Badly-made fake license plate leads to arrest in California

MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) — A big-rig truck driver has been arrested after authorities spotted a phony license plate on his rig. How could they tell? Well, the Ventura ...

Australian record 1.8 tons of crystal meth seized at port

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian officials have seized the nation's largest haul of methamphetamine at the Melbourne waterfront in a shipment of almost 1.6 metric tons (1.8 tons) of the illicit ...

Leaders of white supremacist prison gang charged in killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons, U.S. prosecutors s...

California county upholds sanctuary policy after killing

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Supervisors in a California county refused to change a sanctuary policy that critics say prompted the release from jail of a gang member in the country illegally before he alle...

Washington state man sentenced for cartel drug conspiracy

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced for trafficking Mexican cartel methamphetamine. The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday that 33-year-old Rosalio E. Sa...

Grammy award winner's drug possession case in Guam closed

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A drug possession case in Guam involving a Grammy Award-winning singer has been closed. The Pacific Daily News reported Monday that a superior court judge in Hag...

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for an attack on a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem, a civi...

Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drugs

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced a Frenchman to death for smuggling 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of drugs in a suitcase to the tourist island of Lombok. Presid...

Mexican citizen gets prison in meth bust in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has sentenced a Mexican citizen to almost five years in federal prison after prosecutors say he brought 34 pounds (15.4 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Arizona t...

Hand on doomed Oregon ship texted, called wife before death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A crew member on a doomed Oregon crabbing vessel that sank in rough seas, killing all three aboard, sent desperate texts and told his wife he was putting on his life vest in the ...

Hearing held on Oregon crab boat sinking that killed 3

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The captain of a crabbing vessel that sank in high waves, killing him and two other fishermen, had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to testimony Monday at the...

Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

SHANGHAI (AP) — The sound of doctors boring through his skull to feed electrodes deep into his brain made Yan tremble. "The drill was like bzzzzzzz," he later recalled. "The moment o...

Billionaire victim advocate faces hearing in Vegas drug case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge says she'll decide next month if a California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate should stand trial on felony drug trafficking charges after authorities say he was fo...

Chinese court sentences Houston man to death in drug case

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of at least six foreigners who have been punished by a court in southern China for their alleged involvement in an international methamphetamine operation includes a Houston man...

China sentences 6 foreigners for drugs; Canadian gets death

BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China has handed down sentences to at least six foreigners involved in a global methamphetamine operation, including a Canadian sentenced to death. ...