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    An Annapolis man on federal release experienced a day living up to his nickname after he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, authorities say. Khayr "Shitty" Basimibnbrown, 42, also known as “Keith Brown", received his sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin, PCP, and cocaine, according to the Department of Justice. Officers observed Basimibnbrown participating in drug transactions on several occasions, including the sale of over 600 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mixture.  After the drug deal, Basimibnbrown entered and exited several vehicles in an attempt to avoid detection, prosecutors said. Officers executed a search warrant on eight residences on Jan. 13,  2022, including the residence of Basimibnbrown as part of the investigation. During the search at a residence owned by Basimibnbrown's cousin, officers observed a large amount of suspected drugs in a child's bedroom closet, they noted. The seizure from the closet turned up 145.05 grams of cocaine, 67.19 grams of PCP, and 59.56 grams of a cutting agent, according to authorities. A hefty amount was also found at Basimibnbrown's grandmother's house,...
    (CNN)Two men serving life sentences for murder in a Florida prison have been linked to two other murders with the help of newly discovered DNA samples, which led to the exoneration of another man who wrongfully served 37 years in prison for the rape and murder of Barbara Grams in 1983.Amos Robinson and Abron Scott allegedly raped and murdered 19-year-old Grams, whose beaten body was found behind a dental office in Tampa Heights on August 18, 1983, Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren said during a news conference Thursday after he was suspended as the state attorney by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his stance against criminalizing abortion providers.More than 2,800 have been wrongly convicted in the US. Lawmakers and advocates want to make sure theyre paid their dues.A grand jury indicted Robinson and Scott Thursday for the rape and murder of Linda Lansen, whose beaten body was found in Town and Country in July 1983 in bushes with a gunshot wound to the head, Warren said. "These two men not only robbed me, but they robbed a 7-year-old little...
    The serial-criminal son of an Arkansas US representative is back in jail after being arrested for possessing meth while on probation for previous drugs offenses. James Womack, 34, was arrested at his home in Rogers on Wednesday after he was caught attempting to hide a container with suspected methamphetamine when police arrived at his home for a probation home visit, according to Fox 16.com.  Womack, whose father is GOP lawmaker Rep. Steve Womack, attempted to sit on the case that police later discovered contained meth, multiple syringes, and nine grams of meth.  The parolee insisted to the officers that he was using meth and not selling it upon his arrest, their arrest report said.  Womack has been arrested multiple times since 2010 for repeated drug offenses Womack was arrested in 2018 for possession of meth and was set to spend nine years in prison until he was granted early release during the COVID-19 pandemic In 2012, Womack was arrested multiple times for violating his parole after he was booked at Benton County Jail for selling six grams of meth in...
    (CNN)Singapore on Thursday executed two men for drug trafficking, ignoring pleas for mercy from human rights campaigners who fear "a new wave" of hangings in the Asian city state notorious for its strict drugs laws.Singaporean Norasharee bin Gous, 48, and Malaysian national Kalwant Singh, 31, had their capital sentences carried out on Thursday at Changi Prison Complex, the Singapore Prison Service told CNN in an email.Their executions come just two months after Singapore controversially hanged a man with intellectual disabilities for drug trafficking and bring the total number of death sentences carried out by the country this year to four.In a statement Tuesday, Singapore authorities said Norasharee and Singh -- both convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty -- had exhausted their legal appeals.Both men had been on death row for the past six years while numerous campaigners called for clemency. The two executions "appear to be part of a new wave" of hangings in Singapore, Amnesty International Malaysia said in a statement earlier this week. Read MoreAccording to the Central Narcotics Bureau, both men were...
    FAMILIES are shelling out more money on groceries thanks to rising prices and shrinking packages. Known as shrinkflation, consumers are getting less bang for their buck as companies desperately try to combat inflation and an increase in the cost of living. 4Customers are unknowingly paying more for products due to shrinkflationCredit: AP Shrinkflation is when manufacturers shrink the size or quantity of a product while keeping the price the same. This means that consumers will be paying more per given amount. Rising the price per given amount is a well-oiled strategy used by companies, mainly the food and beverage industries, to stealthily boost profit margins or to cement them in times of rising input costs. It is a form of hidden inflation as shrinkflation often goes unnoticed by customers. Read more on MoneyAISLE BY AISLE I’m a Dollar Tree shopper - the seven items you are wasting your money onINFLATION SAVINGS I'm a savings expert - seven ways I've cut back on day-to-day expenses Sarah Wong, a money savings expert, says the tactic has firmly crept into some of our...
    A Connecticut man is facing years in prison for allegedly selling fentanyl. New Haven County resident Gerardo Nunez-Irizarry, age 43, of Meriden, was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday, June 14, according to the US Attorney’s Office in Connecticut. Prosecutors said he sold fentanyl to undercover agents between June and November 2021. One of the sales involved 50 grams of the drug, prosecutors said. Police arrested Nunez-Irizarry on state charges in November 2021 after investigators stopped his car in Meriden as he drove to an arranged location. He was later arrested on a federal criminal complaint in March 2022. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine. It has been tied to a growing number of overdose deaths across the United States in recent years, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Nunez-Irizarry was charged with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. If convicted, he could be sentenced to between five and 40 years in prison. He is currently free on a $100,000 bond. 
    A collaborative effort between the Methuen Street Crimes Unit and the North Shore Gang Task Force resulted in the arrest of three individuals on various drug charges, authorities said. Nicole Landry, Juan Francisco Mendezdiaz and Odalis Hernandez were arrested and charged with various drug possession and distribution charges, Methuen Police said.  Authorities located the trio while conducting surveillance on several suspects in the Pelham Street area shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, police said.  Information from citizens and anonymous tips led the unit to seizing more than 20 grams of suspected heroin and over 5 grams of suspected crack cocaine, police added.
    SEVERAL companies have been boosted for reportedly “scamming customers with shrinkflation” as prices rise in the US. Shrinkflation is the term used when manufacturers make smaller package sizes without lowering the price of the product and consumers are having enough. 2Customers are complaining about the trend of 'shrinkflation' where products are becoming smaller despite being more expensiveCredit: AP For example, a box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues, despite having 65 just a few months ago. Chobani Flips yogurts went from 5.3 ounces to 4.5 ounces. It’s become an issue worldwide as well. In Britain, Nescafe Azera Americano coffee tins from Nestle went from 100 grams to 90 grams. In India, a bar of Vim dish soap shrunk 20 grams from 155 to 135. This is nothing new, according to experts, but it is a problem that increases in times of high inflation due to companies having to deal with the high production costs. Global consumer price inflation was up 7 percent in May and it is expected to rise through September, according to S&P Global. More on InflationLIFE LINE...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A suspected drug dealer was arrested in Placerville after a traffic stop over a brake light that was out. Placerville police say, just after midnight Thursday, an officer pulled over 27-year-old Somerset resident Sage Engbers. While the stop was originally just over the tail light, the officer noticed a Xanax bar in plain sight. READ MORE: California Lawmakers Raise Caps On Medical Malpractice Lawsuit AwardsThis prompted a search of Engbers’ car that allegedly uncovered 7.7 grams of heroin, 2.2 grams of meth, plus another Xanax bar. READ MORE: Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll To Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree From Alma Mater UOPOfficers say there were also indicators of drug sales found in the car – including a scale, empty pill capsules, and baggies. MORE NEWS: Woodland Police: Car Chase Results In Multiple Arrests, Gun DiscoveryEngbers was arrested and is now facing charges of possession of controlled substances for sale.
    A Prince George’s County man has been sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for a drug distribution conspiracy and possession of stolen firearms, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office. Zaid Rushdan, 41, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, was sentenced to 10 and 1/2 years in federal prison, followed by seven years of supervised release. Rushdan pleaded guilty to conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of stolen firearms, according to a news release. According to prosecutors, Rushdan conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 1 kilogram of phencyclidine (PCP) and over 28 grams of crack cocaine starting at least in December 2020 until Feb. 11, 2021, according to the news release. More Local News More Prince George’s County News In February 2021, law enforcement searched Rushdan’s apartment and seized a a large amount of drugs, guns and cash, including: Over a gallon (4,486 grams) of PCP with a purity of between 7% and 12%; Approximately 299 grams of powder cocaine; Approximately 31 grams of crack cocaine; plastic...
    AS prices increase everywhere, people have been on the hunt to get Starbucks breakfast sandwiches for less. A copycat version, known as Grace Gourmet sandwiches, has been found in Costco's freezer section, and people are raving about it on social media. 1Costco shoppers are going wild for its bacon, gouda and egg sandwichCredit: Costco Instagram blogger, @costcobuys, wrote: "These are better than the Starbucks ones. Soooooo good."  They were also spotted by the @costcohotfinds, and most comments say the Costco sandwich tastes "pretty close" to Starbucks. However, as always, tastes are individual and not everyone agrees. In the box at Costco, you get eight sandwiches for $13.49, which equates to $1.70 per sandwich. Read More on CostcoBARGAIN HUNT Four items to always buy at Costco - and the products to avoidAISLE HAVE THAT Six little-known ways to shop at Costco without a membership to save cash To compare, one Starbucks bacon, gouda and egg sandwich is $4.15. So, if you bought a sandwich at Starbucks every single day of the year, you would spend $1,514.75. However, if you ate Grace Gourmet...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An Oakland man appeared in federal court on Friday after being charged on suspicion of fentanyl and methamphetamine sales in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, prosecutors said. According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds’ office, 26-year-old Jose Alvarado has been charged with distributing five or more grams of methamphetamine and one charge of distributing 40 or more grams of fentanyl. READ MORE: State's Snowpack at Only 38% of Average as California Drought DeepensIn a criminal complaint that was unsealed Friday, prosecutors said Alvarado engaged in four separate narcotics sales to three undercover officers over a two month span. The complaint lists a November 30, 2021 sale where Alvarado sold seven grams of fentanyl to an undercover officer, along with a January 13 sale where 12 grams of fentanyl and seven grams of methamphetamine was sold to a different undercover officer. READ MORE: Alleged Richmond Gang Members Convicted In Notorious 'Swerve Team' Crime SpreeAlvarado met up with yet another undercover officer twice to sell two ounces of fentanyl on January 20 and two ounces of fentanyl and one...
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Greeley Police arrested a 26-year-old man for reportedly selling large amounts of illegal drugs in the area. They say they received information about Andrew Durdy in June of 2021. A month later, undercover investigators started buying the narcotics from Durdy. The investigation lasted about three months. Officials say Durdy sold them methamphetamine and fake “M-30” pills which had fentanyl in them. Andrew Durdy (credit: Weld County Sheriff) In late September, the Weld County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at Durdy’s home and seized the following: 14 grams of suspected heroin about 120 fake M-30 pills containing fentanyl 1.5 lbs of suspected marijuana 1.3 grams of suspected fentanyl power Suspected LSD and MDMA Five firearms Ammuntion While Durdy was arrested and booked into jail, he was released after he posted bond on Dec. 9. Weld County law enforcement then arrested Durdy again on March 2 for six outstanding felony warrants related to the previous drug distribution charges. On that day, authorities say they found 470 more of the same M-30 pills.
    A 54-year-old man from Western Massachusetts was sentenced for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy. Berkshire County resident Edward Chapman, of Pittsfield, was sentenced on Thursday, March 10, to 11 years in prison and eight years of supervised release, according to an announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. In March of 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, 400 grams or more of fentanyl, cocaine, cocaine base, oxycodone, and marijuana, the announcement said. Authorities started to investigate members of a violent drug trafficking organization in Brockton in 2018, and they identified Chapman as a heroin and cocaine dealer who was receiving supplies from a co-conspirator, the US Attorney's Office reported. An indictment charged Chapman and 16 others with controlled substance and firearm offenses in June of 2019, according to the report. Ten other defendants have also been sentenced in the case, the US Attorney's Office said.  The remaining defendants have pleaded guilty and are waiting to be sentenced.
    A North Carolina police officer is accused of selling 56 grams of cocaine for $2,600 while he was in uniform and sitting in his patrol car, according to federal prosecutors. Raleigh police officer Keven Rodriguez, 33, was taken into custody by agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Wednesday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said at a news conference. Rodriguez is charged with distribution of a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in connection with that offense, Easley said.  On January 24, Rodriguez allegedly met with a confidential informant and sold them 56 grams of cocaine in exchange for $2,600 in cash, Easley said, adding that he drove to the meeting in his patrol car, while in uniform and carrying his department firearm.   The wired informant spoke to Rodriguez through his right passenger window, and the transaction was recorded on audio and video and observed live by agents. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison if convicted, and a maximum of life in prison. It...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Sixty people have been arrested, and warrants have been issued for eight more, after a Florida sheriff’s office investigation found that drug dealers were using dating apps like Grindr, Taimi, and Scruff to sell illegal narcotics. The six month investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, dubbed “Swipe Left for Meth,” began in July 2021 following a tip to Heartland Crime Stoppers, according to a release from the department. READ MORE: '17 Days Of Celebration' Honors Victims Of Parkland School ShootingPolk Co. Sheriff Grady Judd said the dealers would use ice cream cone and birthday cake emojis to signal they were selling drugs as well as code words like “party” and “Tina,” which he said stood for methamphetamine. “It was a shock to us that they were openly advertising,” Judd said. “Can you believe that? They were openly advertising that they were selling dope on a dating app.” Undercover narcotics detectives set up profiles on the apps and struck up conversations with people selling methamphetamine, Fentanyl, LSD, Ecstasy, marijuana, and cocaine, the release said. “It was...
    Authorities in Florida charged 68 alleged drug dealers who sold narcotics on popular gay dating apps after detectives found it 'relatively easy' to get them to incriminate themselves by messaging them undercover on Grindr, Scruff and Taimi.  The six-month-long investigation, dubbed 'Swipe Left for Meth,' was launched by the Polk County Sheriff's Department in July 2021 after they received an anonymous tip that dealers were openly selling narcotics on the three apps.  'It was a shock to us that they were openly advertising,' said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd at a press conference on Thursday.  'Can you believe this? They were openly advertising that they were selling dope on dating apps.'    In total, Judd said that detectives filed 159 felony and 72 misdemeanor charges as a result of the investigation, carrying out three search warrants in the process. Most of those arrested had rap sheets, including one man who had 32 prior felonies.  Detectives seized around 280 grams of methamphetamine (worth approximately $14,000), three grams of cocaine, 130 pills of Ecstasy (MDMA), approximately one and a half grams of Fentanyl/heroin,...
    A 62-year-old Fairfield County man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for trafficking narcotics. Kevin Lucas, also known as "Dutch," of Bridgeport, was sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, said Leonard C Boyle, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, between May and August 2019, law enforcement made a series of controlled purchases of redistribution quantities of heroin from Lucas.   Lucas was arrested in August 2019, and a search of his residence on that date revealed additional distribution quantities of heroin, 139 grams of crack cocaine, 365 grams of cocaine, items used to process and package narcotics, a 9mm handgun, two loaded magazines, ammunition, and $35,220 in cash, according to the court documents. In September, Lucas pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.
    A Western Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five years in prison for distributing nearly one kilogram of cocaine. Julio Rivera, age 47, of Worcester, was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 16, after being convicted by a jury in September of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, said Acting US Attorney Nathaniel Mendell. In October 2018, a federal investigation into co-conspirator Melvin Burgos intercepted numerous communications between Burgos and co-conspirator William Torres arranging to obtain one kilogram of cocaine from Rivera, court documents show. In November 2018, Rivera led Burgos to his storage unit in Worcester where he distributed 900 grams of cocaine to Burgos, according to court documents.  Agents stopped both Rivera and Burgos and a search of Rivera’s vehicle recovered the phone he used to communicate with Torres and Burgos, which he had attempted to destroy, court records said. A search of Burgos’ vehicle resulted in the seizure of 900 grams of cocaine, court documents show. Torres and Burgos each pleaded guilty to their role in the conspiracy. Torres was sentenced to five...
    A Long Island woman was sentenced for conspiring to distribute drugs, including fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Amber Schatz, age 33, of Wading River, was sentenced on Thursday, Dec. 9, to 10 years in prison, according to Breon Peace, United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She pleaded guilty to the charges in May. In January of 2020, Schatz and her boyfriend Curtis Prussick conspired to distribute "large quantities of narcotics," the Attorney's Office reported. Investigators determined that Schatz and Prussick sold drugs from parking lots in the area of Rocky Point on a regular basis, Peace said. The US Attorney's Office said the Suffolk County East End Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the couple's home and found "a large-scale drug distribution operation." Peace said authorities seized the following: 170 grams of fentanyl More than 125 grams of cocaine  40 grams of crack cocaine  Quantities of oxycodone and heroin  Materials for packaging drugs A pill press used to press fentanyl into pill form An assault rifle   Both...
    You’re likely familiar with Linzer cookies even if you don’t know them by name: A sandwich of shortbread cookies made with almond flour with raspberry jam filling. Here, Cambrea Gordon of Cambrea Bakes elevates the standard recipe with a flavor-packed cranberry and port wine filling, perfect for the holiday season. DIVINE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PUDDING FOR CHRISTMAS: TRY THE RECIPE "I was inspired to create a unique and original Linzer cookie recipe that was different from the traditional raspberry filling and almond meal dough. I love these cookies because they are made with sugar cookie dough, are perfectly balanced, and not too sweet," Gordon shared with Fox News. "The port wine complements the cranberries and brings a touch of sweetness to them without overpowering either flavor. My advice is to make a double batch of them because they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and everyone will go crazy over them." Cranberry and Port Wine Linzer Tart Cookies by Cambrea Bakes (Cambrea Gordon/Cambrea Bakes) NUTELLA CHEESECAKE BROWNIES ARE A ‘DANGEROUSLY’ DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS DESSERT: TRY THE RECIPE Cranberry and Port Wine Linzer...
    A Florida sheriff wrote a joking post on Facebook in search of someone who "happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana," alongside a photo of the drugs. "If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcotics Agents, and we will be more than happy to reunite you with your lost property," the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post on Oct. 6. Sheriff Wayne Ivey's name appeared at the bottom of the post, which noted that the marijuana had a street value of roughly $2 million.  "If the 770 lbs of marijuana belongs to you, all we need you to do is come down to our Criminal Investigative Services building on Gus Hipp Blvd in Rockledge and claim your property with absolutely no strings attached," the post said.  The post added the sheriff's office was looking to identify "the rightful owner" and remarked that "we will gladly return your property and also make sure that both you and your property are...
    CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for possessing more than 400 grams of methamphetamine. Michael Anthony Parkinson, of Ranson, was sentenced on Monday. He pleaded guilty in May to possession with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine. READ MORE: 'It Feels Pretty Bleak': Butler Health System's Chief Medical Officer Says Of Wait Times For Emergency RoomsParkinson, 37, had more than 400 grams of crystal meth, the U.S. Attorney for West Virginia’s northern district said in a media release. Parkinson was also found with 350 grams of the drug in 2019, authorities said. READ MORE: Butler County Family Offers $1,000 Reward For Info On St. Bernard Shot In Neck And Head With ShotgunThe case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force. MORE NEWS: WATCH: Meteor Lights Up The Sky In Western Pennsylvania(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Protein is not only essential for a healthy diet and a smooth functioning body, but it’s also a champion at strengthening and building muscle mass. While many people are aware of animal-based sources of protein, there are actually a host of incredibly diverse, healthy, and powerful natural plant-based sources. Plant-based proteins are not only just as effective as animal sources of protein, they also infuse the body with vitamins, minerals, and other rich nutrients (such as polyphenols, antioxidants, and flavonoids), which many meat-based proteins don’t. Plus, if you’re crunched for time, yet still want to meet your muscle-building goals, there are a host of vegan-friendly and effective plant-based protein powders. Make a five-minute shake in the morning, afternoon, or evening to fuel your workout without causing you to stress over time! With that said, even if you know where you choose to source your protein, how much is enough? How much is too much? If there a proper ratio to maximize your muscle strengthening endeavors? The answer is yes to all! To...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to six years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute approximately 211 grams of methamphetamine in Cecil County. According to his plea, during the fall of 2019 officials learned Nakir Ali Kiett, who was known as “Omar,” was selling methamphetamine in Cecil County. In Aug. of 2019, an informant introduced an officer to Kiett. READ MORE: Jessup Man Arrested On Five Counts Of Child Pornography Officials said between Aug. 28 and Sept. 30, 2019, the undercover officer arranged and conducted five separate controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Kiett, totaling approximately 150 grams. On Oct. 9, 2019, investigators obtained a search warrant for Kiett’s vehicle. The following day, investigators arranged for a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from him. Once he arrived at the location, investigators detained him and searched him along with his vehicle. READ MORE: Two BCPS Students & Two Recent Graduates Appointed To Serve On Maryland Youth Advisory Council During the search, investigators recovered approximately 61 grams of methamphetamine located in a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — U.S. District Judge sentenced 40-year-old Jerold Gilliam, of Baltimore to nine years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute a substance containing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. “The defendant was dealing the deadly narcotic fentanyl in the Penn North area of Baltimore, which is a neighborhood that our Strike Force has prioritized in its enforcement efforts,” said Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner.  “Jerold Gilliam was a narcotics trafficker who polluted our communities with deadly narcotics, and as a result, he will spend nearly a decade in federal prison.” READ MORE: Mission Escape Rooms Pledges Thursday Sales Toward Tornado Relief In Anne Arundel County In July 2019, his plea agreement says that investigators from Drug Enforcement Administration’s Strike Force Group 1 started an investigation into the area surrounding the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues in Baltimore City. During the investigation, came across wire communications involving Gilliam and drug trafficking activities including the supply, cost, and proceeds of drug transactions. Visual surveillance corroborated calls between co-conspirators including Gilliam retrieving packages and engaging in hand-to-hand narcotics retail sales. READ MORE:...
    A Massachusetts man was convicted by a federal jury of distributing nearly one kilogram of cocaine. Julio Rivera, age 47, of Worcester, was convicted on Thursday, Sept. 2, following a three-day jury trial of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, according to the US Attorney's Office. In October 2018, a federal investigation into co-conspirator Melvin Burgos intercepted numerous communications between Burgos and co-conspirator William Torres arranging to obtain one kilogram of cocaine from Rivera, the US Attorney's Office said. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Rivera led Burgos to his storage unit in Worcester where he distributed 900 grams of cocaine to Burgos.  Agents stopped both Rivera and Burgos and a search of Rivera’s vehicle recovered the phone he used to communicate with Torres and Burgos, which he had attempted to destroy.  A search of Burgos’ vehicle resulted in the seizure of the 900 grams of cocaine, the US Attorney added. Torres and Burgos each pleaded guilty to their role in the conspiracy. Torres was sentenced to five years in prison and four years...
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police announced that two men were arrested and charged for marijuana possession following a traffic stop in Glen Burnie. Kobe Christian Drew, 20, and Cody Thomas Carpenter, 20, were stopped by an officer on Aug. 19 at Crainmont Drive and Donna Court in Glen Burnie. As the officer approached the vehicle, they noticed the smell of marijuana and observed suspected flakes and residue throughout the car. READ MORE: Lets Just Enjoy The Show AFRAM Virtual Concerts Scheduled For This Weekend The officer investigated and found five packages containing cannabis oil, a digital scale and 24 assorted packages containing suspected marijuana/THC. Courtesy of AACOPD Both were taken into custody. READ MORE: Governor Larry Hogan Announces $4M Broadband Initiative Connect Maryland Drew was found to be in possession of a plastic bag containing 22.79 grams of suspected marijuana and Carpenter had a plastic bag containing 33.41 grams. Both were charged accordingly officials said. MORE NEWS: 18 Midshipmen Released From Naval Academy Following Investigation Of Honors Violations  
    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police said two 21-year-old men and two 17-year-old boys were charged in an armed robbery Monday morning. Officers reported to the 7800 block of Burton Court, where they met the victim, a woman. She reported that she agreed with the four men to dive them from Baltimore to another destination for cash. When they arrived at the destination and the woman requested her fare, one of the men reportedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at her. The woman fled the area and then called 911. Police canvassed the area and located the suspects. On the two 17-year-olds, police found 5.86 grams of suspected crack cocaine. On another suspect, identified as 21-year-old Malik Myers, police found 12.07 grams of suspected crack cocaine. On the fourth suspect, identified as Keiontay Washington of Baltimore, police found a modified 9mm handgun.
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — A 53-year-old Washington D.C. man was sentenced to 7 and a half years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and powder and crack cocaine, according to a statement from the Maryland District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Eight co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug conspiracy. Thomas Parker III, also known as June, and his co-conspirators distributed heroin, fentanyl, and powder and crack cocaine to drug users and distributors in the Maryland and D.C. area, according to the plea agreement. READ MORE: Middle River Man Sentenced To Four Years In Federal Prison After Posing As Secret Service Agent In Identity Theft & Credit Card Fraud Scheme Parker supplied heroin and cocaine to co-defendants Arsenio Cleckley, a major narcotics trafficker in Maryland and Washington, and Diamante Hailey, according to the statement. On March 9, 2018. Parker told Cleckley in a phone conversation he was serving time in a halfway house but a co-conspirator could supply drugs until Parker’s release. The co-conspirator sold heroin to Cleckley....
    MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) — Prosecutors say his crimes range from swindling the elderly to selling the date rape drug, now a 55-year-old Carrollton man is headed to prison. Robert Mangiafico Jr. was sentenced to 63 years in prison for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and evading arrest after a jury found him guilty. READ MORE: Fort Worth Police Need Help Identifying Knife-Wielding Man Who Robbed Circle K (credit: Collin Co. District Attorney’s Office) In 2019 a state trooper saw Mangiafico speeding past at 100 mph on President George Bush Turnpike. Mangiafico continued driving after the trooper tried to stop him. After a pursuit that lasted more than 10 miles, Mangiafico crashed at Renner Road and was arrested. READ MORE: X-Ray On Trailer Exposes Human Smuggling Scheme At Southern Border Officials say they found a two-liter soda bottle full of GHB, also known as the date rape drug, inside Mangiafico’s vehicle. At trial a McKinney narcotics detective testified that the amount of GHB found was not for personal use, but rather to be sold. Officials said the typical amount...
    Paris Fashion Week took a sharp turn for Dominique Jones, better known as American Rapper Lil Baby when he was detained by Parisian police for an investigation regarding narcotics possession and transport. Alongside Lil Baby, was NBA superstar James Harden, who was searched for substances, but not detained. The footage of the rapper’s arrest shared to Twitter comes after Harden was shown inspected by French police. Is that #JamesHarden and #LilBaby being stopped by police in Paris? More: https://t.co/vyElv5SqIBpic.twitter.com/7nEWnYx56x — Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) July 8, 2021 lil baby reportedly was taken in custody in Paris for having 20 grams of weed pic.twitter.com/PmMJnHs7gR — DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) July 8, 2021 At 4:50pm on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, police officers searched three passengers exiting a vehicle that was emitting a strong cannabis scent. The three individuals, including Lil Baby, were taken to the 8th Arrondissement police station, confirmed by the Paris prosecutor’s office via NBC. According to these sources approximately 20 grams of marijuana was obtained in the search, found in the passenger seat compartment. Brooklyn Nets...
    The Biden administration will endorse legislation that would end the sentencing disparity between those caught with crack versus powder cocaine.  The Washington Post first reported that Regina LaBelle, the acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will testify Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and express the administration's support for the Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law Act, or Equal Act.  The move will be a reversal for Biden, who wrote legislation in 1986 as a U.S. senator that enacted steep differences in sentencing.  President Joe Biden's administration is endorsing a bill that would end the sentencing disparity between those caught with crack and powder cocaine   A 1986 crime bill then Sen. Joe Biden crafted gave a trafficker a minimum of 500 years for 500 grams of powder cocaine (left) versus just five grams of crack cocaine (right)  It mandated a five-year sentence for trafficking 500 grams of powder cocaine, versus just five grams of crack, which was given the nickname the 100-to-1 rule.  In 2010, during President Barack Obama's tenure, the...
    Following a months-long investigation by a task force, a Western Mass man was busted during a search of his residence for allegedly trafficking in heroin. Donivan Brooks, age 28, was the target of the investigation led by the Massachusetts State Police, along with the Holyoke Police, and numerous other agencies. The warrant was served on Brooks around 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, at his Holyoke residence. Seized during the search included: A safe containing one clear plastic knotted bag of white powder suspected to be cocaine (approximately 18 grams), a clear plastic bag of a substance suspected to be Psychedelic Mushrooms (approximately 7 grams), 450 bags/dosage units of a substance suspected to be heroin, a plastic container containing Xanax prescription medication (approximately 7 pills), and approximately $1,000 in cash. A backpack with three bags containing a combined 21,500 bags/dosage units of heroin weighing an approximate total of 430 grams. A safe containing a bundle of white wax paper folds with 10 bags/dosage units of a substance suspected to be heroin. A plastic storage bin containing a bundle of white...
    (CNN)Avocados have become an increasingly popular food in recent years, with people blending the creamy fruit in their smoothies or slicing it to layer on top of toast.The green fruit has become a staple in kitchens around the world -- and for good reason. Avocados deliver a variety of health benefits and are a versatile ingredient when cooking, said CNN nutrition contributor Lisa Drayer. She uses the fatty fruit in soups, dips and even chocolate truffles. Depending on how you bake with it, avocados can be a great fat substitute that won't make your desserts taste like avocado, she noted.They are chock-full of nutrients and can be a beneficial addition to a balanced diet. Here are five ways avocados are good for your health:1. Avocados are high in omega-3Read MoreThey are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Often called LDL cholesterol, it is known as the "bad cholesterol," Drayer said, while high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is the "good cholesterol." The majority of the cholesterol in the human body is LDL cholesterol, according to the...
    Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson in "Game of Thrones." HBO Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is best known as The Mountain on "Game of Thrones."  The actor has lost over 100 pounds in preparation for his boxing debut.  "From 205kg to 155kg," he said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson  — who is best known for his role as The Mountain in "Game of Thrones" — has dropped over 100 pounds in preparation for his boxing debut. Alongside acting, Björnsson is also one of the most successful strong man competitors. But the Icelandic native retired from competition last November after winning Iceland's Strongest Man for the 10th consecutive year. He won World's Strongest Man in 2018. He shared his dramatic weight loss with a picture on Instagram alongside the caption: "From 205kg to 155kg." A post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson)   After his 10th Icelandic strong man win last year, Björnsson said: "Great way to finish my strongman career. Now a different journey starts and I'm super excited. It's been a great time...
    Loading the player... A Black man, who is currently serving a life sentence in prison due to a marijuana conviction in Mississippi, was denied when he appealed his conviction. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Court of Appeals died Allen Russell’s appeal due to his history of being a “habitual offender.” Read More: 2 men wrongfully sent to death row awarded $75M in damages In 2019, the 38-year-old was found guilty of possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana. Russell previously was convicted on two separate home burglary charges in 2004 and possession of a firearm in 2015 and spent more than 10 years in jail, according to NewsOne. Russell Allen has been sentenced to life in prison for possessing 30 grams of marijuana. I can buy 30 grams of marijuana right now, legally, for about $100, and have it delivered to my house. https://t.co/ZX2aOJXLzB— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) May 14, 2021 Russell was arrested in November 2017 for possession of five bags of marijuana that was confiscated by police. AP reports that it’s illegal in Mississippi to...
    This article was medically reviewed by Kailey Proctor, MPH, RDN, CSO, a board-certified oncology dietitian at the Leonard Clinical Cancer Institute with Mission Hospital.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you get the most accurate and useful information about your health and wellness. For more information, visit our medical review board. When choosing to eat fast food, avoid sodas (even diet), opt for whole foods, and skip on condiments. bymuratdeniz/ Getty Images When choosing healthy fast food, avoid sodas, sugary condiments, and fried foods.  Opt for whole foods, like salads, whole grains, and proteins such as a grilled chicken sandwich. If you're on the road often, pack some healthy snacks like nuts and roasted edamame in your car.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. If you're on the go and need to grab a quick bite, you may be able to find some fast-food options that won't completely derail...
                        Federal officials in Tennessee announced this week that a Mexican national was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. This, according to a press release that officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee published on their website. Saul Vega Flores, 51, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. “According to information presented in court, in March 2017, DEA agents in the Nashville, TN office began an investigation into Rolando Lopez and his drug trafficking organization. Agents discovered Lopez and other co-conspirators were trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and other illegal substances from Texas to Tennessee. Investigators utilized several Title III wiretaps along with physical surveillance, confidential sources, traffic stops, and search warrants to investigate this organization, which was responsible for trafficking hundreds of pounds of actual methamphetamine/ICE. Saul Flores was found to have...
    New York : The quality of the nutrients in our daily diet is a fundamental aspect in our state of physical and mental health. Surprisingly for many, numerous scientific references have recently come to light that confirm the close relationship between diet, mood and mental health. Although there is no specific diet to combat depression and anxiety, there are foods that play a fundamental role in the prevention and proper management of these conditions that both deteriorate the quality of life. Based on this, it has been proven that omega-3 fatty acids are probably the most important nutrient to deal with these conditions. Recently, Harvard University researchers joined the long list of scientific references in which the power of Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet of people prone to depression, altered moods, nervousness and anxiety is verified. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat and are considered an essential nutrient, this means that the body does not have the ability to produce them on its own and it requires obtaining them through food. The truth is...
    An alert has been issued by New York State investigators as they attempt to locate a wanted man who was busted with heroin and crack cocaine during a traffic stop in the Hudson Valley. Sullivan County resident Gary Davitt, age 52, of Youngsville, is wanted by New York State Police in Monroe on a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after being caught with drugs during a traffic stop on Route 17 in Chester last year. Police said that at the time of the stop, Davitt was in possession of hypodermic needles, seven grams of heroin, and 11 grams of crack cocaine. Following his arrest, Davitt was released. He later failed to retune to court, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest from the town of Chester Court. Davitt has been described as being 5-foot-9, weighing approximately 185 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  Anyone who has information regarding his whereabouts has been asked to contact New York State Police investigators in Orange County by calling (845) 782-8311.
    New York : The best way to consume orange juice is 100% natural, freshly squeezed and not daily. Photo: Image by gate74 on Pixabay / Pixabay Lately, various nutrition trends focused on weight loss recommend the systematic consumption of juices. They are considered a good dietary addition to speed up metabolism, increase the consumption of nutrients such as fiber and purify the body. However, not all juices are the same, in fact the combination of ingredients will be the key to success. That is why the options most recommended by experts are green juices, which are characterized by being the option with the best balance between fruits, vegetables and herbs. Based on this, lovers of drinking a glass of orange juice in the morning as part of breakfast have begun to doubt about its slimming benefits. The main reason? Its caloric intake and sugar content. Yes OK a glass of orange juice can count as a serving of fruit And in fact when it is prepared 100% natural, it is a very healthy drink and...
    New York : Photo: Sohsulhotel / Pixabay The consumption of sports drinks has become widespread, you find them the same in pharmacies as in any store next to soft drinks and fruit juices, and even in restaurants, but they might not be a good option for you. Sports drinks are promoted as an option for rapid hydration, glucose and electrolyte replacement (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium). A depletion of nutrients generally occurs only with high intensity exercise lasting an hour or more. They offer energy-boosting carbohydrates, which typically come from ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and sucrose. A single bottle of a popular 12-ounce sports drink can have 21 grams of sugar, which is just over 5 teaspoons of sugar. The American Heart Association suggests a maximum total of 6 teaspoons (24 grams) of added sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons (36 grams) for men. How can the consumption of sports drinks affect you? A report from the University of California at Berkeley says that most people who drink sports drinks at least once a...
    A New York man has been arrested for allegedly peddling drugs out of his unlicensed daycare center, as another 32 suspects were detained in connection to the 'major narcotic traffic ring' operating out of Long Island. Lex Lloyd, 24, was detained as part of Operation Honeycomb which saw the indictment of 40 people for their alleged involvement in the drug ring that operated in Hempstead and surrounding areas.  Authorities - part of a joint task force - found approximately 520 grams of cocaine, 50 oxycodone pills, two narcotics presses and bullets at Lloyd's Pierson Avenue residence in Hempstead, Long Island, according to a release from the Nassau County District Attorney's Office. Lex Lloyd, 24, was detained as part of Operation Honeycomb which saw the indictment of 40 people for their alleged involvement in the drug ring that ran out of the illegal daycare Authorities - part of a joint task force - found approximately 520 grams of cocaine, 50 oxycodone pills, two narcotics presses and bullets at Lloyd's Pierson Avenue residence in Hempstead, Long Island One of Lloyd's co-defendants,...
    A 33-year-old woman accused of dealing drugs was arrested during a traffic stop on I-684 in Putnam County. Fairfield County resident Stephanie Deleon, of Danbury, was arrested around 8:25 p.m., Monday, March 8, after troopers conducted a traffic stop of a 2016 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation in the town of Southeast, said Trooper AJ Hicks.  An investigation determined Deleon, was in possession of approximately 10.5 grams of MDMA, and 4.1 grams of cocaine, Hicks said. Deleon was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.  She was arraigned before the town of Southeast Court and released on her own recognizance.
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration claims that eating 1.5 ounces of nuts daily may reduce your risk of heart disease. Including nuts in your diet in the form of “butter” is usually the best and most delicious way of getting your nuts in for the day. But which is better, almond or peanut butter? Let’s evaluate. Nutrients Almond butter is super rich in vitamin E and many trace minerals. As far as protein content is concerned, almond butter and peanut butter are relatively close, but peanut butter definitely has more – an ounce (28g) of almond butter has about 4 grams of protein, while the same amount of peanut butter has 7 grams. Products differ, but generally, because peanuts are legumes, they have more protein; however, if you follow a diverse, plant-based diet, you should have no problem getting enough protein! When it comes down to the nitty gritty, the nutritional profile of almond butter appears to be more diverse and nutrient-dense than peanut butter. A mere ounce of almond butter has an amino acid score of 66, around 5.9 grams of carbohydrates, 1.0 gram...
    New York : The initiative will also regulate the cultivation and storage of marijuana. Photo: CLAUDIO CRUZ / . / . The Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved this Wednesday the bill that regulates the use, cultivation and trade of marijuana for recreational purposes throughout its territory. Mexico is one step away from being the third country in America to legislate fully and federally on cannabis and may become the largest market in the world. The plenary session of the Lower House endorsed the Federal Law for the Regulation of Cannabis and the reforms of the General Health Law and the Penal Code with 316 votes in favor, 129 against and 23 abstentions. Although the Senate already approved the initiative in November of last year, it must ratify now the modifications made by the Chamber of Deputies before the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, promulgates the legislation. The bill establishes that the production of cannabis and its derivatives will have recreational purposes and that the storage, use, commercialization, consumption, harvest, cultivation, distribution, packaging, labeling, export, import,...
    A baker has created a recipe for cookie dough balls that taste exactly like Ben and Jerry's best-selling ice cream. It's the latest recipe from social media sensation Eloise Head, a London baker who became 'Instagram famous' during the first lockdown by sharing photos of her handiwork on food blog, FitWaffle Kitchen. Made from simple supermarket ingredients and without eggs, the treats are a 'copycat' of Ben and Jerry's new 'snackable cookie dough'. The bite-sized chunks - which are essentially the pieces of dough that run through the iconic ice cream, without the ice cream - launched in Australian Ben and Jerry's kiosks earlier this year. But those without an outlet nearby can make their own instead with Ms Head's ingeniously simple recipe. Scroll down for video A baker has created a recipe for cookie dough balls (pictured) that taste exactly like Ben and Jerry's best-selling ice cream To make them, Ms Head mixes 55 grams of butter with 50 grams of light brown sugar and 75 grams of granulated sugar. She stirs in a tablespoon of milk and half a...
    Mercadona, the supermarket company, has released a new mini cheesecake, that is, in an individual format. Under its own brand of Hacendado, the new dessert costs less than 2 euros. The product, which can be found both in physical stores and on Mercadona’s shopping website, is found in the refrigerated section at a specific price of € 1.50 per unit, which weighs 180 grams. Regarding nutritional information, this new cheesecake is gluten-free and provides, per 100 grams of product, a total of 266 kcal. It has 19 grams of fat, of which 12.3 grams are saturated, as well as 18.6 grams of carbohydrates, of which 18.3 grams are sugars. Finally, it provides 5.1 grams of protein. “It is very, very good” or “It is one of the best I have tried” are the comments that can be read on the social networks of some of the users who have already tried this novelty from Mercadona.
    A previously deported Dominican national pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry into the United States and fentanyl trafficking Wednesday in a federal court in Providence. Franklin Carlos Soto, 33, admitted to selling roughly 50 grams of fentanyl for $2,500 on Jun. 9 and Jun. 18 to an individual whom he would also sell 25 grams of fentanyl on Jun. 25, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. The U.S. had deported Soto earlier in Aug. 2016 after he was arrested twice for drug trafficking. (RELATED: Biden’s Deportation Freeze Blocked By Trump-Appointed Judge) During the Jun 9. transaction in Soto’s home, the person who bought fentanyl from Soto saw him take the substance from a bigger bag of what is suspected to be fentanyl, according to information brought before the court. Soto also allegedly told the person he had sold 800 grams the day before and allegedly offered to sell crack cocaine when planning for a Jun. 25 fentanyl delivery, according to the DOJ release. A US Border Patrol agent sits in a vehicle along a border wall near the...
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