CEO of Encrypted Communications Company Pleads Guilty to Operating a Criminal Enterprise

San Diego, California - Vincent Ramos, the chief executive of Canada-based Phantom Secure, pleaded guilty Tuesday to leading a criminal enterprise that facilitated the transnational importation and distribution of narcotics through the sale and service of encrypted communications devices.

CPA Sentenced for Role in Racketeering Enterprise

San Diego, California - Luke Fairfield, a San Diego-based Certified Public Accountant, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for his role in the criminal enterprise led by former USC football player Owen Hanson – an international drug trafficking, gambling, and money laundering organization known as “ODOG.”

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Approve Newland Sierra Development

San Diego, California - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Wednesday to approve the Newland Sierra project that plans to build 2,135 homes, commercial space, parks, trails and a school site in North County along Interstate 15 near Escondido and San Marcos.

Pet of the Week: Piper

Carlsbad, California - Piper (#N457) is a loving nine-year-old German shepherd looking for a forever home. She’s housebroken and would be a great companion for someone who spends a lot of time at home. So let’s help her get adopted.

Moved Recently? Update Your Voter Registration

San Diego, California - If you want to vote in the November 6 Gubernatorial General Election, the deadline to register is Monday, October 22. You will need to complete a new registration form if you recently moved or recently changed your name. If you’re not sure about your registration, check your status online at sdvote.com. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll find that information there, too.

Encinitas Search Warrant and Drug arrests

Encinitas, California - On Wednesday, Detectives from the North Coastal Station Sheriff Station's Street Narcotics and Gang Detail served a search warrant at the residence of Robert Lorifice, located at in the 1600 block of Blossom Field Way, in the City of Encinitas. Upon search of the residence, Detectives located approximately 1 lb. of methamphetamine, ½ lb. of heroin, 850 Xanax pills (possibly counterfeit), psilocybin mushrooms, a large amount of cash, and additional evidence of drug sales.