SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who was among nine people charged with operating a methamphetamine ring out of the Mission Bay Sports Center, where summer youth programs are held, was sentenced Friday to three years probation and had a 180-day jail term suspended as long as he completes a drug rehabilitation program.
Joe Bean, 52, pleaded guilty in July to possession of meth for sale.
Bean and eight others were arrested in June as part of "Operation Boone's Farm," an undercover investigation during which officers allegedly purchased a half-pound of meth.
Authorities said officers also learned that lockers at the Sports Center were being utilized as a drop location for drug deliveries and payments between suppliers and customers.
Besides Bean, three other defendants have pleaded guilty, and five -- including alleged ringleader Jason Boone -- will be back in court next Friday for a readiness conference, according to Deputy District Attorney Jorge Del Portillo.
A California deer mouse caught in routine trapping in the Santa Ysabel area has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus, the first positive testing of the virus in San Diego County in 2018.
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Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.
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The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
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Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.