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Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Trafficking Charge

Case Prosecuted as Part of HOPE Initiative which Seeks to Reduce the Number of Opioid-Related Deaths in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Shannon Lamont Jackson, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today to a federal heroin trafficking charge.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, Jackson will be sentenced to 77 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

One Minor Recovered, Nine Pimps Arrested in North Texas

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with representatives from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and several international law enforcement partners, announced Monday that, domestically, 82 minors were rescued, and 239 traffickers and their associates were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 13 to 16, 2016. FBI Director James Comey and NCMEC Director John Clark announced the results of Operation Cross Country X at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in San Diego.

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Alabama Man Indicted For Kidnapping Four-Year-Old Girl

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging West Wild Hogs (31, Searle, Alabama) with kidnapping. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.

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Second California Man Who Participated in Conspiracy to Provide Support to ISIL Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

Muhanad Elfatih M.A. Badawi, 25, of Anaheim, California, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for conspiring with another man to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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FBI Seeks Serial Bank Robbed Dubbed Scruffy Faced Bandit

Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC) George Crouch, FBI Atlanta, in conjunction with Roswell Police Chief Rusty Grant, Cobb County Police Chief John R. Houser, and Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison, requests the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individual who has now robbed at least five metro Atlanta-area banks.

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District Elections Officers Available Nov. 8 to Receive Complaints of Election Fraud or Voting Rights Abuses

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorneys Pat Meadows and Ramona Albin will lead the efforts of her office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 8 general elections.

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Screening Stresses Opioid Addiction Dangers

Released by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) earlier this year, the film focuses on educating young adults about the dangers of opioid addiction. The 45-minute documentary—the title of which refers to the never-ending pursuit of the original or ultimate high—features stark first-person accounts by individuals who have abused opioids, or whose children have abused opioids, with tragic consequences.

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Latest Crime Statistics Released

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September 26, 2016, the FBI released its annual compilation of crimes reported to its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by law enforcement agencies from around the nation.

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Animal Cruelty

General News

Brent Justice, 55, was sentenced on August 18 in Houston to nearly five years in prison for making videos that featured a woman mutilating and killing puppies, chickens, and kittens between February 2010 and August 2012. The woman in the videos, Ashley Nicole Richards, 25, originally from Waco but residing in Houston, was also convicted.

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Corruption Strikes Maryland Prison

Eighty defendants were charged on Wednesday in a racketeering conspiracy operating out of the Eastern Correctional Institute in Westover, Maryland.


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