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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley men arrested, linked to pills, 26 pounds of pot

Authorities arrested two West Berkeley roommates earlier this month, tying them to a drug sales operation involving prescription pills and a mail order marijuana business. According to court documents, a traffic stop Dec. 3 was the beginning of an investigation that ultimately uncovered more than 500 prescription pills and 17 pounds of marijuana in a […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley Police arrest 2 felons with heroin, handguns

Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook. Earlier this month, Berkeley Police detectives arrested two felons in Oakland and confiscated drugs, packaging materials and loaded handguns, according to court documents obtained by Berkeleyside this week. On Oct. 1, police served a search warrant at the home of Cynthia Simmons and Kevin Franklin in the […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police arrest 4 linked to firearms, meth sales bust

Image via Facebook Four Oakland residents have been charged with gun-related and drugs sales violations after a Berkeley Police bust last week, according to court documents. The Berkeley Police Department said investigators were not available to comment prior to publication, but court documents shed some light on what took place. On Sept. 11, Berkeley Police […]