December 30, 1992 |
Mark Gastineau, football star-turned-boxer, was returned to Phoenix from New York to face a drug charge. Gastineau, 36, the former New York Jet defensive end, is charged with failing to appear on a charge of possessing a dangerous drug. The charge stems from his 1991 arrest in Phoenix for allegedly picking up a package with 200 amphetamine pills at the airport.
August 26, 1992 |
Drug investigators said Tuesday that they have broken up an international narcotics ring operating in California and Arizona, arresting 20 suspected smugglers and seizing nearly 3 1/2 tons of cocaine and $3.5 million in cash. The arrests and confiscations, carried out over a six-week period after a one-year investigation, involved dozens of agents working for 14 federal, state and local agencies. U. S.
June 7, 1991 |
Superior Court Judge Philip Marquardt, a 20-year veteran of the bench, resigned Thursday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess marijuana, a felony, and admitting he was addicted to the drug. The Maricopa County judge, 56, who was retained by voters in 1988 despite a misdemeanor marijuana conviction that year, faces up to 22 months in prison. "I have a serious problem, an addiction to marijuana," Marquardt told a press conference.