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Florida man attempts to hide underwater from cops, gets arrested after coming up for air, police say

A Florida man attempted a “not so great escape” last week when he tried hiding from deputies underwater in a pond – an “action movie” stunt that officials easily foiled when he came up for air, authorities said.

26 charged in Puerto Rico-to-Wisconsin drug smuggling operation that used US Postal Service

Twenty-six people in Wisconsin are facing potential life sentences Thursday after being busted by authorities for allegedly running a massive drug smuggling operation that funneled cocaine and cash between Milwaukee and Puerto Rico.

Oregon pot smugglers recorded themselves rehearsing kidnapping, then carrying it out

Two pot smugglers recorded themselves kidnapping the manager of an Oregon storage facility at gunpoint—after recording themselves the day before rehearsing the crime in a hotel room, according to reports.

Brandon Judd: Border wall critics are ‘absolutely incorrect,’ calls court ruling ‘a great win’

Critics of President Trump’s border wall are “absolutely incorrect” and drops in illegal immigration and drug smuggling prove it, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said Saturday.

‘Affluenza teen’ Ethan Couch arrested again, for violating probation after testing positive for THC

Ethan Couch, the Texas defendant who used to the “affluenza” defense to get off on charges that he killed four people while drunk driving in 2013, has tested positive for THC, according to media reports. 

Mexico’s president says ‘El Chapo’ had same power as if he led country himself

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed out 2019 with a parting shot at his predecessors, saying imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera had had the same power as the country’s president.

Illinois governor pardons more than 11,000 marijuana convictions to ring in 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted tens of thousands of pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses on Tuesday.

Illinois governor pardons more than 11,000 marijuana convictions to ring in 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted tens of thousands of pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses on Tuesday.

Alabama man caught with meth, heroin asks for photo with arresting deputies

An Alabama man who was found in possession of meth and heroin during his arrest on Saturday had an unusual request for the arresting officers: to be photographed with them.

New York DA touts state’s largest MS-13 crackdown

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini on Thursday touted New York law enforcement arresting nearly 100 MS-13 members and associates, a sophisticated operation that is considered the largest crackdown on the gang in the state’s history.

New York DA on historic MS-13 bust: ‘the fight continues’

Friday’s announcement of the largest-ever MS-13 crackdown is a “huge blow” against the gang but the fight is not over, Suffolk County, N.Y. District Attorney Timothy Sini said Saturday.

Brandon Judd: Mexican drug cartel members ARE terrorists — Trump’s action will help defeat them

President Trump’s decision to officially designate the Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) is not only technically accurate, it is vital to end the carnage on both sides of our southern border. 

Major League Baseball: Marijuana will no longer be considered a banned substance

Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players’ union announced Thursday that marijuana will be removed from its list of banned substances and that players will be tested for major opioids, cocaine and other drugs in a new treatment-based approach to drug use.

Florida man found eaten by alligator actually died from meth overdose, officials say

The Florida man who was found partially eaten by an alligator earlier this year died from a meth overdose — not a gator attack, as was speculated, according to autopsy results.