November 17, 1987 |
By late yesterday afternoon, the prosecutor had crystallized his case against a man reputed to be one of the most powerful and violent drug lords in the world. U.S. Attorney Robert W. Merkle gestured over to the man he had excoriated all afternoon and said: "He was to cocaine transportation what Henry Ford was to automobiles. " And so the United States government opened its case against Carlos Enrique Lehder Rivas, a Colombian who the government says helped smuggle in 80 percent of America's cocaine supply.
June 14, 1996 |
Hurdler Danny Harris, his Olympic hopes dashed by cocaine use once before, is seeing it happen again. Harris admitted yesterday he tested positive for cocaine after winning a race in Brazil last month and said he'll skip the Olympic trials, which begin today in Atlanta. The 1984 Olympic silver medalist in the 400-meter hurdles, Harris missed the 1992 Games while serving a two-year suspension for cocaine use. He would have been among the favorites to earn one of the three spots on this year's team.
January 10, 1990 |
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 6-month-old North Philadelphia girl who died two days before Christmas, poisoned by a large dose of cocaine that apparently was administered to her, law enforcement sources said yesterday. The amount of cocaine was "100 times higher" than that found in the bodies of 10 other city children who are believed to have died over the last three years from passively inhaling crack cocaine being smoked in their presence, several sources said.
May 20, 1990 |
A Montgomery County judge last week postponed the trial of a man accused of being the leader of a cocaine-distribution ring that police say operated out of a home in Blue Bell. Samuel Caroluzzi, 40, of the 1000 block of Shepard Drive, Blue Bell Crossings, was one of 21 men and women arrested a year ago on drug and criminal-conspiracy charges. Montgomery County District Attorney Michael D. Marino described the group as "beautiful people" because many of those arrested were professionals, including business owners, car salesmen and a real estate agent.
December 12, 2007 |
The four holiday cards from Peru carried more than season's greetings for some drug dealers dreaming of a white Christmas, police said yesterday. Inside each was 40 grams (1.4 oz.) of high-quality cocaine, prompting a special-delivery operation that has resulted in the arrest of two people and the seizure of drugs valued at $25,000, $20,000 in cash, two handguns, and a shotgun, police said. Capt. Chris Werner of Narcotics Field Unit 2 said the operation began last week when federal customs officials gave police the four cards, which were addressed to homes in West and North Philadelphia.
April 28, 1992 |
Eddie Blake, the Miami Dolphins' second-round draft pick, says it wasn't his fault he tested positive for cocaine in February. Blake, the 6-3, 315-pound Auburn lineman who is projected as a nose tackle by the Dolphins, failed the drug test at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He referred all questions about it Sunday to agent Lamont Smith. According to Smith, coach Don Shula and Dolphin director of scouting Tom Heckert, here's what happened: Blake went to a fraternity party on the Auburn campus Feb. 3, before the scouting combine.
September 20, 1989 |
A North Philadelphia woman employed as an assistant teacher in a Philadelphia School District child-care program was arrested yesterday along with her four adult children on federal charges of selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of two elementary schools. Police arrested Naomi McAllister, 51, and her daughter Gail McAllister, 19, both of the 1900 block of Croskey Street; Darlene McAllister, 23, of the 1800 block of North 18th Street, and Ronald McAllister, 29, of the 1500 block of Opal Street, after a federal grand jury on Thursday returned a 14-count indictment against the family members.
July 25, 1986 |
In Out of Bounds, a blanked-out Anthony Michael Hall plays a simple Iowa farm boy who goes to complicated Los Angeles and busts a cocaine cabal quicker than you can say "Malibu. " At Los Angeles International Airport, the Iowan, thinking that he's fetching his red duffel bag full of folded homespun, mistakenly takes a duffel laden with cocaine. Will he get his clothes back while he can still wear them? The only suspense in this lackluster picture is in figuring out who did what to the hyperkinetic Hall (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club)
November 1, 1986 |
Four men and a woman have been arrested by Bucks and BurlingtonCounty police, who confiscated more than 4 pounds of cocaine, $21,500 in cash,two handguns and two machine guns. Burlington County detectives trailed the woman, Franca Canaday, 24, fromher Wednesday night arrival from Miami at Philadelphia International Airportwith the 2 kilograms (about 4.4 pounds) of cocaine. Canaday, of Minersville in Schuylkill County, was met at the airport by twomen, who drove her to a Bristol Township diner, where she met the two othermen charged.
March 31, 1988 |
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Eddie Milner, who missed 52 days last season while undergoing cocaine rehabilitation, was suspended from baseball for one year without pay yesterday by commissioner Peter V. Ueberroth for again admitting to cocaine use. Milner, who played for the San Francisco Giants in 1987, became a free agent after the season and signed with Cincinnati on Feb. 10. Milner, who was subject to drug testing because of his admission of...