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December 2016 Archives

Synthetic drugs may result in California charges

In an effort to keep from being arrested for creating illegal substances, some people create compounds using different ingredients but produce the same result as illegal drugs. The idea is that if a certain chemical compound isn't considered illegal, a person should be able to make it without running afoul of the law. This sometimes works in the short run, but laws are frequently passed to make previously legal substances illegal.

2 men plead not guilty to fatally shooting a Marine

On Nov. 30, two California men pleaded not guilty to charges related to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Marine. The 26-year-old and 28-year-old defendants are accused of shooting the Marine while he was driving in South Los Angeles on Sept. 16. According to the criminal complaint, the Marine was speaking with the defendants before the 26-year-old defendant shot him with a handgun.

Truck driver accused of transporting large quantity of heroin

On Dec. 1, California Highway Patrol officers stopped a truck driver who was driving to Canada and charged him with possession and transportation of narcotics. According to a CHP officer, the incident began at around 8 a.m. when the truck driver was pulled over for speeding along northbound Interstate 15 in Hesperia.

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