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Bill conforms sentencing for use of cocaine, crack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation intended to address racial disparities in sentencing for cocaine offenses is close to passing the Legislature. The Assembly on Thursday approved SB1010 on a 49-14 vote, returning it to the […]


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Robert Downey Jr.’s son arrested on drug charges

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles authorities say the 20-year-old son of actor Robert Downey, Jr. is out on bail after being arrested with what deputies believe was cocaine. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Valentine says […]


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Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) – Grammy-winning musician JJ Cale, whose best known songs became hits for Eric Clapton with “After Midnight” and Lynyrd Skynyrd with “Call Me the Breeze,” has died. He was 74. The […]


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Danish supermarket got drugs instead of bananas

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Drug traffickers back in Colombia must be going bananas over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets. Police say employees at the supermarket chain Coop […]


$450K for fired worker who reported cocaine use

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Hollywood visual effects specialist fired for reporting on-the-job cocaine use is getting at least $450,000 for wrongful termination. A Los Angeles jury deliberated much of the day Tuesday before returning […]


Colombia's 'Queen of Cocaine' shot to death

BOGOTA (AP) – Police in Colombia say an unidentified gunman has fatally shot a convicted drug trafficker once known as the “Queen of Cocaine.” Col. Mauricio Cartagena of Medellin‘s metropolitan police said Tuesday that 69-year-old […]


L.A. drug bust

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Federal agents arrested 17 drug suspects in and around Los Angeles today, breaking up a network that imported Mexican cocaine, heroin and “high purity” crystal methamphetamine. Forty-three people have been charged […]



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