Police arrested a Long Beach man in Thousand Oaks on suspicion of drug possession for sale. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office detectives reported that they also confiscated a kilogram of heroin that had been mixed with fentanyl.
VCSO officers had been investigating the man because they believed him to be selling heroin in Ventura County. After surveilling the suspect, they approached him in his car. Inside the vehicle, detectives located a single bulk package containing more than two pounds of heroin. The confiscated drugs have an estimated street value of $180,000-$200,000.
Authorities released the man on bond following his arrest.
Thousand Oaks drug possession attorney
When you face charges for drug crimes in Thousand Oaks, hire an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense. He takes drug crime cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Although the state has relaxed certain drug possession laws, heroin possession for sale is a serious offense. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could potentially spend nearly a decade in prison upon conviction. In addition, the law provides added penalties for sales around school buildings and sales to minors. You could also face significant fines of up to $50,000. The law also provides penalties for transporting heroin between non-contiguous counties.
The complexity of California’s drug crime laws mean that your best defense strategy includes hiring an exceptional defense lawyer. An experienced, aggressive attorney can help you navigate the criminal justice system and work toward a positive outcome for your case.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney and don’t assume that you have no options beyond pleading guilty. Don’t wait to begin your defense and don’t attempt to represent yourself.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County drug possession case.
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