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February 2015 Archives

UC Santa Cruz reports a drop in arrests for drug crimes in 2013

An annual study conducted by a prominent website ranked the University of California, Santa Cruz as the country's leader in administering drug-related discipline to students for the calendar year 2013. The study is really referring to drug referrals made through university channels. The number of arrests on campus for drug crimes was far lower and could even be considered insignificant.

Drug sweep nets 12 for drug trafficking and other charges

Big drug sweeps in California may look like a flurry of aggressive government activity, but in reality, just like the war against drugs in general, such operations may have very little long-term anti-drug impact. That may be true about a recent sweep in Salinas, but it's too early to make any conclusions about the events. The operation took place in an area of Salinas that the authorities called Chinatown, although none of those arrested for drug trafficking and other crimes had names that are even remotely Chinese in origin.

Police: drug crimes suspected as source of fatal street fight

The Los Angeles Police Department reports that a street fight over narcotics occurred between several males on Feb. 6, resulting in the death of one 17-year-old. Two other teens are reportedly being held and charged with murder under California law. Another suspect, an 18-year-old male, was held and charged with drug crimes.

Lower sentences for drug crimes, overcrowding still uncertain

The prison population is down somewhat throughout the California county jails as a result of  the changes made by Proposition 47. The referendum paved the way to make certain crimes, including some drug crimes, punishable as misdemeanors instead of felonies. The result was to make the maximum sentence for those offenses to be no more than one year.

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