An Orange County man has been arrested after police in Irvine found more than 200 ecstasy tablets and 2.5 gallons of GHB ( a common “club drug’) in his vehicle. According to a news report, police found the 38-year-old man parked near an Irvine intersection. A vehicle search resulted in the drugs being found. Police later performed a search of the man’s home and found more GHB and illegal steroids, the news report said. According to the article, the man was arrested for possessing a controlled substance for sale. This is most likely due to the large quantities of the drugs, which is an indication of possession for sales activity.
A drug offense in California refers to the possession, use, sale or furnishing of any drug or intoxicating substance or drug paraphernalia that is prohibited by law. Most drug offenses in California are now felonies. Possession of drugs for transportation or sale is a serious felony under California law. Currently, there are also more than 100 different types of anabolic steroids that have been developed, and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States. Illegal possession of anabolic steroids is also a crime.
California leads the nation when it comes to drug crime arrests – especially for simple possession of a controlled substance. According to the California Department of Corrections, about 20,000 of the state’s 160,000 prisoners are confined for drug offenses such as being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, or possession of controlled substances for sale.
The Orange County drug crime lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan have successfully handled drug crime cases ranging from misdemeanor drug possession to the serious felony offense of drug possession for sale. Please call us today at 866-430-8383 to discuss your legal rights and options. We always offer a free and comprehensive consultation.