Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Chula Vista man for drug possession earlier this month. While on surveillance of a suspected drug house, police observed the man exiting the house with drugs.
The detectives followed the man to another location in Santa Paula, where a uniformed officer conducted a traffic stop. The suspect initially supplied the officer with a false name. Upon discovery of his legal name, officers also discovered that the man had a misdemeanor arrest warrant for domestic violence.
Officers arrested the suspect. Upon conducting a search, they located four ounces of heroin, two ounces of methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with drug sales and a large sum of cash. The man faces two felony counts of drug possession for sale. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges. He remains jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond on the drug charges and a $25,000 bond on the outstanding warrant. The suspect will return to court on February 21 for matters related to his case.
Santa Paula drug possession attorney
When you face charges for drug crimes, including possession for sale, hire an experienced drug possession attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend takes drug cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. In his nearly 35 years of practice, Mr. Helfend has defended thousands of Californians, and will work hard to defend you.
While the state has changed some of its minor drug possession laws, crimes involving heroin are still prosecuted vigorously. That’s why you need an experienced, aggressive defense attorney by your side. Many “second strike” inmates in the California prison system are there due to drug convictions. These men and women are literally one step away from spending the rest of their lives in prison.
Don’t become part of this tragic statistic. Instead, work with an experienced criminal defense attorney when you face drug charges. 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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