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April 2015 Archives

Several family members arrested on drug trafficking charges

Many members of one family were recently arrested on drug charges. They have been accused of engaging in drug trafficking involving large amounts of drugs, such as methamphetamine. The alleged crime took place in multiple communities in California, including near one middle school.

Police officer arrested by feds on drug crimes charges

Another emerging problem seen in California recently is the specter of police officers being charged and prosecuted for their alleged involvement in drug-related activities. The recent arrest of a Yuba City police officer for alleged involvement in a cocaine ring is indicative of the kind of drug crimes that have had the alleged involvement of law enforcement officers. The 35-year-old officer was arrested and charged by federal officials as part of a larger investigation into cocaine trafficking.

Wiretap helped arrest Fresno deputy chief on drug crimes charges

It is so easy for federal investigators to obtain court approval for a wiretap of a private phone that in 2013, out of 3577 requests to federal judges, only one was denied. That may seem like a necessary and normal concession to prosecutors and federal investigators, but to defendants who may have their privacy invaded, and who may even be innocent, the statistic raises grave doubts about the basic fairness of the procedure. To representatives of civil rights groups, the apparent pro forma approval of wiretaps in drug crimes and drug trafficking cases may be indicative of the assault on civil liberties that has been given wide approval in the country and in California during the 21st Century.


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