August 24, 1988 |
From the Life Imitates Art (Badly) file: A stunt man who once portrayed a Drug Enforcement Agency operative in "Miami Vice" has been convicted in federal court of smuggling 39 tons of marijuana into Florida. A jury decided that Thomas Bahr, 33, and six other people were involved in a drug-smuggling ring that brought the marijuana into Naples, Fla., between May, 1985, and February, 1986.
October 21, 1988 |
Book acquisition fever struck hard Thursday. Television stylemeister Michael Mann announced that he had acquired small-screen rights to Elaine Shannon's "Desperadoes," a hard-hitting account of Latin American drug enforcement geopolitics and the murder of Drug Enforcement Agency operative Jorge Camarena.
May 29, 1987 |
The chairman of the House select committee on narcotics said Thursday that he is trying to learn whether there is a link between contra supply flights and drug smuggling but contended the Justice Department and CIA are stonewalling his panel. Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), the chairman, commented after Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III refused to allow Drug Enforcement Agency officials to participate in a private briefing for his committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 |
Beverly Hills police and the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 52 pounds of old prescription medication Saturday in an effort to get residents to safely dispose of unwanted pills. The Take Back event, held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, was designed as a safe way to clear unused drugs out of medicine cabinets. Old pills are a significant source of abused narcotic drugs, police said, and officials worry about children or pets eating the medicine accidentally. The DEA sponsored Take Back events across the country and in more than 50 other locations throughout L.A. County.
November 24, 1988 |
Undercover narcotics officers wearing black hoods to protect their identities blazed away at bad-guy targets on a police range in Pasadena on Wednesday, using new submachine guns to demonstrate how the federal Drug Enforcement Agency hopes to combat well-armed dope dealers. DEA officials said the submachine guns are being issued to all its agents nationwide as a response to the arms build-up of drug dealers, who frequently possess powerful assault weapons when taken into custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1991 |
Rocco, a black-haired German shepherd with a keen sense of smell and a full set of teeth, has been training to become the California Highway Patrol's first canine officer in Orange County. The dog's arrival will highlight a task not usually associated with the traffic enforcement agency: drug interdiction. "Narcotics have to go from one point to another, and quite often they're transported on the freeways," said CHP Lt. Rick Criner.