Articles about “drugs”

LA County Leaders Consider Alternatives To Jail For Sick, Vulnerable Inmates

Voters passed Measure R to change the criminal justice system. County leaders may beat them to it.

LA's Opioid Problem Is Big, But Also Relatively Small. Follow The Map Of Pain Pills

A federal database released by the Washington Post shows the flood of opioid pain pills into rural, Northern California, where most overdose deaths have occurred. In contrast, Los Angeles patients have received relatively few pain pills and likewise suffered fewer opioid-related overdoses.

Comedy Twitter Takes Shots At The Guns And Drugs Found At Hollywood's Abandoned iO West Theater

iO West shut down earlier this year. Today: an early morning raid on the building that once housed it -- and a barrage of jokes from former students.

The Former USC Dean From That Insane Times Investigation Now On Leave, Not Accepting Patients

Anthony Puliafito was making $1.1 million a year at one point in his post.

Carrie Fisher's Toxicology Report Lists Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA In Her System At Time Of Death

The coroner's office has stated that the impact of the drugs is not yet known.

Carrie Fisher's Toxicology Report Lists Cocaine, Heroin, MDMA In Her System At Time Of Death

The coroner's office has stated that the impact of the drugs is not yet known.

L.A. County Tackles Opioid Crisis By Arming Deputies With Anti-OD Drug

Sheriff's deputies will be provided with Narcan, a nasal spray that reverses heroin overdose.

Boy Finds Cocaine Inside Toy From Restaurant Vending Machine [Updated]

He was hoping to get a putty toy for 25 cents.

Samohi Cancels Scientology-Sponsored Anti-Drug Program After Parents Freak Out About Scientology Affiliation

The Scientology-sponsored group had already held three assemblies for Samohi students.

Three Suspects Arrested In Connection With 1993 Apartment Complex Fire

Twelve people died in the fire, including two pregnant women.

Former USC, Raiders QB Found Naked In Someone's Backyard With Pot

Todd Marinovich is regarded as one of the biggest NFL draft busts in the '90s.

Another Family Sues Live Nation For Death At Rave

The lawsuit claims that the music promoters had "turned a blind eye to the known risks."

18 People On Skid Row Hospitalized After Ingesting Spice

Symptoms of those sickened included poor muscular coordination, slurred speech and vomiting.

Riverside Gang Sweep Results In 52 Arrests, $1.6M In Drugs

Authorities found massive amounts of cocaine, meth, and marijuana in Corona, plus $95,7000 in cash.

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor Over Claim He Supplied Prince With Drugs

O'Connor also accuses Hall of spiking her drink at Eddie Murphy's house "years ago."

Pajama-Clad 'Skid Row Drug Kingpin' Arrested At His Suburban Home

Law enforcement seized $600,000 in one-dollar bills.

Photos: 14 Effing Tons Of Seized Cocaine Unloaded In San Diego

In total, 14 tons of cocaine were confiscated.

Nelly Arrested On Meth Charges, Lawyer Claims The Drugs Aren't His

Nelly was arrested yesterday in Tennessee after the police pulled over his tour bus and said they found illegal drugs, including meth.

Mexican Cartels Used Fashion District Businesses To Launder Drug And Ransom Money, Feds Say

Authorities arrested nine and sized around $65 million in cash believed to be laundered by Mexican cartels.

Cee Lo Green Pleads No Contest To Giving Ecstasy To A Woman At Downtown Restaurant

Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest in court today that he gave ecstasy to a woman during a dinner date at a downtown sushi restaurant back in 2012.

Two Men Are Accused Of Smoking Heroin At A Chuck E. Cheese

A kid can be a kid at Chuck E. Cheese, but it's still illegal to smoke heroin there.

Eagle Rock Girl Lived In Home That Reeked Of Poop, Dad Accused Of Selling Fake Drugs

An Eagle Rock couple child abuse charges after keeping their 11-year-old daughter in filthy living conditions in a home where Mexican candy was allegedly sold as heroin.

Former NFL Player Drugged & Raped Women He Met At WeHo Club On Two Occasions, DA Says

Former NFL player Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women in two separate incidents involving the same West Hollywood club.

SeaWorld Sued Over Flushing Drugs Down Toilets... Into The Ocean

A former security guard has sued SeaWorld, claiming he was fired in part for questioning the company's practices of flushing drugs confiscated from guests down the toilet.

22 High School Students Arrested In Undercover Drug-Dealing Bust

Is this 21 Jump Street or something? About two dozen Riverside County high school students were arrested Thursday for dealing drugs as part of a undercover investigation where cops posed as students.

Nigella Lawson's Ex-Husband Has 'Never, Never Seen Any Evidence' Of Drug Use

The ugly allegations of rampant drug use against celebrity chef Nigella Lawson have taken another interesting turn: now her ex-husband is denying any evidence of Lawson's drug habit.

Nigella Lawson Accused Of Cocaine Use And Pill-Popping For Over Ten Years

The accusations come from two former assistants that claim they were bribed to keep her habits a secret from her then-husband, 70-year-old millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi.

Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab (OR NOT?!), Doesn't Tell Khloe [UPDATED]

Rumor had it Lamar Odom checked himself into rehab. Turns out he may just have gone off the radar from wifey. Uh oh!

Dog Owner Charged With Murder In Death Of Jogger Mauled By Pit Bulls

The owner of four pit bulls who are believed to have mauled a 63-year-old woman to death has been charged in the murder of the woman. Pamela Marie Devitt was brutally attacked by four pit bulls on May 9 while she was jogging on 116th Street in Littlerock in the Antelope Valley.

How Amanda Bynes' Bong-Throwing In NYC Could Cause Her Legal Problems in L.A.

Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of basically throwing a bong from her 36th floor apartment (okay, technically the charges she got hit with are reckless endangerment, criminal possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence). That arrest could cause legal problems for her back in Los Angeles.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban By Cities Still Legal, Rules California Supreme Court

Today the California Supreme Court unanimously upheld the right of cities in the state to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. When making the ruling on the case entitled City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center, the court also recognized the legality of such operations.

Rescued OC Hiker Charged With Felony Meth Possession

One of the two young hikers who recently were rescued after being lost for four days in Orange County's Trabuco Canyon has a new ordeal ahead, after being charged for having meth inside his vehicle.

Sharon Osbourne Is 'Devastated' By Ozzy's Fall Off The Wagon

Ozzy Osbourne recently revealed that he fell off the wagon over the past year and a half, returning to drinking an doing drugs as he recorded a new album with his band, Black Sabbath.

Photo: Mellow-Harshing Bust of Pot Candy Operation

Sadly, we have to harsh a potential 4/20 mellow here with news of a major pot candy operation bust that went down Friday. Detectives from the Altadena Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, along with Narcotics Bureau Detectives executed a search warrant at a marijuana candy manufacturing and sales operation.

Ex-Guard Says She Lost Her Gig For Complaining About Celebrities Using Drugs Around Her

Would you believe that famous people and their friends use drugs? Well, several famous people allegedly used drugs in the presence of a woman employed as a guard at a music company, and she has filed a lawsuit claiming her complaints on the matter cost her the job.

Feds Crack Down on Sales of Nitrous Oxide in L.A., Seize $20M Worth of Party 'Nozz'

A joint effort of federal authorities and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has resulted in the execution of 26 search warrants and a handful of arrests in conjunction with the sale of nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug. Among those busted: A teenager having a home "Nozz" party he promoted on social media.

Autopsy: Austin Peralta, Jazz Pianist and Flying Lotus Collaborator, Died Of Pneumonia Aggravated By Drugs & Alcohol

The autopsy for Austin Peralta, the jazz piano prodigy who performed alongside jazz legends Chick Corea and Omar Hakim at the ripe age of 15, reveals details about how he died just the day before Thanksgiving.

100 Kilos of Cocaine Worth About $2.5M Found in Big Rig

The Los Angeles Police Department's narcotics division scored a major bust Thursday night after the arrest of two men in Sylmar led officers to a stash of an estimated 100 kilos of cocaine worth something in the neighborhood of $2.5 million on the street.

Rapper Too Short's Drug Arrest: Not His Meth Because His Thing is Weed, Says Rep

West Coast rapper Too Short was too slow (and allegedly too intoxicated) to evade arrest in Hollywood the other night, but now his rep is trying to get the word out the drugs connected to the music star weren't his.

Rapper Too Short Busted for DUI in Hollywood, Tried to Flee Cops and Dump Drugs

Too bad, Too Short! The pioneering West Coast rapper and L.A. native was busted early Wednesday morning on suspicion of a DUI and narcotics violations while behind the wheel in Hollywood.

Another Day, Another Boatload of Marijuana Found on Santa Barbara County Beach

This is getting to be routine in Santa Barbara County: A large quantity of marijuana was found on a beach in Santa Barbara County along with a boat, indicating a smuggling operation gone awry.

Car Of Missing Fox Executive Turns Up 9 Months After His Disappearance, Authorities Suspect Homicide

It's been over nine months since Fox Executive Gavin Smith disappeared without a trace. But at long last Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have found a key item in the case: the Mercedes Benz that went missing along with Smith.

Did You Leave $1M Worth of Marijuana at The Beach?

An estimated $1 million worth of marijuana was found Thursday close by to a boat that had crashed on a beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The Sweet Life: A Day In The Life Of A Professional Cannabis Baker

Medical marijuana dispensaries offer its collective members more than just green, sticky bud to fill their prescriptions. Baked goods are also a staple of local collectives. An anonymous, middle-aged baker tells BuzzFeed the story about how she got into the business of baking the goods in dispensaries that help patients get baked.

'Storage Wars' Star Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Mark Balelo, the owner of a Simi Valley merchandise liquidation business who made several appearances on the popular A&E series "Storage Wars," was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide. He was 40 years old.

Key Clue Turns Up In Case Of Fox Exec Missing 8 Months Now

There are still few clues about what happened to Fox Executive Gavin Smith, who went missing without a trace in May of last year. But detectives said they got a break in the case during a drug bust in Granada Hills yesterday morning.

Overdoses of Prescription Drugs Are Leading Cause of ER Visits in LA

According to a new report released by LA County's public health director Dr. Jonathan Fielding, the number one cause of visits to the emergency room in the county is overdoses on prescription drugs.

3 Men Hurt In Explosion Caused By THC Extraction Fail

In yet another case of THC extraction endeavor gone awry, three men were sent to the hospital following an explosion and fire in Monrovia Sunday.

Person Extracting THC From Marijuana Sparks Fire

A garage fire Wednesday evening in Reseda is being blamed on a person using the structure to work on a pot project: Extracting THC from marijuana.

Homeless Woman Set On Fire in Van Nuys [UPDATED]

A man has been arrested for allegedly setting a homeless woman on fire as she slept on a bus bench outside a Van Nuys drugstore.

Extra, Extra: Job-Hungry Robber Hits Local Starbucks

In tonight's Extra, Extra, a robber makes an odd request before his heists, kids in Temecula are getting high, and a street fight investigation goes further. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

Buzzkill: Mayor Villaraigosa Not Sold on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use

They might have been doing some serious puff-puff-passing in Seattle this week following the start of legalized recreational marijuana use in Washington state, but Angelenos who toke for non-medical reasons are still breaking federal law. And L.A.'s soon-to-be-exiting mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, says he's not ready to get behind legalizing pot in California.

4 Suspects In Fatal Northridge Shootings To Be Extradited From Las Vegas

The four people who were arrested on Monday in connection with this weekend's fatal shooting of four people just outside an illegal boardinghouse in Northridge agreed not to fight their extradition from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

US Coast Guard Member Killed After Smugglers Ram Into Boat

A US Coast Guard member was killed early this morning just off the coast of Malibu after a smuggler's panga rammed into a small federal boat during a chase. A Coast Guard patrol plane caught a panga and another boat running without lights around 1 am.

Fancy Walgreens Opening at Sunset & Vine Will Have FroYo, Sushi, Fine Wines & More

In addition to stocking tampons, Tylenol, shampoo, and greeting cards, this Walgreens will stock high-end beauty products, offer a brow-shaping bar, and feature a "state-of-the-art" expanded pharmacy...plus sushi, frozen yogurt, fine wine and more.

Hey Guys, 'Bath Salts' (The Drug) Are Dangerous!

Angelenos, consider yourselves warned: That designer synthetic drug known as "bath salts" is dangerous. The official caution came today from The Los Angeles County Health Officer, who released a warning against the use of "bath salts." (Oh, and bee-tee-dubs, drugs in general are bad!)

Brad Pitt Says He Could Find Any Drug In Any City In 24 Hours

Brad Pitt said that despite his drug days being behind him, he could find any drug anywhere within 24 hours. Ok, sure, Brad Pitt could probably get anything he wanted in any city in 24 hours because he's Brad Pitt. But Pitt explains that it's also because he believes war on drugs has been a disaster, failing to even make a dent in supply of illicit drugs—to say nothing about the demand.

Undercover Narcotics Agent Shot During Pursuit

An undercover narcotics officer was shot in the leg by a gunman in Westlake early this morning. The shooting happened around 3 am at the intersection of Virgil Avenue and 4th Street.

"Sons of Anarchy" Actor Spent Time in Scientology Rehab Before Killing His Landlady

The "Sons of Anarchy" actor who police say went on a rampage, killing his landlady and her cat before falling off a roof to his death, had previously spent time in a Scientology rehab program.

Report: Sheriff's Deputies Smuggle Drugs Into Jails, Have Sex With Inmates

A report released Thursday reveals that numerous Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies have been involved over a two-year period in activities such as smuggling drugs, cellphones, and other items into jails. Additionally, some deputies get too close to inmates, including becoming involved with them sexually.

Witness: Cocaine Used In Prince Harry's Vegas Party Suite

Things are getting pretty hairy when it comes to the scandal surrounding Britain's young royal, Prince Harry, and his naked party romp in a Vegas suite. While there have been photos and even video of the bare nekkid shenanigans, now a witness is telling RadarOnline there were drugs, specifically cocaine, being used in that suite.

Marijuana Grow Found Above Local Park

A small marijuana grow site located near a residential neighborhood and above a public park was discovered early this morning in the unincorporated area of Rowland Heights.

Rodney King On PCP, Coke, Alcohol & Pot At Time Of Drowning

Authorities said that Rodney King's death last June was the result of an accidental drowning, but the alcohol, coke, pot and PCP found in his system contributed to his death. No foul play is suspected in the case and Rialto Police said that the police investigation into his death is closed.

Video: Comic On Shrooms Goes On 'The Price Is Right'

So what happens when a comic tripping on shrooms goes on "The Price Is Right"? Honestly, he seems no stranger than any other contestant on the show. Local comic Josh Androsky uploaded this tape of his appearance on "The Price Is Right" and explained it.

LA Pot Shops Go Up in Smoke: City Council Votes 14-0 for Ban

Los Angeles medical marijuana patients: you might want to take advantage of using your local marijuana dispensary while you still can. The days of unfettered expansion and operation of dispensaries within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles may quickly be coming to a close. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously yesterday to place a ban on marijuana shops in the city.

No, You Can't Build a Home & Grow Pot in a L.A. County Park

Looking for a new place to live? While we understand the real estate market is a bit difficult these days, unfortunately the (legal) solution is not to build yourself a home in a Los Angeles County Park.

Cops Find 10 Pounds of Meth & a Gun In Baby's Crib

Congratulations! It's a...half million dollars worth of meth?! Burbank police officers found 10 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of an estimated $500,000, along with a shotgun, inside a baby's crib in a Sun Valley home, but the suspect they were looking for was nowhere to be found.

Charlie Sheen's Ex-Assistant Found Dead, Cops Found Plentiful Pain Meds at Scene

Rick Calamaro, a onetime assistant to actor Charlie Sheen, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment this weekend, and police suspect the man had been dead for a few days.

Kitchen Fire Leads to $6M Marijuana Seizure

When your house catches fire, what do you grab on the way out? The pets, the vital documents, your meds? If you're stashing $6 million worth of marijuana and your dinner erupts in flames, you might want to think about taking it...before the cops do.

Glendale Man High On Bath Salts Bashes Woman in Head With Shovel

Angelenos, you’ve been warned: the nationwide phenomenon of violence fueled by bath salts has hit our fair city. 20-year old Robert William White admitted to ingesting the sketchy narcotic—known to cause effects of delirium, psychosis and, in some well-publicized instances, cannibalism—before brutally attacking an elderly woman with a shovel on Thursday

Rodney King Death Investigation: Cops Confiscate Marijuana Plants from His Home

Just what caused Rodney King's death this weekend remains uncertain, however authorities have said that there were no "outward signs" of alcohol or drug use that may have led the controversial public figure to fall into his backyard swimming pool. But there was evidence of a drug lifestyle at King's home.

Hollywood "Body Parts" Case Linked to 1990s Drug Cartel, Not Canadian "Cannibal Killer"

Theorists looking to attach a headline-making scandal to the already gruesome facts of the murder of Hervey Medellin, whose severed head and other body parts were found in the Hollywood Hills, should be looking at a now-defunct drug cartel.

How Did $3M Worth of Marijuana Get Left in Ocean Off Dana Point, Officials Wonder

Officials in Orange County are wondering just how in the heck marijuana with an estimated street value of at least $3 million got left floating in the Pacific about 13 miles off the coast of Dana Point.

Actor Nick Stahl Missing, Wife Fears He's On Drugs & Skid Row

Actor Nick Stahl, who may be best known for his role as John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, is missing. Stahl's wife, Rose, filed a missing person report with the Los Angeles Police Department Monday.

Deputies Find a Bunch of Cash and Drugs in Car When They Rescue Dog Locked Inside on Hot Day

Authorities in West Hollywood went into a locked car Sunday to rescue a dog stuck inside, and ended up discovering a pile of cash and a bunch of marijuana.

Extra, Extra: There's a New Diner in Town

In tonight's Extra, Extra, Silver Lake gets a new eatery, Britney Spears signs a new contract, and a local high school will get new drug-sniffing dogs. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports. You can also find us on Pinterest, Storify, Foursquare, and Instagram (laistpics).

CA College Student Drank His Urine After DEA Abandoned Him In Cell For 5 Days

UC San Diego senior Daniel Chong, detained in a drug bust April 21, says he was left alone in his tiny federal holding cell for five days, forgotten by the agents who put him there. During his confinement he drank his own urine, and inadvertently ate shards of glass and methamphetamine discarded in the cell.

Daughter of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner Busted for Coke, Heroin Possession After Gunfire-Tinged Domestic Spat

Courtney Wagner, the 38-year-old daughter of actor Robert Wagner and the late Natalie Wood, was arrested recently in Malibu on suspicion of drug possession. The arrest took place following a noisy spat at Wagner's home that included gunfire.

Malibu Vice: Mexican Smugglers Dumping $1M Worth of Pot Bales Busted After Ocean Pursuit [UPDATED]

An ocean pursuit off the coast of Malibu late Tuesday night ended in the arrest of three suspected drug smugglers. The action began when Los Angeles County lifeguards notified the sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills at about 10:30 p.m. they had spotted a suspicious boat with possible contraband aboard about 50 feet off Latigo Beach.

"Whitney Houston" Weed Makes Brief Appearance at Local Dispensary

Your hit of Whit was listed as available--temporarily--at 45 Cap Elite Herbal Center, according to the Huffington Post, who found the strain included on the venue's page on WeedMaps.com.

82-Year-Old Man Arrested on Suspicion of Dealing Coke on the Mean Streets of Burbank

An old man was arrested on suspicion of dealing coke in a Burbank parking lot yesterday morning. Police reported seeing a hand-to-hand deal go down in a parking lot on Riverside Drive.

Mike Doughty on Music and 'The Book of Drugs'

Musician-songwriter-author Mike Doughty, grew up in a dysfunctional military family in West Point, NY. In his early 20s, he joined another “family” with plenty of their own issues: the now-defunct slacker-jazz outfit, Soul Coughing. His time with the band found him with a big cult following and critical success—along with a nasty heroin and alcohol habit.

Naked Intruder Who Got High And Hid Under a Child's Bed Pleads Guilty, Gets 4 Years

A parolee who broke into a Westminster home and hid naked under a child's bed has been sentenced to four years in prison following a guilty plea in response to charges of burglary and street terrorism.

Suspects Arrested in Home Filled With Pot Plants, Shrooms, and Exotic Animals May Have Deliberately Set Building on Fire

Arson pros are calling this a "suspicious" blaze: A fire broke out at a Long Beach residence shortly after three men were arrested there on drug charges. Inside the house, officers serving a search warrant found drugs of all kinds, as well as a menagerie of exotic pets.

Simi Valley Cops Shut Down $6M Heroin Pipeline

Following the arrest of three suspects and seizure of over five pounds of heroin, authorities in Simi Valley are now saying they have successfully shout down a drug pipeline that was supplying their city.

Was Coke Removed From the Hotel Room Where Whitney Houston Died?

It wasn't a huge surprise that cocaine ultimately lead to Houston's demise since she had struggled with it for years. The only real mystery was why there wasn't any coke found in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Houston died, especially since the coroner said that there was evidence she had used it shortly before she died.

Singer El DeBarge Busted in Valley for Drugs, But Prosecutors Won't Be Filing Charges

80s R&B star Eldra "El" DeBarge was arrested earlier this week in Encino on suspicion of being involved in a drug transaction, however today city prosecutors say they will decline to file a case against the singer, citing insufficient evidence.

Tide Detergent Is Apparently a Hot Commodity Among Drug Addicts Looking for Quick Cash

Law enforcement sources say drug addicts and other thieves are turning to an unexpected source for quick money: the laundry aisle of grocery and drug stores. Just last month a man a man in Mission Viejo, apparently high on meth, was caught on tape piling 9 bottles of liquid Tide detergent in his grocery cart and rolling out without paying.

15-Year-Old on Some Sort of Drugs Strips Down to Socks, Rummages Through Cars, Leads Police on Foot Chase

A teenager in Ventura stripped down to his socks, rummaged through his neighbors' cars and tried to hide behind some trash when police came after him early Saturday morning. Police got a call about the naked 15-year-old boy breaking into cars around 2:35 am.

DUI Suspect Flees Custody, Gets Tased, Breaks Through Glass Door and Hijacks Car With Family Inside

A man suspected of being pretty high fled the custody of the CHP last night. A taser couldn't stop him: he broke through the glass door of the CHP station in Altadena and ended up hijacking the car of a family that drove by.

Did You Leave 64 Pounds of Cocaine Down at the Port?

Because if you did, some people are looking for you. Specifically authorities with the U.S Customs and Border Protection agency, who seized the 64 pounds of cocaine from a refrigerated container at the L.A./Long Beach seaport, according to City News Service.

'The Amazing Race' Producer Found Dead in His Uganda Hotel Room With Cocaine in His Stomach

A producer for "Amazing Race" Jeff Rice was found dead in his Uganda hotel room with production assistant Catherine Fuller. The pair were found with large quantities of cocaine in their stomachs, raising questions about whether they were involved in a botched drug deal or poisoned. Ugandan police maintain the pair simply overdosed.

88 Pounds of Cocaine Found in Empty Stash House

One Orange County cocaine distribution network has lost 88 pounds of its inventory following a discovery by officials this weekend. The cocaine, with an estimated street value of $4 million, was found early Saturday morning in a Lake Forest house "that narcotics investigators believe was used as a stash house to hide and distribute the drug throughout the country."

Two People Arrested at UPS for Trying to Ship PCP in Massive Multimillion Drug Bust

The Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (or L.A. IMPACT) ended up seizing 130 gallons of PCP, chemicals for making 500 more gallons, semi-automatic weapons and $389,000 in cash as a part of this local operation.

Map App Shows You Where Marijuana Is and How Much It'll Cost You

Not sure where you're going to find your next weed hook-up, and how much green it's going to set you back? A global mapping app can help you in your plight, though if you are in Los Angeles, your options (so far) are pretty limited.

Small Plane Carrying Drugs Enters No Fly Zone Over L.A. During Obama Visit [UPDATED]

A small aircraft violated the no-fly zone restriction around Los Angeles International Airport today as President Barack Obama was in the area aboard Marine One, reports NBC News. The single-engine aircraft, a Cessna 172, was surrounded by NORAD fighter jets and escorted down to Long Beach Airport.

Who Left $500K Worth of Marijuana Floating in the Harbor?

Anyone lose track of $500,000 worth of marijuana, bundled in 35 bales and left to float near the Marina del Rey harbor? "The bales were found floating in the water by members of the Los Angeles County sheriff's marine operations shortly after noon Wednesday."

City Attorney Doesn't Want You to Know What Drugs Demi Moore Was Doing

Demi Moore's "people" want us to think the actress was suffering from exhaustion when her friend called 9-1-1 Monday, and now TMZ reports that Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is requesting any drug references be redacted from the audio recording of the call when it is released to the public.

Forever Young: Demi Moore Rumored to Be Doing Whip-Its Like All the Cool Kids

Call it the "Kutcher effect," but Demi Moore's recent trip to the ER is being blamed on a drug best associated with bored kids from the 'burbs: whip-its. A friend of Moore reportedly called 9-1-1 after the actress inhaled so much nitrous oxide that she began to have a seizure.

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