Prosecutors in Ventura County charged the owner of an auto shop with drug possession over 1 kilogram and transporting a controlled substance. The shop owner, and a close business associate, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives, the man was using the shop as cover for a cocaine and heroin trafficking operation. Detectives began investigating the business after receiving a tip. In addition to selling cocaine and heroin, detectives say that the owner also sold methamphetamine.
Raids conducted on the shop and other related locations yielded nearly 3 poulds of cotaine and more than 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine. Prosecutors asked Ventura County Superior Court Judge Dino Inumerable to increase the men’s bail to $500,000. Police also arrested two other defendants associated with the operation. The shop owner was released on bail, however the rest of the defendants remain jailed on $500,000 bonds.
Santa Paula Drug Possession Attorney
Proposition 47 relaxed drug sentencing in some drug possession cases, but prosecutors aggressively pursue drug trafficking charges. If you’re accused of drug trafficking or a related crime, you need the assistance of an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of courtroom experience in criminal defense cases. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
An experienced criminal defense attorney is your best asset when you’re facing criminal charges. You want an attorney who will fight aggressively for your rights and freedom throughout the judicial process. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney when your life and your freedom are at stake.
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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