• Democratic donor Ed Buck indicted for allegedly providing lethal doses of meth

    Democratic donor Ed Buck has been indicted by a federal grand jury on narcotics distribution offenses, including two counts of distributing methamphetamine resulting in death, according to prosecutors. The prominent 65-year-old donor was named this week in a five-count indictment that alleges Buck provided meth to Gemmel Moore, who overdosed on the drug and died […]

  • 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 […]

  • Man Suspected of Smuggling Almost 150 Pounds of Meth into County

    A 55-year-old man allegedly caught hauling close to 150 pounds of methamphetamine in his pickup truck near Temecula was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail. Robert Park Walker was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after he was stopped along northbound Interstate 15, leaving San Diego County and just entering Riverside County. […]

  • Man Arrested After Drugs Found in Thermal Home

    Deputies Monday served a search warrant at a Thermal home and arrested a man who was already out on bail for an unrelated charge when they said they discovered ammunition, drugs and evidence of drug sales. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies with the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force, along with a SWAT team, found […]

  • Two Arrests Result From Theft Investigation in Indio

    An investigation into stolen jewelry resulted in the arrests of a woman on suspicion of theft and a man for alleged illicit drug possession, sheriff’s deputies said Tuesday. Deputies on Wednesday were investigating a “past grand theft of jewelry” at a home in the 60800 block of Desert Rose Drive and discovered additional related theft […]

  • Los Angeles Gang Member Who Packaged Meth to Look Like Burritos Gets 15 Years

    A member of a downtown Los Angeles street gang caught with thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine packaged to resemble 14 foil-wrapped burritos was sentenced Monday to 15 years behind bars for federal drug and gun crimes. Ricardo “Flaco” Renteria, 48, of Colton, was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following prison […]

  • This Fake License Plate Got a Motorcycle Officer’s Attention

    A fake vintage California license plate led to the arrest of a big rig driver on suspicion of DUI, methamphetamine possession and other crimes in Ventura County. A motorcycle officer noticed the plate and pulled the driver over in Moorpark, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The plate had the yellow lettering and black […]

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