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Crime History: U.Md. star dies of cocaine use

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On this day June 19, in 1986, University of Maryland All-American basketball forward Len Bias died from a cocaine overdose less than 48 hours after being drafted by the Boston Celtics. The day before his death, undercover police in D.C. witnessed the 22-year-old cruising in his new sports car in a Northeast Washington neighborhood where drugs were often sold. He attended a small party that...

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