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SFPD Crime Lab Tech Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor In Drug Case

A long-running case against a former San Francisco police crime lab technician ended in a misdemeanor plea bargain Friday when she pleaded guilty in federal court to a reduced charge of possessing cocaine in 2009.

03/15/2013

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Man Caught Reading Porn Magazine With Child In El Cerrito Safeway Women’s Bathroom

An El Sobrante man was arrested at a Safeway in El Cerrito over the weekend after allegedly reading a pornographic magazine while accompanied by a small child in the women’s restroom, smoking a cocaine-laced joint and stealing a soda, police said Tuesday.

03/06/2013

A view inside the SFPD crime lab; (inset) Deborah Madden  (CBS)

2nd Mistrial Declared In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab Technician

A mistrial was declared for a second time in federal court Thursday in the case of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of taking small amounts of cocaine from the facility in 2009.

01/31/2013

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SWAT Raid Leads To Cocaine, 5 Pounds Of Marijuana In Santa Rosa; 2 Arrested

A police SWAT team executed a search warrant that led to the arrest of two men in connection to possession of cocaine and sale of marijuana early Thursday morning in Santa Rosa, police said.

11/09/2012

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Man Arrested After Swallowing 100 Cocaine-Filled Pellets Before Flight From SFO

A man was arrested by Customs agents at San Francisco International Airport after swallowing 100 pellets filled with cocaine.

10/30/2012

Deborah Madden

Mistrial Declared In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab Technician

A mistrial was declared in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday when a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the cocaine-fraud trial of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician.

10/03/2012

Deborah Madden, San Francisco drug lab

Jury Selection Begins In Drug Trial Of Former SFPD Crime Lab Technician

Jury selection began in federal court Monday morning in the trial of a former San Francisco police crime laboratory technician accused of stealing cocaine from the facility.

09/24/2012

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

SWAT Team Seizes Marijuana Plants, Cocaine During Scotts Valley Home Search

Around 120 marijuana plants were found in a Scotts Valley home during a search by a SWAT team on Friday, police said Sunday.

08/05/2012

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Authorities Say Santa Clara County Is Heroin Hub For Mexican Cartels

The land of high tech has also become ground zero for the distribution of heroin and other narcotics to the rest of the nation, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

05/17/2012

Ecstasy pills. (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

Feds Bust Ecstasy Ring Linked To Bay Area Rap Label

Several rappers connected to a Bay Area music label are being charged with taking part in a nationwide Ecstasy ring.

04/24/2012

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