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September 2, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Authorities raided an apartment Tuesday evening and discovered a working methamphetamine lab inside, the Sheriff's Department said Wednesday. The two-story apartment, in the 13000 block of Fairview Street in an unincorporated area near Garden Grove, and an attached garaged were filled with equipment used to produce the drug, also known as speed or crank, said Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Carney. Also found were about 33 gallons of a solution that might contain methamphetamine.
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October 29, 1998 | JASON KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police seized more than 25,000 counterfeit compact discs at homes in Anaheim and Westminster on Wednesday, breaking up what officials described as one of the biggest digital audio piracy rings in Southern California. Police allege that the counterfeiters recorded hit songs by such artists as Puff Daddy, Celine Dion and Lionel Richie using home computers and then sold the pirated discs to discount music stores across the country.
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June 5, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighty police officers raided more than a dozen homes in three cities Thursday, arresting five suspected gang members or associates and seizing several weapons, police said. Police in Orange, Westminster and Anaheim served search warrants at 14 homes during the early morning raids, said Lt. Trey Sirks of the Orange Police Department, which coordinated the investigation. "There was no resistance, no injuries, no problem," Sirks said.
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April 25, 1991 | LYNDA NATALI
A raid last October at a rock music swap meet in Buena Park produced the year's single largest seizure of illegal recordings in the nation, a recording industry trade group reports. The Oct. 25 raid at the Sequoia Athletic Club uncovered more than 5,000 bootlegged tapes, records and other goods, with an estimated value of more than $100,000, according to Steven D'Onofrio, anti-piracy director of the Recording Industry Assn. of America.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1996 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest effort to weed out illegal home sewing operations in Orange County, a phalanx of state and federal agents raided a garment contractor Tuesday morning, then swooped down on a nearby apartment unit. State labor inspectors cited Magic Cut & Sew Inc. for alleged record-keeping and license violations as well as improper cash payments to workers and employment of an underage worker. The state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement fined the company more than $10,000.
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August 28, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 50 officers launched an early-morning raid Tuesday, arresting six suspected gang members in connection with a string of recent street robberies that have terrorized vendors and day laborers, police said. "The victims were pushcart operators, produce operators and day laborers who live in the area," said Lt. Dave Severson. "Most of them are undocumented--the kind of people who don't normally report crime."
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June 9, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man who authorities suspect in the deaths of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife accused sheriff's deputies Friday of raiding his home and taking documents protected by attorney-client privilege. Michael Goodwin said Orange County sheriff's deputies took the documents when they searched his Dana Point home Thursday in connection with the arrest of his brother on drug charges.
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April 6, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
In an effort to combat gang activity, police served search warrants on 14 homes in Orange and Los Angeles counties early Wednesday and arrested an adult and a juvenile, authorities said. Rudy Sanchez, 30, was taken into custody for resisting arrest, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition and false identification, said Lt. Steve Costanzo of the La Habra Police Department. Investigators also seized two handguns and one shotgun, Costanzo said.
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July 20, 2000 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County jurors awarded the owner of a Garden Grove auto body shop more than $1 million in damages after deciding that law enforcement officers raided the store without a warrant, a lawyer said Wednesday. Jurors concluded that the team of officers conspired to violate Merritt L. Sharp Sr.'s civil rights when it burst into his shop in June 1997 in a search for drugs, said Sharp's attorney, Jerry L. Steering.
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March 6, 1999 | HARRISON SHEPPARD and PHIL WILLON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police raided the Little Saigon store at the center of a six-week protest by the Vietnamese community Friday and inside found an elaborate video piracy operation and thousands of allegedly counterfeit videotapes, mostly of Asian soap operas. Authorities had been investigating Truong Van Tran for two weeks, ever since they entered the Hi Tek Video store with him and noticed a string of VCRs hooked up to one unit.
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