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Drug Trafficking

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man charged with defrauding hotels

    Man charged with defrauding hotels
    A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly using stolen credit card numbers to rent hotel rooms in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, police said Friday. Harold Eric Larson, 37, of Orange is charged with burglary, grand theft,...
  • 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...