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July 14, 1988
An illegal alien from Jamaica was convicted Wednesday of using a 14-year-old to sell rock cocaine near an elementary school in the Crenshaw area. Vernon Theodore Williamson, 31, faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison for possessing rock cocaine with the intent to distribute on two occasions and using a juvenile to sell it within 1,000 feet of a schoolyard, prosecutor Susan Bryant-Deason said. Williamson faces sentencing Sept. 22 in Los Angeles federal court.
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April 2, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge said Monday that a defense lawyer had "made a prima facie case" that the U.S. attorney's office selectively prosecuted her Latino client under a law that imposes harsh penalties for dealing drugs near a schoolyard, playground or video arcade. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer directed Assistant U.S. Atty. Alan Dahle to submit a written response within two weeks to allegations lodged by North Hollywood defense lawyer Mary F. Gibbons.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | ANDREA FORD and GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer,
In an effort to roust drug dealers from areas where children congregate in Los Angeles, 225 undercover narcotics officers and federal agents have swooped down on urban drug "hot spots," making 177 arrests and confiscating two cars, 23 guns, $25,000 in cash and 1,139 grams of a variety of controlled substances, authorities said Monday. The suspects were rounded up in a series of weekend raids, between 6 a.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Sunday, at scores of outdoor sites and rock houses near schools and park playgrounds, said Cmdr.
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April 1, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIME STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge will consider allegations today that the U.S. attorney's office ran a "patently discriminatory enforcement program" against blacks and Latinos while implementing a law that requires extra-stiff prison terms for dealing drugs near schoolyards, playgrounds and video arcades. A North Hollywood criminal defense lawyer charged in papers filed last week that the Los Angeles U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge said Monday that a defense lawyer had "made a prima facie case" that the U.S. attorney's office selectively prosecuted her Latino client under a law that imposes harsh penalties for dealing drugs near a schoolyard, playground or video arcade. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer directed Assistant U.S. Atty. Alan Dahle to submit a written response within two weeks to allegations lodged by North Hollywood defense lawyer Mary F. Gibbons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIME STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge will consider allegations today that the U.S. attorney's office ran a "patently discriminatory enforcement program" against blacks and Latinos while implementing a law that requires extra-stiff prison terms for dealing drugs near schoolyards, playgrounds and video arcades. A North Hollywood criminal defense lawyer charged in papers filed last week that the Los Angeles U.S.
NEWS
March 21, 1986
Six Orange County residents, who are already in jail on state narcotics charges, have been named in a six-count federal indictment returned in Los Angeles that alleges that they were part of a drug ring that stretched from Southern California to south Florida, Panama and Colombia, federal officials said. More than 40 pounds of cocaine and business ledgers indicating multimillion-dollar drug deals were seized, Assistant U.S. Atty. Susan Bryant-Deason said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1994
More than half a ton of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $50 million, was seized during a raid on a Hacienda Heights home Sunday afternoon, police announced Tuesday. Seven men were arrested during the raid, which was the result of a months-long investigation by Southeast Cities Against Narcotics and the the Los Angeles office of the state attorney general's narcotics enforcement bureau, South Gate Police Lt. Andrew Key said.
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June 14, 1987
A reputed member of one of the largest Colombian cocaine-trafficking organizations became the first person convicted under a new California statute that makes it a crime to launder money from drug trafficking, the district attorney's office said. Alvaro Fernando Ospina-Vasco, who was arrested in Burbank on April 2, after giving $144,000 to an undercover agent, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to money-laundering and conspiracy and was sentenced to three years in prison, Deputy Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1989
A truck driver accused of transporting some of the cocaine seized in the record 21.4-ton bust at a warehouse in Sylmar has been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking charges. Gilbert Mendoza, 28, of New Mexico, has been in custody since his arrest Oct. 3 and is being held in lieu of $9 million bail. State charges initially filed against him were dropped after his indictment by the grand jury last week, Assistant U.S. Atty. Susan Bryant-Deason said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | ANDREA FORD and GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer,
In an effort to roust drug dealers from areas where children congregate in Los Angeles, 225 undercover narcotics officers and federal agents have swooped down on urban drug "hot spots," making 177 arrests and confiscating two cars, 23 guns, $25,000 in cash and 1,139 grams of a variety of controlled substances, authorities said Monday. The suspects were rounded up in a series of weekend raids, between 6 a.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Sunday, at scores of outdoor sites and rock houses near schools and park playgrounds, said Cmdr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1988
An illegal alien from Jamaica was convicted Wednesday of using a 14-year-old to sell rock cocaine near an elementary school in the Crenshaw area. Vernon Theodore Williamson, 31, faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison for possessing rock cocaine with the intent to distribute on two occasions and using a juvenile to sell it within 1,000 feet of a schoolyard, prosecutor Susan Bryant-Deason said. Williamson faces sentencing Sept. 22 in Los Angeles federal court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1988
A Panorama City woman is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in federal court on charges that she sold rock cocaine across the street from an elementary school and used her two children and a nephew, all teen-agers, to hawk the drug. Terris Ann Paige, 35, who is being held on $50,000 bail at the Sybil Brand Institute for Women, was charged in a seven-count indictment Thursday with selling rock cocaine near Liggett Street Elementary School in Panorama City.
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