US judge won’t rein in federal wild horse roundup in Nevada
A federal judge decided Friday not to rein in the roundup and capture of wild horses in eastern Nevada, rejecting advocates' claims the federal government was “needlessly and recklessly” killing free-roaming mustangs in violation of U.S. law. With a little more than four weeks to go for federal land managers to complete what they call a drought-prompted “gather” near the Utah state line, U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said she wasn't convinced groups trying to stop the process would win their underlying lawsuit. Maggie Smith, a Justice Department lawyer, told the judge on Wednesday that a delay of even two or three days would prevent the agency from completing planned removals before the end of the year.news.yahoo.com
Five indicted in drug trafficking scheme between Charlotte and Lynchburg
Five people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana between North Carolina and Lynchburg, according to the U.S. Dept. The trafficking scheme went from Jan. 2016 to Jan. 2021, according to court documents. Court documents allege that Storey was the main source of the supply from his home in Charlotte, and he’s accused of regularly driving to Lynchburg to supply several people with kilos of cocaine and collect money. According to court documents, prosecutors allege that Storey directed couriers to take the trip from Charlotte to Lynchburg and invited distributers, including Trent, Smith and Miller, to come to Charlotte to pick up drugs. AdThe indictment also noted the forfeiture of several vehicles, about $89,000 in cash and 32 pieces of jewellery, purses and shoes believed to be the proceeds of drug trafficking.