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5 at McDonnell Douglas Arrested in Drug Probe

A three-month undercover investigation ended with the arrests of a supervisor and four other workers at the McDonnell Douglas aerospace plant in Huntington Beach on suspicion of selling cocaine and marijuana, police said Friday.

Huntington Beach narcotics officers worked with members of the McDonnell Douglas security staff on the investigation. The arrests were made July 20 but were not disclosed until Friday, police said. Four of the suspects were arrested at work, and the fifth was taken into custody at her home in Stanton, Police Lt. Ed McErlain said.

The investigation, McErlain said, “was a result of a combination” of company security officials’ “coming to us with the suspicion there could be a problem coupled with intelligence information we received.”

Police identified the supervisor as Robert Paul Hawes, 31, of Anaheim, who is suspected of selling cocaine. The others arrested are James Michael Todd, 28, of Long Beach and Robin Michelle Vaughan, 26, of Stanton, both of whom are suspected of selling cocaine, and David Henry Munoz, 27, of Los Angeles and Judith Kay Winslow, 47, of Garden Grove, who are suspected of selling marijuana.

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