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California man faces drug charges

A California man faces a number of charges after a traffic stop on Oct. 6 led to the discovery of marijuana in his car. The 28-year-old Twin Peaks man was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer shortly after 3 a.m. for suspicion of driving under the influence. During the stop the officer reportedly discovered an amount of marijuana in the man's car that exceeded the allowed amount for personal use. The man was arrested and taken to West Valley Detention Center where he faces driving under the influence charges as well as a number of drug charges, including possession of marijuana for sales, possession of marijuana and/or hashish for sales and possession of concentrated cannabis.

The accused has been arrested on drug charges before. He was arrested in July 2013 after allegedly attempting to ship a baggie of marijuana and a card of flattened cannabis via a Twin Peaks mail service. According to police documents, he dropped off a baggie of powdery substance at the mail service and described its contents as being "decorations." The substance and its seemingly inconsistent description alarmed employees, who called the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, who then searched the bags and discovered marijuana buried within the powder.

After the mailing incident, the accused pleaded guilty to charges of attempted possession of marijuana and/or hashish for sale and was sentenced to eight months in county jail. Sheriff's deputies also learned that the man was arrested in January 2013 on drug possession charges in Wyoming. He reportedly is wanted in that state after not appearing at court dates.

An attorney with drug charge defense experience could help an accused individual prepare and present a defense in court. The attorney could question witnesses and present evidence in an effort to avoid conviction. If a conviction can't be avoided, the attorney could negotiate a plea deal for reduced charges and sentences.

Source: Alpenhorn News, "Twin Peaks man arrested for drugs", Chuck Wyatt, October 25, 2013

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