Maryland man yanked from
cruise on pot charges
A 37-year-old financial analyst from the Baltimore area was hauled off a cruise ship in Bermuda and charged with importing marijuana.

Bermuda's Royal Gazette says George Koumoulis, of Abingdon, was busted with 7.66 grams -- or about a quarter-ounce -- of pot.

He had traveled to Bermuda last week on the Norwegian Dawn for a weeklong cruise from New York. The paper quotes a prosecutor as saying other passengers had complained they smelled cannabis smoke coming from the cabin Koumoulis shared.

Teacher charged with child porn
A Manassas teacher has been charged in federal court with transporting and possessing child pornography.

Kevin Ricks, 50, of Federalsburg, Md., was arrested by Manassas police in February and accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy, a former student. Federal authorities searched Ricks' laptop after his arrest on local charges and found images of child pornography, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

Ricks could face up to 30 years in prison on the federal charges.

Animal deaths probed
The Washington Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward to help solve two cases of animal killings in the same neighborhood.

In April, a mother opossum and her 10 babies were stoned to death in an alley behind 1026 16th St. NE. A month later a cat was found killed with rocks on the 200 block of Maryland Avenue NE, organization officials said.

Officials are asking anyone with information to call 202-BE-HUMANE.

Man admits scheme to defraud DoD
A Woodbridge man pleaded guilty to mail fraud for his participation in a scheme to defraud the Department of Defense.

Jonathan Feeney, 28, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

He worked for a company that had a procurement contract with the department. Feeney is accused of billing the department for equipment he purchased for personal use and submitting fraudulent invoices.

Feeney admitted to making 15 illegal purchases totaling $476,424.

- Compiled by Scott McCabe and Emily Babay