A 31-year-old man from Ventura County was arrested in a parking lot for possession of methamphetamine on Monday, November 8. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the drug arrest was made near Rose Avenue and Lockwood Street in Oxnard. Police determined that the man had 3 ounces of methamphetamine on his person, which was valued at about $8,600. The man was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine for sale and sales of methamphetamine.
California Health & Safety Code 11378 makes it illegal to possess methamphetamine for sale. It is a felony crime that could result in a state prison sentence. The amount of illegal drugs found determines whether or not the individual will be charged with simple possession or possession with intent to sell. Defendants charged with possession with intent to sell face harsher penalties and have fewer legal options than those facing misdemeanor drug possession charges.
Defendants facing serious meth charges have it in their best interest to retain the services of a knowledgeable drug crime defense lawyer. A skilled drug attorney will determine if the defendant’s rights were violated in any way before, during or after a drug arrest. When illegal search and seizure leads to a drug arrest, there is a good chance that the drug charges will be dropped and the case dismissed.
The Ventura drug crime defense attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan understand how to defend serious drug crimes in California. Please call us at 1-866-430-8383 to schedule a free consultation and drug case evaluation of your Ventura, Los Angeles or Orange County drug crime case.