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Attorneys downplay defendants' roles in alleged $17M drug conspiracy as federal trial continues

One attorney said Tuesday that once a federal trial expected to last until June is complete, what involved the biggest drug bust in Lawrence history will be revealed to not be “one big happy family engaged in one conspiracy.” By Stephen Montemayor
Huntington police bust 5 more women for prostitution

- 3 weeks earlier @ A 73-count federal indictment alleging cocaine trafficking and money laundering should make a dent in drug trafficking in the Keyser area, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said. A 73-count federal indictment alleging cocaine trafficking and money ...

15 arrested in Orleans Co. drug bust

- 2 weeks earlier @ Albion, N.Y. -- Police in Orleans County arrested 15 people following a drug sweep by federal and local investigators Tuesday. Police executed seven search warrants, six of them in Albion and one in Carlton. Investigators said they seized cocaine ...

Three Arrested in Cabell Motel Room Raid

- 2 weeks earlier @ They also said the suspect has been in and out of jail and was involved in a Huntington drug bust last December. ... "At that point in time, his state charges were being rolled over to federal charges, that got pushed to a federal complaint," said ...

23 Arrested in Cocaine Bust Monday, 6 Released

- 1 week earlier @ 48 hours after a major drug bust, several who were arrested are back on the streets.

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Attorneys downplay defendants' roles in alleged $17M drug conspiracy as

Days after a prosecutor likened her opening statements to a motion picture preview, a defense attorney for one of the three men left to stand trial in a federal multimillion-dollar drug case compared his with the front of a jigsaw puzzle box. Mark ...

Local man arrested in Missouri drug bust

GOLDEN, MO. -- A Carroll County man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a class B felony. Shane Phillip Stephenson, 36, Berryville, was...

FBCSO: Narcotics bust nets $30K of cocaine, Xanax, marijuana

Three family members are in jail following a drug bust in the Sugar Land area. 

Narcotics bust nets $30K of Xanax, cocaine, marijuana from Sugar Land area home

The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, a Houston HIDTA Initiative (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) composed of local and federal agencies, concluded a narcotics investigation targeting illeg

Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders

For Scrivner, time has crawled, it’s dawdled, and on bad days, it’s felt like it’s stood completely still. She was 27 years old when she started serving a 30-year sentence in federal prison for selling a few ounces of methamphetamine. Now, 20 years later, she feels like she’s still living in the early 90s—she’s never seen or touched a cell phone, she still listens to her favorite band The ...

Update: 26 pounds of meth seized from apartments

Authorities raided two apartments, removed evidence and seized an SUV Sunday in the Citadel Apartments at 84th and Q streets.

Drug bust cases renewed

Police/Fire Drug bust cases renewed Thirty-seven people are targeted in a federal indictment issued this week that alleges they used the state’s medical marijuana law to grow and sell pot plants for profit. Becky Vargo Northwest Ottawa County Apr 18, 2014 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid": "436967" }); document.write(' '); Douglas Harjer of Grand Haven and Joe and Peggy ...


Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch

Bismarck Tribune: Federal prosecutions in the western half of North Dakota nearly tripled — from 126 in 2009 to 336 last year — mostly, he says, because of drug cases involving several people. In Montana, 70 people — about half from outside the region — have ... In ...

Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil patch - (Eds: Retransmitting a story that moved in a previous news cycle ...

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) _ The blood-drenched man had survived a brutal attack: Beaten with brass knuckles, shocked with a stun gun, slashed with a razor blade, then dumped 40 miles away in Montana, he staggered to a farmhouse for help.


HEROIN BUST: Investigation nets 65 arrests in 7 Minn. counties - KMSP-TV

FOX 9 News: Andrew Lugar, the United States attorney representing the district of Minnesota, joined Jack Riley, special agent-in-charge of the Chicago field division of the DEA, announced that dozens of heroin distributors are now facing state and federal drug ...

Central Valley drug bust nets more than 50 pounds of meth

KTVU San Francisco: “My California Department of Justice Task Force worked closely with local, state and federal law enforcement officials throughout the Central Valley to dismantle the Magana organization.” In total, agents seized 56 pounds of methamphetamine, 4 ...

6 Released out of 23 Arrested in Cocaine Bust

KARK: 48 hours after a major drug bust in central Arkansas, some of those arrested are already back on the streets. NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR -- State and federal officials made an announcement of a major drug bust on Monday. Twenty-three people were arrested ...

Dozens arrested in New Castle Co. drug bust Related Photos. Suspects in New Castle Co. drug bust · View all 12 photos. New Castle County Police partnered with city, state and federal agencies set up a five day sting targeting potential transporters along that corridor.

65 arrested in heroin bust, said to be largest in Minnesota history

State and federal law enforcement officials announced what they said was the largest heroin bust in Minnesota history, arresting dozens of distributors statewide Thursday.

Officials: More Than 65 Heroin Distributors Charged Or Arrested In Bust Operation

State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called "Operation Exile."


Drug raid in Vestavia Hills nets cocaine, 2 arrests (blog): VESTAVIA HILLS, Alabama - Two men were arrested in a drug bust Friday afternoon in Vestavia Hills. Officers with Vestavia Hills and Birmingham police, as well as the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, carried out a search warrant Friday in the ...

More arrests made in federal drug bust

Marion Star: Members of the MARMET Drug Task Force and FBI and BCI agents arrested more than 20 suspects this morning. Those sought were suspected buyers in a drug conspiracy bust in which several alleged drug traffickers were arrested. Federal and local ...

Second defendant in multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling ring set for bail SPRINGFIELD - A second defendant in a drug bust March 25 that federal agents said turned up $1.5 million in cash and kilos of cocaine is scheduled for a detention hearing in U.S. District Court Monday afternoon. Jamil Roman, 36, of Walsh Street in ...

Authorities say 14 charged in Binghamton gang bust

Danbury News Times: ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities say they have charged 14 members and associates of the Bloods street gang called the "MacBallers" in a drug trafficking bust centered in Binghamton. Prosecutors say arrest and search warrants in the greater ...


Dentist entangled in Calif. state Sen. Yee's corruption case

SFGate: Among the stranger characters to emerge from the bust of state Sen. Leland Yee is a 60-year-old Daly City dentist who has no criminal ... While many of the other defendants are associates of Chow - and purportedly engaged in crimes such as money ...

California state Sen. Leland Yee arrested on bribery, arms dealing charges

CBS News: He was arrested Wednesday and appeared later in federal court, where bail was set at $500,000. Yee's arrest came as a shock to Chinese-Americans who see the senator as a pioneering leader in ... In 1992, Chow was among more than two-dozen people ...

Leland Yee arrest: From 'Shrimp Boy' to 'Dragon Head, ' Raymond Chow at

Contra Costa Times: All the while, though, 54-year-old Raymond Chow was acting as a mob boss, connected Wednesday in a jaw-dropping 137-page federal complaint to state Sen. Leland Yee. Chow's extensive illicit operation included everything from drug trafficking and gun ...

Leland Yee case: 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's lawyer lashes out at feds' probe

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the past two weeks, federal law enforcement officials have depicted Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow as the true epicenter of a sprawling corruption, drug and gun trafficking and conspiracy investigation that ensnared Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee.


Feds arrest fugitive Jamaican Oneil McKenzie in record bust

Albany Times Union: Albany. A fugitive who had been wanted since October for his reputed role in the largest drug bust in Capital Region history was caught in Brooklyn. Oneil McKenzie, 29, a Jamaican national, was arrested Wednesday by members of the New York/New Jersey ...

Feds raid Humble home, use sledge hammers to find hidden drugs


6 Released out of 23 Arrested in Cocaine Bust

48 hours after a major drug bust in central Arkansas, some of those arrested are already back on the streets.


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