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  • It's A Gray Area: Proactive approach to gangs needed

    Do you want to have a disturbing experience? Then read the book "This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang" by Samuel Logan (Hyperion, 2009). The word "mara" is Spanish for "gang," and the word Salvatrucha in El...
  • Coke dealer sent home

    Stephen David Royds, a convicted drug dealer who kept his girlfriend's body preserved on dry ice in a swank Newport Beach hotel room for a year, has returned to his native New Zealand after being released from prison, federal officials said Thursday....
  • Beginning to see the light

    News flash! On June 22, the Chicago Sun-Times published an editorial recommending a radical change in our nation's drug policy. The editorial began by saying: "When will we accept that America's war on drugs is over – we lost – and it's time...
  • Police: Motel shooting started with drug deal

    COSTA MESA — Police have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder after a suspected drug deal went wrong in a Costa Mesa motel early Wednesday and left one man in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities would...
  • Police: Shooting was in drug deal gone wrong

    COSTA MESA — Police have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted murder after a suspected drug deal went wrong in a Costa Mesa motel early Wednesday, leaving one man in critical condition with gunshot wounds. Authorities would only identify...
  • The God Squad: Daughter's death shakes mother's faith

    Question: I lost my 22-year-old daughter to a possible heroin overdose. I won't have the answers until the medical examiner's office speaks to me in a few weeks. I found her on the floor of her bedroom. A syringe was found in her bed. She'd recently...
  • 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...
  • Former Playboy model, private pilot arrested in drug bust

    Former Playboy model, private pilot arrested in drug bust
    In a bust that seemed straight out of a potboiler crime movie, a former Playboy model and a private pilot were arrested as they allegedly dropped off drugs and cash into a waiting rental car at an Orange County airport, according to a federal court...
  • Attorney convicted in drug scheme against PTA volunteer

    Attorney convicted in drug scheme against PTA volunteer
    An Irvine attorney was convicted Wednesday of having a PTA volunteer falsely imprisoned in a drug bust that was part of a revenge scheme. Kent Easter, 40, was convicted of one felony count of false imprisonment by deceit in a retrial of the case, the...
  • Police make arrests in two drug incidents

    Laguna Beach police arrested four people on suspicion of multiple drug-related crimes in two separate incidents last week, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Detectives arrested Dara Faye Sheinman, 28, of Irvine, and Alexander Enrique Galindo, 21, of...
  • Drug-tainted Halloween candy may have sickened kids, police say

    At least two children in Southern California have reportedly fallen ill after possibly eating Halloween candy tainted with drugs, authorities said. On Sunday, police in Huntington Beach investigated an incident where a child reportedly began showing...