Two Ventura County men, ages 36 and 39, were arrested on drug charges involving methamphetamine. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the drug bust occurred on Johnson Drive in Ventura. Officials raided the home and allegedly found one pound of meth and other evidence, which they say indicated that the 36-year-old man intended to sell the drugs. Officers also arrested a 39-year-old man who was allegedly trying to flush heroin down the toilet. Between them, the two men face a number of charges including maintaining a drug house, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of a handgun, possession of marijuana for sale, heroin possession, and destruction of evidence.
Individuals who are suspected of running a drug house and selling drugs are likely to face serious charges and potential penalties. Under the United States Controlled Substances Act, Section 856 (a): “It shall be unlawful to (1) knowingly open, lease, rent, use, or maintain any place, whether permanently or temporarily, for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, or using any controlled substance.” Penalties for maintaining a drug house include imprisonment for up to 20 years or a fine of up to $500,000 or both.
Methamphetamines, commonly referred to as meth, crystal, speed, blow, rock, ice, or crystal meth, are controlled substances. The consequences for crimes involving methamphetamine can be severe. A skilled drug crime attorney will review every aspect of the case to determine if it is possible to fight the charges.
The knowledgeable Ventura meth charge defense lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan have years of experience fighting these types of serious charges. If you or a loved one is facing drug charges in Ventura or Los Angeles counties, please call our offices for free at (866) 430-8383 before taking to the authorities. We always offer free consultations.