Drug Crimes

What Should I Do If I’m Arrested for Drug Possession?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 31, 2020 | Drug Crimes

Drug charges in California carry some pretty harsh penalties. The things you do and the decisions you make after an arrest can have a huge impact on your criminal case. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Don’t Panic. Stay Calm. An arrest doesn’t mean that your life is over. The state has the burden… read more

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Political Activist Facing Charges For Running a West Hollywood Drug House

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 20, 2019 | Drug Crimes

In 2017, Gemmel Moore died from an apparent drug overdose inside of an apartment in West Hollywood. A few months later in January 2018, Timothy Dean died from an apparent overdose inside of a West Hollywood apartment. Earlier this month, a 37-year-old man survived an overdose in that same small apartment. Now the owner is… read more

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Police Seize 100 Pounds of Methamphetamine in Los Angeles Drug Bust

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 02, 2019 | Drug Crimes

Police recently seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine in a South Los Angeles drug bust. The drugs have a street value of more than $1 million. The two men in possession of the drugs were arrested at the scene. They will both face criminal drug charges for possession of methamphetamine. Since they had so… read more

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Two Los Angeles Area Doctors Arrested For Writing False Prescriptions

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 01, 2019 | Drug Crimes

At least two Los Angeles area doctors have been arrested for selling opioids on the black market and writing false prescriptions. Thirty other medical professionals in California, Nevada, and Hawaii have been stripped of the right to prescribe drugs. The arrests were part of Operation Hypocritical Oath. The investigation was carried out by the Drug… read more

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Hesperia Man Arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 07, 2019 | Drug Crimes

A 32-year-old man is facing multiple criminal charges after storming into a Victorville bar and restaurant with a loaded assault rifle. According to reports, Francisco Felix was denied service because he didn’t have a valid ID. He ran out to his car, grabbed the loaded weapon, and returned to confront the manager. The two got… read more

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Man Arrested in Suspected Los Angeles Jail Drug Smuggling Operation

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 06, 2018 | Drug Crimes

An attempt to smuggle illegal drugs into a Los Angeles correctional facility has been thwarted by a K9 officer. According to the reports, police learned about a drug smuggling operation and secured a search warrant for the suspect’s home. A narcotics-sniffing police dog discovered methamphetamine and heroin valued at more than $40,000. The drugs were… read more

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Marijuana Laws: Understanding Legalization and Decriminalization in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 27, 2016 | Drug Crimes

California voters passed Proposition 215 two decades ago, which legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Despite the amount of time that has passed since this progressive shift away from federal laws criminalizing marijuana for any purpose, states are still struggling to pass laws pertaining to legal marijuana usage for recreational purposes. In California, recreational use of… read more

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Drug Possession: A Primer

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 23, 2016 | Drug Crimes

Being charged with a drug crime is a very common occurrence; it is estimated that nearly half of all prisoners in the United States are serving time for drug-related offenses. The charges you face when caught with drugs on your person range depending on the amount of drugs in your possession, the type of drug… read more

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