Tag: Drug-related crime

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National

Holder looks for answers on overcrowded prisons

Attorney General Eric Holder, left, and U.S. Attorney Zane David, right, look on as former federal inmates Robert Warner who completed the Supervision to Aid Re-entry (STAR) program, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by Kathy MathesonAssociated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation’s top law enforcement officer got a glimpse of the challenges facing ex-offenders attempting to rebuild their lives on Tuesday as he attended an unusual court session and then met with several of them afterward. Attorney General Eric Holder watched as more than a dozen men on supervised release updated a federal judge on their jobs and personal situations, discussing problems from needing more hours at work to the cost of cataract surgery for the family dog.

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International

Defiant Toronto mayor repeats he won’t resign

Mayor Rob Ford is flanked by security at City Hall in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. by Rob GillesAssociated Press Writer TORONTO (AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford repeated this weekend that he won’t resign despite mounting pressure for him to step aside after police said they had obtained a copy of a video that appears to show him puffing on a crack pipe.

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National

NYC subway vigilante Goetz arrested on drug charge

In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1985 file photo, Bernhard Goetz, second from left, is escorted by police as he is taken out of criminal court in New York. (AP Photo/Rene Perez) by Colleen LongAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz, who ignited a national furor over racism and gun control after he shot four panhandling youths on a train in the 1980s, has been arrested on drug charges, police said Saturday.

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People

Actor Craig Robinson in minor Bahamas drug bust

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, actor Craig Robinson arrives at the nominations for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond, File) by Alison LoweAssociated Press Writer NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Comic actor Craig Robinson was detained Wednesday for drug possession as he tried to leave the Bahamas and was ordered to pay a fine, authorities said.

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National

NY woman who ran family drug ring faces prison

This photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, via The Buffalo News shows Theresa Anderson. Anderson, 58, faces 14 to 17 1/2 years in prison when she is sentenced Oct. 8 for running a 12-year operation that monopolized crack cocaine sales in her neighborhood. Police say she sold drugs from numerous homes she owned and employed her grown children and close acquaintances. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney’s Office, via The Buffalo News) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For a dozen years, Theresa Anderson was the queen of Deshler Street. The unassuming woman owned five small wooden houses along the poor side street, filling them with her children, grandchildren and other relatives who kept their lots tidy, watched out for trouble and pitched in with the family business.