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California authorities announce drug bust

State and local authorities in California worked with federal law enforcement to break up a drug distribution network run by the Nuestra Familia prison gang and the Norteño street gang. Law enforcement officials announced their success with "Operation Red Reaper" on June 19. A total of 21 people, ranging in age from 19 to 49, were taken into custody.

Authorities accuse 3 suspects of drug distribution

Law enforcement in Los Angeles, California, are charging three German nationals with crimes related to running an illegal drug market online. According to authorities, the three accused ran a hidden marketplace where drugs, counterfeit goods, and malicious computer software was sold. The federal complaint was made public after a two-year investigation into the activities of the defendants.

Former A's, Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza sentenced in drug case

On April 19, former MLB All-Star player Esteban Loaiza began serving a prison sentence in California for felony drug possession. A federal judge in San Diego sentenced the 47-year-old pitcher to three years in prison and five years probation on March 8. He was facing up to 10 years in prison.

California man goes to prison for drugs

A Riverside County Superior Court judge sentenced a 31-year-old Temecula man to two years in state prison on January 3 after being accused of drug dealing by area police. A second individual, a 49-year-old Temecula man, was also sentenced to three years of felony probation after pleading guilty to in September to a related drug possession offense.

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