Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada was found guilty of illegally distributing painkillers like Norco, Hydrocodone and Vicodin.
Juan Vidrio, 26, was taken into custody this week, five months after authorities began an investigation into drug sales in the seaside city they say revealed Vidrio was selling heroin to teenagers.
Authorities are releasing a Downey man they admit to accidentally jailing for two weeks when they mistook him for a drug dealer.
Authorities say they’re now investigating whether they mistakenly took a Downey man into custody in a case of mistaken identity.
A drug used for centuries in Southeast Asia is becoming increasingly popular in the Southland. Some officials say kratom is addictive and dangerous but it’s still legal to buy it in California, even for minors. Lawmakers in some states are currently proposing legislation to ban the drug completely.
School children at an Orange County elementary school joined students nationwide pledging to stay drug-free as Red Ribbon Week kicked off Monday.
Angelenos are being urged to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, and unwanted prescriptions during Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day.
Over a dozen people working at two Southland truck yards have been arrested in connection with three Mexican drug smuggling operations, prosecutors said Thursday.
The Justice Department will pay $4.1 million to a California college student left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for four days without food or water last year.
Officials say use of a dangerous new drug is rising in the Southland, and parents are shocked that it remains legal and accessible even as it sends teens to the hospital with terrifying health effects.
Authorities are encouraging Southern California residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs that are expired or that they no longer need.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California are expected to take part this weekend in a nationwide effort to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs and other medications.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department took part in a massive series of raids on Thursday involving alleged prescription drug sales by a multi-state criminal operation.
DEA agents raided three locations, filed notices of asset forfeiture, and sent out 67 letters to pot shop operators or property owners across the Southland.
Police and federal agents raided the offices Thursday of a Los Angeles-area doctor suspected of illegally prescribing prescriptions.