December 3, 2012
Fillmore Police arrested two men, ages 29 and 26, in the 700 block of Island View Street after seizing 12 pounds of marijuana from the vehicle they were in. The arrest occurred after police saw the men drinking beer in the vehicle with marijuana allegedly in plain view, according to The Ventura County Star.
The two men were booked into Ventura County jail with $20,000 bail each for charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of marijuana for sale, and transportation of marijuana.
According to California Health & Safety Code Section 11359, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute is a crime. This can be punished by anywhere from 16 to 36 months in prison. Additionally, transportation of marijuana can be punished by two, three, or four years in prison under Health & Safety Code Section 11360.
Like other drug crime charges in California, marijuana crimes are dependent upon not only the actions taken with the drug, but how much of the controlled substance was seized by police and connected to the defendant. While marijuana crimes are punished generally less harsh than crimes involving other drugs, such as cocaine or methamphetamines, penalties can still result in years in prison. Additionally, having a criminal record with drug charges can make finding proper employment extremely difficult, even after serving all due time and paying all fines.
Experienced defense attorney Daniel E. Kann has been successfully representing clients facing a wide variety of charges throughout southern California for years. Drug crime convictions can wreak havoc on the personal and professional lives of defendants, so don't let yourself fall victim to such damage. To learn more, call The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann for a free consultation on your case at (805) 290-4932.