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Alexandria Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute Opioids

December 15, 2017

An Alexandria man, Robert T. Hancasky, III, 32, was sentenced today to 90 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and methadone.

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Alexandria Man Identified As Murder Suspect; Reward For Information Leading To Arrest

December 12, 2017

Fairfax County police detectives have identified a suspect in a homicide that took place on Dec. 1 in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Endless Taylor, 24, of Alexandria, is suspected of stabbing and killing 24-year-old Luis Bonilla in the 7100 block of Fairchild Drive.

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Alexandria Police Arrest Two New York Residents For Narcotics Violations

December 11, 2017

A two-year joint narcotics investigation between the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General has dismantled a heroin trafficking network responsible for trafficking heroin from New York City to the City of Alexandria. As a result of the investigation, over 400g of heroin, 78g of cocaine, a firearm, $32,109 in cash, and two luxury vehicles were seized.   

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Presidential Proclamation Fully Implemented Today

December 8, 2017

The U.S. Department of State is fully implementing Presidential Proclamation on "Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats", as the Supreme Court’s Dec. 4, 2017 orders permit. 

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Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Hears Arguments On Merits Of Travel Ban 3.0

December 7, 2017

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle heard arguments Dec. 6 on the merits of the third version of the President’s Executive Order banning travel from several Muslim-majority nations in Hawaii v. Trump.

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28 Arrested In Nationwide Gun And Drug Sting Operation

December 6, 2017

Over 300 law enforcement agents and officers executed a coordinated takedown today, arresting 28 individuals for their respective roles in selling drugs while armed or other firearm related criminal acts. Four Alexandria men were arrested in this sting operation.

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Enforcement Of Trump Travel Ban 3.0

December 4, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today stayed preliminary injunctions granted by federal District Courts in Maryland and Hawaii thus allowing enforcement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban 3.0. This means that the Department of Homeland Security can deny close relatives of American citizens entry into the United States from certain Muslim-majority countries.

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Lawyer Sentenced For Distributing Videos Of Child Sexual Abuse

December 1, 2017

A Washington, DC lawyer Jason Mark Sims, 36, was sentenced today to five years in prison for distributing videos of child sexual abuse.

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Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

December 1, 2017

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III today announced that former National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn (Ret.), of Alexandria, VA, pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017, to making false statements to FBI agents, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001.

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Case Involving Guns Recovered At Alexandria Homicide Scene

December 1, 2017

Edna Aminata Conteh, who purchased eight firearms in 34 days including two that were recovered at a homicide scene in Alexandria, pleaded guilty today to providing false statements to investigators.

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