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NEWS
November 9, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale narcotics officers have been busy this week. In two days, they confiscated more than 200 pounds of marijuana, 200 bindles of cocaine and methamphetamine and dismantled a meth lab. In three unrelated incidents -- which occurred in Glendale, Studio City and Huntington Park -- local officials said they seized more than $1 million worth of drugs. Two Glendale patrol officers stopped a woman at San Fernando Road and Hawthorne Street early Tuesday, which led them to two storage units nearby where a meth lab was set up, police said.
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NEWS
October 17, 2003
DAN KIMBER Next week is Red Ribbon Week in our schools. The event is designed to bring more awareness about the dangers of drugs to our young people. It is a subject that occupies a good deal of our attention throughout the year, being part of the curriculum in our health classes, as well as the focus of a number of programs that join schools and community in a common effort to educate our children. How well I remember our drug education back in the '60s.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | April 21, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — More than a half-dozen people in the Crescenta Valley were arrested last week in connection with drug-related offenses, Glendale police said. While the cluster of drug-related arrests was uncommon, drug issues, particularly among teens, have been a problem in the area, said North Command Lt. Ian Grimes. “It’s definitely something we are asking the officers to focus on,” Grimes said. In the latest arrest, police got a tip Saturday from a citizen who noticed two teens acting suspiciously at the restrooms in Glorietta Park on Verdugo Road, Grimes said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | October 23, 2009
GLENDALE — Cocaine and marijuana use in Glendale is significantly higher than the county average, according to a preliminary report Thursday to a cross section of nonprofit, health and school district officials. The Quality of Life Indicators report, which measures everything from water quality to infant mortality rates, culled data from a number of sources, including Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the U.S. Census Bureau and the city’s own statistics, among others.
NEWS
July 2, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Two men were held Friday, one in Glendale City Jail and the other at Glendale Memorial Hospital, on suspicion of buying and selling drugs, respectively, police said. Undercover Glendale Police narcotics investigators searched Gagik Torosyan, 30, of Glendale, Thursday after watching him get into a car, then get out after a slow, brief drive down the a street near the corner of Barrington Way and Verdugo Road, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Sherri Servillo.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | August 16, 2007
GLENDALE — A routine traffic stop over the weekend led to the arrests of two women and three men on suspicion of possession and intent to sell or distribute cocaine and marijuana, police said. Rowland Heights resident Carl Magee, 24, and four passengers in his 1992 Lincoln Town Car were taken into police custody Saturday after officers pulled them over for speeding on the Golden State (5) Freeway, according to a police report. Magee and other passengers told officers they were on parole for prior offenses, and officers searched the car and found a bag of marijuana, measuring scales and several empty plastic bags in a concealed compartment in the trunk, the report said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 9, 2010
A 21-year-old pop singer for the group Girlicious pleaded guilty this week to a felony possessing cocaine charge after Glendale police in March reportedly found more than a dozen small packages of cocaine in her purse. Natalie Mejia, a Diamond Bar resident, had originally entered a not guilty plea in April to one felony count of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell. But Mejia changed her plea Wednesday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena after prosecutors offered her a deal requiring her to enroll in a narcotics abuse treatment program and stay out of trouble for 18 months, officials said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 16, 2010
Pop singer Natalie Mejia pleaded not guilty on Monday to a felony charge of cocaine possession related to her March arrest in Glendale, court officials said. Mejia, 22, had entered a similar plea in the weeks after her arrest, but a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said the singer’s arraignment on Monday meant prosecutors thought there was enough evidence for her to stand trial. Mejia was a contestant on the 2008 CW reality show, “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious,” beating out other contestants to become a member of the all-girl group.
NEWS
By Veronica RochaValley Sun | June 7, 2009
Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of trafficking more than $340,000 worth of heroin and cocaine, part of which police said was intended to supply a growing demand among teens in La Crescenta. Detectives discovered more than two pounds of powder heroin hidden inside the dashboard of a Sun Valley manĀ¹s car, and found another two pounds of cocaine, a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash inside a North Hollywood home after following it there, Glendale Police Sgt. Scott Johnstone said.
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