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Holder argues for success of drug sentencing policies

Federal prosecutors are changing the way drug defendants are charged and punished, Attorney General Eric Holder said this week, unveiling statistics that show sentences are increasingly being based less on rigid formulas and more on the circumstances of each crime.

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Justices look for line to draw in drug preemption case

Deciding where the preemptive effect of federal rules governing drug manufacturing ends and states’ ability to impose liability on drug makers begins has never been an easy task — not even for the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Superior woman gets probation for stealing drugs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin woman and registered nurse has been sentenced to three years of probation for falsely posing as a nurse at a Minnesota hospital and stealing drugs. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Maria Anne Mihalik of Superior was sentenced Wednesday on one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She pleaded guilty in March. Her sentence includes 180 ...

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Feds say 2 major drug cases cracked in SE Wis.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Federal officials say they’ve taken down two major drug trafficking operations in southeastern Wisconsin, including one that’s also connected to Texas and Illinois. The U.S. attorney in Wisconsin’s Eastern District, James Santelle, said 17 people have been indicted on drug trafficking and firearms offenses, including several alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang. Santelle said ...

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Prosecutor: Drugs motivated 2 homicides

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor says a dispute over drugs motivated a man to kill two men and dump their bodies in a Waukesha County lake. Chad Lurvey is on trial for the deaths of Brian Lazzaro of Mukwonago and Andrew Long of West Milwaukee. The bodies of the 25-year-old men were found in a private lake on Lurvey’s ...

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