Richmond man charged with drug trafficking

A Richmond man is facing trafficking charges after drug agents allegedly turned up illegal prescription drugs and cash at his home. David Beckwith, 55, was arrested this week and charged with trafficking in Oxycodone, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor James Pease said in a release. Beckwith subsequently post bail from Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. He is expected to appear (more…)

Three more S. Fla. doctors sentenced to prison for oxycodone trafficking

Three more South Florida doctors will be serving prison sentences after pleading guilty to taking part in a massive oxycodone trafficking ring operating at local pain clinics.Robert Meek, 36, an osteopathic physician from Davie, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison Friday by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra. Dr. Michael Aruta, 48, of Boca Raton, was also sentenced to six years, (more…)

Ex-Westchester Cop Pleads Guilty To Oxycodone Smuggling

BRIDGEPORT—A former police officer has pleaded guilty to accepting cash payments from a drug dealer in exchange for turning a blind eye to trafficking of illegal prescription drug proceeds through Westchester County Airport.Michael Brady, 36, who worked for the Department of Public Safety in Westchester County and was assigned to the airport, pleaded guilty to extortion and bribery charges in federal (more…)