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July 18, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tuesday that significant shortages in wholesale cocaine supplies are emerging across the United States in the first such reversal since epidemic use of the drug began a decade ago. In an important note of endorsement, the DEA conclusion was supported by local law enforcement officials in Los Angeles and around the country. Many of those officials in the past have been skeptical of federal claims of progress in the drug war.
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NEWS
July 18, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Drug Enforcement Administration declared Tuesday that significant shortages in wholesale cocaine supplies are emerging across the United States in the first such reversal since epidemic use of the drug began a decade ago. In an important note of endorsement, the DEA conclusion was supported by local law enforcement officials in Los Angeles and around the country. Many of those officials in the past have been skeptical of federal claims of progress in the drug war.
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May 9, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of four men accused of involvement in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena "could be perhaps one of the most interesting cases on which you will ever have the opportunity to serve," a federal judge told prospective jurors Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie made the statement as the second trial stemming from Camarena's slaying in Guadalajara, Mexico, got under way in Los Angeles. Three men were convicted of the crime in Los Angeles in 1988.
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July 11, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge Tuesday agreed to admit into evidence a 1985 telegram that could severely weaken the credibility of a key prosecution witness in the Enrique Camarena murder trial. The telegram was sent by Mexico-based U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Robert Castillo to his superiors in Washington. It dealt with revelations about the Jan.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
A man who was wounded during a botched drug raid said federal agents were "having fun" after swarming his house and shooting him in the leg, arm and back. Donald L. Carlson, 41, of Poway was shot by members of the multi-agency Operation Alliance on Aug. 25. Speaking to reporters in his attorney's office, Carlson said Friday that the agents "acted like this was a fun event and they were enjoying what they were doing."
NEWS
July 21, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Federal agents Tuesday arrested a 20-year-old reputed gang member wanted by Mexican police in connection with the shooting death of the cardinal of Guadalajara, bringing the total number of suspects in custody to seven. A team of Drug Enforcement Administration agents, U.S. marshals and city police arrested Carlos Enrique Garcia Martinez at his mother's house in the Logan Heights barrio, said DEA spokesman Jack Hook.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura County narcotics task force Monday announced the seizure of an estimated $250,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine and the arrests of eight suspected members of a drug ring, authorities said. The investigation that led to the seizure of about 7 pounds of the drug known as ice began 14 months ago in Ventura and ended last week with the arrests of the suspects in Oxnard, the San Fernando Valley and at a home lab in Inglewood, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1988
A Malibu home on two acres with an ocean view and tennis court has been seized by federal marshals because the owner used it to arrange drug deals, prosecutors said Monday. The home at 22250 Carbon Mesa Road, valued at $850,000, has been forfeited to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. attorney's office said. The former owner, Bruce D. Feifer, was sentenced to 45 months in prison last year after pleading guilty in Miami to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
A Malibu home on 2 acres with an ocean view and tennis court has been seized by federal marshals because the owner used it to arrange drug deals, prosecutors said. The home at 22250 Carbon Mesa Road, valued at $850,000, has been forfeited to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. attorney's office said. The former owner, Bruce D. Feifer, was sentenced to 45 months in prison last year after pleading guilty in Miami to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
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