LA Drug Counselor Charged With Selling Drugs to Undercover Police Officers
The founder of a Los Angeles-based anti-drug group is now facing CA drug charges of selling methamphetamine and Ecstasy to an undercover Redondo Beach police detective, according to a recent news report. The co-founder and CEO of the Wall Foundation was reportedly arrested at a Starbucks on Sepulveda Boulevard in El Segundo. Undercover officials made a deal with him to sell them the drugs, police said. The man was arrested when he handed the envelope to the undercover officer in exchange for $480. Officers later discovered that he actually tried to cheat them by giving them rock salt instead of meth and was trying to pass off antihistamine pills as Ecstasy.
Being convicted of drug crimes in Los Angeles, especially sale or transportation of drugs, can be rather severe. However, an accusation of drug possession can be based on an illegal search and seizure by law enforcement officials. If proper police procedures are not followed or if someone’s constitutional rights were violated either during search and seizure or during undercover operations, their drug sales case could be dismissed. Please don’t assume that you will be found guilty if you have been arrested on suspicion of drug crimes.
If you or someone you love has been convicted of a drug crime, please consult with experienced Los Angeles drug crime defense attorneys to find out how they can help fight your serious criminal drug charges. At Sitkoff & Hanrahan, each of our partners is a former prosecutor. Our Los Angeles drug crime defense law firm has successfully handled cases ranging from misdemeanor drug possession and being under the influence of a controlled substance to the most serious felony drug possession for sales and transportation of narcotics offenses. We always offer a free consultation and drug case evaluation. Call 866-299-4111 today.