Authorities arrested two El Rio men in October for drug possession and weapons offenses. According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, they developed information that a man conducted cocaine sales in the county. Investigators conducted a traffic stop on the subject, following a long-running investigation into his activities.
During the traffic stop, officers found a half-pound of cocaine in the back seat of the car. Then, they obtained a search warrant for the man’s home. While there, they located another large quantity of cocaine, several firearms and a large sum of cash. Police also arrested another resident of the home. Both men face charges of drug possession for sale and drug-related weapons offenses. According to police, the seized cocaine had a street value of up to $145,000. The seized weapons were all in working order and included an AK-47.
One of the men was released on bond. The other remained jailed on a $250,000 bond.
El Rio Drug Possession Lawyer
When you face drug possession charges, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes drug cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
While some drug crime laws have changed in California, those related to drug sales have not! Crimes related to the sale of drugs are serious offenses. The vast majority of drug-selling offenses result in felony charges. The circumstances of your case will determine the penalties you could face.
Currently, three out of four men in California prisons are non-white. That’s a sobering statistic that speaks to the likelihood of being incarcerated if you are a racial minority. In addition, recent changes to drug laws have released thousands of non-violent criminals. While this has had some positive impacts, it has concentrated the number of violent criminals in California prisons.
Your best defense is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Having a prepared, aggressive, experienced attorney defend you in court can make a major difference in your case. Don’t settle for inexperience and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to defend 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 drug possession case.
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