Pharmaceutical Company That Contributed to Opioid Epidemic Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

Purdue Pharma, a major pharmaceutical company that is responsible for manufacturing Oxycontin, a deadly opiate that contributed to the opioid epidemic, plead guilty to 3 criminal charges last month to complete a settlement of over $ 8 billion, says the US Justice Department. The complaints were filed in a New…

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3 plead guilty to trying to ship 11 pounds of marijuana from Colorado to Mississippi

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — A third man has pleaded guilty to trying to FedEx 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of marijuana from Colorado to a Mississippi home. The Sun Herald reports that 23-year-old Kristopher Marcel Nguyen pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of possession with intent to distribute on Tuesday, taking a…

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3 plead guilty in botched marijuana robbery that led to Denver man’s murder

Published: Feb 28, 2018, 5:32 pm • Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 5:38 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post Two men and a woman have pleaded guilty for their roles in a botched marijuana heist in Denver in which one man was killed and another was shot, authorities say. Seth…

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“Godfather of Grass,” outlaw head of the “Cornbread Mafia,” pleads guilty to drug charge

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass” — who generated an Internet following for his exploits during his run from the law — is facing prison time after admitting his involvement…

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Man, nephew plead guilty in conspiracy tied to marijuana dispensary

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 2:04 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 2:04 pm By The Associated Press DETROIT — Two of three family members who prosecutors say conspired to bribe suburban Detroit officials to persuade them to allow a medical marijuana dispensary have pleaded guilty in the case. Fifty-two-year-old Ali…

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Former Seattle cop pleads guilty to cross-country weed smuggling operation

Published: Nov 27, 2017, 2:43 pm • Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 5:54 pm By The Associated Press SEATTLE — A former Seattle police officer has pleaded guilty for his role in smuggling hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore. Previously: FBI charges Seattle cop with smuggling weed to Baltimore Alex…

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Melissa Etheridge pleads guilty to marijuana possession

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 3:26 pm • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 3:27 pm By The Associated Press BOWBELLS, N.D. — Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. KFYR-TV reports an attorney for the California musician entered the plea on…

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Rapper Chief Keef pleads not guilty to weed possession in South Dakota

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 7:51 am By The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rapper Chief Keef has pleaded not guilty to drug charges in South Dakota. The rapper whose legal name is Keith Cozart was arrested June 12 at the Sioux Falls…

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Richard Kirk, Colorado man accused in slaying of his wife, pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Published: Feb 3, 2017, 10:11 am • Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 11:05 am By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Richard Kirk on Friday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting death of his wife, Kristine, at their Observatory Park home. As part of the plea, entered in Denver…

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