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Drug Trafficking

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  • Community Commentary: Council should listen to interim chief's opinion

    Given the new City Council majority is moving with maximum haste to dismantle Costa Mesa's public safety infrastructure, it is important to take the time to understand some of the implications for the safety and security of our city. In the interest of...
  • Newport budget includes staffing reductions

    NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council on Tuesday finalized a spending plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year that balances the budget but makes significant staffing reductions. Officials plan to vote on the budget June 28. The new fiscal year begins July 1....
  • It's A Gray Area: A view of the U.S., as seen from Mexico

    I have been speaking out for more than 19 years against our nation's policy of drug prohibition, but recently I encountered a view from Mexico that I had not heard before. It was titled "Drug Trafficker's Paradise," and was written by Francisco Martin...
  • Monahan supports regulation of city's pot collectives

    Monahan supports regulation of city's pot collectives
    COSTA MESA — Mayor Gary Monahan wants to legalize marijuana dispensaries in the city. Speaking with retired U.S. Army veteran Robert Martinez on KOCI radio's "Cannabis Community" show Sunday morning, which was broadcast from his bar, Skosh Monahan'...
  • Five arrested in marijuana investigation

    Five arrested in marijuana investigation
    A month-long investigation has led to five arrests and the seizure of more than $200,000 in marijuana, authorities said Thursday. Anthony Mave, 46, of San Clemente was arrested near Newport Boulevard and 16th Street in Newport Beach on Jan. 6 after he...
  • Police: Woman sold medical pot to minor

    A 19-year-old woman was arrested after Irvine police watched her sell medicinal marijuana bought from a Costa Mesa dispensary, police said. Irvine police said they learned of the woman when a concerned parent notified authorities that she was allegedly...
  • Costa Mesa police nab suspected car thieves

    Costa Mesa police arrested three Orange County residents on suspicion of stealing a car and using it to find drugs, authorities said Thursday. After pulling over a 1995 Toyota Camry for expired registration, Officer Crystal Rodriguez detained Jay Flamm,...
  • Man arrested on drug charges by Irvine police (Corrected)

    Man arrested on drug charges by Irvine police (Corrected)
    Irvine police arrested a man for allegedly selling prescription drugs Friday, concluding a three-month investigation, according to a press release. Detectives arrested Anaheim resident Anthony Risberg, 37, for sales and transportation of a controlled...
  • Feds: Multimillion-dollar pot shop chain in 2 counties busted

    A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...
  • Man sentenced for resisting Newport police

    Man sentenced for resisting Newport police
    A Colorado man was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to resisting Newport Beach police. Chase Julian Rohrer, 33, was arrested Sunday after police stopped him and another person for riding their bicycles on the sidewalk near...
  • Man pleads guilty to drug trafficking in federal case

    One of the defendants in a case against a Costa Mesa-based gang has pleaded guilty to distributing illegal drugs and associating with members of the Mexican Mafia, federal court documents show. Douglas Joseph Jackovich, 29, also known as "DJ" or "Temper,...
  • Parents planted drugs on PTA president, police say [update]

    Parents planted drugs on PTA president, police say [update]
    The school volunteer and PTA president allegedly targeted by parents who planted drugs in her car said she thought she was the victim of a joke when police came to question her. "I thought I was on a joke show, like someone was playing a joke on me,"...