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Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Oct 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Lapointe, the pilot was approached by Orange County Sheriff detectives after receiving information that the plane was attempting to smuggle drugs or cash into Orange County. Lapointe allowed officers to search his belongings and plane where they found a large sum of cash and 50,000 ecstasy pills and 90 pounds of ecstasy powder. Laponte and Bosely are scheduled to appear Friday for a preliminary hearing.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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