Plunder: The Crime Of Our Time Blog

Police Chief OD’s on Stolen Fentanyl

James Hughes Jr., 35, of Kirkersville, Ohio, died from a fentanyl overdose less than three months after he was appointed as chief of police. Unsettling evidence has surfaced indicating that Hughes stole the Fentanyl on which he overdosed from the...

Grandson Robs Grandmother to Feed Heroin Habit

Audrey Alben, a New Jersey retired bookkeeper, moved in with her son, Vance Willard, in 2010, to try and consolidate their living expenses. Alben receives a modest pension and Social Security checks, but son Vance had no source of steady...

Man En Route to Rehab Shoplifts to Buy Drugs

John Dunaway, 27, protesting that he “needed clothes for rehab,” was arrested for theft of more than $500 from a Meijer store. When Dunaway was taken into custody, officers also found drug paraphernalia and “a controlled substance” (which was not...

Newark Man on Meth Allegedly Fights with Police

Bruno Ferreira, 31, and a resident of Newark, New Jersey, was stopped for speeding. Police who chased Ferreira down subsequently discovered he was driving a stolen vehicle. Police pursued Ferreira all the way into the next township before he finally...

Police Lab Tech Gets 6 Months for Drug Theft

Anyone can become addicted to drugs. Just ask former Anne Arundel County, Maryland crime lab technician Annette A. Box, 49. And it led her to a six-month prison sentence for theft of prescription drugs, stolen from drop boxes at district...