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El Monte Boys And Girls Club Closed Due To Alleged Mexican Mafia Drug Activity

The Board of Directors voted to close a Boys and Girls Club in El Monte after a DEA indictment claims the club was a center where potential Mexican Mafia gang members openly held meetings and sold drugs.

09/01/2014

Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada was found guilty by a federal jury of illegally peddling prescription painkillers. (credit: DEA)

La Mirada Doctor, 78, Guilty Of Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

Dr. Andrew Sun, 78, of La Mirada was found guilty of illegally distributing painkillers like Norco, Hydrocodone and Vicodin.

08/15/2014

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Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Dealing Heroin To OC High School Students

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.

08/08/2014

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DEA To Release Man Mistaken For Drug Dealer, Jailed For 2 Weeks

Authorities are releasing a Downey man they admit to accidentally jailing for two weeks when they mistook him for a drug dealer.

05/08/2014

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Exclusive: Authorities Investigating Man’s 2nd Arrest In Case Of Mistaken Identity

Authorities say they’re now investigating whether they mistakenly took a Downey man into custody in a case of mistaken identity.

05/08/2014

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Kratom May Be Legal But DEA Pushing To Ban The Controversial Drug

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.

01/30/2014

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OC Students Pledge To Stay Drug-Free In Red Ribbon Week Kickoff

School children at an Orange County elementary school joined students nationwide pledging to stay drug-free as Red Ribbon Week kicked off Monday.

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LA Participates In National Drug Take Back Day

Angelenos are being urged to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, and unwanted prescriptions during Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day.

10/26/2013

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18 Arrested In Alleged Drug Smuggling Ring At SoCal Truck Yards

Over a dozen people working at two Southland truck yards have been arrested in connection with three Mexican drug smuggling operations, prosecutors said Thursday.

08/15/2013

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UCSD Student Left In DEA Cell For Days To Get $4.1M from US

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.

07/30/2013

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New Drug “Spice”: Legal, Untraceable, And On The Rise In The Southland

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.

05/09/2013

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LAPD, Kaiser Permanente Hold Collection Sites For Unwanted Rx Drugs

Authorities are encouraging Southern California residents to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs that are expired or that they no longer need.

04/27/2013

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Parents Urged To Dispose Of Unused Prescription Drugs

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.

04/23/2013

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LAPD, Feds Arrest Dozens In Alleged Oxycodone Drug Ring

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.

02/28/2013

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Pot Shops In Eagle Rock, Downtown LA Targeted In Lawsuits, DEA Raids

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.

09/26/2012

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