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Drug Trafficking

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  • 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...
  • Charges dropped in biker case

    A Superior Court judge on Friday dropped felony charges against a Costa Mesa man implicated in a 2008 biker brawl, bringing a tentative close to the cases stemming from the barroom incident. John Phillip Lloyd, 42, was accused of being a Hells Angel gang...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marijuana washes ashore in Laguna

    Marijuana washes ashore in Laguna
    More than two pounds of marijuana washed ashore at Irvine Cove Wednesday afternoon, Laguna Beach police said. The cannabis was loose and in clumps and settled at the north end of the beach between rocks, sand and the tide line, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote...
  • Police arrest man, allegedly find $1 million in drugs

    Police arrest man, allegedly find $1 million in drugs
    A Huntington Beach man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of marijuana and cocaine for sale after authorities served two search warrants, according to a Fountain Valley police news release. Investigators also found 115 pounds of marijuana...