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Phillips Held Loaded Pipe When Arrested, Police Say
Investigation: Angel player was not targeted in drug case, they say, but was the subject of an informant's tip.
August 12, 1997|CHRIS FOSTER and GEOFF BOUCHER and ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
ANAHEIM — Tipped off by an informant, Anaheim police say, they found Angel leadoff hitter Tony Phillips early Sunday in a motel room "with a loaded pipe in one hand and a lighter in the other" when they arrested him on felony charges of possession of cocaine.
Phillips allegedly bought $30 worth of crack cocaine in Room 52 of the Ivanhoe Motel on Katella Avenue as the deal was monitored by an undercover officer in the room and surveillance equipment. The informant, who sold Phillips three rocks of cocaine, alleged that she had sold drugs to Phillips in the past, said Anaheim Police Lt. Dave Severson.