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By Veronica Rocha | March 11, 2010
Prosecutors filed a drug-sales charge Thursday morning against pop singer Natalie Mejia, a member of the group Girlicious, after Glendale police found more than a dozen small packages of cocaine in her Gucci purse during a traffic stop, officials said. Mejia, who was released on bail Wednesday, was charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance for sale, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The 21-year-old Diamond Bar resident is expected to be arraigned April 15 in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Glendale, she said.
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January 8, 2005
Jackson Bell Ordering a coke may have taken on a double meaning at a popular fast-food restaurant. Kenny Liera, a 23-year-old assistant manager at In-N-Out, was arrested Thursday night at work on suspicion of selling cocaine out of the restaurant's parking lot, Glendale Police said. Acting on anonymous tips, police set up surveillance outside the restaurant at about 7 p.m., and saw Liera allegedly conduct two cocaine transactions in an hour in the parking lot, Det. Manny Fernandez said.
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July 22, 2000
Amber Willard NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- A man who led Glendale police on a short chase through city streets early Friday was arrested on suspicion of evading officers and possessing cocaine. Daniel Francis Condon, a 41-year-old transient, was arrested at 1:24 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Pacific Avenue after hitting a patrol car. The pursuit started at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Magnolia Avenue, when an officer saw that Condon was not wearing a seat belt, police said.
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December 26, 2003
narcotics Two people were being held Wednesday on charges of possessing narcotics for sale and transportation of the drugs after being arrested by Glendale Police in North Hollywood. Fernando Chavez Mier, 32, and Sylvia Martin Del Campo, 30, were arrested Tuesday after Glendale Police vice/narcotics investigators searched Mier's car and Del Campo's apartment, allegedly turning up large quantities of cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and cash. Both were being held Wednesday on $100,000 bail.
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November 20, 1999
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Oscar F. Lafarga caught a break Friday. A judge cleared him of violating his probation on a Glendale theft charge because the Los Angeles police officer who testified against him in a separate cocaine case admitted to authorities he lied. When Judge Terry Green dismissed the charges against Lafarga Friday he became the latest in a long line of people caught up in the ongoing LAPD corruption probe. Lafarga was arrested in Glendale in 1995 and ultimately pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.
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May 25, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- A salesman at Glendale Infiniti has been arrested on suspicion of using the credit applications of customers to obtain fraudulent identification and set up credit card accounts. Elmo Sheen, 46, was being held Thursday night on $30,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Van Nuys this morning. Sheen was arrested Wednesday after Glendale Police searched his North Hollywood home and found evidence of the fraud, as well as cocaine and marijuana packaged to sell, investigators said.
NEWS
August 9, 2005
Mark R. Madler A federal judge has set a late August trial date for Glendale resident Scott Schaffer on charges that he traded handguns with a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Attorneys for Schaffer and prosecutors appeared Monday morning before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter who set the Aug. 30 date although that may be delayed as the case continues. "I'm shocked the judge gave that date," said defense attorney Roger Rosen. "I don't know what he has in mind."
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January 20, 2005
L.A. man accused of selling cocaine NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A Los Angeles man was arrested last week on suspicion of selling cocaine after Glendale Police saw him dealing to the owner of a North Brand Boulevard restaurant, authorities said Wednesday. Investigators, acting on a tip, followed Jason Sikaffy, 44, at noon Friday from downtown Los Angeles to the back parking lot of Hot Wings Cafe, Det. Joe Allen said. Police watched Sikaffy sell cocaine worth up to $200 to Robert Ghazarian, a 50-year-old Burbank man who owns the restaurant, and then made the arrest, Allen said.
NEWS
August 2, 2005
Mark R. Madler Glendale resident and businessman Scott Schaffer entered a not guilty plea on Monday to charges that he sold handguns to a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Schaffer stood in an area separated from the rest of the courtroom of U.S. District Magistrate Judge Paul Game by glass partitions and gave clear, loud responses when asked his name and if he understood the charges against him. "Not guilty," Schaffer responded when asked how he plead to the charges.
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July 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler Bond was set at $1 million Friday for Scott Schaffer, the Glendale resident accused of selling handguns to a member of the Vineland Boyz street gang in exchange for drugs. Roger Rosen, the attorney representing Schaffer, was unsure whether the amount set by Magistrate Judge Stephen Hillman could be raised to free his client from a federal detention facility where he has been since his July 13 arrest. If Schaffer does make bond, he would have to go to a treatment facility for his cocaine habit, Hillman said.
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