Drugs

Marijuana plants sit on a rack at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late yesterday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: National Cocaine Use Drops, Pot Consumption On The Rise

While cocaine use reportedly dropped heavily across the country between 2006 and 2010, the amount of marijuana use increased dramatically, according to a study released Monday by Santa Monica-based RAND Corp.

03/10/2014

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Long Beach Woman Arrested For Selling Illegal Drugs From Unlicensed Daycare

A Long Beach woman was arrested for selling illegal drugs from her unlicensed daycare.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2014

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Man, 22, Accused Of Driving Under The Influence In Deadly Riverside Accident

Officials in Riverside say a 22-year-old male driving under the influence Friday morning, caused a collision that fatally injured a man.

01/31/2014

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Border Patrol Agents Find Almost 700 Pounds Of Cocaine In Man’s Car

The estimated street value of the cocaine is $6.7 million.

01/24/2014

Lisa Robin Kelly's mugshot from a March 2012 arrest in Los Angeles. (credit: LA County Sheriff's Dept.)

Death Of ‘That ’70s Show’ Actress Ruled Accidental Drug Overdose

The drugs found in the actress’ system were not disclosed.

01/03/2014

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

Alleged Drug-Planting Dad In OC Was Trying To Please Wife, Lawyer Says

An Irvine father accused of planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer at his son’s school was portrayed as a trusting person who was just trying to please his wife, as closing arguments were delivered Monday in his trial.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2013

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

Suspect In PTA Volunteer’s Drug Frame-Up Was Goaded By Wife, Attorney Says

Opening statements got underway Wednesday in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of planting drugs in the car of a PTA volunteer at his son’s school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2013

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Ex-OC Attorney Gets Jail Time For Role In Planting Drugs In School Aide’s Car

A former Irvine attorney will serve 120 days in jail for her role in a plot to plant drugs in a school volunteer’s car.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2013

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Ex-Delta Baggage Handler Pleads Guilty To Sneaking Drugs Into Checked Luggage At LAX

A former Delta baggage handler pleaded guilty Thursday to sneaking drugs into checked baggage at Los Angeles International Airport.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/24/2013

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Teen Allegedly Caught With Knife, Drugs On School Grounds

A teenager was allegedly caught with a knife and drugs at a high school in Lake Elsinore earlier this week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/17/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Lessen Some Drug Charges

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have given county prosecutors the option of charging lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

10/12/2013

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Ventura County Officials Want To Crackdown On Sale Of Narcotics On Craigslist

Ventura County officials Wednesday discussed recent criminal cases involving the sale of narcotics through the popular advertisement website, Craigslist.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2013

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Sheriff’s Employee Arrested For Allegedly Distributing Meth, Heroin To Inmates

A 13-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was arrested Tuesday for allegedly distributing drugs to inmates at a Castaic jail.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2013

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Lamar Odom Breaks Silence On Twitter Following DUI Arrest

Troubled NBA basketball star Lamar Odom has finally broken his silence on Twitter after being arrested for DUI in August.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2013

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Agent: Lamar Odom Is Not Missing, Wife Knows His Whereabouts

Lamar Odom’s agent Monday released a statement refuting Internet reports that the NBA star is missing.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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