As many states work to fight drug addiction, police are taking action on those who illegally sell prescription drugs without a license. In California, the owner of an herbal medicine store has been charged with selling and holding prescription drugs without a license. The man is accused of these drug charges in San Francisco's Chinatown.
A police investigation led to the arrests of three men recently. The men were allegedly members of a white supremacist gang. They were from various locations, but the arrests were made in California. The alleged crimes led to weapons and drug charges for the men.
The responsibility of a doctor is great and so are the consequences for abusing that responsibility. One physician based in California has been accused of abusing her position to distribute drugs in an unauthorized manner. The woman faces felony drug charges in the wake of an investigation into her office, which some say was involved in distributing opioid narcotics without following medical protocols. In addition to criminal penalties, she could also lose her medical license.
A person has been arrested on suspicion of providing illegal substances that caused the death of one woman. The man, a California resident, is one of the first few individuals to be arrested in the new push by federal, state and local governments to hold drug dealers accountable for their actions when a person overdoses on the drugs they provide. He is being held on drug charges and charges for the death of the woman.
An ex-baseball player was arrested on several felony charges. The man was indicted on drug charges after authorities allegedly caught him with a large quantity of cocaine. He was booked into a local California jail and was not able to post bond.
An alleged gang, supposedly operating from inside the walls of a local prison, was the source of a number of arrests recently. Federal, state and local investigators worked together to arrest the individuals all over California state and beyond. The charges for each individual varied, but most were taken on weapons or drug charges.
Recently relaxed pot laws have created an environment in which old convictions can have less of an impact for previous offenders. In California, Proposition 64 made anyone convicted of past marijuana crimes able to petition the court to have the charges reduced or dismissed. In the era of legalization, old drug charges should not affect a person's ability to work or find housing.
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.
A large police operation sweeping across the state has resulted in dozens of arrests. Most arrests were in the Southern California region, but others were out of state. Alleged mafia and drug cartels were targeted, and many people were arrested on drug charges.
A man has been charged with conspiracy to sell illegal substances. The individual, a manager at a California company, pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine as well as possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The drug charges are part of an ongoing incident with local city and county police officers also charged in relationship to these crimes.