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  • Local plane entered no-fly zone during president's visit

    February 17, 2012 9:02 PM

    A Grover Beach man's plane strays into President Obama's no fly zone during his California visit and drugs are found once it lands. The president was onboard Marine One headed to Los Angeles. Two fighter jets forced the private plane to land in Long Beach yesterday after the pilot... more »
  • Drug detectives calling on public to help stop outdoor marijuana grows

    June 9, 2011 9:45 PM

    Santa Barbara County drug detectives need your help to stop deadly and dangerous outdoor marijuana grows. Each summer, the sheriff's office says narcotics officers destroy hundreds of thousands of marijuana plants grown illegally in remote locations throughout the county. This year, detectives are distributing fliers encouraging people to report... more »
  • City council will vote on banning medical marijuana dispensaries

    March 9, 2010 10:30 PM

    Guadalupe will decide if it should place a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The council will hold its second public hearing on the matter tonight at 6 p.m. The city has had a temporary ban in place since last May. That ban is set to... more »
  • Local drug trafficking operation stretches across the country

    March 9, 2010 3:39 PM

    A Santa Barbara drug trafficking organization reaches across the United States, and lands three South Coast residents behind bars. It all started back on January 5th, when Santa Barbara County resident Kenneth Koster, 46, was arrested by the Canadian County Sheriff's office in Oklahoma. Koster was transporting more than... more »
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries a hot topic in Guadalupe

    March 9, 2010 2:25 PM

    The Guadalupe city council will hear from its residents tonight on the highly controversial topic of medical marijuana dispensaries. Currently, the city doesn't have a permanent ban on pot clinics. The city council issued a moratorium on those clinics in May of last year and extended it for another 10... more »
  • Pittsburg elementary student brings marijuana-laced treat to school

    March 2, 2010 1:24 PM

    A California elementary school student took more than just your average lunchtime treat to school Monday. Pittsburg police officers say the student brought a medical marijuana treat made with fruity pebbles. That student's older sister says she got the treat from a medical marijuana dispensary, and the student took... more »
  • Twelve people arrested in medical marijuana dispensary bust

    February 18, 2010 5:14 PM

    Twelve people are arrested and thousands of marijuana plants seized in a crackdown on illegal marijuana sales at dispensaries in Santa Barbara County. The Sheriff's Department and Santa Barbara Police Department teamed up to search four medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday morning. Two were in Santa Barbara, the others... more »
  • Three arrested, thousands of marijuana plants seized in dispensary searches

    February 18, 2010 4:30 PM

    Santa Barbara police officers arrest three medical marijuana dispensary workers for illegally growing and selling the drug. Investigators say they served search warrants at The Healing Center and Pacific Coast Collective Wednesday morning. They say they found evidence those dispensaries were acting as illegal marijuana dealers. They say the search... more »
  • Strong smell leads Paso Robles Police to marijuana bust

    January 14, 2010 8:01 PM

    A strong smell leads police to a marijuana growing and selling operation in Paso Robles. The Paso Robles Police Department says they got a search warrant for a house on the 800 block of Oxen Street, after neighbors reported a strong smell of pot coming from the residence. They... more »
  • SB County sheriff's deputies find pot grow in Orcutt

    January 12, 2010 2:54 AM

    Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies uncover a marijuana grow at an Orcutt home. Deputies were called out to Greenbriar Court Monday morning, on a report of a domestic disturbance. When they got to the home, deputies found a marijuana grow inside and another in the backyard. Investigators say they... more »
  • Marijuana trafficking operation shut down in Goleta

    January 6, 2010 8:24 PM

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives break up what they're calling a marijuana trafficking operation in Goleta. Detectives were first alerted to the illegal activity after 45-year-old Kenneth Koster, of Goleta, was arrested in Oklahoma. At the time of his arrest, he was found with more than 33 pounds... more »
  • L.A. council to revisit medical marijuana ordinance

    December 8, 2009 10:51 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A medical marijuana ordinance is being considered this morning by the Los Angeles City Council. The proposed law could shutter many of the hundreds of dispensaries that have cropped up. Council members last month hammered out some guidelines for the ordinance that included capping the... more »
  • LAPD sniff out marijuana grow operation

    November 19, 2009 6:58 AM

    Police in southern California discovered a marijuana farm that was growing right under their nose, literally! Los Angeles police officers found the pot plants inside of a warehouse Wednesday, less than 25 feet from one of their sub-stations. The officers say the growing operation was discovered after officers began... more »
  • Atascadero men arrested after police find marijuana laced baked goods in their trunk at a local park

    November 16, 2009 9:10 PM

    San Luis Obispo police arrest two men they say were in possession of marijuana-laced baked goods and candy at a local park. Police arrested 27-year-old Jeffrey Smith and 26-year-old Dylan Burgess, both of Atascadero, Monday afternoon. They say the men were reportedly drinking and smoking marijuana at Mitchell Park in... more »
  • Major drug bust in Santa Barbara

    November 13, 2009 2:08 AM

    One person is possibly murdered, 17 people are arrested, four more are on the loose, and more than $1,000,000 worth of drugs are confiscated. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau has wrapped up a six month investigation. It involved a missing person who investigators believe may now... more »
  • 17 arrested in drug trafficking operation, investigators look for missing body

    November 12, 2009 4:34 PM

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says it's finished a six-month long investigation of a missing persons case. That case is tied to a marijuana cultivation operation inside the Los Padres National Forest. Deputies say Jesus Villa, of Fresno, was killed. His body may be buried in the... more »
  • Atascadero man arrested for selling drugs

    November 11, 2009 1:32 AM

    Law enforcement in San Luis Obispo arrested 42-year-old David Perez of Atascadero after they say he sold drugs to and undercover officer. Police say Perez sold meth, ecstasy, and marijuana to the officer. He was arrested with out incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo county jail. His bail... more »

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