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This Meth Ring Stretched From Modesto to Alaska

A Modesto man was sentenced Monday to 26 years and eight months in prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring reaching to Juneau, Alaska. Listen to this article:
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Valley County Puts Big Fines on Illegal Pot Grows

MODESTO — A Central Valley county will try to deter illegal marijuana cultivation by imposing hefty administrative penalties. The Modesto Bee reports the fines taking effect Dec. 19 in Stanislaus County are ...

Drugs Hidden in Spray Foam Land Modesto Man in Nebraska Jail

State troopers weren't fooled when they came upon a box filled with spray foam after stopping a California driver on Sunday for speeding on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. Arnold Rodriguez (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) After detecting "indicators...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits participants from wearing masks or anything that hides...
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Bay Area Duo Nabbed in Fatal Police Chase, Taco Truck Crash

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of homicide after they allegedly led Modesto police on a stolen car chase amid gunfire that ended when they crashed into a taco truck's seating area and killed two pedestrians. Modesto police say Rodney Quiros, 24, of S...