TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors across Ohio are concerned that a ruling under review by Ohio's top court could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine and force costly changes upon law enforcement.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Angebrandt wasn't all that surprised when his bosses at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asked their expert on sex trafficking to put together a public presentation on how to spot its signs.
PARK CITY, Utah — Utah law enforcement officials did not find any signs of human trafficking at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City amid a stepped-up focus on the crime.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 200 victims of human trafficking including a few girls younger than 13 were identified by Ohio investigators last year, according to an annual report released Monday by the Attorney General's office.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former tower guard at a maximum-security Iowa prison has been sentenced to 17 months behind bars for being a drug user in possession of a firearm.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they stopped an attempt to smuggle a prescription drug into a state prison in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula that was hidden behind postage stamps.
APPLETON, Wis. — A Fox Valley choir hopes that by discussing sex trafficking in a new way — through song — it may play a role in coming up with a solution to the problem.
SAN DIEGO — Authorities seized 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 22 people after discovering one of the longest cross-border tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico, officials said Thursday.
MINOT, N.D. — An Arizona man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for human trafficking in North Dakota.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal grand jury indicted three people on sex trafficking charges in two separate cases in Sioux Falls.
INDIANAPOLIS — Eleven people were arrested Wednesday on federal charges alleging they ran a violent drug-trafficking operation that funneled heroin and methamphetamine from Arizona onto the streets of Indiana's two-largest cities.
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — A St. Louis woman is accused of trying to smuggle heroin to a northeast Missouri jail inmate through a kiss.
LANSING, Mich. — A 17-year-old Lansing girl has been sentenced to spend four to 20 years in prison for what authorities say was her role in a sex-trafficking ring mostly involving girls between 14 and 18 years old.
ST. LOUIS — Federal prosecutors in St. Louis announced the indictments of five men Wednesday for two separate killings, the first charges brought since the police chief reached out to the U.S. Attorney's office to help stem violence in the city.
Serina Josephina Rivera pleaded guilty to federal narcotics trafficking charges.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Longtime anti-human trafficking advocate Cindy McCain and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are touring western North Dakota to look at the state's human trafficking challenges.
The incident occurred Thursday night near Yuma.
Help from a hillside lookout is safer, stealthier, migrants are assured.
The group was found at the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Amado.
Feds address rise in Central American immigrants by targeting smuggling organizations.