The Folsom Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit along with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department drug trafficking unit completed an investigation into drug trafficking by two men, a 45 year-old Orangevale resident and a 23 year-old man from San Ysidro. The two men have been arrested after a seizure by the law enforcement agencies of large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, and cash. The Orangevale man’s residence was being searched after a search warrant was obtained, during which time the younger defendant showed up to deliver crystal meth to him. According to news reports, the older defendant was a distributor of the drugs to residents of Orangevale and Folsom while the younger man was his supplier.
Ultimately, both of the men’s residences were searched, which resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, $1,680 in cash, and other drug evidence found at one home and 5.5 pounds of crystal meth, close to four pounds of black tar heroin, and more than $13,000 in cash at the other location. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $112,800. The Orangevale man was charged with possession for sale of a controlled substance. The San Ysidro man was charged with possession for sale of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, and possession of a false compartment in a motor vehicle to conceal a controlled substance.
Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney
Drug crimes are common cases heard in California courts, ranging from simple possession of a controlled substance for one’s personal use to possession for sale or distribution, transportation of controlled substances, cultivation or manufacture of controlled substances, and drug trafficking. Many task forces and special units have been created by law enforcement agencies, as in the case above, to locate, identify, and prosecute those who violate drug laws, especially high intensity drug trafficking.
Anyone charged with drug crimes should engage the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney if they wish to obtain the best possible outcome. Tower Legal Group is an experienced and dedicated criminal defense firm serving clients in the greater Sacramento area. One of the legal team is a former police officer who offers a unique insight into how criminal cases are investigated and handled by law enforcement. The firm represents clients in all types of criminal cases, including drunk driving, drug offenses, theft crimes, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, internet crimes, and more. Contact the firm to discuss your case with one of the attorneys immediately following an arrest or if you are being investigated for criminal activity.