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Drug Trafficking

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  • L.A. County reaching out to save children from prostitution

    L.A. County reaching out to save children from prostitution
    The teenage girl slouched in her baggy orange detention uniform for yet another court hearing in her prostitution case. From the bench, Commissioner Catherine Pratt called out a sunny "hello," trying to create a human bond for a girl who has few of...
  • 'Culture High' lights up familiar pro-pot positions

     'Culture High' lights up familiar pro-pot positions
    The advocacy documentary "The Culture High" devotes about half of its running time to marijuana and the rest to tangents and conspiracy theories on the drug's criminalization. As expected, the film touts marijuana's medicinal benefits and favorably...
  • 'Kill the Messenger' asks some good questions

    'Kill the Messenger' asks some good questions
    *** (out of four) The real-life-based investigative journalism tale “Kill the Messenger” is no “All the President’s Men,” but it’s got quite a story: In the late ‘90s, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb...
  • Couple facing drug, weapons charges after I-78 traffic stop

    Couple facing drug, weapons charges after I-78 traffic stop
    A couple from Lebanon were stopped early Wednesday on Interstate 78 in South Whitehall Township and found with a loaded gun, a kilo of marijuana and a large amount of heroin, according to court records. Kenelma C. Diaz, 43, was driving a minivan at 12:...
  • Feds: El Chapo relative in Mexico-Chicago drug case is ruled dead

    Feds: El Chapo relative in Mexico-Chicago drug case is ruled dead
    Federal prosecutors in Chicago want to dismiss drug trafficking charges against a relative of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman because of evidence that the relative was killed three years ago. Juan Guzman Rocha, who was a...
  • Convicted pot dealer busted with 40 pounds in Kissimmee

    Convicted pot dealer busted with 40 pounds in Kissimmee
    After a Kissimmee SWAT team seized enough marijuana this week to roll 38,000 joints, Omar Cox told police he wasn't dealing – just holding the weed for his Mexican supplier, records show. The cops arrested him. Less than a month ago, they...
  • Man accused of stealing bike, selling it for $350 'worth of weed'

    Man accused of stealing bike, selling it for $350 'worth of weed'
    A Chicago man was accused of stealing a bicycle from a Lakeview apartment building and selling it for $350 worth of marijuana, according to authorities. Juan Hincapie, 19, of the 600 block of West 70th Street, was arrested Oct. 6 after police identified...
  • Parents in Mexico wait, and hope, as mass graves probed

    Angry, desperate parents on Monday demanded the safe return of 43 missing university students, even as officials indicated that at least some were probably killed and dumped in mass graves. Twenty-eight bodies were recovered from a string of hidden pits...
  • 'The Short and Tragic Life' explores class, race amid struggle and wonder

    'The Short and Tragic Life' explores class, race amid struggle and wonder
    There's one word in the title of Jeff Hobbs' new biography of his friend Robert Peace that doesn't quite belong there: "tragic." "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League" tells the story of...
  • New L.A.-based team to fight methamphetamine trade in California

    New L.A.-based team to fight methamphetamine trade in California
    With most methamphetamine supplies entering the United States through California, authorities plan to create a task force aimed at combating the spread of the drug. Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced plans Monday to form a Los Angeles-based anti-...
  • Hash-oil labs raided amid a growing offshoot of the illicit drug trade

     Hash-oil labs raided amid a growing offshoot of the illicit drug trade
    Seven men and two women are facing felony charges here stemming from what authorities say is a new and highly dangerous offshoot of the illicit drug trade: extracting hash oil from marijuana. For users, hash oil offers a quick and lasting high. For...