Cocaine

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

Police Sirens

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

Cocaine. (CBS)

Bags Of Cocaine Found Near Walnut Creek Lounge

Several packages of cocaine were found by Walnut Creek police on Friday night less than 30 feet from the entrance of Lift Lounge and Grill, which has been the scene of recent bar violence in the city.

02/28/2012

Gerard Butler (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Gerard Butler Completes Rehab Stint

Gerard Butler has finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse issues. He began struggling with pain while shooting “300” & “Of Men and Mavericks” in Half Moon Bay…

02/24/2012

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

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