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Drug Charges Archives

Man sentenced to supervision in $1 million drug trafficking case

On March 12, a California man who pleaded guilty to trafficking nearly $1 million in cocaine was sentenced to five years of mandatory supervision. The 31-year-old man's co-defendant, a 30-year-old man, had pleaded guilty to the same charges and was given the same sentence in late February.

Marin County Man Arrested for DUI, Possession

Being charged with drunken driving is no laughing matter, even in a circumstance where a California driver was stopped for unwittingly driving down the wrong side of the road. The driver's night only got worse after he was arrested for both drunken driving and possession of cocaine.

Gang allegedly used social media in drug distribution

California was one of three states in which hundreds of officers took suspects into custody in connection with the distribution of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. According to law enforcement, which also detained people in Oregon and Pennsylvania, the sweep followed an investigation of a massive prison and street gang operation that used social media to sell drugs.

Thousands of drug cases may be expunged in San Francisco

Legislation in California called Proposition 64 makes it legal for adults in the state to use marijuana. It also allows those convicted of a drug offense related to marijuana to petition the state for leniency. In San Francisco, the district attorney has announced that convictions dating back to 1975 will be expunged and dismissed automatically. As of September 2017, only 232 petitions had been filed in the city while 4,885 had been filed statewide.

Couple arrested for delivering drugs with drone

On Dec. 28, police arrested a California couple for allegedly attempting to deal drugs from their house by using a drone. Authorities said that they investigated the defendants after receiving a tip in early December about illegal activity taking place at the home.

California may ease the burden of marijuana convictions

After the passing of Prop 64 in California, it may be possible for those with convictions related to marijuana use to be reduced or eliminated. There have been more than 4,000 people who have petitioned the courts asking for leniency. By offering to reduce or eliminate convictions for marijuana, it may make it easier for individuals to find work or otherwise live a higher quality of life.

Los Angeles approves recreational marijuana

On Dec. 6, the Los Angeles City Council voted to allow the sale, cultivation and use of recreational marijuana within city limits. The move makes L.A., which has a population of 4 million people, the largest U.S. city to approve such measures. The new rules are set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Actress pleads not guilty to drug charge

California residents may have known that actress Rose McGowan was charged with felony drug possession in Virginia. McGowan's legal representation entered a not guilty plea on her behalf in a courtroom in Loudon County. A warrant to take McGowan into custody was obtained in February 2017, and the actress turned herself over to authorities on Nov. 14. According to media reports, an airport worker found a wallet that belonged to McGowan that had two bags of a powdery substance in it.

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