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February 9, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd said he probably pitched under the influence of cocaine "at every ballpark" during his 10-year career. "There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is in your system," Boyd said in an interview with Jon Miller of WBZ radio in Boston. "It ain't like you had time to go and do it while you were in the game, which I have [done] that. " Boyd was 78-77 with a 4.04 earned-run average in his career.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
An actor who appeared on the "Days of Our Lives" soap opera was charged Thursday with selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home. Dylan Michael Patton, 20, was arrested Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, who served a search warrant at his family's home in the 28000 block of Bardell Drive. Deputies allegedly seized cocaine from the residence. Patton faces one count of possession for sale of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be arrainged Thursday afternoon in Van Nuys and expected to plead not guilty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
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.
SPORTS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A drug trafficker working for organized crime in New York kept millions of dollars and dozens of kilograms of cocaine in his homes in Beverly Hills, prosecutors said Thursday. Alessandro Taloni pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court Thursday morning to trafficking cocaine for the Rizzuto crime family of the Italian mafia. Taloni has dual Canadian and Italian citizenship and two homes in Beverly Hills, federal prosecutors said. In a sweeping indictment returned in April, prosecutors accused Taloni and four other men of operating an elaborate cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy trafficking operation for the last 10 years involving the Rizutto and Bonanno crime families, the Hells Angels, the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico and Native Americans from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | Anthony Clark Carpio
Huntington Beach police on Tuesday seized $1.3 million in cocaine hidden in the trunk of a car that had been pulled over for a routine traffic violation, authorities said. Officers said they found roughly 27 kilograms of packaged cocaine tucked in the space of the Nissan Sentra where the spare tire would normally be stored. Panorama City residents Antonio Tzampop, 44, and Jose Campos, 39, were booked on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance, according to a press release.
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | Associated Press
The Coast Guard said it recovered about 200 pounds of cocaine last week floating in three ice chests near the offshore island of Vieques.
NEWS
November 24, 1990 | Reuters
Police said Friday they had smashed a Colombian drug ring operating in Europe and seized 430 pounds of cocaine worth $12 million.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 23, 1987 | From Reuters
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.
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