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Authorities on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Castro Valley on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Man Shot By Berkeley Officer In Castro Valley Was Under Investigation For Narcotics

A man shot by a Berkeley police officer in Castro Valley on Wednesday has been under investigation for narcotics and was in possession of a half-pound of cocaine, police said.

02/12/2012

Deborah Madden

Former SF Crime Lab Worker Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing Drugs

A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s troubled crime lab pleaded not guilty today to a federal charge of obtaining cocaine by subterfuge in 2009.

12/07/2011

Deborah Madden

Feds Charge Former SFPD Drug Lab Technician In Cocaine Skimming Case

A former technician at the San Francisco Police Department’s crime lab has been charged in federal court with skimming cocaine from the lab, an allegation that forced its closure and the dismissal of hundreds of drug cases.

12/02/2011

Cocaine. (CBS)

San Jose Used Car Buyer Finds $500K Cocaine Stash

A San Jose man was stunned to see what a previous owner of his minivan apparently left behind: $500,000 worth of cocaine jammed in the door panels.

11/14/2011

SF crash

Girl Paralyzed, 7 Others Hurt In San Francisco SoMa Crash

Eight young people suffered minor to major injuries Monday morning when a van allegedly ran a red light in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood and slammed broadside into an SUV full of passengers who weren’t wearing seatbelts, according to police.

10/24/2011

Cocaine powder graphic (AP)

Parents Arrested After California Toddler Swallows Cocaine

The 18-month old showed signs of being under the influence of cocaine when Atascadero police officers arrived Wednesday at the couple’s apartment.

09/29/2011

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California Doctors Warn Tainted Cocaine Is Rotting Skin

Modern day cocaine is packing more than an instant high; it’s eating the skin of some users alive.

KPIX 5–07/11/2011

A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

Vallejo Man Arrested After Cocaine, Drugs, Cash Found In 2 Homes

A man suspected of selling cocaine was arrested after detectives discovered narcotics, handguns, and more than $12,000 at two Vallejo homes, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.

CBS San Francisco–06/12/2011

Deborah Madden, San Francisco drug lab

Former SFPD Drug Lab Worker Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession

A former San Francisco Police Department drug lab employee whose alleged theft of cocaine from evidence set off a scandal at the department pleaded guilty Thursday to a drug possession charge in San Mateo County Superior Court, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–06/03/2011

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Oakland Career Criminal Gets Stiff Sentence On Crack Conviction

A 24-year-old Oakland drug dealer has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to 13 years and four months in prison for selling cocaine.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011

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