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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1987
If drug use produced communists instead of zombies, where would you put your money that we would find a solution? JOHN COLETTA West Covina
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September 22, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
The request for drugs for Anna Nicole Smith slid off the fax of a Valley Village pharmacy five days after the model's son had died in the Bahamas. A psychiatrist wanted 300 tablets of methadone, two types of sedatives, a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory drug and four bottles of a painkiller nicknamed "hospital heroin," unsealed court records show. The amount and combination alarmed the pharmacist, who later recalled thinking, "They are going to kill her with this." He phoned Smith's internist and said he had no intention of filling a prescription that amounted to "pharmaceutical suicide," according to court documents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1996
It seems that every time I turn around The Times has another naive editorial about drug use in the music industry. Now The Times is suggesting that health Nazis report any drug use by artists within the industry (Aug. 13). I would suggest that the laws regarding drugs make the drugs much more dangerous than they would be on their own. Your editorial policy adds one very loud voice in keeping the underworld afloat and ensuring that potency of drugs remains a deadly guessing game. Human nature has always sought relief from anguish and pain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is seeking to fire a narcotics deputy charged with lying about finding drugs after detaining a couple, whom the county will pay $550,000 to settle a false-arrest lawsuit, officials said. Francisco Enriquez has pleaded not guilty to one count of perjury in a probable cause declaration and one count of filing a false report in connection with the October 2009 arrests of Tatiana Lopez and Miguel Amarillas. Enriquez is due in court July 3 for a preliminary hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence for a trial on the charges.
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