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January 31, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Southern California is taking its war on methamphetamines to an unlikely front--the counter at your neighborhood pharmacy. As the region tries to shake its reputation as the methamphetamine capital of America, an array of localities is cracking down on a source of one of the illicit drug's key ingredients--over-the-counter cold medicines.
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January 27, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An apparent drug-related robbery escalated into a bloody shooting rampage that took the lives of four men--three employees and the owner of a Compton carwash, police said Monday. "The intent of the perpetrators was a drug rip-off that went awry," Compton Police Chief Hourie Taylor told reporters Monday. Compton police are looking for two robbers who they believe got angry during a holdup and began firing at the four men inside the Wheel's N Stuff carwash, 1400 Sportsman Drive.
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January 13, 1998
The last of the four workers killed in a Compton auto repair shop has been identified, said a Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman. Shooting victim Roy Maldonado, 39, also went by the name Richard Buttanda, said Compton Police Lt. Danny Sneed. The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. Friday at Prototype Hydraulics in the 1100 block of East Rosecrans Ave., Sneed said.
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October 15, 1997
Medicinal marijuana activist Todd Patrick McCormick, a cancer patient who was arrested in July at a Bel-Air mansion filled with $20 million worth of pot plants, was indicted Tuesday on federal drug charges. McCormick, along with alleged accomplice Kirill N. Dyjine, also known as Hermes Zygott, was charged with producing 4,116 marijuana plants--a crime with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $4-million fine, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Fernando Aenlle-Rocha.
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October 15, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crack houses attract junkies, meth labs give off fumes, but how can you tell if you're living next door to an indoor pot farm? Believe it or not, there are some telltale signs that help lead law enforcement officers to the ever-widening trail of marijuana farms inside suburban homes. Just last month Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators raided two Chatsworth houses where they found hundreds of marijuana plants growing indoors. One of the searches netted 1,669 plants.
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September 20, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three men accused of growing nearly 1,800 marijuana plants in homes in Chatsworth and Agua Dulce pleaded not guilty Friday to cultivation charges. Victor Paul Dejoria, 53, of Canoga Park, Wayne Anthony Iannola, 35, of Northridge, and David Joseph Clark, 40, of Agua Dulce were arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 1.
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September 19, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS and CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Aware that detectives were closing in on him, an Agua Dulce man suspected along with three others of growing hundreds of marijuana plants in a Chatsworth house surrendered Thursday, sheriff's deputies said. David Clark, 40, of Agua Dulce, walked into the Santa Clarita sheriff's station about 2 p.m., said Capt. Al Scaduto of the sheriff's Narcotics Bureau. "He knew we had him," he said. "We left messages with people he was in contact with."
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September 19, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS and CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Aware that detectives were closing in on him, an Agua Dulce man suspected along with three others of growing hundreds of marijuana plants in a Chatsworth house surrendered Thursday, sheriff's deputies said. David Clark, 40, walked into the Santa Clarita sheriff's station about 2 p.m., said Capt. Al Scaduto of the sheriff's Narcotics Bureau. "He knew we had him," he said. "We left messages with people he was in contact with."
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September 17, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The leader of an interstate drug trafficking ring and one of his associates pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday to murder-for-hire charges stemming from a 1996 killing in Las Vegas. Rather than go to trial and risk possible death sentences, drug ring leader Edward Stanley Jr. of Los Angeles and Daniel Ray Bennett of Las Vegas admitted their roles in the Nov. 26, 1996, slaying of Rickey Ray Hall.
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