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Authorities say Kent Easter was taken into custody Thursday. (credit: CBS)

Drug-Planting Irvine Dad Surrenders To Authorities

An Irvine attorney who helped plant drugs in a school volunteer’s car because of a perceived insult to his son surrendered to authorities Thursday.

09/11/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry intercepted more than $383,561 in unreported U.S. currency on Dec. 8. (courtesy USDHS)

Dutch Man Pleads Guilty In LA To Running Drug Hub

A U.S. attorney’s statement says 45-year-old Marc Peter Willems entered the plea to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges in L.A. Wednesday.

09/03/2014

(credit: CBS)

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

(credit: CBS)

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

(Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Newport-Mesa To Bring Back Drug-Sniffing Dogs To School Campuses

Security dogs will continue to sniff students at Newport Beach and Costa Mesa schools after school officials voted this week to renew a $27,000 contract, according to reports.

07/11/2014

Collin Zborowski & Daniel Lubach (credit: Costa Mesa Police Dept.)

2 Men Arrested For Smoking Heroin In OC Chuck E. Cheese Bathroom

Two men were arrested for smoking heroin in the bathroom of an Orange County Chuck E. Cheese restaurant, police said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2014

Indio Downey in 2011. (credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Arrested On Felony Drug Charges In WeHo

Robert Downey Jr.’s son was arrested for alleged cocaine possession following a traffic stop, authorities confirmed Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/30/2014

(credit: Alhambra Police Dept.)

Gun, Drugs Found In Crib At Felon’s Alhambra Home

A man released early from prison is back behind bars Friday after police made a shocking find in a baby’s crib.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2014

(credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

Perris Councilman Arrested On Suspicion Of Being Under The Influence Of Drugs

A Perris councilman was arrested Tuesday after authorities suspected him of being under the influence of drugs.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/24/2014

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LAPD Officer Nabbed In Drug Sting Pleads Not Guilty

An LAPD officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he offered to provide prescription drugs to an undercover detective through a classified ad website.

CBS Los Angeles–06/24/2014

(courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.)

Senate Approves Bill Criminalizing Synthetic Drugs

The bill by Democratic Sen. Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton targets synthetic marijuana or stimulants known as “spice” and “bath salts.”

05/29/2014

Ruben Guerrero (left), pictured here with Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez, was arrested on drug charges in October. (credit: City of Montebello)

Montebello Lawmaker’s Husband Sentenced For Selling Meth To Undercover Deputy

A Montebello city councilwoman’s husband was sentenced Friday for selling methamphetamine to an undercover deputy.

05/23/2014

(credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

OC DA Charges Pharmaceutical Companies For ‘Knowingly Harming Public Health’

The makers of OxyContin, as well as other prescription drugs that are considered potentially dangerous and addictive, are the targets of Orange County District Attorney Anthony Rackauckas, who alleged they duped doctors into believing the benefits of time-released, semi-synthetic opioids outweighed the risks.

05/22/2014

Center Jeremy Newberry #62 seen during the 2005 season with the 49ers. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Former Players File Suit Claiming NFL Gave Them Drugs To Mask Injuries

A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road.

05/20/2014

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