Time to Free Those Who've Been Jailed Too Long

Time to free those who've been jailed too long
In U.S. v. Blewett, the full court will decide whether the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA)–which reduced the federal government's notorious 100:1 sentencing ratio for crack and powder cocaine to an 18:1 ratio–should apply to all offenders, regardless of … Read more on MSNBC


Newburgh Latin Kings figure gets life sentence
Prosecutors said the gang peddled crack and powder cocaine, heroin and marijuana from drug markets within a 10-block radius of each other in the city's East End. The areas included Benkard Avenue and William Street; Broadway between South Miller and … Read more on Times Herald-Record


Woman arrested on passing bad check charge
Smith's passenger, identified as Johnnie Tarpley III, was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs after police found a small pill bottle containing suspected powdered cocaine and suspected crack cocaine while inventorying the car. Other stories of … Read more on Youngstown Vindicator


Two Utica men face drug-related charges after a shots fired call
After checking the vehicle, officers found a quantity of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and materials used to package drugs. Officers also found that the car the men were in had several bullet holes in it. Police believe the men were parked in … Read more on WKTV