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Drug Charges Archives

2 charged with drug trafficking

Two California residents were taken into custody on Sept. 1 while deputies were searching for a third person. Initially it was thought that the third person was still in the residence, though it was later determined that the man had already fled.

District court shuts down federal case against pot growers

In early August, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California barred federal prosecutors from pursuing a drug case against two California weed growers. The decision could have a major impact on state marijuana industries across the country.

Four indicted on multiple charges

On Aug. 3, a federal grand jury indicted three men and one woman on a variety of charges connected to the murder of a man in Oakland in March 2016. Authorities say that the defendants were part of a criminal enterprise that ran marijuana from California to Texas and Louisiana where two of the defendants were from. It is alleged that the three men worked together to commit the murder. Two of the defendants had been indicted on a charge of conspiracy to distribute marijuana in February 2017.

Authorities accuse 8 people of smuggling drugs into jail

An effort that included two California state agencies led to the arrest of eight people in Watsonville, Moss Landing and Santa Cruz County. After an investigation that spanned months, law enforcement suspected the people of belonging to a gang and conspiring to smuggle pot, tobacco and cocaine into the Santa Cruz County Jail.

2 men indicted on murder, drug trafficking charges

On June 29, two California men were indicted on charges associated with a shootout that occurred at a dollar store in Bakersfield. A third person was also thought to be involved in the incident, though he was not included on the indictment. However, another six individuals were included due to a possible heroin and methamphetamine trafficking ring that was thought to be connected to the shooting.

Man accused of selling cocaine from a day care facility

Prosecutors in California say that a 48-year-old man sold cocaine from a home-based day care center he ran with his wife. The unlicensed Highland Park facility accepted children as young as 2 years of age according to reports. In addition to facing a raft of criminal charges, the man has been named as a defendant in a civil nuisance lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. The office is seeking an injunction to close the daycare center down as well as costs and monetary penalties.

Drug raid leads to 2 people taken into custody

Drug agents said that a California company was used as a front to sell methamphetamine. The Redding company was raided on June 7, and while there, authorities found a pound of processed marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. During the raid, a 29-year-old man arrived at the scene with over a half-pound of methamphetamine. Another 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine were found at the man's home in addition to a .38 caliber revolver.

Rapper Homie Rich Quan faces 30 years for pot possession

California music lovers who have been waiting for rapper Rich Homie Quan's debut album may be interested to learn that in late May he was taken into custody and charged with drug possession in Georgia. If the rapper is convicted, he could face a maximum of 30 years in prison.

Man charged after 4.4 pounds of synthetic heroin seized

On May 19, it was reported that a 26-year-old man was taken into custody in California and charged with multiple drug offenses after he was allegedly caught with approximately 4.4 pounds of Despropionyl Fentanyl and Ketamine. According to the authorities, the drugs had a total street values of $6.8 million.

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