The Labor Line on Yanonali Street, where dozens of men wait for day jobs, is also serving as a drug dealers’ hangout. Santa Barbara narcotics officers and federal drug enforcement officers conducted a sting last Thursday that nabbed one alleged customer, Dale Moody, and three men – ranging in age from 31 to 58 – who were working together to sell crack cocaine they had stashed in the bushes, police said. On that same day, Ortega Park also proved to be a hotbed of drug activity; one woman was arrested for possession, while four others – whom officers said were grouped together at a picnic table as “a loose confederation of dealers and lookouts” – were netted for sales.
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Originally published 12:00 p.m., April 20, 2006
Updated 5:13 p.m., May 18, 2006
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