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RE-SENTENCING UNDER PROPOSITION 47

The People of the State of California recently adopted Proposition 47, which took effect on November 5, 2014. The main purpose of Proposition 47 is to "ensure that prison spending is focused on violent and serious offenses" and to "maximize alternatives for non-serious, nonviolent crime . . ." (Proposition 44 section 2). In other words, California voters no longer want to burden the State's prison system with inmates convicted of relatively minor drug crimes (like simple possession) and theft-related crimes (involving property valued at under $950).

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for two California women

On March 27, Visalia police arrested two women on suspicion of selling methamphetamine. The investigation began after one of the defendants gave false information to police during a traffic stop. According to authorities, a 30-year-old woman gave a fake name to officers when she was pulled over. An investigation uncovered that she was driving with a suspended license and had three outstanding warrants. Officers then searched her residence and a vehicle on the 400 block of Goshen Avenue.

2 men charged with drug trafficking in California

Two Watsonville men were taken into custody and charged with drug trafficking crimes on Nov. 26. The arrests were the culmination of a month-long investigation by federal and Santa Cruz authorities that turned up more than $40,000 and over a pound of methamphetamine.

6 men, 1 juvenile in California face drug charges

On Oct. 13, Santa Rosa police detained seven individuals on drug-related charges following a reported shooting. According to authorities, the shooting incident was reported at about 11 a.m., when a man told officials that he heard gunfire at a Finley Avenue residence. Purportedly, a confrontation over a sale involving marijuana took place at the residence.

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