July 12, 1987 |
"Rotten luck," LaMarr Hoyt is mumbling to himself. "I get a new Porsche, and it don't work right. Rotten luck." He drives over to the Porsche doctor (his local mechanic), but somebody's following him. "Who's behind me?" he whispers. "More trouble? Not again." Zooooooooom. But Leadfoot LaMarr can't ditch the car behind him. And, now, the guy in the car is waving frantically. "Stop! Stop! Stop!" Hoyt pulls up to a red light.
April 29, 1989
A doctor whose name was on four tranquilizer bottles found in the apartment of former San Francisco 49er Carl Monroe, who died earlier this week at 29, said three of the prescriptions were forged, according to Friday's San Francisco Chronicle. San Jose police found two empty bottles of Valium and two empty bottles of diazepam, a generic form of Valium, inside Monroe's apartment on Wednesday, the day he died, the paper reported. A doctor, who asked not to be identified, had been treating Monroe for chronic bronchitis and said that he prescribed Valium once, on April 18, to help Monroe sleep.
April 28, 1989 |
A doctor whose name was on four tranquilizer bottles found in the apartment of former San Francisco 49er Carl Monroe, who died suddenly at age 29, said three of the prescriptions were forged, according to a published report. San Jose police found two empty bottles of Valium and two empty bottles of diazepam, a generic form of Valium, in Monroe's apartment Wednesday, the day he died, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today. Police are investigating the prescriptions amid speculation that Monroe may have died of a Valium overdose.
October 18, 1997 |
A pharmaceutical company said it has developed a way for a drug sometimes linked to date-rape assaults to be more visible when placed in a drink. In the new formula, a tablet of the drug dissolves more slowly and releases a blue color so that it can be more easily detected. Even in a dark beverage, particles of the tablet will float. Colorless, odorless Rohypnol is 10 to 20 times more powerful than Valium and can be dropped into unknowing victims' drinks.
January 5, 1987 |
Pitcher LaMarr Hoyt of the San Diego Padres begins his 45-day jail sentence at Eglin Air Force Base near Pensacola, Fla., this morning, but it's not like he's going to be dragging around a ball and chain. "No, LaMarr won't be on bread and water in an 8-by-10 cell with a three-watt light bulb," said Hoyt's attorney, Howard Frank, on Sunday. "This is not a maximum security facility."
November 14, 1986 |
Padre pitcher LaMarr Hoyt pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor drug charges, which were reduced from felonies, and will receive a 60-day to 1-year jail sentence as part of a plea bargain. Hoyt also will have to forfeit his 1986 Porsche 944, which was seized at the border Oct. 28 when he tried to cross into the United States with 322 1/2 Valium tablets and 138 painkiller pills. Hoyt, 31, who declined comment Thursday, will be sentenced on Dec.