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Court to weigh cocaine cases, could alter sentencing in Ohio

Court to weigh cocaine cases, could alter sentencing in Ohio

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.

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Strip clubs team up with authorities to bust sex traffickers

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.

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Utah officials find no sign of human trafficking at Sundance

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.

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More than 100 Ohio human trafficking investigations in 2015

More than 100 Ohio human trafficking investigations in 2015

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.

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Former Iowa prison guard gets 17-month sentence for drug use

Former Iowa prison guard gets 17-month sentence for drug use

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.

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Authorities stop prison drug smuggling attempt under stamps

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.

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Fox Valley choir discusses sex trafficking through song

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.

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Major drug tunnel found on US-Mexico border in California

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.

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Tucson man sentenced for human trafficking in North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — An Arizona man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for human trafficking in North Dakota.

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Grand jury indicts 3 in Sioux Falls sex trafficking cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal grand jury indicted three people on sex trafficking charges in two separate cases in Sioux Falls.

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11 arrested in alleged Indiana heroin, meth trafficking ring

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.

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Police: Woman tried to smuggle heroin to inmate through kiss

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — A St. Louis woman is accused of trying to smuggle heroin to a northeast Missouri jail inmate through a kiss.

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Lansing girl, 17, gets prison for sex-trafficking ring

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.

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Indictments first as part of feds' effort in St. Louis

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.

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Sells woman faces 20 years in New Mexico drug case

Sells woman faces 20 years in New Mexico drug case

Serina Josephina Rivera pleaded guilty to federal narcotics trafficking charges.

July 10, 2015 11:30 am Related

Heitkamp, McCain focusing on ND's trafficking challenges

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.

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Border Patrol: Go-cart carried 180 pounds of pot

Border Patrol: Go-cart carried 180 pounds of pot

The incident occurred Thursday night near Yuma.

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For border crossers, cellphones replacing live guides

For border crossers, cellphones replacing live guides

Help from a hillside lookout is safer, stealthier, migrants are assured.

April 11, 2015 7:10 pm Photos

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Immigrants found locked in rental truck near Tucson

Immigrants found locked in rental truck near Tucson

The group was found at the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Amado.

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People smugglers' money trail

People smugglers' money trail

Feds address rise in Central American immigrants by targeting smuggling organizations.

July 22, 2014 3:46 pm Photos

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