Federal officials arrested Richelle Elexsis Pallanes and Hector Machuca in El Mirage for their alleged role in smuggling nearly 26 kilos of cocaine from Mexico into the Valley, according to a criminal complaint filed in Arizona's federal district court. On July 2, federal agents served a search war ... More >>
A judge sentenced a former Pima County Sheriff's deputy for his role in ripping off drug smugglers, attempting to distribute marijuana, and aiding a drug trafficking organization. Francisco Jimenez pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to commit offenses again ... More >>
When you think of cocaine in America, you might think of South Florida, where the cocaine trade was absolutely insane in the '80s.Well, it turns out that "the biggest cocaine dealer" in one South Florida county gets his cocaine from Tucson, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
According to the federal government, Arizona's high school kids are above average -- in drug and alcohol use.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual report yesterday on "risk behavior" in high school students, and there's not a single category related to drugs or alcohol t ... More >>
If only 57-year-old Larry Walters had heeded the advice explained in the above clip from A Bronx Tale, 51-year-old Lonnie Raines might still be alive.But he didn't, and now Walters is accused of murdering Raines -- over twenty bucks.
The United States Department of Justice announced today that two former Pima County Sheriff's deputies have been indicted on charges that they used their positions as law enforcement officials to help three other men rip off drug dealers and steal government-seized narcotics.Francisco J. Jimenez, ... More >>
After facing charges for cocaine possession in September, Bruno Mars is taking a plea deal, according to MTV News.He's scheduled to appear before a judge in Las Vegas on February 4, a week before the Grammy Awards. He will be pleading guilty to his charges.As long as Bruno Mars, whose real name i ... More >>
www.bloodyelbow.comTypically, senior citizens don't draw too much suspicion from law enforcement, so we're a little shocked to learn that a 76-year-old Mexican woman was arrested for smuggling more than $125,000 worth of cocaine across the U.S./ Mexico border earlier this week.According to offici ... More >>
The leader of the "RIP Crew," a group of thugs involved in the illegal-gun and drug business, was sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday.A federal judge handed down a sentence of 15 years in federal prison for 30-year-old Juan Victor Munoz, a convicted felon, for his role in the sale of an il ... More >>
www.mysouthwest.comArizona is a hot-bed for drug activity in the United States and the Arizona Department of Public Safety announced this morning just how hot it is. According to DPS, officers recovered nearly $30 million in drugs and more than $2 million in drug money during several ... More >>
www.yeah-oops.com Feelin' a little wobbly?If you're too fucked up to stay conscious when getting questioned by a cop, you're too fucked up to be driving a car, stupid.A California man learned that lesson the hard way after passing out in front of a Yavapai County Sheriff's deputy ... More >>
According to the medical examiner in Shelby County, Tennessee, where Memphis is located, 29-year-old Jay Reatard died from "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death." His real name was Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., and on Jan. 17 he was buried near Isaac Hayes. At the ti ... More >>
www.photobucket.comA Mexican national will be calling America home for a little while longer after being sentenced in a Phoenix federal court to some lengthy prison time for smuggling cocaine into Arizona.David Efrain Flores-Castro, 33, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison today for his ... More >>
Tyson's mug after being booked into Maricopa County JailOne thing we failed to point out in our prior post about Mike Tyson's latest brush with the law is the fact that the former heavyweight champ is currently on probation here in Arizona.In case you forgot, in 2007 Iron Mike was convicted of mi ... More >>
Playwright takes the government to task in seedy postwar drama
"Alien in possession of a firearm" sounds a tad like science-fiction poetry, but it's also the title of a federal statute - and one that's putting a Mexican national behind bars for about five years. While gun ownership is an Arizonan's birthright, (the state constitution goes well beyond the Secon ... More >>
By Ray Stern Do illegal drugs fund a government plot to keep black and brown people down? Whatever the answer, it's a conspiracy theory that makes for a somewhat interesting documentary now airing on Showtime called American Drug War: the last White hope, a movie to which ex-DEA agent and Maricopa ... More >>
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Fife Symington's free and Michael Hester's not. But thanks to the ex-governor's oversight, that may soon change.
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On Madison Street, crowds of crack-addicted homeless are plaguing police and downtown businesses. But no one seems to be doing much about it.