Ventura County law enforcement agencies are celebrating the arrests of 30 people for
drug possession. In addition to the arrests, officers seized a pound of heroin, $80,000 in cash, 10 weapons and three cars.
Authorities began investigating the heroin trade in Ventura County following a sharp increase in the number of heroin overdoses. Earlier this year, they discovered a drug delivery service operating in the county. Investigators learned that the ring was most active in Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.
Detectives targeted a Los Angeles man as the leader of the distribution operation. Their investigation revealed that he took orders, dispatched drivers and made deliveries. At different times during the investigation, officers arrested all of the ring’s drivers. In addition, officers observed drug transactions at various locations in the county.
Investigators obtained search warrants for the homes of all three drivers, as well as the home of the operation’s leader. It was at the leader’s home that authorities recovered more than $75,000 in cash. In other searches, authorities discovered thousands of doses of heroin packaged for sale, as well as bulk quantities of the drug. As part of the investigation, authorities arrested an additional four street-level dealers and 22 buyers.
Ventura Drug Possession Lawyer
While California has relaxed some drug possession laws, certain offenses don’t qualify for this treatment. Heroin sales are strictly prohibited. When you face drug possession charges, hire an experienced drug possession lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He works aggressively to defend his clients and provide exceptional counsel and representation. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t work with someone who doesn’t want to take your case. Instead, work with an experienced lawyer who will make a positive impact for you.
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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