A relatively minor car crash has led to one local man's arrest. When police responded to the scene of an accident in San Luis Obispo, they found an individual who admitted to having a warrant in a neighboring county. The man, allegedly a former felon, was later arrested on drug charges after officers reportedly found guns, drugs and paraphernalia in his car.
The incident occurred on Nov. 30, 2017 on Highway 101. Officers responded to reports of a vehicle collision without injuries. When they contacted the man they believed to be at fault, he admitted to being the subject of a warrant, which prompted the officers to research his history. Officers say they found information about the outstanding warrant and a suspended license, and they arrested the man.
Once the individual had been taken into custody, police searched his car and allegedly found 50 pounds of marijuana, black tar heroin and distribution paraphernalia such as scales, syringes and bags. Officers also claim to have found several guns, two of which were loaded and with identifying numbers removed, and 200 rounds of ammunition. The large haul led to the man being charged with possession and other charges. The man is currently being held in the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
This individual, reportedly a previous felon with gun and drug charges, is again facing a serious criminal indictment related to the car accident. A strong criminal defense would assist this individual in seeking to reduce or eliminate the charges against him. In San Luis Obispo and throughout California, many people choose to use the services of a criminal defense attorney when dealing with the effects of similar incidents.
Source: sanluisobispo.com, "Guns, drugs found in car after Hwy. 101 crash in SLO, police say", Matt Fountain, Dec. 7, 2017