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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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...