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March 26, 1992
A former Orange County Municipal Court judge has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in a plot to sell large amounts of cocaine to federal undercover officers. Alan A. Plaia, 48, who served on the bench from 1979 to 1983, was indicted in September on three felony charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy. Shortly after his indictment, he jumped bail and fled to Montana, where authorities later found him at a luxury dude ranch near Bozeman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
A former Orange County Municipal Court judge has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in a plot to sell large amounts of cocaine to federal undercover officers. Alan A. Plaia, 48, who served on the bench from 1979 to 1983, was indicted in September on three felony charges of drug trafficking and conspiracy. Shortly after his indictment, he jumped bail and fled to Montana, where authorities later found him at a luxury dude ranch near Bozeman.
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December 21, 1991 | Associated Press
New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe, suspended from baseball five times because of involvement with drugs and alcohol, pleaded not guilty Friday to a federal misdemeanor charge of possessing cocaine. Howe's trial is set for Jan. 30. He was released on his own recognizance. However, the pitcher was ordered to stay in the area and to submit to weekly urine tests for cocaine use. If convicted, Howe faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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December 21, 1991 | Associated Press
New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe, suspended from baseball five times because of involvement with drugs and alcohol, pleaded not guilty Friday to a federal misdemeanor charge of possessing cocaine. Howe's trial is set for Jan. 30. He was released on his own recognizance. However, the pitcher was ordered to stay in the area and to submit to weekly urine tests for cocaine use. If convicted, Howe faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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December 20, 1991 | From Wire Service Reports
New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe, suspended from baseball five times because of drug and alcohol problems, was arrested on cocaine charges Thursday and jailed without bond, Flathead County Sheriff Jim Dupont said. Dupont said that Howe was taken into custody in downtown Kalispell without incident during the afternoon and would remain in jail pending an appearance in justice court today. Howe, 33, lives in nearby Whitefish.
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December 20, 1991 | From Wire Service Reports
New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe, suspended from baseball five times because of drug and alcohol problems, was arrested on cocaine charges Thursday and jailed without bond, Flathead County Sheriff Jim Dupont said. Dupont said that Howe was taken into custody in downtown Kalispell without incident during the afternoon and would remain in jail pending an appearance in justice court today. Howe, 33, lives in nearby Whitefish.
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