A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.
Federal authorities say three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are among 14 people charged as part of an alleged marijuana smuggling ring.
An Assembly committee has rejected a bill making California one of more than a dozen states that allow police to conduct roadside testing for marijuana and other drugs.
Marijuana legalization proponents are gathering in San Francisco this weekend to hear about an unfolding campaign to have California join the four other states where it is now legal for adults to buy and use the drug recreationally.
Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
One motorist spotted the containers while pumping gas after crossing into Southern California on Jan. 12 and thought it might be a bomb. His call to police prompted an emergency response at the Chevron station, and then a shocker: 13.2 pounds of heroin were pulled from under the vehicle, according to a U.S. law enforcement official. San Diego police said the drugs were packed inside six magnetized cylinders.
A federal court has issued an injunction shutting down a Southern California drug maker accused of violating the law in the manufacturing and distribution of dietary supplements.
A search warrant for suspected power theft turned into a sizable drug lab bust in Ceres on Thursday.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Sunday that meth seized by the San Diego field office during the period accounted for 63 percent of all meth seized at land, air and sea entry points nationwide.
A 2011 California law that sends lower-level felons to county lock-ups to serve their time instead of state prison has caused a spike in narcotics smuggling in county jails, sheriff’s officials say.
The 41-year-old lead singer of the Grammy-winning band says in a rambling 15-minute-long video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday that he’s living in a hotel. He says he had been living in his truck and had no money for gas or food.
A local woman who was allegedly found passed out in a Rancho Cordova motel room two weeks ago and had illegal drugs and painkillers nearby, was in court Tuesday.