Concerns about a drug presence in the community leads law enforcement officials to go to greater and greater lengths to track down the sources of these controlled substances. Searches and raids are carried out and K-9 officers are also enlisted to help in order to crack down on drug crime. Such was the situation in California when a man was arrested one afternoon on suspicion of drug intoxication.
Smuggling drugs in the United States is an illegal activity that continues to be investigated by federal officials. Individuals working in occupations that can easily transport illegal drugs may start to be investigated more often, including people who work at airports in California.
The husband of the Montebello mayor has pleaded not guilty to several drug charges stemming from alleged sales of methamphetamine. Some of the drug crime activities were said to have taken place near a middle school, although the man's attorney denies these claims.
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 and woman have been charged with possession of stolen property and drugs after police found them asleep in an illegally parked car. An arraignment has been held, and the two await further court action.
Two California teenage hikers were lost in the forest and search parties were sent out to find them. The teens, a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old female, were found after days of searching. The young man was lost in the forest for three days, and the young woman was found after a week. The cost of the search totaled more than $160,000. When their car was searched, a small amount of drugs was found, and so the teens are now facing drug crime charges.