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Drug Trafficking

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  • Arraignment set for lawyers accused of planting drugs

    An Irvine couple is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on felony charges that they planted drugs in a PTA president's car because they didn't like how their son was being supervised. Kent Wycliffe Easter, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 39, are charged with...
  • Arraignment continued for parents accused of framing school aide

    Arraignment continued for parents accused of framing school aide
    Two 38-year-old attorneys who allegedly hatched a plan to frame a school volunteer because they were unsatisfied with how their son was treated appeared in court Monday morning but did not enter a plea. Jill and Kent Easter allegedly planted drugs on...
  • Neighbors report burglary suspects

    Nice Lane in Newport Beach was less than pleasant early Monday, when residents spotted a suspicious-looking car that police said contained two vehicle burglary suspects. Residents watched the black BMW enter a private garage in the 200 block about 6:30...
  • Authorities raid Costa Mesa pot clinic

    Three people were arrested in a Costa Mesa marijuana dispensary raid Thursday, according to medical pot advocates. Local police and federal Department of Justice officials would confirm only that a federal search warrant was executed at about 11:30 a.m....
  • Man arrested in Costa Mesa accused of drug trafficking

    A Canadian man was arrested at a Costa Mesa storage facility, where he was allegedly found waiting for 80 pounds of cocaine, federal authorities said Friday. John Philip Co, 41, of Richmond, British Columbia, was arrested late Wednesday as part a federal...
  • Irvine DUI checkpoint results in 9 arrests

    Irvine police arrested nine people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a checkpoint in Irvine on Dec. 30. Officers also wrote six citations for other violations. Staffers stopped 359 vehicles during the evening...
  • Police collect unwanted prescription pills

    As part of the national prescription drug take-back day, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police collected more than 300 pounds of unwanted drugs, officials said Monday. On Saturday, 35 people turned over 129 pounds of prescription drugs to the Costa Mesa...
  • The Bell Curve: Drug war longer than you think

    "Locked up in a federal prison in Durango, Mexico, is a short, slight, frightened farmer with a pencil mustache and an ugly growth on the side of his neck. I was allowed to interview him, and I'll never forget his face. Nor will I forget that this small...
  • Judge Gray supports Prop. 19

    Legalizing marijuana would put a big dent in drug cartels and free up police, prosecutors and judges to go after violent crimes, a law enforcement group said this week in endorsing Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization measure. Proposition 19's...
  • Doctor arrested for distributing drugs illegally

    A doctor from Newport Coast was arrested by federal drug enforcement agents Wednesday following a three-year investigation into what authorities allege were illegal drug prescriptions from his office getting into the hands of known drug dealers. Nazar Al...
  • Police: Men had 20 pounds of pot

    Two Northern California men accused of driving through Newport Beach with 20 pounds of marijuana are due in court Friday on felony drug charges. A Newport Beach police officer stopped a black Ford Explorer near Westcliff and Dover drives for a minor...
  • Two years for drug ring

    After he gets out of prison in two years, a Newport Beach man recently convicted for his part in an international drug-trafficking ring will serve five years' probation and be prohibited from getting any job with access to a wireless device, court records...