Reports reveal trends in drug abuse and gang involvement

Nearly two-thirds of women (62 percent) and more than half of men (59 percent) arrested and booked into jail for crimes in San Diego County in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs, such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.


Although meth use is down in the region from a high in 2005, the drug is still easily accessible.


Shari Walther Named to Dean’s List at Biola University

LA MIRADA, CA (11/30/2011)(readMedia)– In October,, was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence last Spring., from Imperial, was one of 1,300 students who were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2011.

Biola students are placed on the Dean’s list to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past spring, 26% of Biola students achieved this academic goal.

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Drugs worth $8.3 Million on Thanksgiving Day

Westmorland, Calif. – On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized a substantial amount of cocaine at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near Westmorland.

Cocaine Seized from 18-Wheeler
Seized Cocaine
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Calexico Port Officers Arrest 19-Year-Old Male for attempt to Smuggle 52 Pounds of Cocaine

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a 19-year-old male Mexican citizen after they discovered 52 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle he was driving when he entered the port Sunday.

Seized Cocaine
Calexico CBP Officers Seize Cocaine
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection