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Drugs, Firearms Worth Millions Seized in Contra Costa; Cigaret Sets Teen Ablaze; 6-Alarm Fire

Plus, an official drought emergency and a mom and son jailed for tax fraud were among the top Patch stories around the greater Bay Area on Friday.

By Genevieve Bookwalter

The top Patch stories from the greater Bay Area today, Friday, include the seizure of millions of dollars in drugs and firearms following a two-year multi-agency investigation in Contra Costa County.

From the story on El Cerrito Patch:

“A two-year investigation of a criminal enterprise operating in the West Contra Costa area comes to a close, resulting in the seizure of approximately 475 pounds of methamphetamine – a street value of over $17 million dollars – and 17 subjects arrested for suspicion of drug and firearms related offenses."

Other top headlines around the region:  

Update: Cigarette Set Teen Ablaze at Concord BART Station

Six-Alarm Fire Burns Machine Shop in Redwood City

Governor Declares Drought Emergency In California

Mom, Son Sent To Prison After Filing False IRS Tax Returns

Police Calls: Hug-seeking Woman in Tree Annoys Customers

Young Quadriplegic Slowly Putting Her Life Back Together

Man in Jail in Florida Arrested for 2 San Ramon Bank Robberies

Man Arrested for Robbing Medical Marijuana Outside Dominican Hospital


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