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Drug Charges Archives

4 charged with attempted murder following bar shooting

Four California men were charged with attempted murder and criminal street gang activity on Aug. 1 after they were accused being involved in a shooting that left one person hospitalized. It appeared that the shooting was caused by an argument that turned physical.

Prison gang busted by authorities

A three-year investigation has led the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Security Threat Group to arrest several Mexican prison gang members. The gang reaches far beyond the prison and into the San Diego community. Drug possession, selling drugs and extortion contribute to gang profits.

100 pounds of fentanyl seized, 3 charged with drug trafficking

On June 19, an indictment that charged three California residents with possession of fentanyl with intent to sell was unsealed. The Drug Enforcement Agency reported that three residents were taken into custody after approximately 100 pounds of fentanyl, a drug that is deadly in small doses, was seized. The amount seized was reportedly enough to kill 1.4 million people.

Two arrests made in Redding narcotics raid

Agents assigned to a Northern California task force have been busy executing search warrants and making arrests in the month of June. An automotive chrome shop was raided by officers from the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force in early June, and the raid resulted in two arrests in addition to the confiscation of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

ICE rounds up 10 on alleged trafficking and extortion charges

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an investigation by the agency has led to the indictment of 10 alleged gang members in Northern California on charges of extortion and drug trafficking. The federal indictment was unsealed on Feb. 13.

Obama commutes 330 sentences on his last day as president

California residents may be interested in learning that, as his final act as president, former president Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 330 inmates. During his presidency, Obama commuted the sentences of 1,715 inmates. Approximately 560 of those inmates were facing life sentences for drug offenses.

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.

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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