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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

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

Concord Police Officer Accused Of Stealing Prescription Drugs From Seniors Resigns

A Concord police officer accused of stealing prescription drugs from seniors resigned from the department on Friday, police Chief Guy Swanger said Monday.

04/07/2014

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

Concord Police K-9 Unit Officer Accused Of Stealing Drugs From Elderly

Prosecutors charged Concord police K-9 Officer Matthew Switzer on Thursday with two counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree burglary, one count of fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs and one count of elder abuse, according to the district attorney’s office.

04/04/2014

(L-R) Juan Manuel Ponce-Chavez, Norma Yolanda Juarez (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

2 Arrested In San Jose With 37 Pounds Of Meth; Link To Mexican Drug Cartels

Two people, including a man with alleged ties to Mexican drug cartels, were arrested March 27 after detectives seized 37 pounds of methamphetamine from their vehicle, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

04/04/2014

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