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.
He was taken into custody and charged with conspiracy as well as possession and transportation of a controlled substance. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance while armed and while on an ICE hold. A 44-year-old man was also present during the raid, and he was taken into custody and charged with conspiracy and running a place where controlled substances are sold. A 52-year-old woman who owns the company is still wanted by authorities.
Both drug trafficking and drug possession charges may come with significant jail or prison terms for those who are convicted. It may also be possible to be put on probation or ordered to perform community service as part of a sentence. If an individual is convicted of a felony charge, it may be difficult to find work or obtain housing in the future.
Therefore, it may be worthwhile for someone facing drug charges to talk with an attorney. An attorney may be able to have them reduced or dismissed entirely. This may be done by casting doubt on physical evidence or claiming that police entrapped the defendant. It may also be possible to argue that the warrants used to discover evidence did not cover the area where the drugs were ultimately found.