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Drug Charges Archives

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.

Auto shop exposed as cover for drug operation, 4 charged

Four California residents are facing drug-related charges after law enforcement officials learned that they were using a local auto repair shop as a cover to sell controlled substances. The four men were detained after Ventura County Sheriff's Office investigators executed search warrants at five locations on May 12.

Man accused of selling cocaine out of his home

California authorities reported that, after an investigation spanning several months, a man who was accused of selling and distributing cocaine throughout Sonoma County was taken into custody. The accused man was identified as a 24-year-old Santa Rosa resident who was believed to be using his home to store his supply of cocaine, which he then sold.

3 charged in drug trafficking case

On April 5, it was reported that a California man who was wanted for attempted murder in Detroit is thought to be associated with an attempted drug smuggling case. Prosecutors said that a woman was caught allegedly attempting to bring at least 2.2 pounds of cocaine onto a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. A second man was also believed to be involved.

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