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    Eight people have been arrested in connection with a joint state and federal wiretap investigation into a major heroin trafficking operation in Western Mass. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Friday, June 11, the men had been arrested, and that as a result of the investigation, more than today 4 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine, six illegal firearms...
    SCIOTO — Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced Thursday the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on June 4 and returned 41 Public Indictments. There were four Secret Indictments. The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows: CHRISTOPHER M. ELDRIDGE, 37, West Portsmouth, Ohio, Failure to Appear. CLAUDE EDWIN STIDHAM, III, 27, Lucasville, Ohio, Failure to Appear....
    RAPPER Shock G, also known as Humpty Hump, was part of the 1980s hip-hop group Digital Underground. Shock G died on Thursday, April 22. He was 57-years-old. 3Rapper Shock G was the lead vocalist of Digital Underground who died on April 22Credit: Getty Who was Shock G? Shock G, born Gregory Jacobs in August 1963, was a rapper and producer....
    SHOCK G reportedly died from an accidental overdose after mixing fentanyl and alcohol. A medical examiner's office told TMZ that the rapper died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, ethanol and methamphetamine. 7Digital Underground rapper Greg Shock G Jacobs aka Humpty Hump is dead at 57Credit: Getty 7Chopmaster J confirmed the news on Instagram as he said 'we took on...
    El Paso, Texas — Along the U.S.-Mexico border, drug cartels are seizing an opportunity.  "We are seeing the cartels exploiting our current influx of unaccompanied children as well as our influx of single adults and they're bringing hard drugs," said U.S. Border Patrol agent Joel Freeland.  Freeland said U.S. manpower focused on human smuggling is enabling traffickers to move a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The San Francisco Police Department says it seized 16 pounds of fentanyl in a recent bust, which may not sound like a lot -- until you think about how potent the drug is."The amount of fentanyl seized in this single operation is enough lethal overdoses to wipe out San Francisco's population four times over," said SFPD...
    EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the El Paso area ports of entry had a busy week, seizing more than 23 pounds of fentanyl, 190 pounds of methamphetamine, 29 pounds of cocaine, 42 pounds of marijuana and arresting 25 fugitives from justice. “CBP Officers remain focused on their mission of protecting the homeland,” said CBP Director...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A drug bust conducted by San Francisco narcotics officers in Oakland last week netted nearly 30 pounds of drugs including over 16 pounds of the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to new details released by authorities Tuesday. According to San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, the amount of fentanyl seized in the operation last week...
    Drug overdose deaths increased by 25% in New Mexico in 2020, according to a recent numbers gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last year saw 721 deaths by overdose, which is 147 more fatalities than 2019, which saw 574. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, played a large role in the increase. “We’ve been spared...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) —  A new study from the CDC finds that overdose deaths surged during the pandemic as more drugs were laced with fentanyl. “They killed my baby,” said Barbara Hill Joyner. “They took my only son. My baby boy. He left behind 3 children that don’t have a father anymore.” READ MORE: Gary Creek, Alleged Founder Of The...
    An alleged drug dealer from New York City was busted in the Hudson Valley with fentanyl, New York State Police investigators announced. The New York State Police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team and Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department arrested Jemader Thrasher, age 32, on Saturday, June 5, in Poughkeepsie following an ongoing investigation. Police said that at the time...
    As Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei amid the growing border crisis along the southern border, former "Rush Limbaugh Show" producer James Golden—better known as "Bo Snerdley"—said Harris is engaging in narcissistic behavior as America becomes progressively less safe under her governance. On "Fox News Primetime," host Tammy Bruce noted the press traveling aboard Air Force...
    MARTINEZ — A 30-year-old man died over a fentanyl overdose while he was inside an isolation cell at the Martinez Detention Facility, where he’d been for the past 16 hours after a visit from the hospital, a forensic pathologist testified at an inquest hearing last week. But while the cause El Sobrante resident Ezekiel McCoy’s death has been made public,...
    A 42-year-old woman was charged with selling a 33-year-old man a combination of drugs that ultimately caused a deadly overdose, authorities in Bucks County announced Monday. Corrine Marie Smith, of Jenkintown, brought heroin/fentanyl and methamphetamine to the Penn Lodge Hotel in Philadelphia - Bensalem, where Matthew Graham purchased the drugs on June 11, 2020, Bucks County District Attorney Matt...
    A 30-year-old woman from the Jersey Shore had fentanyl and other drugs in her system at the time of the May 9 crash that killed a 78-year-old woman, authorities announced Monday. Ashley Watkins of Eatontown was heading south on Lanes Mill Road in a 2011 Toyota Camry when she crossed over the center line and struck a 2014 Dodge Caravan at...
    LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — More than $1.2 million in fentanyl and cocaine was seized at the southern border in two separate incidences within a 72 hour period. Packages containing more than 101 pounds of cocaineand nearly 10 pounds of fentanyl seized by CBPofficers at World Trade Bridge. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) “CBP has numerous layers of enforcement and our...
    PETALUMA (BCN) — Police in Petaluma have confirmed the recent arrest of two local residents who were both allegedly in possession of enough fentanyl to create thousands of potential doses. About 12:50 a.m. on Friday, an officer patrolling near G and 5th streets stopped a car for an alleged traffic violation. Speaking with the driver, the officer identified her as...
    Bay City News Service PETALUMA — Police in Petaluma reported arresting a local man early Thursday and a local woman early Friday who they said were each in possession of enough fentanyl to create thousands of potential doses. About 12:50 a.m. on Friday, an officer patrolling near G and 5th streets stopped a car for an alleged traffic violation. ...
    SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — The faces and stories may be different, but they all had one thing in common. Parents of children who died after taking lethal doses of fentanyl purchased on Snapchat marched on the social media platform’s Santa Monica headquarters Friday. (CBSLA) “One pill can kill, absolutely,” Any Neville, a mother, said. “And fentanyl changes everything.” READ MORE:...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Families rallied outside the historic Tarrant County courthouse in Fort Worth Friday, trying to draw awareness to the surge in deaths in North Texas connected to fentanyl. Parents and siblings held pictures of family members who have died, many of them in the past year, as the drug has spread. READ MORE: Sweet Tooth Motel Brings...
    A man and a woman were busted for alleged trafficking in cocaine and fentanyl after being stopped in Western Mass for having a broken brake light and for speeding in a construction zone. The incident unfolded around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June on Route 91 when Massachusetts State Trooper Anthony Lavigne Trooper pulled over a blue Ford Fusion in Greenfield....
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Undercover San Francisco narcotics officers teamed with Oakland police and firefighters on a Thursday afternoon drug and weapons bust at an East Oakland motel that required hazmat teams. The bust happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crown Lodge Motel on MacArthur Boulevard between 98th and 99th avenues. READ MORE: Bay Area Health Officers 100% United...
    A couple in York has been arrested after a three-week long sting operation found guns and drugs in Manchester Township, according to the York County district attorney's office. Gabriel Rosario-Ruiz, age 31, and his girlfriend Latima Backus, age 34, were arrested at their home located at 999 Rosebud Court on Tuesday, according to the DA. Police obtained a warrant to...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped another epidemic ravaging Philadelphia. The city said Thursday that 1,214 people died from drug overdoses in Philadelphia in 2020. According to the city, it’s the second-highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in Philly. In 2017, 1,217 people died from overdoses. READ MORE: Crash Shuts Down Northbound I-95 At I-295 Split In...
    More than 6.6 pounds of cocaine and 95 fentanyl pills were seized from a Hudson County trio, authorities said. The arrest comes after a month-long investigation and execution of a search warrant at 11A Willow Street and 20 W. 49th Street in Bayonne on June 3, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. Minor children were present in both homes at the...
    New York City partygoers are being warned to stay away from fentanyl-laced cocaine after at least two people died of overdoses recently as young revelers return to the nightclubs that were forced shut during the pandemic. Social media users have taken to Instagram and Twitter to sound the alarm about cocaine supplies that have been tainted with fentanyl, the highly...
    A South Carolina man was charged Wednesday in connection with the death of his 18-month-old daughter who overdosed on fentanyl, according to police. Zy’twan Childs, 21, is charged with homicide by child abuse and possession of a schedule two controlled substance, the Greenwood Police Department announced in a statement. #BREAKING: Greenwood Police have charged 21-year-old Zy’twan Childs with Homicide by...
    The Instagram accounts belonged to “fentanyl_top” and “mass_chemical_drugs” — the 21st century cyber street corners teens visit when looking for an escape, a high, a party. Alexander Neville (Courtesy Neville family)  Amy Neville found those via her smart, curious, 14-year-old son Alex’s account after his death. He bought what he thought was oxycontin from an online dealer and died in...
    Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan called President Joe Biden’s border policy “the most inhumane policy that I’ve seen in my 35 years” on Wednesday. Homan appeared on the Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” where he weighed in on the border crisis following Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbot’s Wednesday disaster declaration over the growing influx of gangs and...
    Former acting ICE director Tom Homan harshly criticized President Biden's border policies, saying the administration handed control of the border to criminal cartels. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the number of illegal border crossings.  REP. JOHN KATO: BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS – EVERY STATE IS NOW A BORDER STATE TOM HOMAN: The men and women...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The alleged kingpin and six of his associates have been charged with drug trafficking after federal agents shutdown a criminal organization responsible for a pipeline funneling illegal fentanyl to San Francisco Bay Area streets, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in...
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration along the southern border of Texas in response to an "ongoing surge" of illegal immigrants.  The Republican's declaration allows the use of all available state resources to assist state and local law enforcement in protecting Texans from "criminal activity and property damage." "President Biden's open-border policies have paved the way for...
    OAKLAND — In what federal prosecutors are calling the biggest fentanyl bust in Bay Area history, more than 40 pounds of the deadly drug were seized from two suspected distribution houses in Oakland and San Leandro, authorities said. The bust was the result of a wiretap investigation by the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and local authorities. It also appears...
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    A New Jersey man was indicted on charges that he caused the drug overdose death of a 37-year-old woman. Lashawn D. Boyd, 25, of New Brunswick, had been accused of selling the woman cocaine, fentanyl, 4-ANPP and tramadol in the days leading up to her death in January 2020 Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said. Boyd was indicted on charges...
    A Paterson man was sent to federal prison for 27 months after admitting that he collected what was more than two pounds of fentanyl for sale that was delivered to an address in Clifton. What Felix Acevedo, 29, didn’t know was that law enforcement officers had intercepted it. They removed the deadly synthetic opioid -- which authorities say is 50...
    When Charlie Ternan, an employee of The Basin in Saratoga and a cousin of the restaurant’s chef Dan Nally, died in May 2020 at age 22, his death was ruled an overdose. But his father Ed Ternan says a more accurate term would be poisoning, since Charlie died after taking a “fentapill,” a counterfeit pill made to look like Percocet...
    Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, blamed President Biden’s policies Friday for the fentanyl pouring across the southern border telling "The Story" the White House is "tone-deaf and nonresponsive" to the "deadly" situation. ABBOTT: Open border Biden is what is bringing this [fentanyl] in. I’m angry, but more importantly, we have farmers and ranchers and residents that are extremely angry. The situation right now is far more dire and far more dangerous than...
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that President Joe Biden’s administration is ignoring a growing surge of deadly fentanyl at the southern border and has “their heads in the ground.” WATCH: “Open-border Biden is what is bringing this in … I’ve got to tell you, I’m angry but more importantly, we have farmers and ranchers and residents in...
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    Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday highlighted efforts to stop the trafficking of fentanyl into Texas, as seizures of the powerful opioid have soared in recent months.  The Republican cited President Biden's border policies as a reason behind the state’s fentanyl problem, which he claimed started in 2020 but increased dramatically in the first four months of 2021.  "Well, in addition...
    OAKLAND — A wiretap operation by the FBI resulted in a May 25 raid on several locations associated with a suspected fentanyl trafficking ring, including two “distribution houses” in Oakland and San Leandro, authorities said in court records. In the San Leandro house, located on Washington Avenue, authorities seized a “brick” of suspected fentanyl weighing more than a pound, as...
    (CBS4) – A Colorado district court judge handed down lengthy prison sentences to two parents who pleaded guilty to child abuse that resulted in the death of their 2-year-old daughter earlier this year. (credit: Lakewood Police) Rashad Turner, 31, was sentenced to 20 years in prison last month and this week Denisha Woodsking, 30, was given a 16 year sentence....
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was in Fort Worth Thursday to talk about law enforcement efforts targeting the recent rise in fentanyl cases. Abbott said the drug is being smuggled into the U.S. from the southern border with Mexico and that it’s leading to deadly cases within young adults in Texas. The governor spoke about the drug...
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force has dismantled a drug trafficking organization. Ten suspects were arrested with dozens more in custody with possible links to the drug ring and more arrests likely in the future. (credit: Getty Images) The task force includes the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins Police Services, Loveland and Windsor police. Since...
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A drug-addicted former nurse will spend only eight nights behind bars for a crime that caused unbearable pain to dozens of women. The nurse stole drugs and replaced them with saline solution, so the victims did not receive proper anesthesia. READ MORE: Vessel At Hudson Yards Set To Reopen With New Safety Precautions As CBS2’s...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — On Wednesday, the mother of a man struggling with addiction held her own protest on a notorious corner in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. She said she was prepared to stand on the corner by herself. As it turned out, that would not be necessary. READ MORE: San Jose Mass Shooting: Coroner Identifies 8 People Killed At...