Archives for Drug Crimes

Criminal Tunnels From Mexico to San Diego

Underground Tunnels To San Diego Most San Diego residents realize just how close we are to the Mexico border going in to Tijuana. From central San Diego it’s just a quick 35-minute drive until you reach the Tijuana Otay Mesa Border. While some people may fear illegal immigrants getting over the wall, border patrol agents work around the clock to prevent this from happening. However, recently the Border Patrol agents known as “Tunnel Rats” have been noticing underground tunnels. It is believed that immigrants use these underground tunnels to transport large loads of illegal marijuana, cocaine and other drugs from
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Illegally Manufactured Opioids and Drug-Related Deaths

A report released on by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed alarming statistics about the rise in drug overdose deaths during 2015. CNN reported that CDC officials are extremely concerned about the number of deaths involving opioids, blaming prescription drug misuse and heroin use. However, CDC specifically pointed to illegally manufactured drugs like fentanyl as a factor in the sharp uptick in deaths. Statements by the agency’s director coincide with CNN’s own report on drug deaths for 2015. As the incidents of deaths due to illicitly created controlled substances reaches epidemic proportions, it’s clear that law enforcement
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Parents Facing Criminal Charges After Injecting Children With Heroin

Child abuse and endangerment can take many forms, as evidenced by a recent case making headlines out of Tacoma, Washington. According to the Washington Post a couple injected their three children with heroin over an extended period of time and engaged in other behaviors that led authorities to remove the boy and two girls from the home in November 2015. The two parents each fact three counts of unlawful delivery of a drug to a minor, as well as criminal mistreatment and assault of a child; there are also multiple charges for drug crimes, including possession of a controlled substance.
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The Difference Between Marijuana Posession and Trafficking

Marijuana Possession and Trafficking in California A California man is facing charges for drug distribution after he was pulled over for following another vehicle too closely in traffic. As an iHeart Radio news affiliate reported, officers conducted a search after a K9 officer indicated an odor emanating from the trunk of the man’s car. He was charged with drug trafficking due to the fact that 18 pounds of marijuana, other drugs, and paraphernalia were discovered in the vehicle. While you may be aware of the offense and penalties for possession of a controlled substance like marijuana, the crime of marijuana
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Tom Hanks Sued for Son’s Accident

Court papers have been filed against actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, because of the involvement of their son, Chet Hanks, in an alleged criminal-related car accident. The person suing, Terry Moogan, is claiming that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are responsible for her injuries because they allowed their son to drive under the influence of either drugs or alcohol on February 25, 2016, which resulted in an accident. Moogan claims he suffered a brain injury and whiplash after hitting his head on the dashboard. The theory of the case is that his parents knew that he was
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Marijuana Found in San Diego

Seven tons of marijuana were found by Customs and Border Protection officers inside a commercial tractor trailer which was carrying furniture over the Otay Mesa border entry on April 29. This is an unusually large drug bust, even by San Diego standards. How the Authorities Found the Marijuana The old truck pulled into the Otay Mesa cargo area just after 9:30 in the morning. The Customs officers used an imaging system to scan the truck when it arrived, and the scan aroused their suspicion, especially after the driver said the boxes were filled with furniture. The Customs officials then opened
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Can the President Commute a Drug Sentence?

President Obama has been very vocal during his presidency about the need for criminal justice reform, and lately has been putting his money where his mouth is. Not only did he become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison last summer, he met with several inmates while he was there. He repeatedly tells the nation we need to reconsider the policies and laws we have put in place that have led to the unprecedented spike of incarcerated Americans, and now he is leading the charge to help those unfairly serving long prison sentences. Obama is Doing His Part
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Can you grow Marijuana in San Diego?

At the end of 2015, Governor Brown signed a bill called the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), which regulate how marijuana is to be grown, transported, and sold throughout California for medical purposes. Although medical marijuana has been legal in California for almost twenty years, up until now cities face adversity in figuring out how to regulate it, and patients have faced uncertainty on what is allowed and what isn’t. The new measures are designed to regulate and standardize the handling of medical marijuana statewide. The MMRSA is purposed to legitimize the medical marijuana industry, and pave the
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Understanding Drug Crimes in San Diego

“It’s just a misdemeanor.” “It’s only pot.” “You can get it dismissed.” These are some of the things people might say to you if you’ve recently been charged with a drug-related crime. Charges for possession of even “recreational” drugs such as marijuana, however, can have lasting consequences on your future.Many people do not understand the severity of possession, intending to distribute, or traveling with illicit substances, whether it be marijuana or heroin. Drug Crimes in California The general categories of drug crimes can be divided into the following: Simple possession of drugs Possession of drugs with intent to sell Transporting
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Cannabis Drug Bust in California – 2nd Largest in History

According to a CNN news report, a marijuana bust at a California border nets 15 tons. Federal police in California make the 2nd largest weed bust in history at a U.S. border crossing. A truck carrying marijuana crossed into California from Mexico at Otay Mesa. The shipment was labeled “mattresses and cushions”. A Customs and Border Police officer had the cargo x-rayed and suspicions were raised.   An officer opened the cargo doors to see marijuana wrapped into plastic packages, stacked from floor to ceiling. The packages weighed 31,598 pounds and had an estimated street value of $18.96 million. The largest
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