California movie fans may be interested to learn that the 24-year-old son of Sean Penn and Robin Wright was taken into custody for alleged drug possession on April 4. The incident took place in Nebraska.
On March 26, two California men were arrested on drug and gun charges after police pulled over their vehicle for reckless driving. The incident took place in Solano County.
Despite extensive efforts to conceal a cache of cocaine, two California individuals were arrested in connection with possession of illegal narcotics. Beginning with a traffic stop, law enforcement officers uncovered cocaine with a street value of over $8 million.
On March 11, two California men were arrested on drug and weapons charges after police responded to reports of shots fired in Santa Cruz. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. on the 100 block of Myrtle Street.
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.
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.
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.
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Esteban Loaiza has been arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine out of his California rental home. He was taken into custody in Imperial Beach, near the Mexican border.
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.
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.