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Drug Trafficking

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  • Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time

    Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time
    Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is. Having bought from a new dealer, Taylor tried just one capsule instead of his usual three or four. Haviland left...
  • Alleged Heroin-Dealing School Bus Drivers In Court

    Alleged Heroin-Dealing School Bus Drivers In Court
    MANCHESTER — Two school bus drivers were arraigned in separate courtrooms Friday on charges of drug possession, operating a drug factory and risk of injury to a minor. Jorge "Wapito" Aviles, 28, and Ashley Byrdsong, 29, were arrested Thursday...
  • School Bus Drivers Charged In Vernon, Manchester Heroin Investigation

    School Bus Drivers Charged In Vernon, Manchester Heroin Investigation
    MANCHESTER — Two school bus drivers were arrested Thursday when officers simultaneously searched their homes in Vernon and in Manchester, police said. Officers from the East Central Narcotics Task force, working with the Drug Enforcement Agency,...
  • Gang member charged in killing of informant

    Gang member charged in killing of informant
    Federal authorities continued their crackdown on the Hobos, a street gang they have called especially violent, by charging one gang leader with a second killing of a government informant and adding a 10th defendant to the pending indictment. Paris Poe,...
  • Silk Road drug dealer gets six years prison

    Silk Road drug dealer gets six years prison
    A federal judge imposed a six-year sentence Friday on Jacob Theodore George IV, who sold heroin on the online drug bazaar Silk Road. George, 33, an Edgewood man with a history of arrests, drug abuse and mental health problems, apologized to the judge. He...
  • U.S. drug agency expands drop-off sites for unused prescription drugs

    U.S. drug agency expands drop-off sites for unused prescription drugs
    In an effort to address the nation’s growing prescription drug abuse problem, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will now allow hospitals, clinics and pharmacies to collect unused prescription drugs. The DEA’s new regulation will...
  • Commentary: Crime-suppression team is having an effect

    Over the last two budget cycles, the City Council has helped us re-create a dedicated Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) to work on specific crimes in Newport Beach. As I often tell our residents and business owners that Newport Beach is a very safe city, one...
  • WaPo series looks at cash seized by police during car stops

    This week, the Washington Post is running a series on how police work to seize cash during car stops without a warrant or making an arrest -- and data compiled by the paper suggests Baltimore City and Baltimore County police are among the biggest...
  • La Crescenta, La Caņada residents caught up in downtown Los Angeles raid

    Two local residents, one from La Crescenta and another from La Caņada Flintridge, were among those caught up in an early morning raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday in connection with investigations into alleged money laundering schemes...
  • Eustis Police accuse couple of running meth lab out of motel room

    Eustis Police accuse couple of running meth lab out of motel room
    Eustis police officers have charged a quarreling couple with running a meth lab out of their motel room after being called to the Cara Mar Motor Lodge to break up a domestic argument. According to a Eustis Police Department press release, Mary C....
  • Former Gov. Hughes' grandson charged in heroin ring

    Former Gov. Hughes' grandson charged in heroin ring
    Former Gov. Harry Hughes' grandson has been charged with taking as much as $250,000 from his grandfather to support his heroin habit and for possessing and distributing drugs as part of a major trafficking ring on the Eastern Shore. Andrew Douglas White,...