SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The owner of the Mission Bay Sports Center was among nine people charged Friday with operating a local methamphetamine ring in which large amounts of the drug were allegedly distributed out of the business, which hosts a summer youth program.
Center owner Jason Boone, the alleged ringleader of the operation, is charged with 15 counts, including transportation, sale and possession of meth.
Boone, 40, faces eight years in state prison if convicted.
Officers found a loaded handgun in Boone's home and 1 1/2 pounds of the drug in his car, said Deputy District Attorney Jorge Del Portillo.
Undercover officers also purchased a half-pound of meth during the "Operation Boone's Farm" investigation, which determined that lockers at the Sports Center were allegedly being utilized as a drop location for drug deliveries and payments between suppliers and customers.
Also charged in the case are Susie Macias, 39; Spencer Edmonds, 32; Vincent Garcia, 41; Jacqueline Miller, 32; Joe Bean, 52; Michael Gifford, 41; Janelle Shryock, 21; and Tamara Delar, 20.
Boone, Macias and Gifford pleaded not guilty at their arraignments Friday and had their bail set at $500,000.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.