Illegal possession of drugs can have vastly varying consequences depending on a range of factors. In 1986, a number of guidelines for mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenses were enacted under federal law. Many states have chosen to take a similar approach, but the severity of sentences differ dramatically from one state to the next. However, compared with other states, sentences for drug possession in California are some of the lightest.
Law enforcement officials in California took two men into custody on various drug charges after observing at a distance what appeared to them to be a drug deal. Upon further investigation, the Santa Clarita officers discovered that the vehicle one of the men was in had been reported stolen. That man faces multiple charges, including one for drug possession.
A California man is facing trial after police were called to a residence in Belle Vernon where three dogs were reported to have been left in a car with insufficient ventilation. The man is facing multiple charges, including ones related to both firearms and drug possession. When police arrived at the home, they allegedly discovered what appeared to be marijuana-growing paraphernalia during a routine inventory of the vehicle the dogs were held in.
Rapper 2 Chainz was taken into custody at LAX after a search of his checked baggage allegedly revealed marijuana and promethazine. Promethazine is used as the main ingredient in a dangerous drug cocktail called sizzurp that is well known among rappers. Although promethazine is legal when properly dispensed by an authorized medical professional, authorities have not confirmed as to whether 2 Chainz had been prescribed the drug by a doctor.
Two men arrested at a Clearlake residence are accused of drug crimes involving methamphetamine manufacturing. Authorities stated that a 27-year-old man from Clearlake and a 32-year-old man from Pope Valley were arrested after officers responded to a call to investigate a Kakul Street residence. The two men were at the house when police arrived and found drug paraphernalia associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine. The two men were also believed to be under the influence of the drug at the time of arrest.The suspects were booked into the Lake County Jail. The bonds were set at $2,000 for one man and $3,000 for the other. The residence was cleared of chemicals in preparation of the execution of a search warrant, and all hazardous substances were secured and transported to the California Department of Justice for analysis.
A South Carolina businessman faces extradition to Butte County, California, on drug charges including cultivation and possession of marijuana and possession of an assault weapon. The suspect was arrested and detained at the Moss Justice Center while he awaited a hearing on extradition. The suspect's attorney declined to waive extradition proceedings and asked that his client be released on bond.Police in Butte County intercepted 92 pounds of marijuana that had been mailed to the suspect's South Carolina address, and further investigation revealed that six prior shipments of the same size had been sent to the address in the past. Upon executing a search warrant for his home, officials found a small quantity of marijuana.