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Chopper 5 image of boat ashore at Pescadero State Beach which authorities said contained "a large amount" of marijuana. (CBS)

1,000 Pounds Of Pot Found On Boat At Pescadero State Beach Prompts Federal Investigation

More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were recovered from a boat that investigators suspect was abandoned on Pescadero State Beach Monday morning after being used to bring the drugs from Mexico, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman said.

05/12/2014

James Franco with brothers Dave and Tom. (CBS)

James Franco Film ‘Palo Alto’ Hitting Bay Area Theaters

The movie features high school kids partying, having sex, and generally behaving badly in Palo Alto, where Franco had his own share of wild times growing up.

05/08/2014

A laboratory technician handles blood samples in a crime lab. (CBS)

2,500 Crime Lab Drug Tests Botched In Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County’s District Attorney’s Office is notifying about 2,500 defendants arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and their attorneys that tests for methamphetamine use, taken two-month period, were conducted improperly.

05/06/2014

Crack cocaine (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)

San Francisco Woman Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In Prison For Selling Crack Cocaine

A San Francisco woman was sentenced earlier this week to more than six years in prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

05/01/2014

Esdras Avila "Blanco" Carrillo (Santa Clara County)

Silicon Valley Drug Bust Shows Strong Ties To Mexican Cartels

A multi-agency investigation that began in 2012 after an arrest of the a midlevel drug runner led to the arrest of 18 suspects belonging to a drug trafficking ring that ties to a Mexican cartel and a meth lab.

04/25/2014

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18 Arrested In Silicon Valley Drug Ring Investigation Tied To Mexican Cartel

Prosecutors in Silicon Valley say authorities have arrested 18 people and seized methamphetamine, cocaine and drug labs as part of an investigation into a major drug distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel.

04/24/2014

Political consultant and former San Francisco School Board president Keith Jackson. (CBS)

San Francisco Magistrate Denies Bail To Keith Jackson’s Son On Murder-For-Hire, Firearms, Drug Charges

Although his father is free on bond while facing similar and heavier charges, the son of former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson was denied bail by a U.S. magistrate Monday while he awaits trial on murder-for-hire, firearms and drug conspiracy counts.

04/21/2014

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Oakland Woman Dies After Apparent Overdose While At Coachella

An Oakland woman has died in an apparent drug and-or alcohol related overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.

04/18/2014

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers.(Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Article Claims Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig’s Cuba Defection Involved Mexican Cartel, Smugglers

As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants renew their rivalry at AT&T Park this week, the security of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig may be in question after an article emerged with a number of surprising claims regarding his escape from Cuba to the United States.

04/15/2014

Concord Police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer & Figo (Concord Police Dept.)

Lawyers: Ex-Concord Officer’s Addiction Drove Him To Steal Drugs

A former Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors allegedly committed the crimes to satisfy his addiction to painkillers after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, attorneys said Tuesday.

04/08/2014

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