A Rancho Santa Margarita attorney who has been published about liberties denied due to closed deportation hearings is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of killing a bicyclist with her car while buzzing on prescription drugs. Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti, 39, is charged with a felony count of v ... More >>
ALVIN! Sorry, chipmunks: Alvin Mingczech Yee, the 44-year-old Mission Viejo physician who prescribed prescription painkillers to young people he often met at Starbucks--leading to the overdose deaths of at least two "patients"--has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison.
The parents of a teen who died of botulism claim in Orange County Superior Court it was caused by Allergan of Irvine illegally pushing off-label uses of Botox.Doctors can prescribe drugs for uses beyond what is specified on warning labels, but drug companies cannot by law.
Natalie Costa's documentary describes a prescription-drug 'epidemic' killing local kids
The Progressive Democrats of America, who consider themselves comrades with the Occupy Wall Street movement, is now linking their "Brown Bag Vigils" of local congressional offices with the phenomenon.In fact, they have one scheduled at noon today in front of the Newport Beach district office of R ... More >>
The Orange County Register has a detailed story on a pill-popping Fullerton police officer whose career ended when internal affairs investigators showed up at his Seal Beach apartment and found empty pill bottles and a cop so high he could not speak without slurring.The Reg tells the Todd Alan ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 1, 1:18 P.M.: After his first sentencing hearing was postponed because Allan James Waters showed up to court drunk, the former Orange County sheriff's deputy finally learned his fate today: two years and eight months in state prison.The 37-year-old Laguna Niguel resident had bee ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 14, 1:18 P.M.: Former Orange County sheriff's deputy Allan James Waters will not face additional counts after authorities suspected him of being drunk at his scheduled sentencing on charges of causing an injury accident while driving under the influence of prescription drugs.Thou ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 7, 3:15 P.M.: Orange County sheriff's deputy Allan James Waters, 37, of Laguna Niguel, pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of prescription drugs while off-duty and crashing into and injuring a 78-year-old woman.Waters, who collected a mountain of medication by f ... More >>
Isaac Robert Longo, the 33-year-old Placentia resident who the Weekly surmised was being propped up as the poster child for marijuana-influenced manslaughter in the weeks leading up to the ultimately unsuccessful vote to legalize cannabis in California, was sentenced today to 15 years to life in ... More >>
Additional charges have been filed against an Orange County sheriff's deputy who was off-duty and allegedly drugged-up when he crashed his Mercedes into a Toyota in Laguna Niguel, injuring a 78-year-old woman--just a half hour after he plowed into a Lexus outside Dana Point City Hall.Allan Jam ... More >>
We previously reported Nadya Suleman hauled in $2,600 at her Saturday garage sale in La Habra.The same day, local law enforcement agencies collected prescription drugs voluntarily given up residents. If cops got a dollar for each pound of medicine they took in, they would have beat Octomom.
UPDATE: We missed probably the biggest collection point of all (updates throughout) . . . Local police want what's in your medicine cabinet today.No, government budget cuts have not been so deep that the forced confiscation of citizen medications has replaced cops' prescription drug plans. This i ... More >>
It's not often that the Orange County District Attorney's Office issues a press statement about a conviction that's immediately followed by a correction from a local police agency, but one such squad found it necessary to send one today when it came to Kevin Noel Schlueter, the 37-year-old police ... More >>
Rep. John Campbell to host carolers.Like Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) is about to host some seasonal visitors.Singing traditional Christmas carols set to new lyrics, members of UC Irvine's chapter of Universities Allied for E ... More >>
Who doesn't like cheap drugs? Nobody that's who! So lets all jump up and click our heels together in glee because the city of Long Beach has introduced a drug card program that will reduce prescription medication costs by up to 75 percent for its residents! Oh the joy of it all! The UNA Rx Card is ... More >>