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NEWS
October 13, 1988 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
In the usually quiet bedroom community of Aldan, an arrest on Saturday resulted in the discovery of almost nine ounces of cocaine in the trunk of a car driven by two Philadelphia men, police said. Earl Denby, 34, of the 6000 block of Catharine Street, and Leroy Keith, 41, of the 1400 block of Point Breeze Avenue, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy. They were freed after each posted 10 percent of his $50,000 bail, pending preliminary hearings today in Upper Darby Regional Court.
NEWS
November 17, 1987 | By Timothy Dwyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
June 14, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
January 10, 1990 | By Vanessa Williams, Robert J. Terry and Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
May 20, 1990 | By Denise-Marie Santiago, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 12, 2007 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1986 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
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)
NEWS
November 1, 1986 | By John Hall, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
April 28, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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