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November 13, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than three-quarters of all the paper money in Los Angeles has some amount of cocaine or some other drug stuck to it, according to a federal appeals court decision that vividly illuminates how extensively the drug trade touches mainstream commerce. On the average, of every four bills in circulation in Los Angeles, more than three have traces of cocaine or another illicit drug stuck to the paper, according to the U.S.
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November 2, 1990
Testimony continued Thursday in the trial of seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies accused of money-skimming, with several witnesses saying one deputy spent at least $45,000 in cash on a boat, jewels and assorted cashier's checks during a 12-month period. The owner of a boat dealership testified that Deputy Ronald E. Daub purchased a $17,668 boat in July, 1988, and within eight days paid for it in cash.
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February 9, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man suspected of being one of the Antelope Valley's major drug suppliers at a hide-out in Sylmar, authorities said Monday. Javier Gutierrez had a $1-million warrant out for his arrest when sheriff's narcotics investigators found him in his Sylmar apartment Friday, said Sgt. Jim Jennings, supervisor of the narcotics squad. Gutierrez was arrested without incident. Deputies first served a warrant on Gutierrez's Palmdale house on Avenue S on Nov.
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January 8, 1991
The district attorney's office filed charges of murder, attempted murder of a police officer, robbery, grand theft, conspiracy and cocaine possession for sale against Christopher Clyde Slater and Donovan Shawn Norris, who were involved in a Jan. 3 shoot-out with Redondo Beach police at the Alpine Village Shopping Center in Torrance. A third suspect, Dlando Moses, was killed during the shoot-out. Officer Richard Mansfield suffered a bullet wound in the hand and two broken ribs.
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August 10, 1990
Four men arrested in a raid that netted $17.8 million in drug profits--the largest such money seizure in the West--have been indicted on narcotics charges, prosecutors said. In addition to cash and money-counting machines, prosecutors said authorities seized ledgers in the July 24 raid in Sylmar that could shed light on how the drug network operated. However, Assistant U.S. Atty.
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April 9, 1991
A Pasadena man was acquitted Monday of federal charges he helped sell 98 grams of crack cocaine to an undercover agent in the parking lot of a fast-food chicken restaurant. Oscar Eugene Palmer III, 22, would have faced a minimum of 10 years without parole and up to life in prison if he had been convicted of aiding and abetting co-defendant Clifton Hutchins in the drug deal, said Denise Meyer, deputy federal public defender. Palmer and Hutchins were arrested in a sweep last July, Meyer said.
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September 13, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
Two alleged Los Angeles-based drug traffickers and the brother of a reputed Colombian drug kingpin helped the kingpin escape from the Los Angeles County Jail two years ago, according to a federal court document. A law enforcement affidavit filed this week in U.S. District Court contends that 31-year-old Carl Croom of Rialto and Croom's brother, Kenneth, arranged the Aug. 25, 1987, escape of William Londono from the Central Jail, just east of downtown.
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March 21, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two more Los Angeles County sheriff's narcotics officers have been suspended after balking at questions posed by investigators probing a widening money-skimming scandal, an attorney for the two deputies and sheriff's officials said Tuesday. The officers were abruptly relieved of duty last Friday after refusing to answer questions about the alleged theft of seized drug money until their attorney could be present, said Richard Shinee, chief counsel for the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.
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July 13, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Pauline Moore was known as the "Prayer Warrior" at the Carlin Avenue Foursquare Church in Lynwood because of her eagerness to pray for anyone in need of help. Mrs. Moore, a 53-year-old Compton grandmother, rarely missed the church's twice-weekly prayer meetings, where she was known to pray regularly for family, friends, co-workers--and her next door neighbors.
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September 27, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal drug czar Bob Martinez has quietly scrapped plans to open hearings on the national drug strategy in Los Angeles because law enforcement there is "in a period of retrenchment," sources familiar with the plans said Thursday.
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