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Death Peddling Fresno Drug Dealer Gets 30 Years in Pen

Darnell Pearson, whose sales of fentanyl resulted in the deaths of two unsuspecting cocaine users, is headed to federal prison for 30 years. U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd sentenced Pearson, 42, of Fresno, on two counts of distribution of fentanyl result...
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China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

XINGTAI, China — A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal syntheti...
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Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Set U.S. Record

By Adeel Hassan The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since the collection of federal mortality data started in 1999, according to an analysis by two public health nonprofits, the Trust for America’s Health and ...
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Indictment: Ex-‘American Idol’ Contestant Was Drug Courier

NORFOLK, Va. — A recently unsealed court document says a former contestant on both "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" worked as a courier for a drug ring and was trying to deliver nearly 2 pounds (830 grams) of fentanyl when she was arrested last year. The V...