Stories tagged: drug trafficking
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 12:53 p.m.
A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:48 p.m.
The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability …
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses
A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:43 a.m.
Two former Idaho Department of Corrections officers were sentenced this week for their part in a drug trafficking operation inside prisons.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 9:08 a.m.
Idaho State Police say a traffic stop in eastern Idaho led to the discovery of 800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3 million.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman started his trafficking trial in Brooklyn on Monday with fortress-like security, jittery jurors and multiple mentions of the actor Sean Penn.
Wed., June 6, 2018, 8:11 p.m.
Authorities say they’ve arrested about three dozen people connected with a violent drug trafficking group in Western Washington.
Tue., May 8, 2018, 3 p.m.
A fugitive who was arrested walking across a remote part of the U.S.-Canada border will face charges dating back to 1989 that he was a member of a trafficking ring …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
An alleged drug trafficker was accused Tuesday of flooding the New York City area with large quantities of fentanyl from Mexico at a time when overdoses related to the powerful …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
A former leader of the Montana House of Representatives who once supported funding for an anti-drug campaign was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for his central role in …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
The leader of a drug trafficking ring who continued to run the operation after fleeing to Mexico has pleaded guilty.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
A U.S. judge gave permission on Wednesday for a psychologist to examine infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman at the New York jail where he’s charged in a …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Law enforcement officials have announced a program to crack down on organized crime in Montana, mainly through increased efforts to stop drug trafficking.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
The Shoshone County Drug Task Force seized nearly half a million dollars of marijuana at a home in Wallace Monday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Six people involved in a drug trafficking ring involving a former Las Vegas stripper married to a Coeur d’Alene doctor were sentenced to prison this week.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
The Trump administration decreed sanctions against Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Monday, accusing him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m.
Dr. Stanley Toelle’s money flowed freely to support the lifestyle of his Las Vegas wife, Loren. In a court statement, she says he had no idea she was involved in …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Donald Trump says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Trump University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts – including serious financial problems …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
The daughter of an accused drug trafficking ringleader operating out of North Idaho pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to conspiracy to launder money from illegal drugs sold across five …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 5 p.m.
Two Colombian men have been extradited to Los Angeles to face charges that they tried to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
The decision to release 28-year-old Lovina Rainey from jail to attend an unsecured drug rehabilitation facility in Coeur d’Alene while she awaits trial on drug trafficking charges was reversed Tuesday …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Federal prosecutors have their first guilty plea in a multi-state drug trafficking ring involving at least 20 people, including a Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist, his wife and her children.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
A man shot in a gun battle on Spokane’s lower South Hill in 2012 was recently sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for the gun, drugs, explosives and …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Loren Michelle Toelle, the wife of Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist Stanley Alvin Toelle, pleaded not guilty to felony drug distribution in federal court Thursday. Her son, Sean Lee Jackson, pleaded not …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Three defendants in an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
A Coeur d’Alene doctor indicted as part of an alleged multistate drug trafficking ring surrendered his passport Monday and was released from federal custody. Dr. Stanley Alvin Toelle, 61, a …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Seven people were arrested Thursday in connection with federal drug distribution and money laundering charges filed in the U.S. District Court of Idaho.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
A woman identified by police and federal investigators as the leader of a violent drug trafficking ring in Spokane was sentenced to 15 years in prison this week.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 4:10 p.m.
Law enforcement officials say a border region butcher with a bad headlight might help shed light on the scope of Venezuelan military involvement in the cocaine trade.
Fri., July 11, 2014
A reputed drug trafficker linked to a major Eastern Washington methamphetamine ring pleaded guilty to federal charges on Thursday. Rafael Villa-Rico could face up to life in prison when sentenced …