He's charged with possession and posseession for sale of narcotics, meth and cocaine. He could face up to 4 years in prison. He needs an attorney ASAP.
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Your friend is being charged with possessing drugs with the intent of selling them. These charges are felonies, which could result in a prison sentence. The amount of time possible depends on the circumstances of the crime and your friend's criminal history. I handle a number of these types of cases in San Diego and am available to provide a free consultation. Please feel free to contact me to address any further questions or concerns.
Possession and Possession for Sale of Drugs. Assuming your friend has no prior record, or at least no prior strikes and other disqualifying convictions, he would not be sent to prison if convicted, but could be sent to jail for a few years (depending on the nature of the plea) under California's new sentencing law.
He/you should be contacting a locally experienced Criminal Defense Attorney ASAP.
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