See the update on Page 2 about more than $1 million worth of meth, heroin and cocaine being seized Wednesday. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 29, 7:05 A.M.: U.S. Border Patrol agents from the San Clemente checkpoint are giving Orange County law enforcement at their various sobriety checkpoints a run for the ... More >>
Remember how $330,000 worth of methamphetamine was just found at the San Clemente border checkpoint on Aug. 6? Perhaps it was part of a great big drug convoy because two busts at the same border stop last week uncovered more than a half-million dollars worth of meth, marijuana and cocaine, according ... More >>
[Hey, You!] So give me back my stuff!
Was anyone out there expecting a delivery of 30 pounds of methamphetamine from a 24-year-old fellow who is a citizen of the United States? It's not coming, advises the U.S. Border Patrol.
Have Santa Barbara police nabbed Orange County's Heisenberg? Or would it be more accurate to allege David Vieyra is our Gus Fring?
Jose Felix Zepeda did not pull the trigger on the gun that killed 29-year-old Leder Vazquez Sanchez about a half-mile from Disneyland on April 25, 2012, but Zepeda is the only one of several defendants to be convicted of first-degree murder in the case. A jury Thursday found Zepeda, a 41-year-old dr ... More >>
A 22-year-old Huntington Beach woman is in federal custody today after a confidential law enforcement informant with ties to the white power, criminal street gang Public Enemy Number 1 Death Squad (PEN1) tipped police about stashes of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine hidden at a residence. Alexa ... More >>
Despite the urging of county Supervisor Todd Spitzer, the Board of Supervisors decided against charging teen hikers in Trabuco Canyon for $160,000 in rescue costs--although the board did agree Tuesday to seek state legislation that would allow passing future rescue costs on to reckless victims.But S ... More >>
A suspended, cross-dressing Roman Catholic priest nicknamed "Monsignor Meth" because of his role in a drug operation whose suppliers were alleged to be two South County residents is expected to plead guilty to charges against him Tuesday. Federal court papers in Waterbury, Conn., indicate Kevin Wall ... More >>
A federal grand jury in Southern California has indicted three Orange County residents for allegedly conspiring to sell large quantities of methamphetamine in Garden Grove, Cypress and Buena Park.According to the indictment, government agents arrested 43-year-old Jon Jason Mashburn, Dustin Craig Bos ... More >>
Neither Fullerton police nor any other witness saw Samuel Fausto Uribe try to sell illegal narcotics but that didn't stop government officials from charging the 28-year-old Fullerton resident with possession of methamphetamine for sale in the summer of 2011.Though Uribe had been sitting in the drive ... More >>
Does methamphetamine now come in 22-lbs. bundles?On Wednesday, two Orange County men were among five people arrested in Kern County after authorities seized about 22 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.That's the same amount of the drug Border Patrol dogs sniffed out of a minivan at the San Clemente c ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 10:23 A.M.: The trail from the body of Luis Arreola, who died in an emergency room after being found with gunshot wounds outside apartments in Anaheim April 25, led investigators to alleged meth dealers and an apparent plot to steal drugs from them. Six suspects from Anaheim, Commerce ... More >>
Border Patrol agents boast they intercepted a "bumper crop" of crystal methamphetamine near the San Clemente checkpoint last week.Wednesday morning's encounter with a "nervous" 24-year-old woman resulted in the discovery of 12 pounds of crystal meth hidden in the rear bumper of ... More >>
There's no Orange County angle here, but this story is simply too 909, er funny, not to pass along. On Monday, a Riverside County drug task force raided a suspected pot farm in Hemet. No, the fact they actually have time to do go after marijuana cases with all the meth labs out there isn't the we ... More >>
A woman called Anaheim Police Monday after failing to reach her bedridden grandmother or the 87-year-old's caretaker by phone. Officers arrived at grandma's mobile home in the 5800 block of La Palma Avenue around 11 p.m. to find her alone--along with a meth lab. The caretaker was arrested when he ... More >>
UPDATE: Four gang members face charges in Orange County's first murder of the year (updates throughout) . . . While at a party Jan. 4, three gang members are alleged to have asked a fourth to set up a meeting with drug dealer Bernal Ezquivel Felix. The plan, authorities say, was the stage a fake ... More >>