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May 23, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven Detroit-area police officers were arraigned Wednesday on charges of accepting money to guard several large shipments of cocaine and cash for undercover FBI agents who were posing as drug dealers. Six civilians also were arrested Tuesday in the sting operation, among them Detroit Mayor Coleman Young's niece, Cathy Volsan Curry, and her father, Willie Volsan. Federal agents said Young was not linked to the investigation.
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August 14, 1999 | Associated Press
Two men were accused Friday of selling instructions and ingredients for a powerful "date rape" drug on the Internet. Carl Gorton, 63, of Merritt Island, Fla., and John Hedrick, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., have been charged in Michigan with one count each of solicitation to manufacture a controlled substance. Michigan Atty. Gen. Jennifer Granholm said the instructions on how to make GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate, were so easy "a third-grader could have put them together."
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NEWS
December 29, 1990
A convicted cocaine dealer apparently cheated undercover police officers in a drug deal, and ended up with a lighter prison sentence. Ramon Leon of Grand Rapids would have faced a mandatory 20 years in prison if he had sold eight ounces of cocaine to the policemen. But the officers later discovered they had bought only 7.8 ounces. Leon, 28, was sentenced Thursday to 13 to 20 years in prison. "He shorted us," Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Ellwyn Bloemers said.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven Detroit-area police officers were arraigned Wednesday on charges of accepting money to guard several large shipments of cocaine and cash for undercover FBI agents who were posing as drug dealers. Six civilians also were arrested Tuesday in the sting operation, among them Detroit Mayor Coleman Young's niece, Cathy Volsan Curry, and her father, Willie Volsan. Federal agents said Young was not linked to the investigation.
SPORTS
April 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michigan State basketball player Parish Hickman appeared before a federal judge on cocaine charges a day after he was arrested on campus. A detention hearing was scheduled Thursday for Hickman, who remains in custody in the Kent County Jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1988
Pop singer Jonathan (Chico) DeBarge was dropped from the cast of the Sheriff's Department's anti-drug telethon after he was arrested last weekend for allegedly ferrying 2.2 pounds of cocaine from Los Angeles to Michigan. The telethon, to be broadcast Saturday, will raise money for the 3-year-old Substance Abuse and Narcotics Education program, dubbed SANE for short. It is designed to help elementary school students stay off drugs. "This telethon is to tell people to not use drugs.
SPORTS
March 3, 1989
Forward Bob Probert of the Detroit Red Wings was charged with smuggling 14.3 grams of cocaine across the U.S.-Canadian border. Authorities said Thursday that the drug was found in his underwear. At his arraignment, Probert, 23, was silent on the federal drug-smuggling charge, which carries a maximum 20 years in prison and $1-million fine on conviction. A plea of not guilty was entered on Probert's behalf and he was released after posting 10% of a $50,000 cash bond.
NEWS
August 14, 1999 | Associated Press
Two men were accused Friday of selling instructions and ingredients for a powerful "date rape" drug on the Internet. Carl Gorton, 63, of Merritt Island, Fla., and John Hedrick, 22, of Colorado Springs, Colo., have been charged in Michigan with one count each of solicitation to manufacture a controlled substance. Michigan Atty. Gen. Jennifer Granholm said the instructions on how to make GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate, were so easy "a third-grader could have put them together."
SPORTS
April 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michigan State basketball player Parish Hickman appeared before a federal judge on cocaine charges a day after he was arrested on campus. A detention hearing was scheduled Thursday for Hickman, who remains in custody in the Kent County Jail.
NEWS
December 29, 1990
A convicted cocaine dealer apparently cheated undercover police officers in a drug deal, and ended up with a lighter prison sentence. Ramon Leon of Grand Rapids would have faced a mandatory 20 years in prison if he had sold eight ounces of cocaine to the policemen. But the officers later discovered they had bought only 7.8 ounces. Leon, 28, was sentenced Thursday to 13 to 20 years in prison. "He shorted us," Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Ellwyn Bloemers said.
SPORTS
March 3, 1989
Forward Bob Probert of the Detroit Red Wings was charged with smuggling 14.3 grams of cocaine across the U.S.-Canadian border. Authorities said Thursday that the drug was found in his underwear. At his arraignment, Probert, 23, was silent on the federal drug-smuggling charge, which carries a maximum 20 years in prison and $1-million fine on conviction. A plea of not guilty was entered on Probert's behalf and he was released after posting 10% of a $50,000 cash bond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1988
Pop singer Jonathan (Chico) DeBarge was dropped from the cast of the Sheriff's Department's anti-drug telethon after he was arrested last weekend for allegedly ferrying 2.2 pounds of cocaine from Los Angeles to Michigan. The telethon, to be broadcast Saturday, will raise money for the 3-year-old Substance Abuse and Narcotics Education program, dubbed SANE for short. It is designed to help elementary school students stay off drugs. "This telethon is to tell people to not use drugs.
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