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Drug Trafficking

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  • 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...
  • Commentary: War on drugs is driving immigrant children north

    There is a strong parallel between what is happening on our southern border with the large numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing or attempting to cross into our country and what happened at the beginning of World War II. Then Jewish...
  • Abandoned 30-foot boat found near Crystal Cove

    An abandoned 30-foot panga boat was found on a beach near Crystal Cove State Park just south of Newport Beach by a passerby Thursday morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. The Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach office received the call...
  • Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards

    I was surprised to read Kathy Esfahani's latest defense of Costa Mesa's slumlords "End the assault on low income motel tenants" (May 18). Esfahani, of the Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, does an admirable job of tugging at the heartstrings of...
  • Mailbag: Motel plan fails to address crime problem

    Re. "Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards," (May 30): Who could oppose improving motels' standards? But Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy and the Costa Mesa City Council majority are not going in that...
  • Man who sold pot brownies to kids sentenced to 3 years

    Man who sold pot brownies to kids sentenced to 3 years
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to three years in state prison for selling marijuana-laced brownies to students. Isaac Greer, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of furnishing marijuana to a minor and one count of sales of marijuana to a...
  • Commentary: U.S. must reduce human trafficking

    Human trafficking in America has dramatically increased over the past decades. More American girls and young women are being trafficked within the U.S. now than ever. The U.S. State Department has indicated that up to 17,000 people annually are...
  • Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case

    Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case
    A mistrial has been declared in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of helping his wife set up a drug bust in a scheme to seek revenge against a PTA volunteer. Orange County Superior Court Judge Carla M. Singer declared a mistrial Thursday, the...
  • Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says

    Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says
    An attorney for the Irvine father who is accused of helping his wife set up a PTA volunteer in a fake drug bust said Monday that the man was used like a puppet by his wife and had no idea he was helping frame someone. Kent Easter, 40, is accused of...
  • District lets the dogs in

    While contraband sniffing dogs found one Newport-Mesa Unified School District student in possession of marijuana in October, a district report shows that most students are probably not bringing drugs and alcohol to school. However, students still...
  • Costa Mesa DUI checkpoint yields arrests

    Costa Mesa police arrested six people Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., officers ran a checkpoint at Bristol Street and Randolph Avenue. They conducted 37 field sobriety tests from the...
  • Police to collect unused prescription drugs

    Residents can turn in expired or unwanted prescription drugs to Newport Beach and Irvine police Saturday. The two departments announced that they are participating in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back...