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Third man arrested in airport drug plot

Third man arrested in airport drug plot

ATLANTA -- Federal authorities have arrested the third Atlanta airport worker suspected of plotting to smuggle a bag filled with heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S.

Court records say that Luis Marroquin was arrested early Tuesday at a house in Coral Springs, Fla. Prosecutors also charged his girlfriend, Stephanie Baxter, with helping him try to escape the country and flee to Guatemala.

Two other Delta Air Lines workers, Carlos Springer and Kelvin Rondon, were arrested last week and charged with conspiring to smuggle more than $500,000 worth of drugs into the country on a January Delta flight from Mexico City.

Springer pleaded not guilty at a hearing this week. His bond was set at $150,000. Attorneys for the other defendants could not immediately be identified.

3 airline workers tried to smuggle drugs into Atlanta

3 airline workers tried to smuggle drugs into Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Federal authorities say three airport workers are accused of trying to bring heroin and methamphetamine into the U.S. on a commercial jet.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the workers are charged with conspiring to smuggle more than $500,00 of drugs into the country on a Delta Air Lines flight from Mexico.

Federal authorities say the case involves Delta Flight 364, which arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Mexico City on Jan. 13.

Carlos R. Springer, 41, was arrested Tuesday, while 27-year-old Kelvin Rondon of Atlanta was arrested Wednesday. The third suspect, 35-year-old Luis Marroquin, is still on the run.

All three suspects face charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, and attempting to import methamphetamine and heroin into the U.S.

Police seek clues in Aaron's robbery

Police seek clues in Aaron's robbery

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- College Park Police have made one arrest and continue to look for clues in an armed robbery case from January.

Three men robbed the Aaron's Rents on Old National Highway on Jan. 7. Police quickly found the suspects' getaway car -- a blue 1998 Ford Crown Victoria.

So far, Dartavius Bridges has been arrested and charged with theft. Another man, Quintavius Warren, is a person of interest in this case.

The remaining suspects are still at large, according to Fulton County Police spokeswoman Det. Melissa Parker.

Anyone with information in the robbery is asked to call Fulton County Police at 404-613-6600.

Doctor indicted for Medicaid fraud

Doctor indicted for Medicaid fraud

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted a doctor and his former office manager on two counts of Medicaid fraud.

Officials said that Dr. Tyrone Malloy and CathyAnn Edwards Warner accepted Medicaid payments for ultrasounds and elective abortions, even when the services were never performed. Federal funds may only be used to pay for abortions in extreme cases, such as rape, incest and a pregnancy that would endanger the mother's life.

Malloy owns and operates Old National Gynecology in College Park, which provides "non-surgical abortions," according to its website.

A statement released Thursday by Thelma Wyatt Moore, Malloy's attorney, says that a judge ruled in August of 2010 that "Malloy has never billed Medicaid improperly or illegally" and that "Dr. Malloy expects to be fully vindicated" of the charges.

Medicaid fraud is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

COLLEGE PARK | Man pleads guilty to killing wife at mall

COLLEGE PARK | Man pleads guilty to killing wife at mall

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- A man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in a College Park shopping center last year has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges.

James Barrow, 37, was sentenced to life plus five years in prison, according to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr.

The charges stem from the November 2010 shooting death of 32-year-old Asa Stean-Barrow. Investigators said she died after being shot at the Old National Discount Mall.

Police said James Barrow exchanged gunfire with a mall security guard before fleeing the scene in a white sedan. He was captured soon after the shooting.

College Park Police Department Informs Public on Drug Free Commercial Zone

College Park Police Department Informs Public on Drug Free Commercial Zone

College Park -  The College Park Police Department embarked upon a unique mission to alert the public about the newly adopted “Drug Free Commercial Zones” that encompass the city.  Friday, November 18, 2011 CP PD utilized a roadblock at the intersection of Herschel Road and Old National Highway to pass out informational flyers outlining the new laws associated with College Park’s “Drug Free Commercial Zone” designation.

Prior to the new law going into effect, CP PD posted a notice of the change in the law in the city’s legal organ, the South Fulton Neighbor.  The information was required to be posted for 3 consecutive weeks.  In addition, signs were placed around College Park’s entry points (city limits) and other strategic points.

Fulton County Police Partners with Federal DEA to kick off Prescription Drug Take Back

The Fulton County Police Department has partnered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners to announce a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative.  The initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds - 121 tons - of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners, including the Fulton County Police Department.

The Fulton County Police Department will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused,

and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday, October 29, 2011  from

10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.