March 17, 2010
Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington said he made a "huge mistake" when he used cocaine and failed a Major League Baseball drug test last season. In his first public acknowledgment, Washington apologized Wednesday for his behavior, eight months after he told Rangers President Nolan Ryan , who turned down the manager's offer to resign. "I made a huge mistake and it almost caused me to lose everything I have worked for all of my life," Washington said at a news conference.
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April 9, 2014 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer struck Saturday by a driver allegedly under the influence of cocaine has died of his injuries, officials said. "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart we regret to announce the passing of our #LAPD Brother in Blue. RIP We will miss you!" the LAPD said in a Twitter message. Qaneak Shaney Cobb, 33, faces a felony DUI charge, and prosecutors allege that she was under the influence of cocaine in her Chevrolet Blazer when she rear-ended the officer as he was stopped at a traffic light Saturday in North Hollywood.
November 19, 1989 |
The Coast Guard said it recovered about 200 pounds of cocaine last week floating in three ice chests near the offshore island of Vieques.
November 24, 1990 |
Police said Friday they had smashed a Colombian drug ring operating in Europe and seized 430 pounds of cocaine worth $12 million.
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October 9, 2013 |
State agents arrested four men involved in a suspected drug trafficking organization in San Bernardino County and seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and nine pounds of cocaine, authorities said Wednesday. The four reputed members of La Familia Michoacana were involved in an enterprise that distributed drugs across California, according to the state Department of Justice. Agents with the department and other members of a special task force launched a month-long investigation that led to an undercover officer buying 10 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday night.
August 16, 1987
Police discovered 253 pounds of cocaine in the freight depot at Brussels international airport in the largest haul of the drug ever made in Europe, the Belgian news agency Belga reported Saturday.
July 23, 1987 |
A gang of airport workers was caught Wednesday as they tried to smuggle 57 pounds of cocaine into the United States by hiding white bags of the drug in flowers for export, police said.
August 1, 1989 |
Federal agents chased down a small plane hauling nearly 2,000 pounds of cocaine Monday, seized its $83-million cargo and arrested the pilot, the only person on board, authorities said.
December 20, 1987 |
Cocaine worth up to $770,000 was found in a waste container in an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Toronto, Canadian customs officials have announced.
February 5, 1988 |
Cocaine seizures by the Drug Enforcement Administration totaled 35,970 kilograms in 1987, an increase of 8,800 kilograms over the year before, the agency has announced. It attributed the rise to increased cocaine abuse and "successful and aggressive law enforcement."