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Drug Interdiction / Narcotics

The Drug Interdiction / Narcotics topic covers all aspects of drug enforcement, from highway or border interdiction to undercover infiltration into gangs or drug cartels. From marijuana and cocaine to prescription pills and heroin, this topic covers it all.

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Led by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, this multi-agency unit employs innovative tactics to disrupt and dismantle dangerous gangs
Chalino Sanchez’s music quickly became the anthem of Sinaloan drug culture
After the driver’s eventual arrest, Chester County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized 112 grams of fentanyl, or around 56,000 deadly doses, from the vehicle
Since 2021, the Bellingham Police Department has been staffing only its patrol and investigations divisions, which are key to answering 911 calls and solving serious crime
The SFPD and other agencies use similar Dräger devices to detect a range of drugs, but the new device is the company’s first designed to detect fentanyl
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A parolee asked the trial court to suppress the evidence, arguing the search of his phone and house violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights
Based on the “totality of the circumstances,” the officer had reasonable suspicion to extend the traffic stop in a drug courier case
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Officials announced that 24 defendants have been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs, money laundering and operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business
“It was getting to the point that my clothes were smelling like marijuana. It smelled like I smoked weed all the time. My sweat is starting to smell like marijuana.”
If the person’s only crime is low-level drug possession, and they’re not harassing people, police in Multnomah County must give them a chance to avoid prosecution
The potency and availability of fentanyl pose significant challenges for law enforcement, with overdose deaths continuing to rise
Forty-seven people have been charged in connection with the alleged crime network; federal agents, along with local and state police, were involved in the investigations
“If you sell dangerous drugs or fentanyl on Staten Island, we’re going to find you and you’ll end up like this guy,” said Lieutenant Mark DiBenedietto
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The synthetic opioid is about 50 times more potent than heroin, and an amount as small as two milligrams can be a lethal dose
Seward County Deputies found several bags full of methamphetamines with a total value of $7.2 million
The move would change marijuana from its current classification as a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin and LSD, to a Schedule III drug, alongside ketamine and some anabolic steroids
The bust is part of a trend of foreign nationals exploiting U.S. state laws that have legalized cannabis to produce marijuana for the illicit markets in the U.S.
Four leaders of the criminal group have been charged with drug trafficking, illegal firearm possession, cockfighting and plotting to kill informants
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Court ruled that a jury may find that participating officers used unconstitutional excessive force during the execution of the warrant
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The new law rolls back a 2020 voter-approved measure by making so-called personal use possession a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail
The ruling came after Gerald Goines’ lawyers argued prosecutors had used the underlying charge of tampering with a government record to indict him for murder
The annual St. Paddy’s sting is among the creative measures police resort to in the ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game to reel in wrongdoers
Shoplifting without evidence and juvenile problems without a nexus to crime are among the calls Henrico Police patrol officers will no longer respond to
The men hid in the basement as Officer Jorge DelRio conducted a drug raid on a home; one man shot DelRio five times as he came down the stairs