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RALEIGH, N.C. | Witness alleging ballot fraud in congressional race arrested

RALEIGH, N.C.—Jan 09, 2019 One of more than a dozen witnesses alleging ballot misconduct in the nation’s last undecided congressional election now faces drug and weapons charges. Bladen County Sheriff’s officials said Wednesday 48-year-old Christopher Eason was arrested Friday at his Bladenboro home. Maj. Larry Guyton said it was part of a sweep targeting nearly … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Witness alleging ballot fraud in congressional race arrested

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claim about drug smuggling

WASHINGTON — Jan 04, 2019—President Donald Trump flatly contradicted his officials Friday on how illicit drugs get into the U.S. and made a fanciful case that Mexico, without putting up a peso, is somehow paying for his proposed border wall. TRUMP: “Remember drugs. The drugs are pouring into this country. They don’t go through the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claim about drug smuggling

Connecticut News: Hartford Man, CHRISTOPHER BARRETO Sentenced to 46 Months for Distributing Drugs Involved in 2 Enfield Overdose Deaths

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTOPHER BARRETO, 29, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing drugs involved in two overdose deaths in Enfield in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Hartford Man, CHRISTOPHER BARRETO Sentenced to 46 Months for Distributing Drugs Involved in 2 Enfield Overdose Deaths

Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – December 14, 2018 – A 45-count federal indictment was unsealed yesterday, charging Dr. Samson Orusa, 56, of Clarksville, Tennessee with maintaining a drug-involved premises; 22 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the bounds of professional medical practice; 13 counts of healthcare fraud; and nine counts of money laundering, announced … Continue reading Tennessee News: NASHVILLE, Dr. Samson Orusa, 45-Count Indictment Charges Clarksville, Tennessee Physician With Massive Opioid Distribution and Healthcare Fraud Scheme

Alaska News: Dillingham Man, Andrew Madison Straley III Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Drugs Found inside Man’s Luggage at Anchorage Airport, Bound for Dillingham, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that a Dillingham man has been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges, arising from the seizure of methamphetamine found inside his luggage at the Anchorage International Airport. Andrew Madison Straley III, 50, of Dillingham, … Continue reading Alaska News: Dillingham Man, Andrew Madison Straley III Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Three Wilson Men Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced TRAVIS KWYMAINE RUFFIN, 29, of Wilson, North Carolina to 54 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release; MARCUS ANTWAN WILEY, also known as “MARK,” 29, of Elm City, … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Three Wilson Men Sentenced for Drug Conspiracy

Texas News: Mexican Citizen, Jesus Florencio Chaparro-Sanchez Sentenced to 11 ¼ Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Fentanyl

Texas – A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was sentenced today to 135 months in federal prison after authorities caught him transporting fentanyl, a powerful narcotic 50 times more potent than heroin, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. Jesus Florencio Chaparro-Sanchez pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute in … Continue reading Texas News: Mexican Citizen, Jesus Florencio Chaparro-Sanchez Sentenced to 11 ¼ Years in Federal Prison for Transporting Fentanyl

Wisconsin News: Green Bay Man, David L. Shanks Jr. Sentenced for Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl, Resulting in One Death and Two Overdoses

Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on December 3, 2018, David L. Shanks Jr. (age 37), was sentenced to multiple life terms of imprisonment by Chief District Judge William C. Griesbach. In September, Shanks was convicted by a jury in Green Bay of conspiring to … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Green Bay Man, David L. Shanks Jr. Sentenced for Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl, Resulting in One Death and Two Overdoses