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Sixty-five pounds of drugs seized by police

September 18, 2003

Darleene Barrientos

Six people arrested by Glendale Police vice/narcotics detectives

pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges ranging from possession of

several types of drugs for sale to possession of several weapons.

Randy Ward, 28, David James Degree, 31, Rene Maria Saxton, 51 --

all of Sherman Oaks -- as well as Van Nuys residents Kim Marie Ward,

41, and Jonathan Renold Airale, 27, and Lisa Dugum, 24, of

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Northridge, were charged Wednesday with possessing marijuana,

methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine for sale, along with possession

of six handguns and assault rifles. The six people were being held

Wednesday on bail ranging from $50,000 to $3.1 million, according to

jail records.

Glendale Police, working with several other agencies, served

search warrants on homes that Ward and his sister, Kim, owned in Van

Nuys and Sherman Oaks. Officials seized three pounds of

methamphetamine, 18 pounds of marijuana, 44 pounds of cocaine and an

undetermined amount of ecstasy, Glendale Police vice/narcotics Sgt.

Tom Lorenz said. About $200,005 in cash and six handguns and assault

rifles were also seized, he said.

Police believe Ward was selling narcotics in the city, according

to a tip vice/narcotics detectives received, Lorenz said.

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