracking the nation, the DEA and the Attorney General’s office in New Hampshire and law-enforcement across the state have launched a collaborative program that trains officers and prosecutors to… Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma Amber Alert canceled after 2 kids found safe

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An Amber Alert issued out of Delaware County, Okla., has been canceled after the two children were found safe in Arkansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Army soldier at Fort Stewart charged with cocaine trafficking

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A Fort Stewart soldier has been charged with cocaine trafficking as part of a drug investigation at the southeast Georgia Army post. Continue reading

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{FD} Drones smuggling porn, drugs to inmates around the world

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Prisons across the U.S. have reported an uptick in the last few years of drones flying over their walls to deliver everything from cigarettes and pornography to drugs and weapons to inmates. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida Sheriff Peyton Grinnell produces results after viral video tough talk

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Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell is keeping his promise to drug dealers: He’s coming for them. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado books 9th month of $100M-plus pot sales amid threat of Trump admin. crackdown

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In February, licensed shops in the Centennial State brought in $126.1 million in sales, with more than $86.4 million in recreational revenue and $39.6 million in medical marijuana revenue. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Last of the Cocaine Cowboys’ arrested in Florida, US Marshals say

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The brother of the infamous Cocaine Cowboy Augusto Falcon was arrested in Florida Wednesday after spending 26 years evading an indictment that accused him of smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican couple traveling with 5-year-old son arrested for smuggling drugs in California

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A couple driving near the Salton Sea with their 5-year-old son was arrested over the weekend after border agents discovered cocaine hidden in their car, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ringleader of multimillion-dollar drug ring convicted, could face life in prison

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The ringleader of a massive drug trafficking operation in central Indiana was found guilty of drug distribution, money laundering and false bankruptcy in federal court Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican soccer player caught smuggling meth into San Diego, complaint says

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Daniel Andres Gomez, 21, had missed practice since Wednesday and friends and family were frantically looking for him. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida sheriff under fire over anti-drug video defends tactics: ‘We don’t negotiate’

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A Florida sheriff who was criticized for an anti-drug message that many compared to ISIS propaganda footage stands behind his stern message to dealers. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida sheriff defended after anti-heroin message compared to ISIS video

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Critics on social media were quick to go after a sheriff in Florida for a new video that delivered a stern warning to heroin dealers, comparing it to Islamic State propaganda footage — but supporters cheered his tough action. Continue reading

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{FD} Popular Chinese comedian faces weapon, drug charges in NY

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A popular Chinese comedian and former judge on the “China’s Got Talent” television program is facing weapon and drug charges on Long Island in New York. Continue reading

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{FD} More than $13M in heroin, other drugs seized in Pennsylvania this year

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The Pennsylvania State Police announced that troopers seized $13,755,803 worth of heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs in the first three months of 2017. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE detains prostitute who gave deadly drug shot to Google executive

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Federal immigration officials have detained a California prostitute after she completed a jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the accidental heroin overdose of a Google executive she was entertaining aboard his yacht. Continue reading

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{FD} $1M of cocaine found in truck’s fuel tank at border crossing

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Federal officials say an officer’s suspicions and use of a drug-smelling dog and an X-ray system led to the discovery of cocaine with an estimated street value $1 million at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina woman said she hid heroin in her 4-year-old son’s pockets

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A mom in North Carolina admitted she used her 4-year-old son to hide her drugs, stuffing them in one of his pockets, a search warrant against her revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} New York drug case opens window on dark period for Honduras

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A case unfolding in a lower Manhattan courtroom has caused political tremors in Honduras, seeming to confirm long-held suspicions that corruption at the highest levels of government helped turn the Central American country into a violent epicenter of t… Continue reading

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{FD} Trucker drives cross country nonstop fueled by crystal meth, cocaine, Massachusetts police say

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Police have arrested a trucker they say drove nonstop from Seattle to Massachusetts fueled by crystal meth, LSD and cocaine. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges

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Federal agents arrested Mexican state attorney general in San Diego Monday, an FBI agent confirmed Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Coast Guard seizes 16 tons of cocaine worth over $400M in Pacific

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Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard unveiled the result of a series of massive drug busts over a 26-day period at a Florida port Tuesday which netted 16 tons of cocaine. Continue reading

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{FD} Heroin found hidden in dog crate at New York’s Kennedy Airport

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Two men were arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida drug raid: Boyfriend accused of using pregnant woman as human shield

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A Florida mother is lashing out at police after a sheriff said a woman who was fatally shot during a drug raid was being used as a human shield by her son. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia middle school teacher arrested in $6 million drug bust

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Georgia deputies raided a middle school teacher’s home and seized guns and $6 million in cocaine and heroin. Continue reading

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{FD} Marijuana-filled cooler worth $24G donated to Goodwill

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Somebody donated a lot more than they intended to the Goodwill in Monroe, Washington last week. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s health declining, lawyers requesting prison transfer say

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The U.S. lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have filed a motion requesting their notorious client be moved to a general population prison, claiming his isolated life inside a lockup known as the “Guantanamo of New York” is taking a toll on his physical and mental health. Continue reading

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{FD} Naked rampage fueled by magic mushrooms lands brothers in court

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Two brothers took magic mushrooms, got naked and then caused havoc around an Indianapolis apartment complex, according to court documents. Continue reading

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{FD} Drug dealers would face manslaughter charges for opioid overdoses under proposed Florida law

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Florida politicians hope that the matching pieces of legislation – House Bill 477 and Senate Bill 150 – will combat the ubiquitous use of synthetic drugs like fentanyl throughout the Sunshine state following a crackdown on prescription painkillers that have led to a spike nationwide in heroin and opioid abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Passing over US, Bolivia nearly doubles land slated for coca plantation

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President Morales signed the bill into law allowing farmers to plant up to 54,000 acres in coca — up from 29,000. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan man found dead in car with 2-year-old son in backseat

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A Michigan man was found dead in his car on Monday with a 2-year-old toddler in the backseat. Continue reading

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{FD} John Gotti’s grandson gets eight years in drug case

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Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI’s Comey: Mexican drug cartels fueling US heroin epidemic

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Mexican drug cartels are fueling the heroin epidemic that is sweeping the United States, according to FBI Director James Comey. Continue reading

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{FD} Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

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Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem. Continue reading

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