Suspect apprehended in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison

PORTLAND, Ore. – The suspect apprehended in a historic Coast Guard drug seizure off the Oregon coast in 2019 was sentenced to prison yesterday. John Philip Stirling, 66, a Canadian citizen, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine under the Maritime Drug Leer másSuspect apprehended in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after a counterdrug patrol and international exercise

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday following a 69-day Eastern Pacific counterdrug deployment. The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of Mexico to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics and migrant smuggling in the region. Alert’s crew also participated in the North American Maritime Security Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Alert returns home after a counterdrug patrol and international exercise[…]

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