After learning that the federal government had indicted him, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges on Wednesday against a man who allegedly tried to ship 100 grams of cocaine and 3 kilos of methamphetamine to the Philippines. Read More
The mother accused of abandoning her newborn on a Bayview district street after giving birth on a rain-drenched sidewalk appeared in court Tuesday.
Nneka Nash, 39, of San Francisco, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of willful cruelty to a child and a misdemeanor count of failing to provide care to a child. Read More
A Redwood City man was arrested last week after allegedly trying to ship 100 grams of cocaine and 3 kilos of methamphetamine to the Philippines, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Gabriel Uribe-Bautista was arrested after returning to a FedEx store to inquire about why the two packages he had sent Aug. 24 did not arrive at their destination. He is in custody on $4,025,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday. Read More
So much for second chances.
A San Francisco man whose drug case in 2010 was dropped because of The City’s embarrassing crime lab scandal was arrested last weekend in connection with a triple stabbing inside a Daly City bar. Read More
Oh, brother, why art thou in jail again? A paroled South San Francisco drug dealer who failed to persuade his sibling to take the fall during a recent coke bust was sentenced to three years in jail, prosecutors said.Keith Darwon Coldcleugh, 37, a parolee with five previous felony drug sales convictions, pleaded no contest Friday to charges related to an arrest Aug. 31. Read More
Suspects nabbed in a massive West Coast drug-trafficking ring led by two San Francisco residents will appear in federal court this week and next.Dozens were indicted in the Bay Area and Seattle as part of the four-year operation called Honduran Highway, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Read More
Federal officers late last month arrested two people who attempted to bring more than $500,000 worth of drugs into the United States through San Francisco International Airport, customs officials said Wednesday. Read More
WHAT: Crack cocaine pipes are allegedly on sale at neighborhood stores throughout the Detroit area, most commonly at dollar stores, gas stations and liquor stores.HOW: The little $5 glass pipes are either kept under the counter, or they are in plain view disguised as ballpoint pens or mini vases.WHAT’S BEING DONE: If caught, store owners are given a ticket and found guilty, which does little to discourage them from selling the lucrative product line. Read More
Nine alleged drug dealers have been indicted by a federal grand jury after an almost yearlong undercover operation targeting the Tenderloin narcotics market.
Dubbed "Operation Deep Water," the busts occurred between December 2009 and August 2010, around the same time that San Francisco Police under then-Chief George Gascón conducted their own crackdown on drug dealing in the area. Read More
WHAT: Cheap synthetic marijuana and cocaine, easily available from head shops or the Internet, are making more users seriously ill with seizures and hallucinations. These synthetics are suspected of causing at least nine U.S. deaths in the past 12 months. Read More