• Man Pleads Not Guilty to Smuggling Over 60 Pounds of Narcotics

    During a search of the vehicle’s interior, agents discovered a plastic container and two gym bags that contained a total of 26 packages of narcotics. There were 19 packages that contained 46.7 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $126,630. The other seven packages contained 18 pounds of fentanyl with an estimated street value of $268,297.

  • New research lab in Desert Hot Springs will deal with cannabis medicine

     Long before Royal Emerald Pharmaceuticals, Desert Hot Springs had been the leader in marijuana cultivation in the state, now the city is hoping this massive new site will not only bring jobs to the city, but change the perception. Mark Crozier, the CEO of Royal Emerald Pharmaceuticals — wants to make it clear that his […]

  • DEA Refocuses on Rising Meth Distribution in Riverside County

    It’s a daunting task for the Drug Enforcement Administration, its single mission is charged with enforcing drug laws. In Riverside County, the D.E.A. is shifting its focus to a specific drug: meth. Assistant special agent in charge Wade Shannon said the price of meth is lowering while the demand is rising. According to the DEA, […]

  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will include vaping devices

    For the first time, vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Since the program started in 2010, the US Drug Enforcement Agency says it has collected more than 11 million pounds of expired and unwanted prescription medication in order to help stop abuse and theft of […]

  • Border agents apprehend over $4M worth of narcotics in less than a week

    More than $4 million worth of illegal narcotics were seized by border patrol agents on two separate occasions last week. According to a press release from US Customs, the first bust happened in Kingsville, Thursday morning, Oct. 17. An S.U.V. was referred to secondary inspection after K-9 alert. They found about 75 pounds of methamphetamine […]

  • Local Agencies to Accept Unwanted, Unused Drugs for Disposal Without Questions

    Riverside County residents who want to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs will have an opportunity to discard them at multiple locations Saturday during National Drug Take-Back Day. The effort, organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, is intended to highlight the importance of taking […]

  • Riverside County Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

    A Riverside County man pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking charges involving the theft of at least nine doctors’ DEA numbers and dates of birth that the defendant used to obtain oxycodone and other prescription medications that he later sold on the darknet. Christopher Lazenby, 29, of Homeland pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal […]

  • Billion-Dollar Philadelphia Cocaine Bust Largest in US Customs History

    A massive $1.1 billion cocaine bust at the Philadelphia seaport earlier this week was the largest such seizure in the 230-history of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officials said Friday. “I have no doubt that our officers saved lives and significantly impacted transnational criminal organizations,” Casey Durst, U.S. Customs and Border Protection director of field […]

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