Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law Articles Huge Drug Bust in Orange County, California

Huge Drug Bust in Orange County, California

By Thomas Tears  Aug. 19, 2013 9:26a

Fountain Valley Police Department investigators obtained search warrants for two residences last week which led to a seizure of illegal drugs. The residences were in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. In their search, the police officers seized a total of 115 pounds of marijuana and 1.5 pounds of cocaine. The street value of the marijuana was estimate at more than $1,300,000. The street value of the cocaine was estimated at more than $63,000. Also found on the premises was a large amount of cash. A man was arrested in connection with the seized drugs and charged with possession of marijuana for sales and possession of cocaine for sales. The man who was arrested had been previously arrested for narcotic sales in June of this year.

Possession of marijuana for the purposes of selling it is a felony in California. Possession of more than a few ounces of marijuana along with large sums of crash triggers this charge. A conviction carries a sentence of up to three years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Possession of cocaine with intent to sell is also charged as a felony. If convicted of this crime, the penalties include up to a year in jail and / or probation or, in more serious cases, may involve 3 to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000. The penalties may increase if the prosecution proves that multiple intended sales were involved.

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Those convicted of illegal drug crimes such as possession with intent to sell, manufacturing, transporting, or trafficking face serious legal consequences. Both state and federal task forces have been created and commissioned with finding and prosecuting those who violate drug laws. If you are under investigation or have been formally charged, you need to act quickly to retain the services of a qualified attorney for your defense.

Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law is a criminal defense firm based in Santa Ana which serves clients throughout Orange County. Lead attorney Tears has more than 30 years of invaluable experience in the field of criminal defense. The earlier you seek legal representation, the more time he and his legal team will have to develop an effective defense strategy. The firm handles all types of criminal cases, including those involving drugs, domestic violence, drunk driving, gang-related crimes, juvenile crimes, theft crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, violent crimes, and more. They thoroughly understand California law and the criminal justice system. Contact the firm to arrange to speak with an attorney at the firm about your criminal case as soon as possible.

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